Engineering award for Subsea 7News // May 23, 2003
Subsea 7's GoFlo(r) flow remediation system is a unique solution to flowline blockage remediation. The system uses composite coiled tubing that is designed to be neutrally buoyant in flowline fluids. This buoyancy removes a significant amount of the friction associated with steel coiled tubing and enables the system to reach significant distances. The most innovative aspect of the system is the use of neutrally buoyant composite coiled tubing, the transmission of hydraulic power over long distances andthe ability to adapt the system for real time inspection of pipelines.
The Hart's Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation, established in 1971, honour the world's best new tools and techniques for finding, drilling, and producing oil and gas wells.
Entries are judged on their innovation of concept or design, their ability to solve a real, practical oilfield problem and their potential for improving profitability, safety or efficiency. The judging committee is composed of experienced industry personnel from around the world with respected engineering backgrounds and oilfield expertise.
Dick Martin, Subsea 7's vice president for Gulf of Mexico said, "We are delighted to have received this prestigious award which confirms Subsea 7's position as a leading force in the provision of innovative technical solutions to the oil and gas industry".