Dow, Trelleborg Receive World Oil Award for Advanced Subsea Insulation

The winner of the 2012 World Oil Award for Best Production Technology is a breakthrough in subsea insulation developed by Dow Oil and Gas, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), in cooperation with multiple organizations, including Trelleborg Offshore, a leading provider of polymer and syntactic foam-based coating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry.

The breakthrough technology, known as the NEPTUNE Advanced Subsea Flow Assurance Insulation System, offers the widest end-to-end use-temperature range of any complete wet insulation system on the market.

The World Oil Awards were established 11 years ago to put a spotlight on leading innovators and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. This year’s awards paid tribute to “Innovations for the Future,” and winners were named in 16 different categories.

The NEPTUNE Advanced Subsea Flow Assurance Insulation System was nominated for Best Production Technology by Trelleborg Offshore, a key application partner in the development of the NEPTUNE C Insulation Coating, the advanced subsea flow assurance insulation suitable for custom coating of subsea architecture.

“We are thrilled that NEPTUNE Advanced Subsea Flow Assurance Insulation System has won this year’s World Oil Award for Best Production Technology,” said Alex Lane, Dow Oil & Gas Business Segment Leader for Oil & Gas Transmission.

“We developed the NEPTUNE System in direct response to requests from offshore operators who seek subsea pipeline flow assurance under increasingly harsh conditions of temperature and pressure. Receiving this recognition is a rewarding confirmation that the technology we developed is a genuine breakthrough for oil and gas production worldwide. It is also recognition of the significant milestones that can be achieved through the collaborative efforts of Dow and industry respected applicators, such as Trelleborg,” added Lane.

With components designed for line pipe, field joint and subsea architecture, the complete NEPTUNE Advanced Subsea Flow Assurance Insulation System protects assets from well head to delivery point during installation and use at temperatures of -40ºC to 160ºC (-40°F to 320°F) and at depths of up to 13,123 feet / 4,000 meters.

The simple, two-layer system for line pipe includes an underlay of NEPTUNE High Temperature Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) for corrosion protection and an overlay of NEPTUNE Advanced Hybrid Polyether Thermoset Insulation for pipeline flow assurance.

The FBE is based on proprietary Dow resin technology, and the hybrid polyether thermoset is a completely new insulation technology developed by Dow to impart robust flow assurance in the increasingly harsh conditions experienced during subsea oil production.

The complete NEPTUNE System has passed a battery of rigorous qualification tests, including small- and production-scale trials employing extreme testing procedures to validate compressive strength, durability, and thermal performance.

“This Award recognizes Dow’s ability to draw from our vast experience and R&D expertise to consistently provide our customers with cutting-edge, unique solutions,” said Antoine Samaha, Regional Commercial Director – Oil & Gas, Dow Middle East & Africa.

“In the Middle East as well, we are dedicated to fueling sustainable solutions for every segment of the oil & gas value chain. Winning such awards only serve to further motivate us in achieving our objectives and maximizing value for our customers,” added Samaha.

In the Middle East, Dow is keen to leverage its competencies in contaminant removal, asset integrity, production enhancement, energy management and water treatment in order to develop design and customize breakthrough products.

To do so the company will continue to mobilize its business units within the region such as Dow Oil & Gas and Dow Advanced Materials to offer a more complete solution set for the region’s energy needs.

Furthermore, the company has demonstrated its commitment to the region’s industry by establishing a locally based technical sales-support service network.

Dow Chemical Co, January 21, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 1 2 3 4 5

9th Annual Coasts and Marine Structures 2017 Conference

Discover Best Practise Strategies for Design, Planning, Construction and Asset Management

To remain competitive, Australian port operators must plan, design, manage and maintain their assets more creatively and proactively to meet future demands and drive profitability.

With this in mind, the Coast and Marine Structures Summit 2017 will focus on key considerations relevant to ensuring your existing assets are maximised and prepared to accommodate bigger vessels.

Hear from 20+ global experts including Maritime/Coastal Engineers, Contractors, Port Authorities and more, including GHD (USA), Indonesian Port Corporation (Asia), G-Group Consulting (New Zealand), Ausenco (Australia), Port Authority NSW (Australia), to name a few.

By attending this 2-day conference, you’ll learn about:

– Innovative planning and design of ports to create efficiencies that drive profit
– Best practice asset management strategies and new PIANC design principles for bulk terminals
– Proactive asset management and maintenance to improve durability and maximise and extend asset lifecycles
– Alternative material and protection techniques trialled and tested in the US and Europe
– Strategies to shift organisational culture and mindset from asset management to asset maintenance
– How you can leverage technology to increase the efficiency of your marine structures
– Case studies on retrofitting, expanding and upgrading your ports in cost-effective ways

More info

read more >

European Shipping Week 2017

European Shipping Week is intended to be a platform where policy-makers from the main EU institutions will meet and engage with European…

read more >

SNS2017 – The Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition

EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea conference is the most important event for the energy sector in the East of England…

read more >

Seatrade Cruise Global

For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry…

read more >