FlexFlow Linepipe™ Produced Water Transfer Line Installation
A Houston-based exploration and production company with unconventional assets in the United States was looking for a corrosion free solution for a produced water transfer line. They selected Shawcor's FlexFlow Linepipe because of its longevity and low maintenance.
Installing new products can pose uncertainty for customers but a prominent Houston-based E&P was excited to install new-to-market FlexFlow Linepipe thanks to previous experience with Shawcor products including FlexPipe Linepipe and FlexPipe Linepipe High Temperature.
Over just eight days, a crew of six contract employees and select Shawcor personnel deployed 3.53 miles of FlexFlow Linepipe. The pipe was unloaded in mere minutes from delivery trucks and then leap frogged onto the right of way next to the trench for faster deployment. It was then directly placed in the trench. Drag sections were used when deploying under line crossings and utilities. The specific benefit that the installation crew found the most advantageous was the ability to go around corners and contours of the trench with ease.
FlexFlow Linepipe eliminates the need for jeeping and reduces the majority of priming and taping.
With an engineer onsite to answer any questions during the project installation went smoothly. Both the operator and contractor would recommend FlexFlow Linepipe to others. The Shawcor team "are very professional and knowledgeable with a ton of pipeline experience," said the contractor company's president.