Wood Group launches flexible pipe integrity report

Wood Group has led a global project to improve industry knowledge and understanding of flexible pipe integrity management. The findings of the Sureflex joint industry project (JIP) published in the report, Flexible Pipe Integrity Management Guidance & Good Practice, shares experiences, lessons learned, failure statistics, inspection and monitoring insight on the use of unbonded flexible pipes in offshore applications.

Ian MacLeod, asset integrity solutions engineering manager for Wood Group, who leads the JIP, said: “The Sureflex JIP is the largest of its kind focused on flexible pipe integrity management, involving input from more than 40 member and non-member organisations, and reflects the industry’s desire to focus on improving the understanding of integrity issues.”

Widely supported by a group of 13 participants the project comprises major operators including BP, Shell and Repsol Sinopec, flexible pipe manufacturers and certification and regulatory bodies, including the UK’s Health & Safety Executive.

(Photo: Ian MacLeod, JIP lead, Wood Group)