Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies (FOGT) successfully delivered on a subsea contract to supply flexible horizontal tie-in equipment to Subsea 7 & Shell, located offshore Trinidad.
The scope of work for the contract included the provision of 12" Vector Optima® connectors with H-mode horizontal tie-in systems. The project requires both rigid and flexible tie ins and a tool package including seal cleaning, replacement, and horizontal stroke tool. Successful installation took place in early 2022.
Our Horizontal Tie-In system integrates over 20 years of offshore experience totaling over 1000 successful subsea connector installations. The project utilized Our Vector Optima® Subsea connector and FOGT patented Duoseal™ technology, which maximize operational efficiency, load capacity, and provide dual barrier sealing protection. As a result, the 4 Colibri H-Mode were installed +2.5X faster than comparable horizontal connection systems and was installed at a rate of 1 jumper every 12 hours with no complications.
Chris Lee, VP Connectors Business Group, said “The award and the subsequent performance of this project demonstrates FOGT’s ability to innovate and provide compact, reliable, cost-effective and field proven subsea connector and flexible horizontal tie-in. This contract demonstrates that the industry values the reliability of our products and the operational efficiencies they bring.”
About Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies is a global solutions provider of critical sealing and connector solutions, niche products and services to the global energy market — including oil and gas, renewables and alternatives. Our strengths in material science, application knowledge, design capabilities and manufacturing capacity, combined with our differentiated product portfolio, are supported by a relentless focus on providing the highest level of service to our customers. Our associates serve a wide range of customers including oil and gas production companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and engineering and service companies. Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies has locations in Canada, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, and the US.
About the Freudenberg Group
Freudenberg is a global technology group. Together with its partners, customers and research institutions, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, products and services for more than 40 markets and for thousands of applications: seals, connectors, vibration control components, performance materials / textiles, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products and household and commercial cleaning products. Strength of innovation, strong customer orientation, diversity, and long-term orientation are the cornerstones of the Group. A 170-year-old family-owned company, the Freudenberg Group employs approximately 48,000 people in some 60 countries worldwide and generated revenues of more than $10 billion. For more information, please visit www.freudenberg.com