MDL Innovates Well Intervention with New System
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20 May 2016Maritime Developments (MDL) has delivered a new flexible pipe deployment and retrieval system for Magma Global, set to significantly reduce the costs and risks of light well intervention for the offshore oil industry.
The m-IDP (Integrated Deployment Package) was unveiled at the company’s assembly and testing facility in Peterhead, at a client Open Day co-hosted with Magma.
Well intervention project managers and engineers from across the UK were able to take a close look at the system at the event, before attending a technical session explaining the combined application of the m-IDP system with Magma’s m-pipe®, designed for high flow rate, high pressure hydraulic pumping from the back deck of smaller vessels.
The m-IDP is a compact, highly developed and multi-function system designed specifically for installation, retrieval and storage of 3-inch 15ksi m-pipe® - the lightweight pipe manufactured by Magma Global.
Thanks to the flexible m-IDP design, m-pipe® can be installed over the moon pool or side or over the stern of the vessel as required.
The complete package is due to travel to the Gulf of Mexico, with the first deployment expected by the end of 2016.
Derek Smith, CEO of MDL said:
"We are pleased to present this latest addition to our portfolio, which, combined with Magma’s m-pipe®, opens up a whole new proposition for offshore light well intervention.
"In delivering this system, we combined our knowledge of the harsh marine environment and challenges faced on the vessel’s back deck, with our ethos of delivering the most compact, safe and user-friendly equipment to offshore operators globally.
"This integrated system, coupled with the unique capabilities of the m-pipe®, is set to become an invaluable solution for operators with multiple well intervention projects, regardless of their geographical location.”