Airborne Oil & Gas and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. pursuing collaboration

Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. have signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the promotion and sale of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe products. The two companies will cooperate to supply TCP Products to the global oil & gas industry in a time when composite pipe is establishing itself as a technically and commercially attractive alternative to steel and conventional flexible pipe.

"TCP is proven in the field and especially in corrosive environments delivers significant improvements in asset reliability, as well as substantial reductions in total installed cost”, says Marnix Boorsma, CEO of Airborne Oil & Gas. "Together with our shareholders, which include Chevron, Saudi Aramco and Shell, we have been working towards developing break through solutions for the SURF and SWI markets. Thermoplastic Composite Pipe can handle up to 1,000 bar of working pressure. We can manufacture it in lengths up to 4 km at present. TCP pipes are flexible, spoolable and low weight. We want to support the industry in driving down the cost per barrel of oil and gas.” Martin van Onna, Chief Commercial Officer at Airborne Oil & Gas, adds: “After years of hard work, we now have a track record covering fully qualified well jumpers and flowlines. These qualifications are for hydrocarbon service as well as methanol and chemical injection. We have developed the know-how, capability and experience to expand quickly in the coming years. Airborne Oil & Gas has been building its sales and distribution power in the past years, and this collaboration is an important next milestone."

Marubeni-Itochu Steel, a leader in the provision supply of various kinds of steel products including Linepipe, has been at the forefront of introducing novel state of the art pipe and tubular products systems to the oil & gas industry.

The two companies will cooperate on a global scale and together provide fast response times and solutions to the most challenging environments for both brownfield and greenfield oil & gas projects.

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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