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Mechanically connected subsea pipelay system improves integrity and saves 25-45% compared to traditional methods

Welded subsea pipeline systems are used in most developments. Industry needs more time and cost-effective alternatives to improve economics and unlock reserves.

The Cortez Subsea patented Modular Pipelay System (MPS™) enables Zap-Lok™ and other mechanically connected pipe to be laid from a standard DP2 vessel. This flexible pipelay is adjustable in both width and length, and has no heat affected zones, avoiding the need for welding. The GMC Intelligently Connected Pipe (ICP™) is designed for deep water and ultra deep water (including pre/post-salt projects).

The ICP™ offers faster make-up due to pre-manufactured components being transported to the field as completed pipe joints. Integrity is also increased using high-strength, fatigue and corrosion-resistant connections.

Industry Value

With faster make-up and improved integrity, this technology has the potential to reduce overall costs by between 25-45%.

Technology Organisation

Cortez Subsea Limited

Focused on Advancing Technology and Maximising Value, Cortez Subsea is an enabler of subsea pipeline and inspection solutions for the oil & gas industry.

https://www.cortezsubsea.com/

ProjectCortez Subsea - Mechanical Connector - Study

Challenge

Marginal Developments

Vision

Fix Today

Entry TRL

1

Field Trial

No

Technology

Mechanical Connector Study

Type

Achieved TRL

0

Technology Organisation

Cortez Subsea Limited

Focused on Advancing Technology and Maximising Value, Cortez Subsea is an enabler of subsea pipeline and inspection solutions for the oil & gas industry.

https://www.cortezsubsea.com/

Key Results

The Cortez Subsea Modular Pipelay system is cheaper than traditional methods and can be used in both deep water and ultra deep water and can be laid from a standard DP2 vessel.

Lessons Learned

With no spool base, there is the potential for reuse and further industry efficiency savings.

Next Steps