Gas production offshore

​Extremely reliable products where reliability is crucial

Howden compressors are used to provide gas conversion to electricity and gas treatment and they are often found installed at the wellhead.  Power supply onsite is often provided by gas turbine generators.  Howden products enhance the efficiency of gas turbine generators by boosting fuel gas and cooling inlet air. Other utilities also benefit from Howden technology.  This includes fans for the extraction of fumes supporting safe working conditions.

Comprehensive, Customized Services

Oil and gas exploration and extraction often takes place in extreme climatic conditions, including hot, dry desert, sand and salty atmospheres. Our equipment supports operations in remote and hard to access locations.

Bespoke Packages

The low vibration, low noise and compact design of Howden systems allows them to be integrated into a wide range of ancillary equipment ready for installation in remote and difficult locations. This makes them a uniquely efficient choice for process gas compression on offshore and FPSOs.

In-House Expertise

Howden engineering teams and field engineers have access to over 160 years of knowledge, meaning we can offer our expertise at every step of the process from product selection to ongoing support. Our worldwide organisation provides local responsive support to end users and customers.

  • Wellhead gas boosting

    Low pressure or aging gas wells require compression for delivery of produced gas into higher pressured gas gathering or pipeline systems. Wellhead compressors are located near the wellhead and lower the field abandonment pressure thereby extending the productive life of the field.

    • Oil injected screw compressors
  • Site utilities/Electricity - fuel gas boosting

    Onsite power is often generated using gas turbines fuelled by gas from production processes. Modern turbines have increasing high pressure feed gas requirements designed to optimise power output. As available gas pressure is commonly lower than required it is boosted through a compressor prior to the turbine combustion chamber.

    • Oil free screw compressors, Oil injected screw compressors
  • Site utilities/ Electricity – turbine inlet air cooling

    Gas turbines used for power and compressor drivers can suffer from decreased power output as ambient temperatures increase.  A heat exchanger can be used to cool the inlet air down to the desired temperature via a mechanical refrigeration cycle.  The liquid refrigerant used is expanded at low pressure in an evaporator and the vapour is then compressed. Heat from the compressed refrigerant is then transferred through condensers back to the evaporator in a continuous cycle.

    • Oil injected screw compressors
  • Site utilities/Flare gas recovery

    Compression of corrosive gas. Off gas streams recovery and avoid well gas exhaust flaring. Compression solutions are delivered with compatible materials and protection level according area classification.

    • Screw compressors
  • Site utilities/Aeration and fumes extractions in offshore

    Ventilation fans for offshore oil and gas platforms.At emergency evacuation points, axial and centrifugal provide reliable ventilation in crisis situations. Living quarters overpressure to protect rooms and staircases from hazardous fumes.

    • Centrifugal fan, Axial Fans
  • FPSO Gas treatment

    FPSO Gas treatment.

    • Screw compressors, Centrifugal fan
  • Gas Dehydration

    PSA mole sieve bed regeneration compressor. Regeneration compressors of gas drying units are integrated in ships. Periflow® Compressors ideally integrate gas drying units to regenerate molecular sieve beds (adsorption). Howden solutions are designed to handle various gas mixtures from different wells. Periflow® compressor solutions are compact, simple, versatile, and robust.

    • Peripheral
  • Power generation, Fuel gas Turbine feed

    Compress the feed gas for the turbines to the appropriate pressure.  Howden supplies oil free or oil injected screw compressors.

    • Oil free screw compressors, Oil injected screw compressors
  • BOG

    FLNG/BOG, Gas Compression System GCS.

    • Screw compressors
  • Reliquefaction. Refrigerant compressor

    Howden has experience in screw compressor oil-injected solutions for the application.

    • Oil injected screw compressors
  • Areation and fumes extractions

     
    • Centrifugal fans, Axial fans
  • Carriers/BOG, Low duty

    Fuel gas for motor. Howden supplies oil free or oil injected screw compressors.

    • Oil free screw compressors, Oil injected screw compressors
  • Carriers/Refrigerant for reliquefaction

    Howden has experience in screw compressor oil-injected solutions for the application.

    • Oil injected screw compressors
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    Parts & Service

    Lifetime Support

    Our lifelong aftercare service will supply original replacement parts, support you with maintenance and installation, and even train your own engineers in maintenance techniques. We keep detailed plant records almost indefinitely, and regularly supply spare parts for machinery over 50 years old.