How can high performance composite pipe increase profitability for marginal field tie-ins? Our Chief Operating Officer, Charles Tavner, shares how m-pipe gets tie-ins online faster while actually reducing costs at ONS 2021
Thermoplastic composite pipe is known to be a high-performance solution that appeals to operators in highly corrosive or deepwater applications such as Brazil’s pre-salt. In this video we share some examples of how it has been used to reduce costs in less demanding applications that are relevant to North Sea are marginal field tie in projects.
At Magma we use PEEK and carbon fibre which are fused together into lengths of flexible but strong pipe that is 1/10th the weight of the equivalent steel. The machine set up to produce relatively short lengths is quick so we can produce high performance pipe to order very quickly which is important when time is critical.
We present how cost savings are achieved through installation and how the weight, flexibility and strength of m-pipe simplifies the project design, transport and installation including the deployment, pull-in and subsea connection phases.
We share examples of how operators have taken advantage of fast turn-around times enabled by the unique manufacturing process of TCP including replacement jumpers in sour service and a six-inch replacement hydrocarbon jumper for the North Sea with a delivery lead time of four months. We also explain the simplicity of taking up TCP jumpers and tiebacks for re-use elsewhere and what its flexibility and resistance to degradation means for decommissioning.
Marginal developments are well positioned to benefit from the qualification of TCP that has been completed for far more demanding applications in ultradeep waters. With an infrastructure-led exploration strategy the challenge rests with the supply chain to be able to meet the demand for subsea equipment under short lead times and for relatively short pipe lengths. Charles Tavner presents the technical, financial and operational benefits for TCP to meet North-Sea field needs.
Full ONS presentation.