December 20th, 2012
Magma 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.”
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.
May 14th, 2012
Magma welcomed the UK’s Minister of State for Trade and Investment to its booth at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Lord Stephen Green, spoke with Martin Jones, Magma’s CEO about the significant business opportunities the company’s innovative carbon fibre / polymer pipe represents for UK manufacturing and export.
Lord Green was shown a sample of m-pipe®, the product Magma has developed for deep offshore, high-pressure, high-temperature riser applications. He congratulated the company on its expansion plans and recent creation of 50 new jobs.
Martin Jones, Magma’s CEO (right) explains to Lord Green why m-pipe® represents a significant innovation in the global offshore oil and gas industry.
In addition to ministerial interest, Magma’s prominent location at the show meant its booth was busy with enquiries from key industry specialists throughout the conference.
March 30th, 2012
Magma is looking to recruit 50 new employees to work at its facility in Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth.
The company has developed a unique process, using the very latest carbon fibre and polymer technology, to create a high strength, lightweight pipe for use in subsea oil and gas extraction. Since the launch of its pipe last year, Magma has receiving significant success, with a number of key contracts signed.
Magma is looking for a combination of skilled, semi-skilled and trainee personnel including mechanical and structural engineers, software and robotic programmers along with composite technicians to join its team. Successful candidates will work in a dynamic environment, with excellent opportunities to build a career in a rapidly expanding company.
Comments Martin Jones, Magma’s CEO; “We are delighted with the response to our technology which has resulted in an influx of orders. We operate in the fast growing sub sea oil and gas industry, where over 90% of our sales are for export. This recruitment drive is our first step in a significant expansion program. We have vacancies for those with skill and experience, together with a number of positions for school leavers and graduates.
“Magma is building some of the largest and most demanding carbon fibre structures in the World, which we believe is an exciting prospect for both our employees and manufacturing in the UK.”