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Aptara™ Composite Flexibles

Aptara™ Composite Flexibles

A step-change in capability and cost to the subsea industry

BHGE’s composite riser flexible pipe is a step-change product. It provides a cost-effective solution for ultra-deepwater applications in water depths up to around 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

Designed for ultra-deep waters and high pressure applications

  • This new product is a hybrid of traditional flexible pipe designs, introducing 21st century materials technology for one specific layer – bringing 30% weight savings without affecting bending radius or compressive load capability.

    For risers, this is achieved by reducing hang-off weights and platform burdens, simplifying riser configurations, and minimizing ancillaries and subsea infrastructure while keeping the exposure to new technology to a minimum.

    The product eliminates riser system complexity, reduces cost and installation time while delivering predictable and stable hydrodynamic performance over the full product life cycle.

    For flowlines and jumpers, we retain the flexibility this product brings with regards to final layouts, accommodating re-spuds and early deployment/wet storing of pipe to accommodate installation windows of opportunity, which may occur off the project critical path.

    Particularly for high-sour or high-CO2 developments, this hybrid composite pipe significantly reduces permeated gas flow rate through the pipe annulus, reducing operational risk and adding cost benefits over the field lifecycle.

    These flexible pipes are re-usable and can be redeployed to different duties and locations.

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