Trendsetter Engineering Inc., a distinguished subsea solutions company based in Houston, Texas, has been awarded a contract to supply TC11 Connection Systems to ExxonMobil Guyana’s affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), for the ongoing Wales Gas-to-Energy project. The innovative clamp connectors, along with a variety of pressure caps and tooling, will be provided by Trendsetter Engineering under this agreement.
Additionally, the contract entails the provision of subsea valves sourced from Advanced Technology Valve (ATV) in Colico, Italy which is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2023.
Tony Matson, Vice President of Trendsetter Engineering, expressed his satisfaction with the contract award, stating, “We are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with ExxonMobil and extend it to the Guyana market.” Matson highlighted that Trendsetter Engineering introduced its subsea connector and TEX gasket technology to the industry in 2013, offering a range of options from 2″ through 20″ nominal sizes, as well as multi-bore capabilities capable of withstanding temperatures up to 400°F and pressures up to 20,000 psi. Furthermore, he added, “Gas-to-Energy is a truly transformative project for the country and people of Guyana, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
The company has established itself as a reputable oil and gas service provider over the years, offering specialized subsea hardware and offshore service solutions globally, spanning from exploration drilling to abandonment. The introduction of their subsea connector and TEX gasket technology in 2013 marked a significant milestone in the industry, providing a wide range of options suitable for various operational requirements.
The company joins other oil and gas service providers that have been awarded contracts by Exxon for their involvement in the gas-to-energy project. Among these providers are Subsea 7 and Van Oord, who have been contracted to construct the offshore pipeline and accompanying infrastructure for the project.
The Wales Gas-to-Energy project will be used to transport gas from the existing offshore developments, namely Liza Destiny and Liza Unity, to an onshore Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) plant and a 300MW power plant located at Wales, West Bank Demerara. This initiative will enable the Government of Guyana to offer its citizens a reliable and cost-effective energy source.
The project will leverage the produced gas from the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Vessels (FPSOs), which will be conveyed onshore through the approximately 245-kilometre 12-inch pipeline system currently being constructed by Van Oord and Subsea 7. It is estimated that the pipeline will have the capacity to transport around 50 million standard cubic feet per day (MSCFD) of rich gas to the NGL Plant. Subsequently, the plant will employ processes to reduce pressure, dehydrate, separate propane, butane, and pentanes, and treat the gas according to the necessary specifications for the power plant.