American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) News Press Room ABS Issues Subsea Processing System Advisory

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Aug 27, 2018

ABS Issues Subsea Processing System Advisory

Advisory Reviews Key Subsea Processing Technologies and their Maturity Levels

(Houston) ABS issued the ABS Subsea Processing System Advisory to help industry evaluate subsea processing systems, providing an overview of the available technologies, maturity levels, challenges and future trends.

“Subsea processing systems are increasingly considered as a cost-effective solution for both brownfield and greenfield developments. As the industry adopts subsea boosting and other enabling subsea processing technologies, it is important to review and understand where we are with respect to these technologies,” said ABS Executive Vice President, Ken Richardson. “The advisory helps review the key aspects and outlines the steps involved in developing a subsea processing system for a project. While subsea processing systems are expected to deliver high levels of operational reliability, leveraging established classification organizations’ verification and validation processes will play a critical role in providing confidence in these technologies and their integration with the overall subsea production system.”

The benefits of a subsea processing system include the potential for reducing CAPEX and OPEX associated with topside facilities, increased design flexibility, improved recovery and production rates, extended field life, reduction of flow assurance problems, debottlenecking of topside water treatment constraints and reduction of energy consumption for produced water.

ABS is the world’s leading offshore classification society, developing standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of offshore and marine assets. The advisory expands ABS’ suite of Subsea guidance that addresses pipeline systems, riser systems, and production systems.

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ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.