Durability and Cost-Efficiency of m-pipe® for Oil and Gas Subsea Operations Confirmed

Published Jan 29, 2018
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Magma m-pipe® is a high-performance corrosion free pipe made with VICTREX™ PEEK thermoplastic composite. (photo: Magma Global Limited)

Magma Global m-pipe®, based on high-performing VICTREX™ PEEK thermoplastic composite, has recently achieved the world’s first qualification for a subsea pipe product under DNVGL-RP-F119 for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP). Global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL defined their F119 recommended practice (RP) for use with pipelines in offshore oil and gas operations. Following an extensive and challenging testing programme, the product qualification covers m-pipe® for dynamic surface to seabed applications.

Successful certification with DNV GL’s third-party verification highlights the durability of m-pipe® and its constituent materials. There is a growing interest in thermoplastic composites for subsea applications, due to their corrosion resistance and ability to handle sour service and many of the aggressive chemicals used in the oil and gas industry. An upcoming webinar will drill into the qualification and use of advanced materials role in this. Recent deployments for m-pipe® include a 2.5-km flowline development by Tullow Oil in West Africa.

“F119 is the most comprehensive procedure that exists today for determining the long-term reliability and safety of a TCP for O&G,” explains Dr David Charlesworth, Head of Engineering at Magma Global.

“Victrex and Magma have always worked side-by-side on m-pipe®, with Victrex contributing its decades of accumulated know-how, and that’s the way we rose to the F119 challenge,” says Geoff Small, Energy Market Technology Manager at Victrex. “Magma’s m-pipe® is not simply an innovative high-performance corrosion-free pipe that the O&G industry urgently needs, but it’s now emerged as the first F119-certified TCP, and that means it’s a proven solution in subsea pipelines.”

Tags: DNV GL, Magma Global


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