High performance pipeline manufacturer Magma Global has entered into a partnership with back-deck services specialist Maritime Developments Ltd, to develop their IDP m-pipe Integrated Deployment Package, a hydraulic light well intervention solution for the offshore oil and gas market. This expert partnership meets key common challenges in the well intervention sector by enabling IOCs, operators and contractors to use smaller intervention vessels, minimise back-deck space and reduce the time required for hydraulic light well intervention campaigns, reducing project risk and maximising return on investment. The joint venture will deliver a complete IDP Integrated Deployment Package for deployment and retrieval of Magma’s unique m-pipe® high-strength composite pipe. m-pipe® is a carbon fibre pipe manufactured using a high end oilfield polymer, which gives it exceptional subsea performance, and making it an ideal choice to meet subsea intervention line reliability challenges, and deliver significantly better HPHT, sour service capability than traditional steel-based products in deep-water applications. m-pipe® is a very high strength pipe with excellent resistance to hydrocarbons and all stimulation fluids types. It has a smooth bore to maximise flow, allowing higher fluid flow rates and pressures to be achieved in well intervention operations.
Complementing m-pipe®’s unique flexible and lightweight design, Maritime Developments is providing a complete deployment and retrieval package, including a complete subsea intervention system, comprising a modular reeler with level wind, m-pipe® riser and handling system, built-in tensioner, control cabin, power unit, installation deck and retrieval winch for rapid deployment and retrieval down to 3,000m (10,000ft). Technical Director Stephen Hatton said, “m-pipe® has been designed to address ongoing challenges faced by oil and gas operators, including the need to maximise production from existing fields by more effective light well intervention.”
Our ongoing partnership with Maritime Developments facilitates a stepwise improvement in current intervention capabilities, combining a high specification pipe with a proven subsea delivery system. MDL’s system allows m-pipe® to be deployed in a highly efficient and safe manner as a full back-deck solution, with more rapid pipe spooling, deployment and retrieval. m-pipe®’s low weight, around ten times lighter in water than steel pipe equivalent, also enables the use of smaller deployment vessels, a key benefit in well intervention.
He added, “As part of Magma’s partnership with MDL, we can deliver a full package that offers intervention line rental or sales or a combination of both, together with full after-sales support for the operators, tailored to their individual needs.”
Derek Smith, chief executive of Maritime Developments, said, “This is an exciting time for Maritime Developments as we set out to build on our proven expertise in providing forward-thinking back-deck solutions for the energy sector with this new partnership.
“The joint venture with Magma allows us to push the innovation boundaries once more by delivering an operator-friendly and cost-effective solution in our specialist field of back-deck operations. He added, “Our bespoke design for Magma optimises the functionality of the m-pipe® by using our proven equipment, packaged in a way that will deliver the most efficient footprint for handling the product by the operator.
“m-pipe® is a fantastic product and our handling system complements it perfectly, and is why we are committed to supporting Magma in this current venture as well as working with them to deliver more rapid and efficient deployment systems.”