Aker Solutions and Total agreed to collaborate on research and innovation to develop new cost-effective subsea field technology.
The initial four-year technical collaboration agreement is built on earlier cooperation and will work in developing technologies for cost reduction and increase value at subsea oil and gas fields. The partnership explores a wide range of issues, including further evolution of subsea processing and compression systems to boost cost-efficiency of deepwater gas production, development of electric subsea controls and optimization of flow-measurement technologies.
Total has been a strategic customer of Aker Solutions for many years including on subsea projects such as the Kaombo and Dalia developments in Angola and Moho Nord in Congo-Brazzaville. The companies have worked closely on solving specific project challenges and designing solutions to enable future developments. This includes collaborating on subsea boosting solutions and subsea plant for deepwater application as part of Total’s deep offshore research and development program.