Our Subsea Team had already started the development of the our next generation subsea product during 2013, targeting cost-out and compliance to the Subsea industry standards. The product was later introduced in 2014.
Amid the industry downturn in the oil & gas market, time was spent refining the design into a generic platform which supports 80% of market demand, thus limiting product variations and allowing for a cost-effective supply-chain.
The core of the product is qualified to the highest-pressure rating (20kpsi) meaning that the high volume aspects of production of the product are platformed ensuring production efficiency and reduced costs, while the top-level configuration of the product can be customised based upon the customer’s project specific need.
The product is the Presens Asterix HT and these increasingly simplified configurations are now baselined on our customers’ trees. Stocking agreements have been implemented allowing us to build the product “cores” to stock, thus greatly reducing the final product lead-time.
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The standardised product structure has greatly simplified our customers’ planning and buying processes.
The Presens Asterix HT is designed and qualified to a level allowing our customer to provide a standard tree, including instrumentation, to fit most subsea greenfield developments and brownfield tie-backs.
Picture 2: Presens Asterix HT
Our previous methodology allowed mass customisation which led to a reactive production process, meaning that the bespoke product was specified late in the execution of the Subsea tree assembly project due to the long lead time that was required. A standardised product and stocking agreement have greatly reduced risk around cost and lead-time and created considerable value for our customers and Oil and Gas operators.
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