Statoil tests, adopts deepwater pipe tool

11/27/2000
Statoil has successfully tested Matis on its Gullfaks satellites Phase II project.Click here to enlarge imageStatoil, after tests on its Gullfaks Satellites Phase II project, has adopted a new subsea tool that allows flanged piping to be assembled in deep water without diver assistance.Developed in cooperation with Stolt Offshore, the new remote-control technology is called "Matis" for "modular advanced tie-in system" (Fig. 1).The tool was tested on four pipelines in 215 m of water on the Gullfaks Satellites Phase II project. The pipelines, 22 and 24 in. OD, were tied back to Gullfaks C with the help of the new tool.Statoil says it forms a part of its pipeline-repair system (PRS), a col...
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