GMC Wins DeepStar Contract

SURF solutions specialist, GMC, has received an award from DeepStar as part of DeepStar Phase XII-B funding.

DeepStar is a joint industry technology development project focused on advancing the technologies to meet its members’ deepwater business needs to deliver increased production and reserves.

The project titled “Testing of High-Strength Mechanically Connected Steel Riser” will demonstrate the strength and fatigue resistance of high-strength mechanically connected and friction welded pipe for steel catenary riser applications.

According to GMC, full-scale testing will be performed to Industry Standards for risers and pipelines and will include mechanical testing of friction joints, as well as full-scale fatigue testing friction joints and the connector rated for 15Ksi pressure service.

“This project award underscores the urgent requirement in the offshore oil & gas industry to develop cost effective technical solutions for developing deepwater and ultra-deepwater prospects. Completion of this testing will significantly advance the technology readiness level of GMC’s Intelligently Connected Pipe (ICP™). GMC appreciates the support of the DeepStar organization who play a key role in advancing new technologies to solve offshore challenges” said Glen Viau, Chief Operating Officer of GMC.