DeepStar awards GMC steel catenary riser test project

Offshore staff

RICHMOND, UKDeepStar has awarded GMC a testing project as part of DeepStar Phase XII-B.

The project title is “Testing of High-Strength Mechanically Connected Steel Riser” and its purpose is to demonstrate the strength and fatigue resistance of high-strength mechanically connected and friction welded pipe for use in steel catenary risers.

Full-scale testing is to include mechanical testing of friction joints, as well as full-scale fatigue testing friction joints and the connector rated for 15,000 psi service.

“This project award underscores the urgent requirement in the offshore oil and gas industry to develop cost effective technical solutions for developing deepwater and ultra-deepwater prospects. Completion of this testing will significantly advance the technology readiness level of GMC’s Intelligently Connected Pipe,” said Glen Viau, COO of GMC Ltd.  

“GMC appreciates the support of the DeepStar organization who play a key role in advancing new technologies to solve offshore challenges.”


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