DNV GL approves Flint Subsea well kill connector

Flint Subsea

Emergency quick disconnect supplier Flint Subsea has obtained DNV GL approval of its latest system, which has been supplied to a well intervention specialist in the North Sea.

Flint Subsea were approached in 2019 to provide an emergency disconnect solution for a supplier of well intervention services in the North Sea.

The challenge was to create a really simple and easy-to-use system, whilst providing all the requirements of an emergency disconnect.

The solution, developed by Flint Subsea engineers was to integrate their standard EQD connector into a stack , with high angle disconnect capability (hose) and full isolation (valve).

A simple hot stab connection thereby ensures quick and reliable ROV operations. In the event of an emergency, the system can be pulled to break at the EQD or it can be hydraulically released.

After a testing scheme, witnessed by DNV GL, the system has been approved in accordance with DNVGL-OS-E101 and API 6A and a product certificate issued accordingly.

Gareth Black said, “This is a fantastic achievement by the team at Flint Subsea and underlines our expertise in Emergency Quick Disconnect technology and ability to come up with reliable and easy to operate solutions.”