Dresser-Rand wins Mad Dog 2 train deal

April 27, 2017

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from BP to provide rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Mad Dog 2. Image from BP.

The scope of supply comprises two DATUM compressor trains driven by Siemens electric motors for export gas service. The equipment is scheduled to ship in 2018, with oil production of the platform expected to begin late in 2021.

The Mad Dog field was discovered in 1998 and started production in 2005. Mad Dog 2 will be a new floating production platform with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 b/d of crude oil from up to 14 production wells. The Dresser-Rand business will supply two low-pressure D6A4S and two high-pressure D6R9B compressors. The modular design of the DATUM compressor minimizes maintenance and reduces downtime. Each compressor train will be driven by a Siemens electric motor and includes a variable speed gearbox. 

Dresser-Rand has been a strategic supplier to BP since 2000 and supplied equipment for several of BP’s projects in the Gulf, including Mad Dog (Phase I), Thunder Horse, and Atlantis. The Dresser-Rand business has delivered nearly 50 compressors to BP worldwide over the years, with approximately half of these installed in the Gulf of Mexico.

“For this project, BP was able to source the drivers and compressors from one company. We also have a record of proven successes in offshore applications, and have the resources in place to provide local service and support,” says Judy Marks, head of New Equipment Solutions Worldwide for the Dresser-Rand business.

Mad Dog Phase 2 is in the deepwater Green Canyon area. It is a southern and southwestern extension of the existing Mad Dog field, with the production facility due to be moored about 6mi to the southwest of the existing Mad Dog platform, some 190mi south of New Orleans, in 4500ft water depth.

The current Mad Dog platform has the capacity to produce up to 80,000 b/d and 60 MMcf/d of natural gas.



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