Salamander Solutions wins Shell deepwater flowline heating contract

June 29, 2020
The program is expected to take approximately 12 months.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Salamander Solutions Inc. reports that it has reached an agreement with Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. to complete the qualification program for Salamander’s subsea flowline heating system, which is designed to prevent and remediate flow assurance issues.

Salamander provides heaters for harsh conditions in downhole applications in onshore oil wells. More recently, the company says it has been working with operators, subsea installers and engineering firms in an effort to mature similar or related applications for deepwater applications.

These efforts have demonstrated the system’s ability, Salamander says, to prevent and remove hydrate and wax plugging in long flowlines of up to 25 miles in a single circuit length, while appearing to be economically advantageous versus other systems starting at much shorter distances.

The program is targeted to take approximately 12 months to complete with the intention of a field demonstration thereafter.