HOUSTON – Grégory Toguyeni, senior welding and materials engineer at Subsea 7, has received a commendation for his paper “Mechanically Lined Pipe: Installation by reel-lay” in the Best Mechanical Engineering Paper Award at the Offshore Technology Conference.
The award is by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Toguyeni’s paper, with Joachim Base of BUTTING, was selected from around 50 mechanically-orientated papers by members of the ASME-OTC programming committee at their reception on April 30. Toguyeni is presenting the paper on May 3.
A member of Subsea 7’s Technology and Asset Development Team, based in Aberdeen, Toguyeni and the team have been working with pipe manufacturer BUTTING on the new technology, which has been adopted for the first major presalt project, Guará-Lula NE in Brazil.
Toguyeni said: “I am very honored to be a finalist for this industry award. We have been making some real advances in pipeline technology at Subsea 7, and I am very proud to be part of a team working on innovative, applied technology.”