TCP Business Case

Depending on the application, different characteristics of TCP lead to lower total installed cost. In all cases, the fact we apply the most cost effective material for each application leads to the lowest possible pipe cost; besides this, the main benefits of TCP that impact total installed cost are its spoolability, low weight, flexibility and ability to be terminated in the field. Below are shown two different business cases, one for a deepwater riser and one for a flowline. 

Deepwater riser

TCP is highly competitive in the deepwater riser market compared to Flexible Pipe and Rigid Steel.

Solution characteristics

  • TCP Riser enables free hanging catenary solution as preferred by Petrobras. Other configurations such as steep wave or riser towers are possible also
  • 50% top tension reduction results in FPSO benefits such as simpler riser pull in, riser balcony, mooring system and increased gas handling capacity



TCP has a strong competitive advantage in lengths up to 5km when compared to carbon steel.

Solution characteristics

  • Highly competitive compared to carbon steel up to 5km, up to 10km compared to CRA steel
  • Less seabed preparation required
  • Comparison favorable against Zaplock and welded carbon steel





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