Repsol runs BlueDock connectors in Trinidad and Tobago


Repsol runs BlueDock connectors in Trinidad and Tobago

HOUSTON -- Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well, on a Jackup platform at a water depth of 283 ft. This also marked the first time that the connector was used in 30-in. pipes.

“The BlueDock™ connector showed good performance in running times, an effective installation of the anti-rotation device and demonstrated to be an overall solution for the customer’s requirements: mechanical resistance, sealability and connector stability,” said Alberto Acuña, Tenaris Sales Coordinator for Central America & Caribbean.

Tenaris field service specialists from Colombia assisted throughout the entire whole operation. “To overcome some well restrictions, the BlueDock™ connector
was subjected to extensive cyclic loads (tension and compression.) After the final successful pressure test, it was possible to prove the sealability and mechanical performance met the customer requirements,” said Ribeiro.

BlueDock connectors, manufactured at Tenaris’s welded pipe mill in Brazil, draw on TenarisHydril’s extensive expertise in proprietary connection design and experience in welding and pipe manufacturing. The weld-on connectors ensure easy stabbing and trouble-free make-up for fast and reliable running along with 100% ratings in tension, compression and bending. They have also undergone sealability tests based on ISO 13679 standards, as well as full-scale make-and-break tests.

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