Strohm successfully installs first deepwater, high-pressure TCP in South American Liza field

World Oil Staff August 16, 2023

(WO) – Strohm’s first deep-water / high pressure thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) Jumper in South America has been successfully installed, commissioned and is up and running for ExxonMobil Guyana at its Liza field. 

Courtesy of Strohm

The Jumper, incorporating advanced carbon fiber and polyamide12 materials, is used for Water Alternating Gas (WAG) injection and was installed in depths over 1,700 m for the supermajor, after being landed and leak tested subsea. 

Previously, the Netherlands headquartered business was awarded two significant contracts for the Uaru and Yellowtail developments, where Strohm is to supply a total of 50 of its WAG TCP Jumpers across the two campaigns. These projects are delivered under the firm’s Jumpers on Demand approach, where a single length of pipe is delivered on a single reel to the client’s location, thereupon the pipe is spooled off to the desired jumper length, cut, terminated, tested and mated with a connector system.

Strohm’s newly created Field Service Group has also recently secured the service contract to support onsite termination operations in-country and deliver on the termination scopes of work for pre-first oil for Yellowtail. 

Gavin Leiper, Strom’s vice president Americas and leader of the Field Service Group, said, “Our approach minimizes transportation cost, maximizes local content, and reduces the total cost of installation as well as lowering carbon footprint. This approach is proving extremely successful with multiple projects ongoing and completed around the globe. Strohm’s specialist field service technicians mobilize to the client’s location as the jumper termination campaigns are called off over the duration of the deployment program.”

Strohm’s TCP Jumper avoids the need for metrology, thereby shortening time to first oil and reducing installation cost further. The flexibility to terminate in country, creates redundancy and de-risks any project schedule. 

In addition to the 50 pipes being produced for ExxonMobil Guyana, Strohm’s Jumper on Demand service has delivered 25 of the firm’s TCP solutions installed in Europe, Brazil and Asia.

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