Magma TechDay Norway
In Stavanger, Norway, Magma Global presented to a group of Norwegian operators and contractors. The TechDay gave an overview of Magma m-pipe® capabilities for subsea applications ranging from jumpers and flowlines through to downlines, commissioning lines and return lines.
The morning presentation was viewed by senior project and operations managers from operators and contractors including Statoil, Island Offshore, Knutsen, Ocean Installer, Oceaneering, Subsea7, TechnipFMC and Wood Group.
Charles Tavner, Magma COO, gave an introduction to the current challenges facing operations on the Norwegian Continental shelf and m-pipe manufacturing capabilities, designed to capitalise on increased demand for m-pipe® in a range of diameters from a growing number of clients around the globe. He also covered the latest research that showed how the oil and gas industry is increasingly viewing composite pipe as a solution to reducing Capex costs, deployment costs and overall risks for subsea projects.
MCE 2017 Amsterdam audience survey results:
- 85% said composite pipe is a promising way to achieve deep water project cost reduction
- 88% thought reducing riser weight through composites will become an increasing feature offshore
- 97% agreed the use of composites would simplify subsea jumper spools and reduce installation time and cost
Ramin Moslemian from DNVGL also presented an overview of the DNVGL-RP-F119 qualification standard that has been purposely developed for composite pipe, due to the limitations of other standards like API15S that does not cover subsea use. Magma’s m-pipe® is the first composite pipe product in the world to be qualified to DNVGL-RP-F119, as verified independently by DNVGL.
David Charlesworth went into detail about the m-pipe qualification program both for smaller diameter downlines and the larger diameter pipe of 6in and 8in required for jumpers and flowlines. Charles also covered the commercial, design, transport and deployment benefits of m-pipe, with examples from operators that have assessed TCP compared to non-bonded flexible pipe and steel pipe for a range of larger diameter production applications such as jumper spools and flowlines.
Asaf Hisherik reviewed the benefits of m-pipe® to reduce costs versus existing hose products, and showed case studies and examples of recent projects where m-pipe® has delivered benefits with low weight and high fatigue strength, combined with advantages for deep water applications and sour service conditions.
The TechDay finished off with a lunch and networking session to discuss some of the major challenges facing the NCS and North Sea and how Magma and m-pipe could benefit future subsea production applications and projects.
Some of the key points that delegates commented on positively about m-pipe during the TechDay included:
- m-pipe product qualification and deployment track record
- Capex reduction by using m-pipe versus equivalent steel or non-bonded flexible pipe
- m-pipe MBR and ease of reeled deployment from smaller and existing vessels
TechDay online questionnaire results
Magma contacted the subsea professional delegates after the TechDay event to understand their views on m-pipe®. The anonymous online survey results were positive:
- 90% said m-pipe® product qualification to DNVGL-RP-F119 is a key factor in future purchase decisions
- 69% believe m-pipe® reduces cost and risk for jumpers & flowlines vs. steel and non-bonded flexibles
- 77% believe m-pipe® has both cost and risk benefits compared to flexible hoses
- 76% see m-pipe® as an enabler for deep water, HPHT and corrosive condition applications
- 73% said they were considering Magma m-pipe® for future subsea projects
Further Magma TechDays and update briefings are planned around the world in 2017 and 2018.
For more details – contact Magma Global