Dow, Trelleborg Receive World Oil Award for Advanced Subsea Insulation

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>

<< Sep 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
29 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 29 30 1 2

TOC Americas

TOC (The Terminal Operations Conference) has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers. Over time, TOC has evolved and whilst they continue to deliver the highest quality technical content in line with their heritage, they also recognise that they must now hear from stakeholders higher up the cargo chain. Therefore, there are now two distinct elements to the event:

The exhibition is a showcase for port & terminal technology and operations plus TECH TOC, the free to attend technical conference aimed at terminal operators and their suppliers. Many suppliers come together to showcase cutting edge solutions to their clients, the terminal operators and ports.

More recently, the events now placed a new focus on the container supply chain making them the premier business and networking event for the stakeholders, including shippers, carriers and 3pl’s as well as the global operators and port authorities. This conversation takes place in the more recently created Container Supply Chain Conference.

More info

read more >

BWMTech North America 2016

Key sessions at BWMTech NA 2016:
• A guide to Ballast Water Treatment System Selection.
• Market Modelling: Forecasting the market response to ratification…

read more >

Arctic Shipping Forum North America

The ASF Arctic Shipping North America 2016 Innovation Award will be presented to a company or individual that has developed an innovative idea…

read more >

Singapore International Bunkering 2016

SIBCON 2016 will be about perspectives, conversations, dialogue, and above all networking. With all discussions under Chatham House rules…

read more >