This paper reviews Statoil’s experience with standardisation of its subsea field developments, service and tool pool arrangements for several subsea fields and future plans for deep water applications. Aspects of maintaining standard specifications in a rapidly developing area of technology are discussed. Subsea standardisation, applied at the appropriate system design level and agreed with potential suppliers, will contribute to the economic development of marginal fields. Statoil’s strategy on how to adapt and integrate multiphase production systems into the architecture of its existing standardised systems and future deepwater field developments is also presented.

As used in this paper, the term "standardised system" reflects an established subsea pool standard.

Standardisation does not mean that every project should be exactly the same. Nevertheless, similar projects should work to a standard specification, with standard designs for interfacing completions, workover-riser systems and intervention systems.

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