Aker Solutions and Total have agreed a four-year technical collaboration for research and innovation to develop cost-effective subsea field technology.
The collaboration agreement will build on earlier cooperation and focus on developing technologies that reduce costs and increase value at subsea oil and gas fields.
“This joint effort reinforces our common interest in finding more effective solutions to maximize value from subsea field developments,” said Hervé Valla, chief technology officer at Aker Solutions. “It allows us to work more closely with Total to solve technical challenges faced by the industry today and to reduce the time needed to bring subsea technology to the market.”
Total has been a strategic customer of Aker Solutions for many years and the two have worked closely on solving specific project challenges and designing solutions to enable future developments including collaborating on subsea boosting solutions and subsea plant for deepwater application as part of Total’s deep offshore research and development program.