Airborne Oil & Gas Newsletter Winter 2015
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Dear reader,

With this newsletter, we are happy to update you on the latest news on Airborne Oil & Gas.

Where the general oil and gas news this year has been somewhat downbeat, for us it has been the best year so far. Today we have track record on all our current products: we are supplying jumpers for deepwater plug and abandonment, downlines for acid stimulation, flowlines for hydrocarbon service. Recently we have taken the first steps towards several riser applications across the globe.

We see the momentum for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe growing and acceptance in the market place accelerating. Shortly we will open our Houston and KL regional offices. I'm particularly pleased to announce that Gavin Leiper will join us as as Vice President North America: Gavin, formerly responsible for flexible pipe sourcing in Subsea 7 and technology manager for composites, brings a lot of knowledge and experience in support of our flowline and riser businesses. 

We also want to take this opportunity to wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

Interested to learn more? Take a few moments to read this newsletter, or contact us for more information. We are happy to work with you!
Best regards,

Martin van Onna
CCO Airborne Oil & Gas

Airborne Oil & Gas wins contract for composite downline and jumpers for acid stimulation

Airborne Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract for the supply of a composite downline, jumpers and deployment system for acid stimulation.

A West African operator selected our Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) technology as the preferred solution for injecting large volumes of stimulation fluids in deep water offshore West Africa. We will supply a 1450 meter long, 3 inch ID 5000 psi working pressure TCP Downline and TCP Jumpers, the latter connecting the downline to the injection skid and subsea wellhead. In addition, we will supply the complete deployment spread, including reeler, tensioner and all pipe ancillaries such as end fittings, bend restrictors etcetera. We will perform all related engineering including global dynamical analysis of the downline system.

The TCP Downline and TCP Jumpers provide the high flow rates required for effectively stimulating reservoirs. Acid stimulation is a key element in the EOR strategy of most operators; where the flow rate is a prerequisite, the good fatigue performance, light weight and easy maintenance ensures a good business case compared to alternatives such as steel coiled tubing. Read more

Gavin Leiper joins as Vice President North America

We are building up our regional office network with offices in Houston (US) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
To head up our Houston Office we have asked Gavin Leiper to join our team. Gavin will start the Houston office as Vice President North America, supporting our ongoing US projects and grow our client base and sales in the region. With the supply of flexible jumpers to Wild Well Control for the Gulf’s deepest riserless P&A to date, Gavin will have a good start.
Before joining Airborne Oil & Gas, Gavin had the positions of Corporate Group Category Director and Technology Manager – Composite Materials at Subsea 7 in Aberdeen, UK. In the role of Technology Manager he was responsible for managing various R&D and JIP projects, develop Subsea 7’s use of composite based technologies and developing the composites strategy for Subsea 7. In the role of Corporate Group Category Director he was responsible for the review and approval of Subsea 7’s flexible pipe offering in projects as well as all global frame agreements and high level engagements with flexible pipe suppliers.
“With Gavin joining, we have added a seasoned flexible pipe professional to our team” says Martin van Onna, Chief Commercial Officer. “We recently delivered our 11th continuous composite pipe and have 10 more in production that will reach the field in the next 6 months, among which is flowline for hydrocarbon production. With this, we are well placed to use Gavin’s experience and knowledge of flexible pipe and installation for the benefit of our clients, and strongly grow Airborne Oil & Gas' business, building on our established position and track record.”

DNV GL qualification of Airborne Oil & Gas technology

The qualification activities started by Airborne Oil & Gas are now being finalised by DNV GL and will result in approval certificates in early 2016. DNV GL now approves our generic design tools and methods, our material properties, our production process and how these elements are linked to each other and to the pipe product performance.
The design tools are used for multi-scale FE analysis and fatigue, creep and chemical analysis. All validated by both small scale coupon and full scale pipe testing. The production approval includes all sizes up to 7.5 inch ID and 3000 meter length per spool. Both the design and manufacturing certificates are in accordance with the new DNV GL Recommended Practice for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe. 

Close out of JIP on DNV GL
RP for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe

On December 2nd and 3rd we hosted the JIP Close Out meeting at our facility, with a large delegation of industry experts present.
Click here: RP on Thermoplastic Composite Pipe issued on the 14th of December by DNV GL

Airborne Oil & Gas to supply non-collapsible flexible jumpers to Wild Well Control for the deepest riserless plug & abandonment in the Gulf of Mexico

Wild Well Control awarded Airborne Oil & Gas a contract for the supply of two flexible TCP Jumpers. The two jumpers, 2 inch and 10 ksi rated, are collapse resistant to 3000 meters water depth. They are delivered in lengths of 300 ft each and will provide the flexible fluid connection between a drill string or downline and Wild Well Control's 7-series subsea intervention package.
Our TCP Jumper combines flexibility with a smooth bore and high collapse resistance. This combination, unique in the industry, provides a superior solution for riserless Plug & Abandonment (P&A). Thomas Wilke, General Manager Subsea, explains: “Our primary client, Marubeni Oil and Gas, will be plugging and abandoning 9 subsea wells, of which the deepest are at a water depth of some 7300 ft. We expect that some wells will be sub-hydrostatic, which may lead to significant differential pressures. Using Airborne Oil & Gas' non-collapsible jumpers removes the risk of hose collapse and the related project delays. We have worked with Airborne Oil & Gas for some time on this project and concluded that their product provided a significant operational advantage." Read more


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