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, said: “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.”
Recently Airborne had to reduce its workforce due to the current state of the industry and future outlook.