The qualification project is expected to create a foundation for further development of this TCP technology for riser applications.
Under the agreement, Strohm will execute a qualification testing program for a TCP Jumper for permanent subsea application, for hydrocarbon service. The TCP Jumper is designed and fabricated using carbon fiber and PVDF polymer to provide a combination for subsea high-pressure and high-temperature applications.
Ivo Conradi, SURF & SPS R&D lead at Total E&P R&D, said: “We believe there could be great potential in using TCP Jumpers to optimize subsea architectures, with the aim to reduce cost and increase lay-out flexibility. This program is an important step for our company to be able to consider TCP as an alternative solution in a wider range of subsea applications.”
Tristan Aspray, vice president of research and technology development at ExxonMobil, added: “We recently qualified Strohm’s TCP for water injection applications and look forward to the potential for new offshore product offerings that bring value and maximize efficiencies for upcoming offshore developments.”