Addax orders composite jumpers for Okwori

Aug. 14, 2019

Offshore staff

IJMUIDEN, the Netherlands – Addax Petroleum has contracted Airborne Oil & Gas to supply gas lift jumpers for the Okwori field development offshore Nigeria.

The two 180-m (590-ft) long, thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP) jumpers will be delivered within an eight-week timeframe.

Earlier this year Airborne won an order from Total elsewhere in West Africa for a TCP jumper spool.

TCP is a non-conductive, non-corrosive flexible pipe designed for installation through a subsea pallet or from a reel on a vessel.  Airborne claims its products can be (re)terminated in the field within hours, helping to de-risk the project schedule.

Addax technical advisor, Tony Kirkby, said: “The flexibility and ease of re-termination makes TCP a great product for gas lift and other applications…

“It allows us to cut pipe to length and install quickly, thereby ensuring that production is maintained with minimum disruption.”