Technip & Schlumberger agree subsea pipes JV
Oilfield services giants agree to develop subsea integrity system
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Oil and gas contracting giants Technip and Schlumberger have announced that they have signed a global cooperation agreement to develop subsea integrity and surveillance solutions for flexible pipes used in deep offshore oil and gas production.
In a statement the companies said that the technology will focus on surveillance systems activities for new and challenging flexible pipe applications such as Brazil’s deepwater pre-salt environment. The pre-salt oilfields in Brazil have been attracting interest from a number of high-profile hydrocarbons companies including Saudi Aramco.
“By combining Technip’s technical and manufacturing knowledge of flexible pipe with Schlumberger surveillance technology, a new generation of intelligent flexible pipe will be created,” Alain Marion, senior VP, Subsea Assets and Technologies, Technip, said.
“The “measurement-enabled” flexible pipe will provide significant value to the industry in safety, reliability, and performance,” he added.
As part of the collaboration, retrofit solutions will also be pursued to address the large number of flexible pipes already in operation.