Smithers and Victrex announce webinar to assess the qualification of m-pipe® and Hybrid Flexible Pipe for deployment in Brazil’s pre-salt region

Smithers and Victrex announce webinar to assess the qualification of m-pipe® and Hybrid Flexible Pipe for deployment in Brazil’s pre-salt region
Victrex and Smithers are to co-host a free webinar to assess the evolution of Magma’s m-pipe® TCP and two potential engineering solutions to the challenges described: the Hybrid Flexible Pipe and the TCP Riser Tower.

Dr Geoff Small, Head of Technology:Energy at Victrex, will be joined by Mick Mullan, Analysis & Qualification Manager at Magma Global, and Thomas Epsztein, Composite Materials Project Manager at TechnipFMC, to present various information on the qualification approach and specific selection of PEEK polymer for use in Brazil’s pre-salt region.

Small, Mullan and Epsztein will discuss the environmental conditions found in the Brazil pre-salt fields that pose a new and unique set of challenges to the industry. Steel-based solutions, including flexibles, may be prone to additional corrosion risks while the extremes of water depth and geology require additional design flexibility. They will also discuss how Thermoplastic Composite Pipes (TCP) offer an attractive alternative solution to these challenges.

During the 45-minute webinar the experts will cover a number of key factors, including the evolution of Magma’s m-pipe® TCP; a discussion and review on the qualification approach and specific selection of PEEK polymer for use in this geographical region; and the potential engineering solutions to the challenges described including the Hybrid Flexible Pipe and the TCP Riser Tower.
 
There will be a 15 minute Q+A session at the end of the webinar during which participants can raise relevant issues and draw on the speakers’ expertise.

Register for the webinar which is taking place Tuesday 5 November 2019 -10 am BRT / 1pm GMT / 8am EST

Notes for editors

Webinar: Qualification of m-pipe® and Hybrid Flexible Pipe for deployment in Brazil’s pre-salt region: composite materials selection to overcome technical challenges
Tuesday 5 November 2019
10 am BRT / 1pm GMT / 8am EST
Register for the webinar
 

Speakers:

Dr Geoff Small, Head of Technology: Energy, Victrex
Mick Mullan, Analysis & Qualification Manager, Magma Global
Thomas Epsztein, Composite Materials Project Manager, TechnipFMC
 
For further information please contact:
Eileen Li, Marketing Communications Manager, eileen.li@victrex.com
 

About Smithers

Smithers is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithers.com.
 

About Victrex

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK and PAEK polymer solutions. With 40 years‘ experience in developing VICTREX PEEK polymer-based solutions that extend the scope of oil and gas exploration and optimize production efficiency in hot, corrosive environments. Further information is available online at www.victrex.com/en/energy.
 

About Magma Global

Magma manufactures m-pipe®, a unique high quality, high strength and low weight carbon and VICTREX PEEK polymer pipe with a monolithic structure from bore to surface. m-pipe® provides superior performance in deep water and harsh offshore conditions, delivering significant reductions in risk and cost for offshore field development and operation. Find out more at www.magmaglobal.com.

 

About TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects. With their proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, and comprehensive solutions, TechnipFMC are transforming the clients’ project economics. To learn more go to www.TechnipFMC.com.