2010 Ultra-Deepwater

All Electric High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Architecture

Subcontractor: GE Global Research

Principal Investigator: Weston Griffin
Project Number Project Status
10121-4306-01 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Bill Fincham
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
December 17, 2012 May 31, 2016
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$430,305.95 $336,542.24 $89,460.65
Project Objectives

The objective of this project is to assess and advance the state of technology concerning subsea all-electric High-Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS); a technology enabling extraction from high pressure fields and expansion of existing low-pressure subsea production networks. An all-electric fail-safe HIPPS will help ensure the integrity and safety of any downstream subsea equipment not rated for the wellhead shut-in pressure. This research addresses the unique requirements associated with safety, integrity, and reliability of practical subsea facilities. Successful commercialization and utilization of an all-electric HIPPS system will result in an added barrier to avoid environmental problems downstream of the system.


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All-Electric Subsea Autonomous High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Architecture ( 19.1 MB ) Basis of Design Report 03/14
Title: PHASE 1 - All Electric Subsea Autonomous High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) Architecture - 02/14 ( 255.4 KB )