Brownfield Services

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Mature assets present a complex set of challenges

Brownfields come with unique challenges, including a complex set of interdependencies between aging and new technologies. These fields also exhibit more environmental and safety challenges. Cost implications are another part of the brownfield scenario as original technology—from the time when the fields were in full production decades ago—remains in place. These technologies are often outdated and unable to maximize reservoir performance. If the field had previous operators, data availability can also be an issue.

In an effort to enhance postpeak production and maximize resource recovery, brownfield operators are tasked with extending platform life while ensuring well integrity and meeting stringent industry standards. These redevelopment operators are often looking to refurbish older platforms in mature reservoirs and are considering all aspects of upgrades, including interfacing older technology with new product developments and installing all-new systems.

Brownfield Services

Cameron provides a multipronged approach

Cameron design and technological solutions enable operators to seamlessly incorporate upgrades within existing facilities with minimum disruption to ongoing operations. Our services include

  • technology upgrades, such as replacement of older systems with next-generation wellheads and trees
  • a program of planned and efficiently managed well maintenance using an asset management system
  • performance optimization services.

Modernization efforts require proactive engineering

Workover technologies developed for one area may not be suitable for another. It may be necessary to try new techniques and upgrade systems, weighing potential benefits. For example, replacing older systems with next-generation wellheads and trees can reduce wellhead penetrations and therefore, leak paths.

A clear focus on engineering is important for quality and reliability, and for interfacing older technology with new product developments. Cameron conducts design reviews in close collaboration with the customer. Fine detail is provided through a process involving material selection and approval, design validation, and an all-aspects review. The criticality of components and contingencies is also identified.

Prized benefits of careful engineering include

  • more-efficient production
  • increased asset life
  • increased recovery rate
  • increased safety
  • decreased rig downtime.

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Wellhead Systems

Wellhead Systems
Designed to reduce installation time and enhance safety, Cameron wellhead systems use trims and proprietary sealing technologies for expected well conditions. Visit Wellhead Systems page

Safety Systems

Safety Systems
Customized technologies and services to achieve ultimate valve control and well safety. Visit Safety Systems page

Choke Valves

Choke Valves
Choke valves provide pressure and flow control across a wide range of applications, such as wellheads, production manifolds, and choke and kill manifolds. Visit Choke Valves page