Enpro Subsea and DASS Can-K Pumps have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to leverage their knowledge for the delivery of multiphase pumping solutions for topside and subsea well boosting.

Can-K’s patented Electro Submersible Twin-Screw Multiphase (ESTSP) pump technology will be combined with Enpro’s subsea systems expertise and Flow Access Modules (FAM) technology. The combination of respective companies’ technologies will create a subsea pumping solution that is primarily targeted at individual wells.

Enpro Subsea CEO Ian Donald said: “These innovative twin screw multiphase pumps are used successfully in downhole and topside applications and the technology lends itself to single or small cluster well applications.

“Combined with FAM, the system provides a differentiated boosting strategy for our clients by enabling a cost-effective simplified infrastructure and efficient redeployment from well to well to deliver maximum ultimate recovery from subsea assets.”

Enpro Subsea and Can-K have also agreed to offer targeted solutions for subsea and topside applications across the globe offering a low-risk method of integrating Can-K pumps within the new and existing subsea infrastructure.

Enpro Subsea’s FAM technology creates an improved production ‘USB port’ within the jumper and flowline envelope to support the use of standard subsea Xmas trees and manifolds. Offering life of field flexibility within the system design, the technology enables a range of production enhancing technologies that include metering, sampling, digital data acquisition and hydraulic intervention.

Subsea testing of the first units is slated for completion in 2020.

In March 2019, Enpro Subsea and BP signed a global frame agreement to provide enhanced subsea architecture and standardisation using the FAM technology. Enpro Subsea supplied the technology to BP for the Kepler K3 project in the Gulf of Mexico.