OTC 2013: Statoil develops retrofit subsea hot tap tee

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Statoil has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the remotely welded retrofit subsea hot tap tee.

A remote-controlled hot tap operation consists of a robot welding a T-piece on to the pipe, while gas flows through it. Then a remote-controlled drilling machine will drill holes in the producing pipeline, with no effect on pressure and production.

Statoil retrofit subsea hot tap tee

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