Two compressor trains ordered for BP’s Mad Dog 2 project.
The Dresser-Rand business will supply two low-pressure D6A4S DATUM compressors and two high-pressure D6R9B DATUM compressors for export gas service for BP’s Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The modular design of the DATUM compressor minimizes maintenance and reduces downtime.
Each compressor train will be driven by a Siemens electric motor and includes a variable speed gearbox. The equipment is scheduled to ship in 2018, with oil production expected to begin late in 2021. Dresser-Rand has been a strategic supplier to BP since 2000 and supplied equipment for several of BP’s projects in the Gulf, including Mad Dog (Phase I), Thunder Horse, and Atlantis. The Dresser-Rand business has delivered nearly 50 compressors to BP worldwide over the years, with approximately half of these installed in the Gulf of Mexico.