WOKING, UK – Subsea Riser Products Ltd. (SRP) has secured a contract to develop and qualify its Nimway 510 and Nimway 710 completion and workover riser connectors for a subsea wellheads and production systems provider.
The commitment of more than $ 4 million is against SRP successfully qualifying the connectors to ISO 13628-7:2005 and the latest working draft of API specification 17G (2015), with the client obtaining exclusive rights to the 5¼-in. and 7⅜-in. 10,000 psi connectors for at least two years.
The contract is paired with a strategic supply agreement, which enables SRP to source wider support services from fellow Acteon companies involved in subsea risers and moorings, including 2H Offshore and Pulse Structural Monitoring.
The qualification program involves manufacturing the connectors, welding them to production-grade pipe and then testing their endurance using hydrostatic pressure, bending and resonant fatigue tests. The design and machining work for the contract will be done in the UK, with forgings procured from Italy. The qualification testing work will be completed primarily in Houston. The qualification program will be complete by 1Q 2016.
SRP secured the agreement following detailed design and successful proof of concept tests funded by Acteon on Nimway 515, SRP’s 5¼-in. 15,000-psi connector. SRP has also commenced in the detail design of Nimway 520, a 5¼-in connector rated for 20,000 psi working pressure at 350°F (176°C) in 10,000 ft (3,048 m) water depth.