GE Oil & Gas Subsea Equipment Selected to Meet Extreme Requirements of North Sea Gas Field Extension

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM- GE Oil & Gas has received a $7 million contract from Total E&P UK Ltd of Aberdeen, Scotland, to supply drilling and production equipment for the expansion of the Elgin Franklin gas field in the North Sea.

To meet the extreme well pressure and temperature demands of the project, GE is supplying surface wellhead and flow control equipment that can operate at well pressures of 15,000 PSI and temperatures of 450°F.

Matt Corbin, regional leader United Kingdom and continental Europe, GE Oil & Gas said, "This is an important North Sea project for Total E&P UK, benefitting from GEs ability to manufacture and install advanced technology high-pressure, high-temperature equipment."

In addition to the equipment, GE will provide field service installation, training and maintenance services for the project.

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