Airborne Oil & Gas has been granted a significant contract from a supermajor through Oceaneering International to provide Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) flowlines for deployment in West Africa. It’s believed to be the primary TCP solution of this kind utilized within the area and anticipated to save the operator as much as 40% on total installation prices.
The contract builds on an extended-standing relationship between Airborne Oil & Gas and the E&P enterprise on the qualification and deployment of TCP and marks a significant milestone for Airborne Oil & Gas in supplying TCP for everlasting subsea functions.
TCP as a non-metallic, composite pipe which presents high ranges of corrosion and fatigue resistance and due to this fact a significantly extended service life.
Under the contract in West Africa, the world’s leading manufacturer of TCP will present the supermajor with a 4km, 7.1 in. ID, 160 bar design pressure TCP Flowline for water injection replacing present corroded flowlines in the subject.
Martin van Onna, CCO at Airborne Oil & Gas mentioned – This is a crucial milestone in our company’s history as we imagine it to be the first TCP Flowline to be put in in West Africa, marking the breakthrough of TCP technology within the subsea market in this area. From now on, any asset director, nation supervisor, purchaser, or engineer can select a ‘no corrosion’ solution to be manufactured, put in, and deployed rapidly and cost-effectively.
The overall installed cost of TCP has proved to supply essential advantages to the operator’s pipeline replacement projects, notably for water injection traces which often suffer from corrosion.