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BP is a well-known gas and oil company, which is considered to be the second largest world firm in this sphere. In the Fortune Global 500 of 2016, it is listed the 10th. BP was established in 1909 and it is based in London.
The primary direction of the company is the production and processing of gas and oil. They work to provide people with enough energy resources taking the growing need for them into account. BP applies innovative technologies to make the production and transmission more effective and secure, as the company is concerned by the environmental issues as well.
The key principles of the company are:
- one team
BP has started its way working with the coal, then it shifted to oil and gas. Today they work with both onshore and offshore oil production. The current strategy of the firm is the transition to the new mix of energy resources as the world also directs to the lower carbon future.
The company is known all over the globe. The offices of BP are situated in:
- North and South America
Thus, they try to serve people around the world and develop new oil platforms for the production of the energy resources.
Dresser Rand is to deliver the equipment for BP
Dresser Rand is a company, which has been chosen for the manufacturing of the important units of equipment, which include:
- low-pressure compressor trains D6A4S (2 units)
- high-pressure D6R9B compressor trains (2 units)
- Siemens electric motors
- speed gearboxes.
The shipment is scheduled at 2018. According to the information from BP, the production on the new platform should start in 2021.
The project, which the Dresser company will ship the compressors for, is titled Mad Dog 2. It is one of the BP’s offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico. In accordance with the plans of the company, the floating platform will allow producing over 140,000 barrels of crude oil daily. The number of production wells will total 14.
The Mad Dog field was found in 1998, while the production was initiated in 2005.
Dresser-Rand: general information
Dresser-Rand is a well-known engineering company, which is a part of Siemens Power and Gas Division. They create, design, and service various equipment mainly for the petroleum and natural gas extraction. The firm was founded in 1986 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Today it is one of the leading companies, which produces:
- turbo/reciprocating compressors
- industrial/aero-derivative turbines
- modular power substations
- steam turbines
- high-speed engines, etc.
Dresser-Rand has partners and clients in more than 150 countries, including:
- the USA
- Saudi Arabia, etc.
The production of the compressor trains for the BP company is another step for the Dresser Rand on the global market. The equipment is created with the renovated modular design, which will allow minimizing maintenance and reducing downtime.
The cooperation of two giants will bring more energy resources, which are necessary to supply the population all over the world.