Strohm has bagged the contract to provide its thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) solutions to PRIO, to support operations at its Frade field. Under this award, the company has already delivered two sets of TCP jumpers for gas lift service, one 1,300m long and the second 900m long, both delivered onto transportation and installation reels.
Jun 5, 2023
Strohm was awarded a contract with independent E&P operator PRIO to provide its composite pipe solutions to support operations at its Frade field. This contract with PRIO marks the first time Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) is used for permanent subsea operations in the region, following its increased adoption by other operators across the globe. The Frade subsea development is located in the deepwater Northern Campos Basin off the coast of Brazil, with wells tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. Under this award, the company has already delivered two sets of TCP jumpers for gas lift service, one 1,300m long and the second 900m long, both delivered onto transportation and installation reels.
The TCP Jumpers feature a weight coating designed for sustained on-bottom stability whilst maintaining maximum weight benefit. Both lines were successfully installed by PRIO in Q2 2023, at approximately 1,200m water depth, where the Normand Pioneer vessel was deployed for the offshore installation campaign. As a result of TCPs lightweight properties, unlike alternatives, it could be transported and installed by a small, multi-purpose vessel greatly reducing costs and carbon emissions. TCP can be used for a wide spectrum of applications such as supporting the mature fields in Brazil currently being revamped and re-developed by independent operators such as PRIO. It is also suited to ultradeep waters with high CO2 contents, typical of the pre-salt province.