IJMUIDEN, the Netherlands – Subsea 7 has contracted Airborne Oil & Gas to design, manufacture, and deliver two thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) jumpers for Woodside’s Julimar field offshore northwest Australia.
The company will supply 2-in. 10,000 psi TCP jumpers for monoethylene glycol injection service.
Delivery is planned for later this year.
This will be the first use of TCP technology offshore Western Australia, the company claimed.
According to Airborne, TCP jumpers have proven to reduce installation, transportation and fabrication costs, outperforming rigid steel pipes and conventional unbonded flexible pipes.
TCP is a non-conductive, non-corrosive flexible pipe that can be installed easily through a subsea pallet, which eliminates metrology and negates the need for two separate vessel campaigns to carry out metrology and then installation. This results in cost savings and a more condensed project schedule.
Compared to rigid jumpers, companies have saved up to 50% on overall investment costs, the company claimed.