The company provided a fast-track delivery earlier this year on a subsea pallet of its 2-inch 10-ksi product to support Shell’s tight schedule.
In this case, the TCP was terminated above the J-tube, allowing for a smaller existing J-tube to be used and avoiding the need for welding or curing. The full scope of supply included the J-tube bellmouth, centralizer, bend restrictors and hang-off clamps.
Strohm’s TCP is a corrosion-resistant composite pipe solution with a long service life. It is also spoolable and delivered in long lengths, which allows operators to use their field support vessels on long-term charter for installations rather than having to bring in dedicated pipelay ships.
DNV’s study of the CO2 footprint related to manufacture and installation of a TCP flowline found a 50+% reduction compared to a steel alternative, Strohm said.
The company is assessing the impact of the non-corrosive nature of TCP on service life, with the design said to negate the need for any injection of chemicals related to inspection and pigging.