DEEPWATER PIPELINE CONNECTIONS - A SUBSYSTEM OF THE SUBMERGED PRODUCTION SYSTEM

A deep water pipeline connection method has been designed, built, and successfully tested to remotely attach and connect three sets of pipelines in the SPS pilot test. Two attachment methods a pull-in and a lay-away, were employed to align and attach the subsea pipelines to an ocean floor structure. A remotely controlled tool aligned, connected, and tested the pipeline connections placed there by both attachment methods. These deep water pipeline connections feature the ability to maintain pipeline connections and hydraulically operated, fail-safe isolation valves by using replaceable spool pieces which contain maintenance prone components.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 57-68

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2526 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM