Houston, TX, United States
Houston, TX, United States

FMC Technologies, Inc. is an American global provider of equipment and services for the energy industry. The company has approximately 19,700 employees and operates 30 production facilities in 16 countries. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure pumps and fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. The company also specializes in subsea technologies that maximize recovery of hydrocarbons from challenging reservoirs. FMC Technologies was incorporated in 2000 when FMC Corporation divested its machinery businesses. FMC Technologies has its headquarters in northern Houston, Texas. FMC Technologies. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.FMC Technologies should not be confused with FMC Corp., which is a separate company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia.

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The present invention relates to the use of water-based control fluid in subsea systems as barrier fluid for electric motors (2) coupled to subsea pumps (1). For that purpose, a hose (HFL) (12) is arranged between an umbilical termination unit (9) and the electric motor (2) of the submersible pump (1), by means of a connection plate (MQC) (7). This installation makes more rational use of the space on the floating production unit by reducing the number of devices required for the implementation thereof, and by facilitating logistics regarding these products and devices.


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-02-08

The present invention refers to a submarine hydraulic actuator with spring return, wherein the said spring is exposed directly in contact with the seawater, being constituted of inert material to corrosion and of special building. The said spring is assembled in a moving stopper (3) coupled by fixation special means to the actuator rod (5) and that is in sliding contact with a stabilizer extension (4) of the actuator rod (5) through two or more guide tears (20).


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-03-29

A reciprocating pump comprising a fluid end housing having a number of plunger sections, each of which includes a plunger bore within which a plunger is slidably received, a suction bore within which a suction valve is positioned, a discharge bore within which a discharge valve is positioned, and a cross bore chamber which is located between said bores and is configured as a surface of revolution. Each of the bores intersects the cross-bore chamber to thereby define a respective cross curve which is spatially separated from each adjacent cross curve. In this manner, the cross-bore chamber defines a single, contiguous surface which extends around and between all of said cross curves.


An emergency casing packoff assembly (170) that is adapted to be installed in a wellhead (100) through a blowout preventer includes an upper packoff body (171), a lower packoff body (174) releasably coupled to the upper packoff body (171), and a metal seal ring (175) that is adapted to create a metal to metal seal between the packoff assembly (170) and a casing (110) supported in a wellhead (100) when a pressure thrust load is imposed on the packoff assembly (170). The casing packoff assembly (170) further includes a lock ring energizing mandrel (173) threadably coupled to the upper packoff body (171), wherein at least a portion of the lock ring energizing mandrel (173) is adapted to be threadably rotated relative to the upper packoff body (171) so as to lock the packoff assembly (170) into the wellhead (100) while the imposed pressure thrust load is maintained on the packoff assembly (170).


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-05-17

A valve stop retainer device (220) that is adapted to interface with a cross-bore fluid communication chamber (262) of a reciprocating pump (250) includes a spring retainer plate (221) and a plurality of retainer lobes (223) extending substantially away from a first side of the spring retainer plate (221). Each of the plurality of retainer lobes (223) includes an upper portion (223u) having an outer surface (223s). A shape of each of the outer surfaces (223s) and a shape of an inside surface (261) of the cross-bore fluid communication chamber (262) interfacing with the valve stop retainer device (220) substantially conform to a shape of at least a portion of a surface of revolution. The valve stop retainer device (220) is adapted to be retained inside of the cross-bore fluid communication chamber (262) by the shape of the inside surface (261).


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-01-11

A method of manufacturing an electrical penetrator assembly (1) comprising a penetrator housing (3) having a through-bore and an internal support surface; a ceramic sleeve assembly (2) sealing!y providing a feed- through for an electrical conductor (29), which sleeve assembly comprises first and second outer support surfaces; and a compression member (6) comprising a compression surface; said method comprising the steps of sealingly attaching at least one metal, annular sealing member (4, 5) to a section of the sleeve assembly; positioning the sleeve assembly in the through-bore of the penetrator housing such that the first, outer support surface is brought into contact with the internal support surface; attaching the compression member to the penetrator housing such that the compression surface is brought into contact with the second, outer support surface; by means of the compression member, directly or indirectly preloading the sleeve assembly by applying a force onto the sleeve assembly such that a predetermined contact pressure is obtained between the first, outer support surface and the internal support surface; and directly or indirectly, sealingly connecting the at least one sealing member to the penetrator housing. The invention also relates to an electrical penetrator assembly manufactured according to the method.


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-04-26

An apparatus, fixed or recoverable to control a remote device includes a valve assembly having a cylinder, a piston dividing the cylinder into a first hydraulic chamber and a second hydraulic chamber, a spring to bias the piston toward the first hydraulic chamber, and a linkage to connect the piston to the remote device, a quick-vent valve assembly comprising an inlet connected to a hydraulic source, an outlet connected to the first hydraulic chamber, and a vent port, wherein the quick- vent valve assembly is configured to discharge fluid from the outlet to the vent when a pressure of the hydraulic source connected to the inlet drops below a threshold value, and a vent line connecting the vent port of the quick-vent valve assembly to a hydraulic accumulator.


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-04-19

Subsea cooling assembly comprising a block module for the accommodation of electronics or power components and a cover element. The block module is arranged with at least one recess wherein the electronics or power components is arranged in the at least one recess of the block module for the transfer heat between the electronics or power components and the surrounding sea through the block module. The cover element has outer rim portions arranged to fit with outer rim portions of the at least one recess for closing off the interior of the at least one recess. The block module has at least one strength supporting structure arranged to provide load support to at least a portion of the cover element which is distanced away from the outer rim portions of the cover element.


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-03-08

The present invention provides a subsea cooler comprising at least one pipe (1) and a housing (4), wherein the pipe have an inlet (2) and an outlet (3) for a fluid to be cooled, and comprises straight sections (5) connected by bend sections (6), and the housing (4) encloses at least a part of the pipe, and comprises an inner surface forming a flow channel (8) extending along and surrounding the pipe, and the flow channel (8) is fluidly connected to an inlet (9) and an outlet (10) for a cooling fluid and a pumping element for driving the cooling fluid through the flow channel (8), wherein at least one sacrificial anode (11) is positioned in the flow channel (8) such that said sacrificial anode is in electrical contact with the pipe (1).


Patent
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention refers to a shared actuation system to place tools on any subsea valve interface on an oil production station located in a subsea structure, such as a manifold. The system comprises a connection device for connection to the subsea structure, attached to the connection device at least one structural element, all connected to each other through rotary joints, providing at least two degrees of freedom for a distal end of the structure elements where an actuation tool is positioned, for interaction with the valve interfaces on the subsea structure, where the structural elements further is connected to a sail element.

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