Tata Steel showcases pipeline solutions at OTC 2013

Tata Steel pipe laying. (Image source: Tata Steel)Tata Steel is displaying its pipeline solutions at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) which is currently taking place in Houston, US

The company has an extensive track record in every stage of hydrocarbon recovery, from exploration and drilling, oil and gas production and transportation through to refining, processing and developing renewable technologies.

Tata Steel recently completed a US$150mn project to provide pipe for the Discovery Producer Services L.L.C. (Discovery) gas pipeline in Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico.

Tata Steel supplied Discovery’s Keathley Canyon Connector with 345km of 20-inch diameter submerged arc welded line pipe, weighing more than 110,000 metric tonnes, which was manufactured at the company’s 42-inch mill in Hartlepool, UK.

The pipe was laid at water depths of up to 2,250m and is designed to meet the required specification for deepwater conditions.

“Tata Steel applies decades of experience and expert knowledge to deliver strong, reliable and innovative pipeline solutions for challenging and complex projects around the world," said Richard Broughton, commercial manager for Pipelines & Petrochemical at Tata Steel.

“At OTC this year, we will be showcasing our proven success in providing line pipe for deepwater conditions.

"Recent contracts have been awarded based on our excellent dimensional tolerance control, enabling us to offer enhanced deepwater anti-collapse properties, easy fit-up and fast lay rates.”

Tata Steel’s pipeline packages include double submerged arc welded (DSAW) line pipe, which, according to the company, is equipped with the strongest edge crimping and ‘O’ press combination in the world.

This enables the manufacture of thicker wall DSAW pipes even in smaller diameters, which are ideal for withstanding the extreme collapse pressures in the deepest waters.

Tata Steel produces high frequency induction (HFI) welded pipe for reel lay projects, which offers a consistently shorter procurement schedule, superior ovality and wall thickness tolerance to that of seamless line pipe.

The company also manufactures and project manages pipe-in-pipe solutions for high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) pipelines and risers, spools and bends.

This comprehensive range of insulation options enables it to supply the optimum thermal efficiency.



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