Enpro Subsea and DASS Can-K Pumps Inc. have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will leverage each company’s expertise to deliver multiphase pumping solutions for topside and subsea well boosting.
The announcement sees Can-K’s patented Electro Submersible Twin-Screw Multiphase (ESTSP) pump technology being combined with Enpro’s subsea systems expertise and patented Flow Access Modules (FAM) technology to create a retrievable subsea pumping solution targeted primarily at individual wells.
The agreement will allow both companies to collaborate to provide targeted solutions globally for subsea and topside applications offering a low cost, low risk method of integrating Can-K pumps within new and existing subsea infrastructure.
FAM essentially creates an enhanced production ‘USB port’ within the jumper and flowline envelope. This supports the use of standard subsea Xmas trees and manifolds, with the FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design. Pumping is one of a range of production enhancing technologies that FAM enables. These include metering, sampling, digital data acquisition and hydraulic intervention.
Enpro Subsea CEO, Ian Donald said: 'We’re delighted to be working with Can-K. These innovative twin screw multiphase pumps are used successfully in downhole and topside applications and the technology lends itself to single or small cluster well applications. Combined with FAM, the system provides a differentiated boosting strategy for our clients by enabling a cost-effective simplified infrastructure and efficient redeployment from well to well to deliver maximum ultimate recovery from subsea assets.'
Pradeep Dass, president and CTO of DASS Can-K Pumps said: 'Twin Screw Pumps have been used in the oil and gas industry for more than 75 years with incremental improvement. Our proven ESTSP multiphase pump represents a step change both in terms of performance and reliability. We’re looking forward to working with Enpro Subsea to bring these advantages to the subsea sector.'
The first units are expected to complete subsea testing in 2020.