May 16 2016
PFS in ‘largest ever Malaysia contract’
Aberdeenshire-based Paradigm Flow Services has just landed the contract which will involve its React Locate Remediate (RLR) umbilical unblocking technology being deployed in a deepwater setting for an international operating company. This recent addition to the portfolio was inspired by the success of the company’s revolutionary Pipe-Pulse technology which provides a non-intrusive method of unblocking subsea flowlines.
Paradigm Flow Services’ growth in the Malaysian market follows the successful completion of work using similar technology in the UKCS and Gulf of Mexico which, in turn, has led to the potential for additional contracts in Asia and West Africa as well as the UK.
The company’s Subsea Umbilical Blockage Services (SUBS) equipment is lightweight and compact, with a guaranteed mobilisation of 48 hours. Blockages are accurately located using Time Domain Reflectometry techniques and the STATIS software system thus allowing offshore personnel to determine the optimum low frequency, micro pressure pulse strategy to be used and ultimately applied to the umbilical. These micro pressure pulses cause pressure propagation of the blockage and adhesive breakthrough via creation of micro annulus. This enables fluid displacement across the blockage and/or the blockage to be displaced slowly and carefully via any QC/DC’s and into the large bore flowline, manifold or well.
Commenting on the Malaysia project, Paradigm Flow Services’ Commercial Director Donald Ballantyne said: “We are delighted to announce this significant contract which further underlines our presence in this important location. Current operating conditions mean there are good levels of demand for ground-breaking, cost-effective technology such as ours and we look forward to capitalising on opportunities as we seek to broaden our corporate horizons.”