Airborne Oil & Gas has announced that ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company (ExxonMobil) has qualified its thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) product for applications globally.
Following a stringent and detailed assessment of Airborne Oil & Gas’ qualification test data and track record to date, the supermajor accepted the TCP jumper product for water injection purposes on its affiliates’ projects worldwide.
Krassimir Doynov Ph.D., senior technical advisor flexibles, umbilicals and risers, says, “In ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company, we see potential for the use of TCP as an intrinsically non-corroding and spoolable lightweight pipe that can be used in a range of static and dynamic deepwater applications.”
“Airborne Oil & Gas has satisfied our criteria for the qualification and design of TCP manufactured from glass fibers and PolyEthylene, which enables our upstream affiliates’ to consider this technology as a potential alternative to existing solutions for projects that use water injection jumpers made of rigid steel pipe and unbonded flexible pipe,” continues Dr Doynov.
Henk de Boer Ph.D., chief technology officer with Airborne Oil & Gas, comments, “With our TCP products based on glass fibre and PolyEthylene fully qualified by DNVGL as well as many major operators around the globe, we have built a basis of track record on flowlines and jumpers in water injection, methanol injection, gas lift and hydrocarbon production applications.”
“Following years of qualification testing, our first product based on carbon fibre and PA12 (nylon) is also qualified, and we are progressing fast with the next material, carbon fibre and PVDF. Through our continued qualification efforts and step-by-step approach, Airborne Oil & Gas will always offer the optimal material solution for each application. We are proud to add ExxonMobil to a long list of operators who have qualified our TCP products,” says Dr de Boer.
Airborne Oil & Gas has the largest track record globally for TCP. The company offers a wide range of TCP products based on a variety of fibre and polymer materials, to provide the best solution depending on the needs, pressure, service and temperature.