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 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
December 17, 2012 February 17, 2015
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$950,000.00 $750,500.00 $190,000.00
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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