Oil giant BP and north-east firm Enpro Subsea have announced a new global framework agreement.
The pact will look to provide “an enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardisation” using Enpro’s patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.
The FAM technology has already been supplied for BP’s Kepler K3 project in the Gulf of Mexico.
It enables fast track, capital efficient subsea tiebacks.
Enpro and BP are due to collaborate 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, based in Westhill, 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.”