Umm Lulu Project
To help support the UAE’s initiatives to increase offshore crude oil production, we ensured the long-term protection of a key field’s pipe infrastructure.
The Umm Lulu field, located in the Arabian Gulf just 18 miles (30 kilometers) northwest of Abu Dhabi, will help support a strategic initiative by the UAE to pump 1.75 million barrels of offshore crude oil per day by 2017. So when the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) required a proven high-performance field joint coating solution for approximately 121 miles (194 kilometers) of subsea pipelines, Shawcor provided the right product and technical expertise to assist in successfully executing this pipeline installation.
For this critical offshore application, we supplied our market-leading Factory Grade™ GTS-PP and GTS-PE field-applied girth-weld coating solutions along 40 miles (65 kilometers) of 3LPP and 80 miles (129 kilometers) of 3LPE coated pipe, respectively. These advanced heat shrink sleeves are composed of the same high-grade raw materials utilized to coat the 3LPE and 3LPP linepipe, and demonstrate our abilities to deliver seamless coating integrity along the entire length of the pipeline. To support a high-quality installation and efficient vessel cycle times, Shawcor provided operator training and induction heating equipment to the subsea lay contractor.
Convenient supply chain management and field engineering support were delivered from our technical services hub located in Mussaffah, UAE. From this strategic location, we provided rapid response and immediate deployment of products and technical resources upon customer request for flawless project execution.