May 2021, Vol. 248, No. 5

Tech Notes

Overcoming Flexible Pipe Challenges of Pre-Salt Subsea Developments

Special to P&GJ  Baker Hughes said it reached a technology milestone by finding a way to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high carbon dioxide (CO2) content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments.   The inspection, verification and assurance body, Lloyd’s Register, issued the company a design appraisal document (DAD) certification, validating its flexible pipe testing program and results.    This follows an extensive three-year testing campaign by Baker Hughes – featuring more than 120 test setups, methodologies and characterizations, including dissection of pipes recovered from field operations. It marks a step toward

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