Sunday, 08 December 2019

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LORD Corporation’s Subsea Sensors Demonstrate SIIS Compliance

19lord corporation logoLORD Corporation has announced that its subsea wellbore sensors have demonstrated Subsea Instrumentation Interface Standardization (SIIS) compliance.

LORD Corporation’s Stellar Technology subsea wellbore pressure/temperature transducers passed the initial interface testing at a recent interoperability event, demonstrating compliance with the new SIIS requirements. Subsea control module (SCM) manufacturers that participated in the event were Aker Solutions, FMC, GE, OneSubsea and Proserv. Having passed each interoperability test, LORD Corporation’s wellbore sensing technology was validated to successfully interface with these SCM manufacturers.

SIIS, a joint industry project designed to achieve improvements in subsea reliability, is the new subsea instrumentation interface standard. It will soon be required by all SCM as well as oil and gas exploration and production companies. The aim is to standardize the interface between subsea sensors and the subsea control system. SIIS members consist of control systems suppliers, sensor suppliers and operators who work together defining the standards for subsea instrumentation interfaces.

According to Andy Winzenz, Commercial Director, Sensing, LORD Corporation, the company continues to expand and unify its sensing offerings and this is a major milestone.

“Demonstrating this compliance status validates our wellbore sensor communication interface with the major subsea control system manufacturers,” said Winzenz.

Subsea processes and technology present a space-saving solution for offshore facilities around the world and can help reduce the complexity of operations. For example, by utilizing subsea separation, the amount of production transferred from the seafloor to the surface of the water can be reduced. It also helps cut down on moving unwanted components to the facility on the water’s surface, just to direct them back to the seafloor for re-injection.

Typical subsea processes include subsea water removal and re-injection or disposal, single- or multi-phase boosting of well fluids, sand and solid separation, gas/liquid separation and boosting, as well as gas treatment and compression. In addition to the work flow benefits of subsea operations, sensors and transmitters can also help increase field recovery. They also make it easier to gain access to challenging oil fields, reducing additional spending for topside equipment.

More information about the SIIS certification can be found here and additional details on LORD Corporation’s subsea pressure transducers can be found here.

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