Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. (TEI) is pleased to announce the recent award of a framework agreement by BHP to support their expansion of the Shenzi field in the GOM. Trendsetter’s scope includes the provision of subsea manifolds, High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS), and multiple Subsea Connection and Jumper Systems leveraging Trendsetter’s TCS connector technology. Additionally, the framework allows for subsequent orders on future expansions in the Shenzi field development area.
“We are thrilled to partner with BHP on Shenzi North and look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with the BHP team,” said Ron Downing, President of Trendsetter Engineering. “We see HIPPS as a key enabling technology to improve subsea tieback economics and generate significant value for BHP.”
Through use of HIPPS, BHP will be able to utilize existing flowlines, risers, and topside facilities to cost effectively tie-in the Shenzi North development to the existing Shenzi TLP. Trendsetter has partnered with Proserv for the HIPPS control system and ATV for provision of the HIPPS shutdown valves. Equipment deliveries will span Q4 2022 to Q1 2023.