October 2023, Vol. 250, No. 10

Tech Notes

TCP Solutions Being Installed at PRIO’s Frade Field

Special to P&GJ 

Strohm was awarded a contract with independent E&P operator PRIO, formerly known as PetroRio, to provide its composite pipe solutions to support operations at its Frade field.

A spool awaits installation.

This contract with PRIO marks the first time that thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) will be used for permanent subsea operations in the region, following its increased adoption by other operators across the globe, Strohm said. 

The Frade subsea development is 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 the contract, the company has delivered two sets of TCP Jumpers for gas lift service, one 4,265 feet (1,300 meters) and the second of 2,952 feet (900 meters). The jumpers feature a weight coating designed for sustained on-bottom stability whilst maintaining maximum weight benefit. 

Both lines were installed by PRIO in second quarter, at a depth of about 3,935 feet (1,200 meters) water depth, where the Normand Pioneer vessel was deployed for the offshore installation campaign. 

The TCPs light weight allowed it to be transported and installed by a small, multi-purpose vessel, reducing costs and carbon emissions.  

TCP can be used for a wide spectrum of applications, such as in the mature fields of Brazil, where independent operators are currently revamping and re-developing by independent operators, such as PRIO.  

“The short delivery lead time and the capacity to adapt to the fast changes in line with the way PRIO work,” said Iuri Rossi, PRIO’s Subsea manager. “To be dynamic is one of our core values.” 

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