Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. has announced it has been awarded a contract from Total to supply a TCP (Thermoplastic Composite Pipe) Jumper for a deepwater project in West Africa. The field is located approximately 150 kilometres offshore in water depths of up to 1600 metres. This contract follows the successful completion of a rigorous testing program, in which TOTAL qualified Airborne Oil & Gas’ TCP Water Injection Jumper for permanent subsea applications.
“This contract award, from supermajor Total, demonstrates our success in the subsea market with our TCP technology on the basis of a compelling business case, field proven and robust materials, and a thorough qualification program,” says Paul McCafferty, Vice President Europe & Africa at Airborne Oil & Gas. “We are delighted with this contract award from Total, who has extensive and deep understanding of composite materials and TCP, and with whom we completed a qualification program in accordance with the standard DNVGL-ST-F119.”
Under this contract, Airborne Oil & Gas will provide Total with a 5.2-inch ID, 370 bar design pressure TCP Jumper for water injection. The TCP Jumper is intended to be terminated in country and installed using a subsea pallet, deployed from a small vessel.
The TCP Jumper is non-corrosive, lightweight, flexible, spoolable with a small minimum bend radius and can be terminated at any location along the pipe. This provides the end user with project value in lower total installed cost through cost effective transportation, and removing the need for metrology, while de-risking the project schedule. The TCP Jumper can be manufactured and shipped in long continuous lengths, stored onsite and when required for the project, cut to length and terminated within hours, ready to be deployed.