JOLLIET PROJECT PROVES FLEXIBLE PIPE FOR DEEPWATER DEVELOPMENT

William S. Tillinghast Conoco Inc. Houston Hubert Lecomte, Lawnie A. Sturdevant, Philippe Cranham Coflexip & Services Inc. Houston The flexible-pipe export system for Conoco Inc.'s Jolliet project in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest flexible pipe and riser ever installed. The project saw, as well, the first use of flexible pipe risers with a tension-leg well platform (TLWP) or a tension-leg platform (TLP). Also, during the installation, large-diameter flexible pipe was abandoned in

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