MINIATURE FLEXIBLE COILED TUBING SYSTEM FOR PIPELINE & FLOWLINE REMEDIATION
Maximising the productivity of an asset is not just a case of applying the available technologies to increase production. Operators have to ensure that any increase delivers aggregate gains in the productivity of the asset.
The remediation of blockages and restrictions in subsea production systems as always been seen as a costly exercise to undertake and this is a particularly acute problem when it comes to unpiggable or dead headed systems.
Flexi-Coil™ has been developed to tackle these systems and has already been successfully deployed worldwide to enable operators to restore production but at less cost than traditional DSV supported remedial methods.
Flexi-Coil™ can be described as a miniaturised coiled tubing systems and with the help of world leading academics we have been able to overcome the problems which have been commonly encountered.
With ultra-lightweight and flexible pipe we are able to traverse multiple 5D bends within a riser and pipeline system. This new approach has also enabled us to deploy this technology in tight spaces on an FPSO without the need for excessive engineering to deploy the tubing.
A patented revolution motor head, fitted with pigging cups, allows Flexi-Coil to be deployed into a line at great length to reach the face of a blockage where we can perform intervention and remedial operations on a range of issues including:
- Paraffin wax
- Sand blockages
- Facilitate artificial lift operations