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Enpro Subsea enables safe removal of ‘attic’ oil from Brent Bravo’s concrete cells

October, 2020

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Hunting Energy Services, Subsea Technologies division supporting DeepOcean has successfully completed another campaign in the North Sea using Enpro Subsea’s proven Field Decommissioning (F-Decom) system. The recent campaign on Shell UK Limited (Shell) Brent Bravo concrete structure was completed with no safety incidents, ahead of schedule and within budget.

Enpro’s patented technology enabled the safe access and removal of ‘attic’ oil from concrete storage cells at the base of the Brent Bravo platform in 140m water depth. The system, which on previous campaigns had been deployed direct from platform topsides, was this time deployed from a DeepOcean construction vessel, leading to a significant reduction in operating days per cell.

The F-Decom system is the only field proven system for securely accessing fluids within gravity-based structures (GBS) concrete cells assisting operators to safely meet their decommissioning regulatory obligations to protect Europe’s marine environment.

The project involved Enpro’s offshore engineers and onshore support teams working alongside DeepOcean’s operations and subsea teams onboard the construction vessel, the Maersk Forza. Enpro Subsea’s proprietary solution centres around their patented 'anchor hub' technology which mechanically locks into the concrete cell cap and allows a suite of tooling (i.e. drilling, sampling, wireline, pumping) to be compact and lighter, thereby enabling it to be easily installed and operated using work class ROVs and operate within a broad weather window.

This is the fourth such campaign the company has undertaken for Shell to support its ongoing decommissioning programme in the Brent field, located north-east of the Shetland Islands.

Enpro Subsea engineering director Neil Rogerson said:

The system is well proven, and Shell have previously deployed our F-Decom technology on both their Brent Bravo and Brent Delta platforms. For the 2020 Bravo project, our collaboration with DeepOcean has allowed us to optimise this same low risk system, specifically for working from a vessel, yielding significant operational efficiencies, and increasing value to our client. As a result, we now have extended the track record of the only field proven system, which can be configured to suit a variety AOR (Attic Oil Recovery) decommissioning programmes.

Roy Nilsen, DeepOcean project manager said:

The attic oil recovery project on Shell’s Brent Bravo platform was a great project for DeepOcean and its success comes from the combination of Enpro Subsea’s F-Decom system and DeepOcean’s expert subsea engineering and WROV capabilities as well as the good collaboration between all parties involved.

New era for Enpro Subsea
following Acquisition by Hunting PLC

February, 2020

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Production Optimisation Specialist, Enpro Subsea has been acquired by Hunting PLC (LSE:HTG). In a statement issued earlier today, Hunting, the international energy services group, confirmed acquisition of one hundred percent of the issued share capital of Enpro Subsea and its subsidiaries in Norway, US and Ghana. Enpro previously received growth capital investment from EV Private Equity in January 2018 to assist the Company's growth strategy.

Enpro was founded in 2011 and since this time has developed leading subsea production technology that has been adopted by offshore operators within the global oil and gas industry. Enpro's products focus on delivering production enhancing technologies and include Flow Access Modules, Flow Intervention Services and Decommissioning. These products offer a low cost, flexible field development solution to clients and allow for multiple production and intervention modules to enhance recovery from oil and gas wells. Due to its modular configuration shorter development timescales can often be delivered to enable quicker production of hydrocarbons.

The company will continue to trade under the "Enpro Subsea" brand and operate with the existing management team from its existing facilities in Westhill, Aberdeen. The business currently has a headcount of 40 personnel.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea CEO, said:

This is an exciting and positive transaction which represents a new chapter in the successful evolution of the company. With Hunting , we see significant opportunity to globalise our business and to enhance delivery of our production enhancing subsea technologies and services to our valued customers.

Jim Johnson, Chief Executive of Hunting added:

The acquisition of Enpro further strengthens Hunting's subsea offering and adds a high technology product group to our portfolio. The offshore market continues to strengthen and we look forward to providing a wider technology offering to our customers who continue to seek lower cost, enhanced production and more efficient solutions to the production of oil and gas.

Enpro Subsea wins Subsea UK's Company of the Year award

January, 2020

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Production optimisation specialist Enpro Subsea has been named Company of the Year during the Subsea UK Awards gala dinner last night (Wednesday, 12th January 2020) celebrating the very best of the sector's businesses and stand out individuals.

The accolades are awarded during the organisation's Subsea Expo event, Europe's largest subsea focused exhibition and conference. This year, the ceremony took place at the P&J Live venue in Aberdeen, with over 600 people in attendance hosted by Olympic silver medallist, Kriss Akabusi.

The Subsea UK Awards judging panel recognised the Aberdeen headquartered business for its successful development of technologies which provide 'smart standardisation', allowing operators to reduce development schedule and costs by using standard subsea hardware while still enabling project specific technology. The firm's Flow Access Module (FAM) essentially acts as an enhanced production 'USB port' within the jumper envelope. It means that throughout the life of field, customers have a flexible way of integrating functions such as flow measurement, flow assurance, data acquisition and hydraulic intervention.

Since the first FAM was installed subsea in the Gulf of Mexico in 2016 over Seventy have been adopted globally. In the last year, the company has continued to secure business in key Deepwater regions, including the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.

The company was also acknowledged for expanding their Flow Intervention Services (FIS) offering, launching their 'next generation' 15,000psi Hydraulic Intervention System. The new higher rated system is an evolution of their earlier 10,000psi FIS which has completed 19 subsea intervention operations to date, including scale squeeze and acid stimulation, for multiple clients and from a range of vessels in West Africa.

Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea's CEO said:

Our long-term approach has been to develop differentiated technologies which return tangible cost savings and operational flexibility to customers. This Subsea UK Company of the Year Award recognises the team's continued commitment in delivering this. As an SME to be considered in this category alongside the key global organisations and ultimately win this award is a great recognition of our technologies and the team's efforts.

 

Hart Energy Innovator Honouree

January, 2020

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Our MD Ian Donald has been recognised in Harts E & P's 2020 Energy Innovator Honouree list this month. Read why here:

Finalists announced for Subsea UK awards

January, 2020

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We're proud to be shortlisted alongside some fantastic talent for Subsea Company of the Year award 2020 at the Subsea UK Awards during SubseaExpo next month at the P&J Live:

Enpro Subsea consolidates record year with broadening of patent portfolio

December 18, 2019

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Aberdeen based production optimisation specialist, Enpro Subsea have rounded off 2019 with the granting of supplementary patents which underpin and expand its already robust technology portfolio and further strengthens its offering to the global subsea market.

The record year has seen adoption of its unique Flow Access Module (FAM) technology increase to over 65 units globally, with continued awards from Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. The Aberdeen headquartered firm's FAM technology enables production enhancement solutions to be installed on standard subsea hardware via a proprietary Flow Access Hub mounted within the well jumper or flowline envelope. The Flow Access Module is a retrievable package which can integrate various production optimization technologies, delivering functionality such as flow measurement, flow assurance, data acquisition and intervention access.

Ian Donald, CEO said:

In the past year, Enpro has benefited from operators witnessing the early adopters of FAM successfully delivering fast paced tiebacks and wanting to follow similar strategies. The FAM technology fully aligns with the industry drivers for fast track, low cost subsea field development while enabling the technologies required to maximize ultimate recovery from the well. FAM achieves this via our patented FAM Flow Access Hub which acts as a 'USB port' within the well jumper envelope, enabling the operator to use standard subsea trees and manifolds with FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design.

The company also expanded their Flow Intervention Services (FIS) offering with the next second generation 15,000psi Hydraulic Intervention System in 2019. This modular system enables safe delivery of fluid and acid treatments into subsea wells and pipelines from a range of vessel types. The new higher rated system is an evolution of their earlier 10,000psi FIS system which has completed 19 subsea intervention operations to date, including scale squeeze and acid stimulation, for multiple clients and from various vessels in West Africa. In further developments the company entered into an MoU with leading twin-screw pump manufacturer Can-K to develop FAM enabled subsea multiphase boosting solutions.

To support this growth internationally, the company broadened its international presence in 2019 by establishing Enpro Subsea Inc. in Houston and Enpro Subsea Ghana Limited, in Accra, Ghana.

Mr Donald added:

2019 has been a milestone year for Enpro with continued adoption of our products in all major subsea regions. This ongoing growth is underpinned by the maturity of our patent portfolio, specifically with regards to our unique Flow Access Module (FAM) technologies, where our already robust portfolio has been further strengthened with additional patent awards in the US, UK and Europe. For the team, it's an endorsement of all our hard work over the past decade and a great foundation to go forward into 2020.

Enpro Subsea completes latest subsea enhanced production campaign in Ghana

November 19, 2019

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Production optimisation specialist, Enpro Subsea, has recently completed another two successful subsea hydraulic intervention campaigns for two operators in West Africa. Operations were conducted from a single Multi Services Support Vessel, which was mobilised out of Takoradi in Ghana.

The first of the two campaigns saw Enpro's Flow Intervention Services (FIS) team deliver scale squeeze operations on five separate subsea wells via a modified choke insert in 1800m (6,000 ft) water depth. The second campaign utilized the same vessel and hardware and included acid stimulation operations via a hot stab connection onto a further five wells at 1300m (4,200ft), for a different operator. These two back to back campaigns further enhance the track record for Enpro Subsea's FIS technology, which has delivered safe and effective enhanced production solutions to 19 wells in the last two years. This was achieved with zero accidents or Loss Time Incidents (LTIs).

In 2017, the Aberdeen headquartered company first supplied its FIS hydraulic intervention package into the region. The system provides the capability to transfer the stimulation treatments from a vessel's pumps to the subsea well via an integrated deployment and subsea safety system - the Subsea Safety Module (SSM) - which sits on the seabed and connects to both the downline and adjacent XT or manifold via a composite pipelines. This first-generation 10,000 psi rated solution, designed for air freight and to service the maximum well stock has been deployed from a range of vessel types, offering the operator maximum flexibility.

Steve Robb, Enpro Subsea operations director said:

This represents another two very successful campaigns for our FIS team. Over the past two years, we've worked with our stakeholders in region to optimise the mean time per well operation and improve efficiency of mobilisation and demobilisation. All activities, including mobilisation, deployment, subsea operations, demobilisation and maintenance are executed by the Enpro team. With the success of 19 FIS operations in West Africa under our belt, we are now well placed to deliver these services to others in the region and beyond looking for a low-cost hydraulic intervention solution.

Following the success of the 10,000psi FIS system in Ghana, Enpro showcased its second generation 15,000psi version at Offshore Europe 2019 in Aberdeen before sending it to the Gulf of Mexico region for further trials. Rated for 3,048m (10,000ft) water depth, it encompasses additional functionality and enhanced safety features. In addition to hydraulic intervention of the wells, the new system is configurable for other subsea treatments, including hydrate remediation, flow line flushing and well kill.

As well as its FIS system, Enpro Subsea has seen the region adopt its patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology. FAM provides a 'USB' within the subsea jumper envelope which is currently being used for both multi-phase and single-phase metering. The same FAM flow access hub can also be used for hydraulic intervention in the future.

Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea CEO added:

We are very pleased with our success in West Africa. We have now established Enpro Subsea Ghana Limited, a local joint venture, which will allow us to expand operations in the region, continue to support existing and new clients, and maximise the local content of these projects.

Welcome to the App store

August, 2019

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Great article by Elaine Maslin of Offshore Engineer Magazine in this month's edition which highlights the range of enhanced production solutions enabled by our patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.

Visit by MSP Jamie Hepburn

August, 2019

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We were pleased to welcome MSP Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to our assembly and test facility at HCS Controls in Inverurie where we demonstrated our advanced Subsea Safety Module (SSM). It was a great opportunity to showcase our innovative technology which is reducing costs and maximising recovery for our clients.

Flow Intervention Services (FIS) showcased in Offshore Magazine

June, 2019

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Our Flow Intervention Services (FIS) technologies have been showcased in Offshore Magazine, highlighting the current industry requirement for flexible, lower-cost and rigless intervention systems globally. Thanks to the editorial team for seeking our views.

Enpro Subsea and Can-K agree partnership to provide subsea multiphase pumping solutions

June 24, 2019

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Enpro Subsea and DASS Can-K Pumps Inc. today 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.

Subsea Sector Recovery Underway

May 30, 2019

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Thanks to Hart Energy for inclusion in their influential 2019 Offshore Technology Yearbook this month, discussing the upward trajectory of the subsea market and outlining the impact of our flow access module (FAM) technology and open subsea architecture.

Subsea Sector Recovery Underway

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Enpro Subsea share how 'smart standardization' subsea development strategies have been adopted by multiple operators

May 24, 2019

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Enpro Subsea have presented examples of where its Flow Access Module (FAM) technology has been selected by multiple international operators as part of their fast-paced subsea field development strategies.

Delivering a paper at OTC in Houston earlier this month, entitled 'Subsea field development using innovative jumper mounted flow access technology and standardized hardware' the production optimization specialist presented examples of how operators have realised the commercial and schedule benefits of open subsea architecture by adopting Enpro's patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.

FAM essentially creates an enhanced production 'USB port' within the jumper envelope. This enables the use of standard subsea Xmas trees and manifolds, with the FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design. The technology delivers 'Smart Standardization', enabling a range of production enhancing technologies for things such as flow measurement, flow assurance, digital and intervention to be installed at any stage throughout the life of field.

Enpro Subsea sales director, Craig McDonald, said:

Since our first FAM was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, FAM has been rapidly adopted for more than 50 wells globally, across 16 oilfields. The technology has been selected as part of a future-proof field development strategy. Installing FAM hubs provides operators with the reassurance that they can retrofit any technology to its subsea architecture or react to any production challenges in future field life.

FAM aligns with the industry drive for standardisation to enable fast track, capital efficient field development – achieving short project cycle times and ultimately delivering first oil faster.

Enpro Subsea recently announced its most ambitious growth plans to date. It aims to double its global sales by 2021 and has plans for its workforce to increase from 45 to 70.

Enpro Subsea announces ambitious global growth plans

May 8, 2019

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Global production optimization specialist Enpro Subsea has announced plans to embark on its most ambitious growth campaign, doubling global sales by 2021.

The business, which is exhibiting at OTC 2019 in Houston this week, has supplied more than 50 of its subsea Flow Access Modules (FAM) to operators in key regions since the product was launched 2016. The management now aims to increase sales by a further 100% over the next two years in line with its international business plan.

It will also look to increase its workforce from 45 to 70 across its operational bases in Aberdeen, Houston and Ghana over the same period. The company was formed in 2011 with five employees and delivers cost-effective flexible solutions to enhance subsea production throughout the life of an asset.

Managing Director Ian Donald said:

To date, we have been primarily focused on delivering metering, flow assurance and hydraulic intervention solutions using our FAM hubs but now we are looking at high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPs), pumping and data acquisition solutions using the same technology. FAM enables an open subsea architecture allowing any subsea processing hardware to be retrofitted onto any well, achieving standardization with flexibility for our clients.

Surpassing the 50-modules mark is one of the company's major milestones to date. It has increased our visibility with both major and independent operators alike, potentially opening up new markets in new subsea region.

With assistance from Scottish Enterprise, we recently completed a $1.95 million (£1.5million) investment in our high pressure 15kpsi capable Flow Intervention System (FIS) which will undergo subsea trials later this year. Together with our existing system currently operational in Ghana since 2017, this new system places us in a very robust position to further grow the business and expand our range of intervention services.

Enpro Subsea is exhibiting at OTC Houston from Monday, 6th May 2019 on the Scottish Pavilion, Booth #1061. The team is also presenting during the 'Standardization in the Offshore Industry' session on Thursday, 9th May.

BP and Enpro Subsea announce Global Frame Agreement

March 5, 2019

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London, March 5, 2019 – BP and Enpro Subsea (Enpro) announce the execution of a Global Frame Agreement aimed at providing an enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization using Enpro's patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.

Enpro Subsea supplied the FAM technology to BP on the Kepler K3 project in the Gulf of Mexico, enabling project specific technologies to be seamlessly added to BP's standard subsea trees and manifolds, significantly reducing project costs and schedule, to support BP in achieving sanction to first oil in less than 12 months.

The patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology enables fast track, capital efficient subsea tiebacks. It essentially creates an enhanced production 'USB port' within the jumper envelope. This allows the operator to use standard subsea trees and manifolds, with FAM and distributed manifold system providing life of field flexibility within the system design, delivering 'Smart Standardization' and the capability to maximize the ultimate recovery from subsea wells.

On the K3 project, BP used FAM to install multiphase metering, water cut metering and sand detection at the Xmas tree end of a 3.2km single spur tieback in addition to hydrate remediation and flow assurance hydraulic intervention module adjacent to the manifold, removing the cost, risk and schedule associated with modifying standard hardware or adopting the dual flow loop alternative. Following the success of the Kepler K3 project, Enpro and BP are now collaborating on follow up FAM projects, including BP's Ariel 6 which is due to be installed later in 2019.

Ian Donald, Managing Director of Enpro Subsea said:

We appreciate the opportunity to support the BP team in providing innovative field development solutions which encapsulate the benefits of standard subsea hardware and FAM flexibility to reduce cost, risk and time to first oil. We believe Enpro's enhanced production technologies are fully aligned with BP's strategy of improving operating performance of existing and new assets with capital efficient solutions.

Enpro Subsea shortlisted in the categories of 'Best Company' & 'Global Export' at the prestigious 2019 Subsea UK awards

December 5, 2018

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Enpro Subsea & Kosmos Energy commit to subsea 'smart standardization' in Gulf of Mexico

November 19, 2018

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Enpro Subsea announced today that it has reached a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Kosmos Energy (formerly Deep Gulf Energy) aimed at providing enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization via Enpro's patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.

FAM essentially creates an enhanced production 'USB port' within the jumper envelope. This enables the operator to use standard subsea Xmas Trees and Manifolds, with FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design, delivering 'Smart Standardization' and the capability to maximize the ultimate recovery from their subsea wells.

The Kosmos Flow Access Modules are primarily being used to enable retrievable multiphase metering within the jumper envelope between the XT and the manifold. The FAM technology simplifies their standard well jumper, enabling longer spans and reducing fatigue while enabling project specific technologies (MPFM) retrievable independently of the jumper. Additionally, FAM enables a range of enhanced production options including water cut metering, flow assurance, hydraulic intervention and fluid sampling, allowing the Operator to adapt the technology within the FAM to suit the needs of the reservoir.

The initial award under this MSA is for 4x FAM systems, which will be installed on South Santa Cruz, Odd Job, Double Team and Kodiak fields. This brings the total number of adopted FAM systems adopted globally to over 50, since the product was first launched in 2015.

Ian Donald, Enpro CEO added,

This is significant achievement for Enpro Subsea, we appreciate the opportunity to work with the Kosmos team to help deliver innovative, cost effective projects in record time. The adoption of FAM to provide first oil faster and to maximize the potential ultimate recovery is wholly aligned with that philosophy.

Enpro Subsea expands strategic team in Americas

September 13, 2018

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Oil and gas production optimisation specialist, Enpro Subsea, has announced a new senior advisor to bolster the strategic team in the Americas as part of plans to expand market share and build portfolio in Brazil.

The business has appointed Francesco Santoro as its strategic consultant in South America. Primarily based in Rio de Janeiro, Mr Santoro has more than 40 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, where he has previously undertaken leadership roles at Petrobras, Technip and Oceaneering. As part of the Americas focused team, he will be supported by Adam Hudson, vice president (Americas), based in Houston.

Last month (August), former Cameron Subsea Systems senior executive, Hal Goldie, was announced as a non-executive director at Enpro Subsea. He is also Houston based.

Enpro's recent success in Gulf of Mexico and Ghana has seen their patented flow access module (FAM) technology being selected by BP, LLOG and Tullow with 41 FAMs now being adopted by operators globally.

Hal J. Goldie appointed to board of Enpro Subsea

August 23, 2018

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Hal Goldie has joined the board of production optimisation specialist, Enpro Subsea, in a Non-Exec Director role. He joins the company during its most successful period to date, with 41 of their patented Flow Access Modules (FAM) now being adopted by major and independent operators globally.

The Aberdeen based company delivers flexible subsea solutions to support operators across the 'Life of Field' from development phase through to decommissioning. Their FAM system was most recently deployed by LLOG Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico on the Crown and Anchor field.

Mr Goldie has a career that spans almost 50 years in the oil and gas industry. Having started as an engineering apprentice at Cameron in Scotland in 1969, he rose through the ranks within various divisions in Norway, Middle East, UK and USA holding senior management and executive positions including President, Cameron Subsea Systems.

In joining Enpro, Hal commented,

I am delighted to join the Enpro board and the opportunity to work closely with the management team that developed and commercialized technologies that are proving to have a significant impact on project cost. Their FAM technology enables data recovery and the ability to cost effectively incorporate technologies required through the life of a subsea well or field avoiding the need for pre-investment.

Ian Donald, Enpro CEO added,

Hal shares our passion and Enpro Subsea's vision for delivering increased recovery from subsea assets. He has a deep understanding of the subsea market and the challenges client face maximising value across the life cycle of their assets. We look forward to working with him in to develop the business.

First Oil for LLOG from Crown and Anchor field in Gulf of Mexico represents a major milestone for Enpro Subsea

August 10, 2018

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In June, LLOG Exploration delivered first production from their Crown and Anchor field in the Gulf of Mexico. This milestone also represents a major achievement for Aberdeen based Enpro Subsea as it is the first of multiple deployments by LLOG of their patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.

The FAM technology was selected by LLOG as it fully aligns with their strategic approach to fast track, capital efficient subsea tiebacks. FAM essentially creates an enhanced production 'USB port' within the jumper envelope. This enables the operator to use standard subsea Xmas Trees and Manifolds, with the FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design, delivering 'Smart Standardization' and the capability to maximize the ultimate recovery from their subsea wells.

Enpro Subsea was awarded an engineering and procurement contract in August last year by LLOG Exploration for the delivery and installation of 12 FAMs in total, the remainder of which will be installed across multiple 10k and 15k LLOG fields in the Gulf of Mexico throughout 2018.

The LLOG Flow Access Modules are initially being used to enable independently retrievable multiphase metering located within the jumper envelope between the XT and the manifold. Additionally, FAM enables a range of enhanced production options including water cut metering, flow assurance, hydraulic intervention and fluid sampling, allowing the Operator to adapt the technology within the FAM to suit the needs of the reservoir.

Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea CEO, said:

This is major milestone for Enpro Subsea, we appreciate the opportunity to work with LLOG on these multiple projects.LLOG has a strong reputation for delivering innovative, cost effective projects in record time. The adoption of FAM to provide first oil faster and to maximize the potential ultimate recovery is wholly aligned with that philosophy. The LLOG award was our third in the Gulf of Mexico and allowed us to further strengthen our operational capabilities and supply chain in the US.

Enpro Subsea achieves global growth objectives

May 02, 2018

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Production optimization company, Enpro Subsea, has reported its busiest 18 months hitting its key strategic objectives with campaigns completed or commencing in North Sea, West Africa and Gulf of Mexico.

The enhanced production specialist, which has over 30 personnel based in Aberdeen and Houston, delivers an enhanced subsea architecture to support the full 'Life of Field' of subsea assets from development phase through to decommissioning with smart standardisation.

Since the first deployment in November 2016, the company has seen 35 of its patented Flow Access Modules (FAM) being adopted by major and independent operators globally. It has also seen its Flow Intervention Service (FIS) technology used to complete hydraulic intervention projects across multiple subsea wells in West Africa, and has ongoing subsea operations with a North Sea operator decommissioning its gravity based concrete structures.

The company is currently delivering a 15ksi version of its FIS targeted at high pressure subsea fields, particularly in deepwater US and Africa. The work is being supported by a Scottish Enterprise research and development grant and is planned for completion of testing in Q4 2018.

Enpro Subsea successfully completed work for a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico, where its flow access technology reduced project costs, weight and schedule by a third, and supported the client achieving first oil in just 11 months. The technology enables operators to adopt a capital efficient field development strategy while still using low cost standard subsea hardware.

Last month, the firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DOF Subsea which will enable both parties to offer operators turnkey hydraulic intervention and enhanced production solutions, deployed by the vessel operator's fleet in the Atlantic region.

Enpro managing director, Ian Donald, said:

The past 18 months have been the busiest in Enpro's six-year history and we are very proud of our team's strong work ethic and expertise, both of which have been major contributing factors in our success story so far.

We now have 35 FAMs adopted across eight subsea fields globally and it is being used as a key enabling technology in some field developments. Following investment by Energy Ventures Private Equity (EVPE) earlier this year, we are now committed to furthering our R&D program and delivering rental products into the market later this year, making it easier for operators to benefit from our enhanced production solutions.

DOF Subsea and Enpro Subsea agree partnership for independent and integrated flow intervention services

March 14, 2018

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Enpro Subsea and DOF Subsea today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will leverage each company's expertise and portfolio of assets to deliver enhanced production solutions throughout the life of field.

Their announcement, at the Subsea Tieback Forum and Exhibition in Galveston, Texas, sees Enpro's patented flow intervention services (FIS) and Flow Access Modules (FAM) technologies being deployed from international subsea operator DOF Subsea's fleet of construction and intervention vessels. The agreement will allow both companies to work together to pursue targets in the Atlantic region.

Enpro's subsea hydraulic intervention solutions continually enhance production throughout field life. The FIS systems deliver multiple scale squeeze and fluid intervention processes including acid stimulation, chemical injection, scale removal, pipeline pre-commissioning and flowline clean and tubing washes and are suitable to a range of water depths. Enpro's FAM system enables a capital efficient flexible field development using standard subsea hardware.

DOF Subsea has a world-class fleet of 26 vessels and provides a unique offering of integrated project managed and engineered subsea solutions to the global offshore oil, gas and renewables industries.

Raymond Semple, chief operating officer with DOF Subsea said:

Enhanced recovery is a crucial element of our industry´s continuing efforts to effect sustainable improvements to subsea project economics. "We are excited to be competitively coupling the complementary capabilities of DOF and Enpro to provide an independent and integrated service offering to operators to enhance production from their existing capital infrastructure.

Enpro Subsea managing director, Ian Donald, said:

The collaboration with DOF Subsea is an exciting step forward for Enpro as this partnership will allow us to offer a full service offering to new and existing customers as we look to target projects in the Atlantic region line with our growth strategy.

"Our MoU with DOF Subsea allows us to integrate our enhanced production technology into their class leading fleet and offer an integrated solution to new customers.

Production Optimisation & Smart Standardisation at the Offshore Well Intervention Conference 2018

March 7, 2018

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Ian Donald is presenting "Production Optimisation & Smart Standardisation" at the Offshore Well Intervention Conference this week at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

The paper will detail multiple global case studies using our patented enhanced production solutions, including:

  • Flow Access Modules (FAM); a smarter standardisation of subsea hardware. It provides operators with an enhanced subsea architecture, which enables a capital efficient, future poof and flexible development strategy using standard low cost subsea hardware.
  • Flow Intervention Services (FIS); a field proven, low cost hydraulic intervention system.

For a copy of Ian's presentation, please contact us at [email protected]

Private equity injection to boost growth at Enpro Subsea

January 22, 2018

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Enpro Subsea has secured investment from EV Private Equity (EV) to grow its production optimisation business into new and existing international markets and further develop the range of production optimisation and intervention technologies.

The Aberdeen-headquartered subsea company has grown its product portfolio and client base rapidly since foundation in 2011. Enpro enters 2018 with projects currently ongoing in the UK Continental Shelf, West Africa, and Gulf of Mexico.

The deal will see the business receive backing from EV Private Equity as part of its pledge to invest $200m into fast-growing North Sea businesses.

The cash injection from EV will allow Enpro to further develop the patented flow access module (FAM) technology as well as capitalise on the success of the flow intervention services (FIS), and decommissioning systems.

Enpro Subsea managing director, Ian Donald, said:

2017 was a good year for Enpro Subsea with strong global demand for all our core technologies. Starting 2018 with news of our partnership with EV Private Equity is exciting. Coupled with a robust order book for our FAM, FIS and decommissioning technologies, the investment puts us in the strong position to deliver the next stage of our business growth strategy.

The funding will support the expansion of the FAM production and intervention system which enables capital efficient, future poof and flexible field development using standard subsea hardware. Additionally, Enpro will accelerate global deployment of the FIS hydraulic intervention rental system targeted at high pressure, deepwater fields.

We're looking forward to working with the talented team at EV to grow the company.

Senior partner at EV, Greg Herrera, said:

We are thrilled to partner with Enpro Subsea and help build upon their successful track record.

The management team at Enpro has distinguished themselves through their relentless commitment to delivering successful technologies and projects to their clients around the world. They have a winning business model and represent a fantastic business opportunity in line with EV's portfolio of oil and gas companies.

Private equity firms have an important role to play in transforming today's oil and gas sector and this is a great opportunity to work with one of the most exciting and successful companies in the subsea sector today.

Mike Beveridge, managing director at Simmons & Company International, who acted for Enpro on the transaction, added

This transaction is another strong reminder of Aberdeen's unique position as a centre of excellence for ground breaking subsea technologies that support the global oil and gas industry.

Enpro Subsea receives Gold Award for innovation

September 11, 2017

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Aberdeen-headquartered Enpro Subsea has won the Innovation Award at the prestigious Press and Journal Gold Awards 2017, held at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen.

The subsea intervention specialist company was recognised for its patented flow access module (FAM) technology which was a contributing factor to a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico achieving first oil in just 11 months – a record time for the operating company and one month ahead of schedule.

The judges also heard how the company's in-house team of production optimisation experts are supporting early adopters of its FAM systems in West Africa, which was brought to market just 18 months ago.

The P&J Gold Awards black-tie event is considered a key highlight in the social calendar for celebrating leading companies and influencers in the energy industry. Now in its third year, the evening was hosted by BBC breakfast reporter and TV presenter Steph McGovern for the second time and saw around 280 people in attendance.

Enpro Subsea marketing director, Tom Bryce, said:

It is an honour to have our hard work recognised by the judging panel and to be chosen to win this innovation award. We were in a shortlist with some of the most highly-respected businesses in the industry so it is a big complement to our team which works tirelessly to produce great results for our clients with our innovative subsea architecture.

It's been a very successful period for Enpro. We are a young company and seeing our patented FAM technology, which is an 'off the tree' multi services modular hub, being deployed and providing clients the efficiencies we know it can, has made us all very proud.

This is the company's third accolade in 2017. Enpro managing director, Ian Donald, was recognised at this year's Subsea UK Awards for his outstanding contribution to the sector, and the business also collected the Great Small Company Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards in March.

Enpro Subsea discusses its ESSI FAM system, and how it has helped one operator to reach first oil in just 12 months.

June 14, 2017

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May 2, 2017

Enpro supports operator to achieve record time for first oil

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Production optimisation specialist Enpro Subsea has revealed details of how its unique subsea architecture was used for the first time by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico and was a contributing factor to the organisation achieving first oil production in under 12 months – a record time for the client.

Enpro showcased its Enhanced Subsea Sampling & Injection (ESSI) and Flow Access Module (FAM) systems during Monday's Standardization technical session at OTC 2017 in Houston, discussing how their equipment was instrumental to the tieback project's success and provided added flexibility to the asset's life of field. The ESSI FAM system is designed to use standard subsea systems to deliver faster, more cost effective and more flexible subsea systems.

The challenge from the operator was to tie back a new production well via a single spur into an existing subsea flowloop in the Mississippi Canyon. Enpro Subsea was invited to assist in the design of a fast track solution making use of its existing deepwater infrastructures and surplus inventory of standardised subsea hardware. For the project to remain competitive, the operator gave a challenging 12-month deadline for the campaign, from concept to first oil.

The unique nature of the well spud location, existing infrastructure and established facility operating procedures, created various hurdles for Enpro to consider when designing its system. The production chemistry and uneven seabed topography required a flow assurance strategy to be considered which successfully managed and mitigated the potential for hydrate formation within the single spur flowline.

The technical obstacles included the need to utilise existing components from different hardware manufacturers with differing hub connector designs. By enabling access to production processes at both ends of the 3.2km single line tieback, the operator was able to fit a range of enhanced recovery solutions at multiple locations, including, but not limited to:

  • flow assurance chemical injection
  • pressure balancing
  • multiphase metering
  • fluid intervention (scale squeeze)

Enpro Subsea business development manager for the Gulf of Mexico, Adam Hudson, said:

The ESSI and FAM systems allowed the operator to fast track the project using their existing stock hardware. With the addition of the patented FAM technology, Enpro provided the required subsea system functionality onto existing hardware, enabling the 'life of field' solutions to be installed directly onto existing hardware. Our solution enabled concurrent engineering, which in turn enabled first oil within 12 months.

Looking beyond this campaign and to the future of the operator's asset, another benefit is that our technology provides a retrievable platform which will allow a range of enhanced production solutions to be fitted at various locations throughout the life of field, including fluid intervention and sampling.

We are extremely proud to have played an integral part in our client's success and to have developed technologies that can be integrated into any vendor's equipment making well intervention a safer and less expensive option throughout the life of field for new and mature assets.

Issued on behalf of Enpro Subsea by The BIG Partnership.
To arrange interviews with Enpro Subsea's GoM BD manager Adam Hudson or managing director Ian Donald, please contact Zoe Ogilvie at BIG Partnership on +44 7973 983 243 or [email protected] or Rebecca Cox on +44 7772 286 969, [email protected]

Enpro Subsea named Great Small Company at Offshore Achievement Awards

March 23, 2017

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SUBSEA intervention specialist firm Enpro Subsea has been named Great Small Company 2017 at the 31st SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) black-tie event held last night (Thursday 23rd March) at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

The production optimisation company which has 25 personnel and was founded in 2011, was presented with the top award for its excellent performance in the offshore energy sector, and in particular, for its steady and consistent growth during one of the most challenging economic climates in decades for oil and gas businesses. Enpro Subsea was established in 2011 with its founding members having worked together for more than two decades through various business entities. Ian Donald, John Reid, Steve Robb, Neil Rogerson and Tom Bryce have been instrumental in bringing several game-changing technologies to the subsea industry, including the ESSI Decommissioning system and the pioneering FAM (Flow Access Module) technology which is becoming a new industry standard for flexible subsea enhanced production intervention.

The OAA win follows a remarkable 12 months for the Aberdeen-based company which saw its patented ESSI Decom system being successfully deployed by a major North Sea operator. This has enabled them to drill into existing gravity based structures and sample trapped fluids prior to decommissioning in accordance with OSPAR compliance regulations. At the same time, Enpro also saw its ESSI FAM production enhancement systems exported to West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico, and announced news of a £755,000 research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise to help the company further design, develop and test new technology.

The company's managing director, Ian Donald, was also honoured earlier this year, winning the outstanding achievement award at the Subsea UK Awards.

Enpro Subsea marketing director, Tom Bryce, said:

The OAA's have been celebrating and encouraging innovation and collaboration in the North Sea for over three decades. We are very proud to be recognised by the SPE in the Great Small Company category ahead of the other shortlisted businesses which we respect immensely.

This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit encouraged and nurtured throughout the company allowing us to meet the ever-changing needs of the subsea industry. It's because of this that we have experienced strong business expansion across key markets and have a robust strategy in place for continued growth.

Enpro Subsea director celebrated for his Outstanding Contribution to the UK subsea sector

February, 2017

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ENPRO Subsea's managing director Ian Donald has been recognised by his peers for his outstanding contribution to the sector at the prestigious Subsea UK Awards 2017.

Mr Donald was commended for his pioneering work, which has seen innovative solutions redefine key sections of the marketplace, during a black-tie dinner attended by around 600 industry leaders in Aberdeen last night (Thursday 2nd February 2017).

He was chosen to receive the accolade in light of his leadership, creativity and commitment to delivering results in both enhanced recovery and subsea decommissioning arenas.

Mr Donald has been instrumental in bringing a number of game-changing technologies to the subsea industry, including the MARS (Multiple Application Reinjection System), the ESSI Decom (Enhanced Subsea Sampling and Injection) system and the pioneering FAM (Flow Access Module) technology which is becoming a new industry standard for flexible subsea enhanced production intervention.

The panel also commended his engagement in the subsea and field development aspects of the offshore energy business over the past three decades, having fulfilled roles at board, executive, technical and project management level within operator, major service companies and SME environments with demonstrable success.

Ian Donald said,

This is truly an honour to be recognised by our peers, both for myself and the talented team at Enpro Subsea. Our team could not have achieved success without the openness of our clients to seek and adopt innovative solutions in all phases of subsea field life.

Mr Donald's achievement comes hot on the heels of the Aberdeenshire-based firm's announcement last month of a research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise.

The funding will see the company investing £1.5million to develop its ESSI flow assurance technology further to address emerging markets in deeper waters.

Enpro Subsea Drives Plan Forward with New £1.5m Project

January, 2017

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Enpro Subsea has announced a research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise which will see the firm investing £1.5million to develop its flow assurance technology further to address emerging markets in deeper waters.

The news came as Scottish Enterprise revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50 billion global subsea market. Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, visited oil and gas firm, Enpro Subsea Ltd to announce its new £1.5 million investment to support innovation, a key theme of the plan.

Scotland already accounts for around 14 per cent of the global subsea market, comprising approximately 370 companies generating an estimated turnover of £7.5 billion. Supported predominantly by the oil and gas sector, with the right investment and support, the world-renowned skills and knowledge developed in Scotland have the potential to extend into sectors such as construction and defence to truly maximise the significant opportunities for Scotland from this global market.

Increasing business innovation, research and testing infrastructure will also be a key factor of the plan's success and will see Scotland's economic development agencies continue to support high levels of subsea related investment in the future.

Recognising the importance of innovation for company growth, Aberdeen-based Enpro Subsea Ltd is to invest £1.5million in a new research and development project aimed at helping to improve production, by maximising economic recovery from existing subsea wells and in turn reduce costs for the operating companies.

Scottish Enterprise's offer of a £755,000 R&D grant towards the project costs will help the company design, develop and test new technology adding to its Enhanced Subsea Sampling and Injection (ESSI) range of products. This is the first time the company has been supported by Scottish Enterprise.

Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said:

Scotland is recognised internationally as the centre of excellence in the Subsea Sector and already accounts for around 14 per cent of the £50 billion global subsea market, and is comprised of approximately 370 companies, generating an estimated turnover of £7.5 billion annually.

I am greatly encouraged by the fact that Scottish Companies such as Enpro Subsea Ltd are already securing very significant value in this sector and I hope that the additional funding announced today further strengthens their prospects in this sector.

The plan launched today aims for the Scottish supply chain to capture an even larger slice of the global subsea market through this and to see a stronger supply chain, generating even more jobs and economic growth for Scotland and, crucially, to increase the strength and capability of the industry.

David Rennie, international sector head for oil and gas at Scottish Enterprise said:

With 2,000 of the 5,000 global subsea wells in the North Sea, Scotland is world-renowned for its skills and expertise in subsea engineering. Many technologies developed in Scotland have revolutionised the worldwide oil and gas industry. It is this experience and reputation which is the basis for this action plan – we want to build and maintain what we already have, develop new markets and new opportunities, including in other sectors and ensure we have the infrastructure we need to remain a world leader in subsea.

Employing over 20 staff at its site in Aberdeen, Enpro is no stranger to innovation. However, faced by the impact of the current downturn in the sector, our support means the company can deliver this nine month project on schedule, helping strengthen the company's market position for when the sector recovers and safeguard existing high value oil and gas jobs. I wish the company every success with this project and its longer term growth ambition.

Managing director of Enpro Subsea Ltd, Ian Donald, said:

This funding has given Enpro the confidence to continue our product development for local and export markets. This assistance from Scottish Enterprise will enable Enpro to develop the next generation of subsea enhanced production intervention equipment to increase oil recovery and address emerging markets in deeper waters.

Commenting on the Subsea Engineering Action Plan, Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said:

Scotland has the largest concentration of subsea engineering in the world, with Aberdeen recognised globally as a centre of subsea excellence. Subsea UK, as the authoritative body for the sector, has worked closely with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International to strengthen and grow the subsea supply chain with a focus on technology development, export and diversification.

These efforts, combined with the entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering ingenuity of our subsea supply chain, have resulted in an industry sector which is a real British and, in particular, Scottish success story. We welcome this action plan which sets out the ambition and the key steps to achieving success through greater focus and resource targeted towards supporting our underwater engineering capability. A stronger supply chain will generate jobs, opportunities and wealth for Scotland as well as securing our world-leading position in subsea.

The launch of the plan comes ahead of Subsea Expo, taking place from 1 – 3 February in Aberdeen. This event is the world's largest subsea specific conference and exhibition and will also include a number of delegations visiting Scotland from overseas.