Data & Analytics

TechnipFMC and Halliburton’s Subsea Fiber-Optic Effort Earns OTC Award and a Job With ExxonMobil

Halliburton supplies the sensing and analytics technology, and TechnipFMC provides the necessary connections. The combination, which won a Spotlight on New Technology Award, will be used by ExxonMobil in Guyana.

Strand of fiber optics cables
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“To win the SONT award and to help our client enable an enhanced level of reservoir understanding are great achievements,” said Christina Johansen, senior vice president of TechnipFMC subsea product management. “Solutions such as Odassea transform our clients’ project economics and demonstrate how we are continuously driving change in the industry.”

TechnipFMC and Halliburton announced they received an Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Spotlight on New Technology (SONT) award for their Odassea Subsea Fiber Optic Solution, an advanced downhole fiber-optic sensing system. ExxonMobil selected the solution for its Payara development project in Guyana. The award followed completion of front-end engineering and design studies and qualifications.

“We are excited to win OTC’s Spotlight Award and deploy Odassea in Payara, the industry’s largest subsea fiber-optic sensing project,” said Trey Clark, vice president of Halliburton Wireline and Perforating. “By collaborating with TechnipFMC, we combine our sensing and subsea expertise to enhance reservoir insight and to lower the total cost of ownership for our customers.”

The Odassea service integrates hardware and digital systems to strengthen capabilities in subsea reservoir monitoring and production optimization. Halliburton provides the fiber-optic sensing technology and analysis for reservoir diagnostics. TechnipFMC provides the optical connectivity from the topside to the completions. Through this collaboration, operators can accelerate full-field subsea fiber-optic sensing, design, and execution.

The Payara development, 200 km offshore Guyana in water depth of 1800 m, is the third development within the Stabroek block with current discovered recoverable resources estimated at approximately 9 billion BOE.