April 30th, 2013
Magma Global has developed s-pipe™, a small diameter flexible pipe suitable for intervention applications that require ultra high pressure, high temperature, sour-service and fatigue resistance. This new pipe will be unveiled at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, which runs at the Reliant Center from 6th – 9th May 2013.
s-pipe™ shares the same fundamental qualities as m-pipe®, the company’s high end carbon fibre polymer pipe, while offering a smaller minimum bend radius (MBR). Using Victrex® PEEK thermoplastic polymer and a combination of higher strain fibres to facilitate lightweight and reel-ability, s-pipe™ is ideal for challenging intervention and work-over applications.
5, 10, 15 and 20 ksi versions of s-pipe™ are available in diameters up to 3”. It is resistant to highly corrosive fluids and resilient at high temperatures that currently cause problems for existing solutions.
Martin Jones, Magma CEO commented; “s-pipe™ addresses a requirement for intervention work to have the performance characteristics of our m-pipe® product in a more tightly spooled package. The high pressure, high temperature and practically inert behaviour of s-pipe™ combined with excellent flow rates and reduced pressure drop will facilitate improved performance and wider engineering benefits across the whole intervention equipment spectrum.
“We see s-pipe™ as being an ideal product for the more challenging intervention and workover applications, particularly where pressures are 15ksi and above. We have developed s-pipe™ in direct response to challenges our customers tell us they have with current solutions,” concludes Jones.
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April 4th, 2013
Magma Global is pleased to announce that a major offshore drilling contractor has placed an order for m-pipe® boost lines for deployment in Q4 2013 on a deepwater drilling riser, as part of a qualification test to determine the suitability of m-pipe® for use as riser auxiliary lines.
The use of m-pipe® for drilling riser auxiliary lines is expected to deliver significant benefits in terms of weight reduction and corrosion resistance. “We are delighted with this first application of m-pipe® in a drilling riser configuration and believe m-pipe® can deliver significant benefits for deepwater and HPHT drilling projects,” comments Steve Hatton Magma Global’s Commercial Director.
March 26th, 2013
Magma Global has strengthened its riser development team by appointing Simon Luffrum as Project Manager. Simon joins Magma from SRP (Subsea Riser Products) where he was Managing Director.
Simon will initially head up Magma’s Taper Joint qualification project using the company’s m-pipe® technology in a development programme with Chevron, Exxon, Shell, Statoil and Petrobras.
Having spent over 13 years with the Acteon Group, Simon was a director of 2H Offshore Engineering where he worked on wide range of high profile oilfield development projects including Kizomba A & B, Shah Deniz, P-55 and Akpo. In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of SRP where he managed the supply of a number of novel high pressure drilling risers.
A civil engineer by training, Simon brings a wealth of oil and gas knowledge and expertise to Magma both in his technical expertise and in leading an engineering team.
February 27th, 2013
Chevron, Exxon, Shell, Statoil and Petrobras are working with Magma Global to develop and qualify a Taper Stress Joint using Magma’s m-pipe® technology. m-pipe’s high strength and flexibility together with its fatigue performance, corrosion resistance and temperature performance make it an attractive option for this most demanding riser application.
The project, which commenced officially mid February 2013, will focus on a 15ksi 8″ taper stress joint and aims to have qualified design by conclusion of the program.