If You Install A Pump Subsea, Leave Nothing To Chance
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In 2011, for the first time Hybrid Multiphase Pumps have been deployed on the seafloor. This was Offshore Angola, at 800m Water Depth, to ensure the full field development of Pazflor Deep Sea Project by pumping the viscous oils of the Miocene fields. Through the example of these Pazflor subsea pumps, this paper invites the reader to discover, step by step, the thorough acceptance tests program that was put in place to mitigate as much as possible the risks before installation. This paper relates how, after 15 months of Acceptance tests, the eight Hybrid Pumps were declared Ready for Deployment.
Bibet, Pierre-Jean; Quiox, Bernard (2012). If You Install A Pump Subsea, Leave Nothing To Chance. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from