Autumn 2019

Making new connections in well tested extremes

RMSpumptools is working closely with one of its key customers on the design and development of a technically challenging new suite of subsea connectors.

The team has been working with a major subsea equipment company in Singapore on creating an extremely tough and resilient underwater electrical connector feed-through system.

It comprises a suite of electrical wet and dry mate connectors (which can be connected either in the water or on the surface) to provide continuous electrical connection through the equipment monitoring and controlling the production of a subsea well. The new connectors will be rated to operate a temperature of 177C and under 20K psi of pressure.

New innovations

These new subsea connectors are based on RMSpumptools’s existing technology principles known for durability, reliability and longevity, but they incorporate innovative new design and materials to ensure superior functioning under high pressure and at extreme temperatures.

Subsea connectors play an important role in well pressure testing on oil and gas rigs. Information about temperature and pressure passes through them from the downhole gauge to the subsea controls system, and a clear signal even under extreme conditions, allows the operator to efficiently control the well flow. 

 ‘We have combined our wealth of knowledge and our experience of both product application and industry requirements for this project, and we are using materials from proven suppliers in order to comply with agreed specifications and industry standards,’

Says Michael Winfield, subsea business manager at RMSpumptools.

‘Although we have worked closely with this customer in the past, on this particular project we are sharing detailed technical information so the bespoke system can interface into their equipment in order to meet the challenging technical specifications of the project.’

‘This project is being co-funded by the customer, which is a clear demonstration of their commitment and confidence in us and the products we are producing.’

He adds.

The product is currently in manufacture awaiting verification to various industry standards.

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