SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition held 8-11 September 2015 at AECC, Aberdeen is one of the world’s largest technical conference and exhibitions for the offshore E&P industry with over 1500 Exhibitors, 75+ presentations, 11+ technical sessions and workshops. As part of the technical program, Gavin Rippe, VP, Business Development, Flexlife discussed our solutions for the riser integrity challenges.
He explained, “Nowhere is the new economic reality more evidenced than by the number of projects struggling with financial investment decision gating. Flexlife has tailored its riser design and integrity analysis to focus on each individual riser to tailor each specification around actual duty. While this may seem like common sense to many, Flexlife recently saved a West Africa project over US$50 million by doing just that. Further outputs were achieved via de-risked manufacture process, reduced top tensions and simplified turret design.
“ Inspection, repair and maintenance suffer cost pressure as much as new build projects. In 2013, dropped object damage to a deepwater Angola FPSO riser left the operator with integrity concerns. Flexlife performed ultrasonic scanning of the riser annulus and produced detailed imagery confirming annulus flooding, characterising breach location as well as armour wire condition around the breached area, saving the operator substantial replacement cost.
“In another example of ‘repair not replace’, Flexlife is installing an ‘Armadillo’ repair clamp onto a dynamic riser located in Malaysia. The clamp is positioned over the breach location and injected with FlexGel which isolates the breach, preventing further seawater ingress and inhibiting corrosion of fatigue sensitive armour wire- thus avoiding costly riser replacement.”
For more information about this presentation please contact Gavin Rippe: firstname.lastname@example.org