Strohm delivers first deep-water TCP Jumper in Guyana

Source: press release, 1 July 2022

The TCP jumper offers the option of having a length of TCP readily available near site, reducing schedule risk and costs
The TCP jumper offers the option of having a length of TCP readily available near site, reducing schedule risk and costs (photo: Strohm)

In a first for the Americas region, ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Ltd (EEPGL) is set to install a subsea water alternating gas (WAG) jumper made from Strohm’s Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) on the Liza Phase 2 project in Guyana. This will be followed by a multi-jumper deployment campaign on EEPGL’s and its co-venturers’ Yellowtail project using the TCP market leader’s “Jumper on Demand” procurement model.

Under the recently established long term agreement framework contract with EEPGL as operator, Strohm has delivered the TCP Jumper for a planned installation this year. As well as marking the first use of TCP in South America, it will also be one of the first for Strohm’s Carbon Fibre PA12 TCP material group of pipes.

The Liza Phase 2 TCP Jumper, which will be used in place of a steel jumper, will be installed in deep-water at depths of approximately 1,700 metres, and be utilised for water and gas injection services for the operator’s high pressure well injection application. The award of the jumper follows on from a successful feasibility engineering project and qualification programme for TCP.

On the back of the Liza field award for the WAG jumper, Strohm was also awarded a contract to supply Carbon Fibre PA12 TCP for all WAG jumpers to be delivered to the Yellowtail project in 2024. The “Jumper on Demand” procurement model takes advantage of volume cost savings in the entire supply chain and involves shipping a continuous section of pipe to the in-country site. The continuous pipe is subsequently cut to length, terminated, and tested by the client.

Strohm is a leading manufacturer of TCP with a long track record. The technology provides a strong, corrosion free, and field-proven solution for operators around the world. The use of TCP manufactured by Strohm also allows clients the ability to significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of their pipeline infrastructure.

Gavin Leiper, vice president Americas (excluding Brazil) for Strohm, says, “This first award in the Americas for such a prestigious project as Liza Phase 2 has made everyone at Strohm extremely proud, with the additional contract for ‘Jumper on Demand’ for Yellowtail giving true credibility to the advantages and increasing popularity of TCP around the world.”

“This is testament to the multi-disciplined work carried out to date by our company, where every aspect of the jumper design, delivery, and installation has been reviewed, assessed, and agreed. We are very pleased to be supporting this exciting regional first deployment,” Leiper adds.

The TCP Jumpers will be manufactured in Strohm’s facility and headquarters in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.