Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded a large contract from a supermajor through Oceaneering International to supply Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) flowlines for deployment in West Africa.
It is believed to be the first TCP solution of this type utilized in the region and expected to save the operator up to 40% on total installation costs.
The contract builds on a long-standing relationship between Airborne Oil & Gas and the E&P business on the qualification and deployment of TCP and marks a significant milestone for Airborne Oil & Gas in supplying TCP for permanent subsea applications.
TCP as a non-metallic, composite pipe which delivers high levels of corrosion and fatigue resistance and therefore a significantly extended service life.
Under the contract in West Africa, the world’s leading manufacturer of TCP will provide the supermajor with a 4km, 7.1 inch ID, 160 bar design pressure TCP Flowline for water injection replacing existing corroded flowlines in the field.