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Flexible pipeline systems for offshore oil and gas

When it comes to making marginal offshore oil and gas fields economically viable, SoluForce pipeline solutions offer a number of advantages over steel and other flexible options.

Light, strong, durable and reliable – and with shorter lead times – our pipeline systems are perfect for connecting low-viability wells to nearby platforms, so eliminating the need for a new drilling platform. They are quicker, easier and cheaper to deploy with no welding required, no need for hot permits and no need for specialist pipe-laying barges.

SoluForce pipeline systems are completely corrosion resistant – even in extreme sour service. Our pipes have a smooth bore, which ensures a much lower flow-resistance and improved flow capacity. SoluForce pipes can be used unfilled at a maximum depth of 80 metres/260 feet. Fill them, and they can be used in much deeper water. SoluForce pipelines have been used as a temporary test line at a water depth of 1000 metres/3280 feet.

SOLUFORCE® CLASSIC: M480/M570

SoluForce Classic is an excellent, flexible solution for medium to high-pressure fluid transportation, and the system itself is fully non-metallic. Reinforced with synthetic fibre tape, it has a maximum operating pressure of 90 bar for the 4-inch M480 pipe and 72 bar for the 6-inch M570 pipe. Being fully metal-free, it is ideal for even the toughest applications. With SoluForce Classic, it is possible to uprate the maximum pressure in line with the maximum ambient and/or fluid temperature under which the pipeline will operate. SoluForce Classic is resistant to all chemicals involved in water transportation, including:

  • H2S
  • CO2 in any concentration or pressure
  • Strong inorganic acids like HCl and H2SO4
  • Strong alkaline materials, including NaOH, KOH and NH2 solutions
  • Anti-corrosion additives
  • Mineral salts

SOLUFORCE® CLASSIC: M480/M570 GT

The SoluForce Classic and Classic GT (Gas Tight) pipes are both designed with the needs of hydrocarbon transportation in mind. The SoluForce Classic is reinforced with synthetic fibre tape and has a maximum operating pressure of 65 bar for the 4-inch M480 pipe and 52 bar for the 6-inch M570 pipe. Being fully non-metallic, it is ideal for even the toughest applications, such as sour oil service without restrictions on H2S and CO2 content. The SoluForce Classic GT contains an aluminium barrier layer to completely stop the permeation of hazardous and toxic fluid components like BTX and H2S. Both pipes provide an excellent, flexible solution for medium-pressure fluid transportation.

SOLUFORCE® HEAVY: H415/H515

SoluForce Heavy provides an excellent, flexible solution for high-pressure water transport. Reinforced with high-strength steel wire, SoluForce Heavy has a maximum operating pressure of 150 bar for the 4-inch H415 pipe and 150 bar for the 6-inch H515 pipe – and up to 181 bar in sweet applications (call us or see the technical data sheet for more information). The SoluForce Heavy pipe is resistant to:

  • Strong inorganic acids like HCI and H2SO4
  • Strong alkaline materials, including NaOH, KOH and NH3 solutions

As the pipe is reinforced with steel wire, it has certain limitations regarding fluid composition. See the technical data sheet or contact us for more information.

SOLUFORCE® HEAVY: H415/H515 HT

SoluForce Heavy and Heavy HT (High Temperature) are reinforced with high-strength steel wire. They have a maximum operating pressure of 150 bar for the 4-inch H415 pipe and the 6-inch H515 pipe, and are resistant to most chemicals involved in hydrocarbon transportation including:

  • Strong inorganic acids like HCI and H2SO4
  • Strong alkaline materials, including NaOH, KOH and NH3 solutions
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