THE NETHERLANDS — Strohm’s "Jumper on Demand" model has secured a second contract with Exxon Mobil to supply more than 24 of its jumpers for the Uaru Field development offshore Guyana in the Americas.
This latest award, which is subject to government approval of the project and a final investment decision, follows closely on the heels of a similar campaign confirmed last year with the oil and gas supermajor, and it marks the largest commercial agreement in Strohm’s 15-year history. Less than 12 months ago, the business won a thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) Jumper on Demand contract for the Yellowtail development, also offshore Guyana.
The TCP bound for the Uaru Field—the one of the world’s largest SURF development projects—will be produced at Strohm’s manufacturing facility in the Netherlands, and it will be used for water and gas injection. The technology will be supplied to Exxon Mobil Guyana in a single continuous length, along with associated pipe-handling equipment.
This concept and delivery method allows the individual 24-plus jumpers to be cut to the desired length, terminated and tested onsite in Guyana. In this way, the concept provides maximum flexibility to the end-user. The jumpers, made of carbon fiber and PA12 polymer, will be installed in deepwater at depths more than 1,700 m operating in the region of 10,000 psi.
Strohm’s in-country specialist field service technicians will mobilize to Guyana as the jumper termination campaigns are called off over the duration of the deployment program, spanning pre- and post-first oil from the development.