Brownfields expansions have always been an available option, but new technology and a commitment to reducing total expenditure have changed the way the industry thinks about and executes life extension projects, says Alistair Mykura, senior product manager, life of field, subsea production systems, for Baker Hughes.

2020 was another tough period for the oil and gas sector. A time in which demand was rapidly quashed, wholesale prices even went temporarily negative, and uncertainty escalated. As always during a downturn, the call went out to explore the possibility of extending the life of existing assets, reinvigorating brownfield sites and driving further efficiencies into production by doing more with less.

Consequently, there is a great deal of interest in production control systems for brownfield extension, rapid tiebacks and solutions for equipment upgrades.

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