Wellhead bundle

GE’s ‘pre-engineered’ wellhead production control system offers ‘easy-to-deploy’ safety systems, monitoring and control for harsh environments.

GE is to leverage its ‘deep domain expertise’ of the oil and gas industry in a ‘pre-engineered’ ruggedized onshore production wellhead bundle including integrated control and safety systems. The system, designed for harsh environments, provides single point consolidation of fire and gas detection, as well as emergency shutdown. The bundle enables rapid post discovery production startup. The system was also developed in response to regulatory compliance requirements, maintenance costs and safety according to GE oil and gas tsar, Mayank Mehta.

The production wellhead includes a hardened RTU* platform and plug and play, hot-standby and ‘non-duplicative’ redundant systems. Safety diagnostics include system validation and security. The system has TUV SIL2 safety certification for emergency shutdown and fire and gas detection applications. The controller is intrinsically safe for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas. With less than five watts of power consumption per controller, the solution minimizes battery and solar panel infrastructure installation and maintenance costs. More from GE.

* Real time unit.

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