Our track record

Airborne Oil & Gas is proud of its track record, the largest in the industry for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe.

Since pioneering the concept of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe, Airborne Oil & Gas has always been at the forefront in developing TCP technology, creating acceptance in the market place, championing the creation of new standards, and building a track record. With the first long, continuously spooled TCP delivered in 2010, we are proud of the track record we have achieved so far. Below three examples of our track record:

Example 1: Chevron Alder’s TCP Jumper - 2016

The first TCP installed in a permanent well jumper application. Chevron awarded Airborne Oil & Gas the contract for the design and supply of a TCP Jumper for high pressure methanol injection (12,500 psi) for the Alder field. The main reasons why Chevron selected the TCP Jumper were its flexibility in combination with its light weight, enabling remotely operated vehicle manipulation subsea. The TCP has been qualified in accordance with the predecessor of recommended practice DNVGL-RP-F119.

Example 2: IKM’s TCP Downline - 2016

IKM Testing acquired a TCP Downline for pipeline pre-commissioning and acid stimulation, and used the Downline on its first project for Subsea 7 and Astaa Hansteen. The Downline, qualified for a total of 180 deployments, completed 19 deployments in its first project. The client’s feedback:

  • "The product’s light weight, ease of handling and external pressure resistance capability make it the preferred alternative for Subsea 7, both technically and operationally.
  • The light weight and robustness of the product allow quick deployments / recoveries for these particular water depths compared with conventional downline systems.”

Example 3: Saipem’s TCP Downline - 2013

Saipem S.A. awarded Airborne Oil & Gas the contract for the supply of a TCP Downline with associated powered reeler system. The system was delivered in 2012. The Downline, a 3 inch ID 5,000 psi TCP, was rated for 2,500 metres water depth with full vacuum capability, and achieved the world’s depth record for a composite pipe, at 2,140 metres water depth. The TCP Downline was originally qualified for 20 deployments, but saw its life extended after a detailed assessment of the loading history of the pipe, combined with recuperating and testing of pipes sections. After re-termination in the field, the TCP Downline completed 45 deployments.

TCP Flowline

TCP Flowline eliminates corrosion and is the lowest total installed cost solution for greenfield and brownfield applications

Airborne Oil & Gas designs and manufactures TCP Flowline products for hydrocarbon production, water, gas lift, and chemicals injection. Its non-corrosiveness, light weight, spoolability and ability to terminate in the field make it the best solution for in-field flowlines, tiebacks, single well step-outs, and (quasi) static risers.

The solid pipe structure is impervious to corrosion, resulting in outstanding performance in corrosive environments. It has an inner, fully bonded, smooth bore polymer liner that ensures the best attainable flow properties while still being piggable. The thermal performance of TCP is considerably better than that of steel (reinforced) pipe. Our end-fittings are simple and robust, relying on a well-proven mechanical clamping method. Assembly of the pipe with our end-fittings is straightforward, can be done both onshore and offshore and at any location on the pipe.

TCP Free Hanging Risers

TCP Free Hanging Risers deliver significant cost reductions compared with the traditional Lazy wave Riser solutions used in deep water harsh condition areas such as Santos Basin Brazil

Airborne Oil & Gas designs and manufactures TCP Riser products for hydrocarbon production, water and gas injection, gas lift and chemicals injection. Its light weight, good fatigue performance, non-corrosiveness and spoolability make it the best solution for Deep Water Free Hanging Risers.

Our TCP Riser is supplied in long spoolable lengths for cost-effective reel lay and lowest as-installed cost. This leads to a radical 30% saving on as-installed cost as shown in the TCP Riser business case.

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