m-pipe mud boost line initial deployment

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.

Taper Stress Joint – Development Program Announced

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.


EnQuest takes delivery of m-pipe® water injection spool for Thistle

December 20th, 2012

m-pipe spoolMagma Global is pleased to announce it has delivered an m-pipe® spool to EnQuest for its upgrade work on the Thistle Platform in the UK North Sea. The m-pipe® spool will replace a section of existing steel pipe in the Water Injection header system.

Nigel Hares COO at EnQuest comments; “m-pipe® is a very interesting product which has the potential to bring substantial operational benefits and associated cost savings in the future. This implementation on Thistle gives us the opportunity to gain experience with the technology in a relatively benign environment as part of our strategy to lead in innovative developments.”

Upstream Features Magma in New Technology Article

September 6th, 2012

Oil & Gas newspaper Upstream, featured Magma in an article on the 24th August 2012, in its investigation into new flexible riser technology.

The newspaper explored approaches by various manufacturers that could provide a solution for the demands of the deep-water, pre-salt challenges in Brazil and similar fields where hydrogen sulphate, corrosion and fatigue are typical riser design issues.

Steve Hatton, Magma’s commercial director spoke to Upstream about its work at the forefront of developing new low-permeation, high end polymers, able to cope with sour service, high temperature and pressures up to 20,000 psi.  A full copy of the article can be downloaded here.