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Making marginal offshore fields economically viable.
Flexible pipeline systems for high pressure offshore oil and gas
When it comes to making marginal offshore oil and gas fields economically viable, SoluForce pipeline solutions offer a number of advantages over steel and other flexible options.
Light, strong, durable and reliable – and with shorter lead times – our pipeline systems are perfect for connecting low-viability wells to nearby platforms, so eliminating the need for a new drilling platform. They are quicker, easier and cheaper to deploy with no welding required, no need for hot permits and no need for specialist pipe-laying barges.
SoluForce pipeline systems are completely corrosion resistant – even in extreme sour service. Our pipes have a smooth bore, which ensures a much lower flow-resistance and improved flow capacity. SoluForce pipes can be used unfilled at a maximum depth of 80 metres/260 feet. Fill them, and they can be used in much deeper water. SoluForce pipelines have been used as a temporary test line at a water depth of 1000 metres/3280 feet.
All SoluForce flexible composite pipeline systems use metal-free fittings, couplings and connectors. Our pipeline systems are therefore resistant to all chemicals involved in various applications, including:
Strong inorganic acids like HCl and H2SO4
Strong alkaline materials, including NaOH, KOH and NH2 solutions
Typical offshore applications of the SoluForce system includes:
High-pressure water injection lines
Oil and gas transportation flow lines
Gas and oil gathering lines
Landing/ export lines
SoluForce Flexible Composite Pipe (FCP also known as Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe or RTP) solutions are comprehensive yet economic. For example, you can opt for pipes-and-fittings only, or extend this with a range of services and support.
These include installation equipment for rent or purchase, and training of international and local workforces in the use of the SoluForce system. All so you can speed up installation and reduce your labour needs – safely. We can also assist you with project management and help you find the right people for your project. Or a combination of the above.
Because the SoluForce system can be completely non-metallic, including the fitting system, they are scaling- and corrosion free. All SoluForce pipe systems have a smooth bore, which ensures a much lower flow-resistance and improved flow capacity. Moreover, their resistance to third party interference, earthquakes and landslides has been extensively proven and verified.
All SoluForce solutions comply with international standards (including API and ISO). Visit our track record page for more information on various SoluForce applications.
Reinforced with synthetic fibre, SoluForce Classic has a LCLRCRT ranging from 90 bar/ 1305 psi up to 113 bar/ 1639 psi. Being fully metal-free, it is ideal for even the toughest applications. The GT (Gas Tight) version has the added benefit of being non-permeable.
Reinforced with high-strength steel wire, SoluForce Heavy has a Pburst,min ranging from 243 bar/ 3524 psi up to 450 bar/ 6527 psi. The GT (Gas Tight) version has the added benefit of being non-permeable, and the HT (Hight Temperature) version can transport fluids at temperatures of up to 105°C/225ºF – a level of performance unmatched by any other flexible composite pipe available today.
High Temperature (HT)
Our SoluForce Heavy HT has a design temperature of 105°C/ 225ºF and actual operating temperature of 85°C/ 185°F – a level of performance unmatched by any other Flexible Composite Pipe (or RTP) available today.
Gas Tight (GT)
With a uniquely manufactured bonded aluminum layer, light components and gasses are not able to permeate out of the SoluForce GT pipe. Resulting in the industries only completely Gas Tight Flexible Composite Pipe (or RTP) system.
SoluForce Benefits: This is why! A selection of the most important benefits of the SoluForce system.
SoluForce pipes are stabalized on the seabed using locally manufactured steel or concrete blocks. These blocks are easy to handle and manufacture, and make sure that the SoluForce pipe is securely anchered on the seabed. For example, they can also be stabalized on the seabed using an old steel cable.
SoluForce Fitting Solutions
High performance fitting solution, providing reliable connectability.
The SoluForce Fittings Systems
With the electrofusion and single swage fitting solutions, the fluids or gasses never come into contact with the metal parts of the fitting system. This results in a completely corrosion and scaling free system.
For pressures higher than 150 bar/ 2175 psi, the double swage fitting is the system of choice.
All fittings can be disconnected easily to allow for easy relocation of the pipeline.
The non-metallic fittings and connectors used with the SoluForce Light, Classic and Heavy systems rely on electrofusion. Electrofusion requires only limited equimpent and crew to create a safe connection. It's quick and proven to be maintenance-free and durable.
Single swage fittings
For onshore high pressure applications our single swaged fitting system, with non-metallic lining, is the fitting system of choice. The single swage system is fully corrosion free and combines strength with cost effectiveness.
Double swage fittings
For high performance and offshore operations, SoluForce offers heavy duty double swaged fitting system. This fitting system is optimised for extremly high pressures, high axial loads and dynamic operation. It's available as standard with Grayloc connections, but weld stub and other user-specific connections are possible.
Multiple flange ratings are available. All steel parts can be produced according to your material specifications.
Service and Support SoluForce fittings and connectors are easy to install and need only limited crew and equipment. Installations can be supported by a SoluForce technician or a local contractor can be trained to install the system.
An inter-field connection with low CAPEX and no OPEX
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