HV Wet-Mate Connectors and Penetrators Help Enable Subsea Processing

Abstract

While offshore drilling activity continues to migrate into deeper waters, oil and gas producers are also looking to extend the life of existing brownfield sites. As these sites mature, the challenges of maintaining a profitable flow of hydrocarbons is leading producers to use innovative methods to ensure unobstructed flows. A variety of approaches allow subsea processing to keep brownfields operating efficiently and profitably. Subsea systems must be modular to allow practical deployment; wet-mate connectors are important enablers in allowing modules to be connected. Republished from Offshore Engineer (May 2014)