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.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-01-04
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.
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).
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.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2015-06-05
A subsea cooling assembly has 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, with the electronics or power components being 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.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2016-10-21
A gas chromatography instrument comprising a first autoinjector in communication with a first column, a second autoinjector in communication with a second column, a first flame ionization detector in communication with the first column, a second flame ionization detector in communication with the second column, wherein the first column is housed in a first compartment and the second column is housed in a second compartment.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2015-06-17
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.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2015-05-26
A subsea power distribution device and system. The subsea power distribution device includes a first watertight housing accommodating at least one transformer, having a primary winding and at least one secondary winding, input terminals electrically connected to the primary winding and arranged to be connected to a remote power supply, an output terminals electrically connected to the at least one secondary winding, and switches located within the first watertight housing and arranged to open and close the connections between each secondary winding and a corresponding output terminal. Each output terminal is further connected to an overcurrent breaking device which is further arranged to be connected to a subsea power consuming device. The overcurrent breaking device is arranged in a second watertight housing separate from the first watertight housing and is filled with insulating liquid.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2017-06-07
A system for mounting a fluid end (420) of a pump (400) to a power end (410) of the pump (400) includes an upper clamping bar (448) and a clamping assembly (460) that is adapted to removably clamp the fluid end (420) to the upper clamping bar (448). The clamping assembly (460) includes a clamp bar (462) having a first tapered clamping face (462x) that is adapted to contact a correspondingly tapered clamping face (448x) on the upper clamping bar (448) when the fluid end (420) is removably clamped to the upper clamping bar (448).
FMC Technologies | Date: 2016-01-11
A packoff assembly for sealing between an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member has a lower packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members, an upper packoff which is configured to seal between the inner and outer tubular members above the lower packoff, the upper packoff being releasably connected to the lower packoff and, when connected to the lower packoff, being axially movable relative to the lower packoff between a first position and a second position, a latch ring which is supported on the lower packoff, the latch ring being radially expandable into a corresponding locking groove in the outer tubular member, and a locking mandrel which is operably engaged by the upper packoff such that upon axial movement of the upper packoff from the first position to the second position, the locking mandrel expands the latch ring into the locking groove to thereby lock the upper and lower packoffs in position between the inner and outer tubular members. With the lower packoff locked in position between the inner and outer tubular members, the upper packoff can be selectively removed from the packoff assembly by disconnecting the locking mandrel from the upper packoff and disconnecting the upper packoff from the lower packoff.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2016-08-31
A method includes disconnecting subsea equipment containing a first fluid from an installation in a subsea environment, wherein the first fluid is a produced fluid that includes produced hydrocarbons. Furthermore, the method also includes raising the disconnected subsea equipment from the subsea environment and controlling a fluid pressure of the first fluid in the subsea equipment with an accumulator device while raising the subsea equipment from the subsea environment, wherein the accumulator device includes first and second adjustable accumulator chambers and a movable pressure boundary separating the first and second adjustable accumulator chambers.