Airborne Oil & Gas Wins West Africa TCP Deal with Addax
Airborne Oil & Gas has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum for the delivery of two gas lift jumpers in West Africa.
The deal will see Airborne thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP) products becoming a permanent application in the region for the first time.
The Dutch-based business will supply two, 180-meter-long TCP Jumpers to support the Sinopec subsidiary’s operations in the Okwori field, off the coast of Nigeria, within an eight-week timeframe.
This is the first time one of its TCP technologies has been ordered through its newly launched “Jumper on Demand” service which sees long lengths of its jumpers being manufactured, prepared with dedicated end-fittings and held in stock.
The scope of work marks the second order for its TCP products in Nigeria this year. The first was for a TCP Jumper Spool which is expected to be deployed by a supermajor in the region later in the year.
Addax technical advisor, Tony Kirkby, said: “The flexibility and ease of re-termination makes TCP a great product for gas lift and other applications within Addax in Nigeria. It allows us to cut pipe to length and install quickly, thereby ensuring that production is maintained with minimum disruption.”
Airborne Oil & Gas vice president for Europe & Africa, Paul McCafferty, said: “This scope of work for Addax involves the delivery of two TCP Jumpers within a very short timeframe, which in turn provides the support the Sinopec Group subsidiary require in the most optimal way. Throughout this project we look forward to further developing our client relationship while delivering our effective high-quality TCP technology to support their future pipeline needs”.