Waterjet hit hydrates for BP in GoM leak

Jet Edge and Chukar Waterjet have provided ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to remove hydrate ice crystals that formed and clogged a containment cap at BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill site.

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ST. MICHAEL, Minnesota -- Jet Edge and Chukar Waterjet have provided ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to remove hydrate ice crystals that formed and clogged a containment cap at BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill site.

Jet Edge developed a waterjet system capable of operating in water depths below 5,000 ft (1,524 m). The company engineered a 36,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump that was dropped 5,000 ft into the Gulf to power a robot-operated waterjet lance to remove the hydrates.

Chukar Waterjet provided onsite applications engineering services by working with a subsea technology company, an offshore logistics and supply company, an offshore transportation company, BP, and an independent safety group to ensure successful completion of the project.


08/12/2010

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