Tool adds to deepwater flow-assurance flexibility

Click here to enlarge imageA subsea intervention system with a standardized connector system, currently being developed by Paragon Engineering Services Inc., Houston, will allow remediation of subsea flow blockages from a surface vessel with a tool that connects directly to a manifold.This tool will allow an operator to inject and circulate various chemicals into a single line to remove the blockage.Paragon is currently working with Shell Offshore Inc. on equipment modification to meet the flow-assurance requirements for Shell's Serrano-Oregano developments in 3,400 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico (see box).At a substantial cost savings to Shell, Paragon is refining and standardiz...

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