Demonstrating how GE technology helps operators extend the life of aging offshore production equipment, GE Oil & Gas is supplying Statoil Petroleum AS with its fifth generation SemStar5 Subsea Electronics Module to upgrade and extend the life of the subsea production control system for the Troll B field.
GE Oil & Gas designed, built and installed the original Troll B subsea production system in 1995. The new Troll B subsea control system will upgrade all wells on manifolds D, E, F, G and H.
The award-winning SemStar5 will be designed to be backwards compatible with the existing system and will replace the reliable, but now obsolete technology that was provided originally. The SemStar5 offers architectural flexibility for a variety of production control system applications, and has successfully been deployed on several Statoil fields in recent years and has been field proven as a robust and reliable solution for upgrading subsea production control systems.