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FES International supplies bespoke DBSCs for Total’s West African CLOV field development

In March 2011 FES International, a global provider of fluid transfer systems, secured a $4M deal with TOTAL to supply diverless bend-stiffener connectors (DBSCs) for the company’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), CLOV, installed offshore Angola in 2014.

The CLOV FPSO unit has a capacity of 160,000 barrels of oil per day and connects 34 subsea wells to the unit.

The fields are located approximately 140 kilometres from Luanda and 40 kilometres northwest of Dalia.

CLOV is a four-field cluster on the North West sector of Angola’s deep offshore Block 17. The four fields that make up CLOV include Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta, which were all discovered over a five-year period starting in 1998.

The Lirio field was drilled at 1,365 metres of water, Cravo 1,357 metres, Violeta 1,197 metres and Orquidea at 1,165 metres.

Strategy & Results

FES International has a proven track record of timely production and delivery of its products.

The bespoke DBSCs were designed by FES International specifically for use in areas of limited and strategically confined areas, to enable quick and efficient installation. Usually offshore DBSCs are designed with ‘female’ latching, however FES has amended their design and manufactured the industry’s first ‘male’ latch DBSC, which make it easier to connect to the risers using pressure operated valves (POV). This enables another riser to be connected to the well on the seabed while repairs can be made to the existing risers, if damaged.

The installations have been designed to limit environmental impact. Measures include eliminating flaring under normal operating conditions, recovering heat from turbine exhaust and recovering vent gases.

Flexible Engineered Solutions (FES) International is a leading provider of fluid transfer solutions to the offshore industry. With over 40 years’ experience, FES International has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and supply of products to the oil and gas and offshore renewables markets.

For more information on FES International products and services please email fes@fesltd.co.uk or call 01670 359 500.

Flexible Engineered Solutions International (FES) is a leading provider of fluid transfer solutions to the offshore industry. With over 40 years’ experience, FES International has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and supply of products to the oil and gas and offshore renewables markets.

For more information on FES International products and services please email fes@fesltd.co.uk or call 01670 524 960.