Sealing Offshore Platform Breach

BESPOKE DEVELOPMENT TO CREATE A SOLUTION FOR SEALING A HARD TO REACH BREACH WITHIN THE LEG OF AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM.

Offshore integrity breaches are often found in hard-to-reach locations and are therefore difficult to repair. Aubin has developed a suite of solutions with sealing and plugging capabilities to address these challenges. 

THE BRIEF

Create a pumpable sealing solution that can be deployed from above the gas-tight floor to seal a dangerous subsea breach in pipework within the leg of an offshore platform.
WHAT HAPPENED?

Our team of product development chemists got to work immediately to create pumpable materials technology that would cure at the desired subsea location within the pipework. 

 

Rigorous testing and development took place and after 7 days a brand new product had been created specifically for our clients requirements.

 

The animation highlights a serious breach in the leg of an offshore platform. Without an urgent solution, such breaches can result in platform shutdowns, pipelines closures and a variety of other dangerous and costly scenarios.

THE RESULT 

After the identification of the breach, we deployed AXI-Lokk within 7 days, tailored to cure at the desired subsea location.  The product was engineered to our clients specifications and passed government and environmental regulations. AXI-Lokk is a temporary or permanent sealing and grouting material used to establish, or re-establish an impermeable pressure-retaining barrier.

 

The solution was unique as it allowed for a non-mechanical and unmanned fix of the breach in a dangerous and difficult to access area. This allowed the operator to reinstate production and save a seven-figure sum.

SUMMARY

Our solution was unique as it allowed for a non-mechanical and unmanned fix of the breach in a dangerous and difficult to access area. This allowed the operator to reinstate production and save a seven-figure sum.