Wide-ranging capability

Flexi France has supplied more than 7,000 km of flexible pipe throughout the world, in countries and regions such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, the North Sea, West Africa, the USA (Gulf of Mexico), the Mediterranean Sea and India, for applications as varied as static, dynamic, subsea and topside.

These lines represent:

  • more than 15,000 end-fittings
  • up to 19" internal diameter
  • down to 1,940 meters water depth
  • up to 15,000 psi working pressure
  • up to 130°C working temperature

Large EPCI contracts including some deepwater projects

Flexi France has demonstrated its capability to handle large projects within an EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract framework as well as smaller fast-track flexible pipe supplies, of which most recent references are as follows:

 

Dalia SURF for Total: engineering, procurement and construction of flowlines, risers, umbilicals and an offloading system for the Dalia field located in water depths down to 1,500 meters offshore Angola. The project includes the use of innovative proprietary technologies such as the flexible Integrated Production Bundle (IPB). Installation occurred end 2006.

 

Agbami for Chevron: EPCI contract for flowlines and associated risers for the Agbami field located offshore Nigeria. As part of the company's commitment to local development, logistics and pre-commissioning was sub-contracted to firms in Nigeria. Furthermore, Nigerian engineers will be trained in offshore deepwater construction technologies. The project scope covered the manufacture of close to 95 km of flexibles. The delivery was fully completed in 2008. The Flexible pipe was laid in water depths between 1,500 and 1,600 meters,  a record in Nigeria.

Bonga for Shell: the field is located in Nigeria in 1,100 m water depth. Technip installed two 2,238 m export lines. The main characteristics of these flexible lines were:

  • Large diameter of 19" ID
  • The application for these export lines was something new at the time. They were used as connections between an FPSO and an offloading buoy system.
  • Carousels were used during the manufacturing and storage, and then for transportation until installation.

These oil export lines offer excellent dynamic and fatigue performances. Installation was completed in 2005.

Thunder Horse for BP: this field is located in the Gulf of Mexico in 1,940 m water depth. Flexi France manufactured 7.5" ID water injection flowlines and 3 risers for a total length of 10.7 km. Their design pressure is 10,000 psi, the first of their kind in such water depth. The lines were partly installed and wet parked offshore in 2005.

White Rose for Husky: the White Rose field, located in Terra Nova in shallow waters (130 m water depth), is in a particularly harsh environment (severe dynamic conditions) and quite spread out. Flexi France provided a total of 28 km of a large range of flexible products (flowlines, risers, etc.) with a wide range of internal diameters. Applications were gas injection, gas lift, water injection, and high temperature production lines. Installation final phase occurred in 2005.

Enfield for Woodside: this is an EPCI contract for the Enfield site located in the North West of Australia, between 410 and 570 meters water depths. The delivery of flexible lines occurred in December 2005 and covered gas injection, gas lift, production and water injection risers to flowlines with 6", 8", 9" and 10" internal diameters. A total length of 24 km was manufactured.

Fram East for Norsk Hydro: this field, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, in 360 m water depth, is the extension of the successful Fram Vest field development. The project consisted in manufacturing several types of structures such as high temperature flowlines and risers, jumpers (with internal diameters ranging from 3" to 10"), a DSU (Dynamic Subsea Umbilical) made of hydraulic hoses (both for the control and monitoring of subsea systems) and electrical cables. A total length of 12km was supplied. Installation occurred in the first half of 2006.