Region: Asia Pacific
Content Types: Report
Date: Mar, 2021

The Aquaterra Energy AQC CW riser is designed to withstand repeat make and breaks whilst offering a gas tight metal to metal seal. 1

Aquaterra Energy, a company focused on delivering offshore engineering solutions, has secured a multi-million-dollar riser contract with a marine vessel owner and operator, for deeper water well intervention projects mainly in the Asia Pacific region.

Aquaterra Energy will deliver a large-bore (7 3/8”) AQC-CW completions and workover riser system with automated handling package that will operate in water depths of up to 1,500m. The system has been designed to withstand repeat make and breaks, whilst offering a gas tight metal-to-metal seal. The solution can be operated from a lightweight intervention vessel, a semisubmersible or from a jack-up rig as a surface riser, open water subsea riser or as a landing string.

The NACE compliant technology and unique pipe to connector attachment eliminates welding – making the riser lighter offering enhanced water depth deployment capacity. In addition, the ability to pressure test each connection upon make up provides enhanced environmental reassurance against well bore fluid discharge.

Aquaterra Energy will manage the entire project scope via its in-house engineering and project management teams. Throughout the project, Aquaterra Energy will provide fatigue utilisation and management through riser monitoring hardware to extend asset life, as well as automated hands-off connector makeup and umbilical handling equipment to improve safety and enhance offshore efficiency.

Successful spell continues for Aquaterra Energy

James Larnder, Managing Director of Aquaterra Energy said, “This project marks a key milestone in our Asia Pacific success story, whilst also diversifying our AQC riser offering into deeper water operations. All our systems are intelligently engineered to be efficient with no wasted materials and a focus on quick connection to reduce operational time whilst assuring integrity. Importantly, these efficiencies also support our own and our customers’ decarbonisation efforts.”

The company supports customers across the globe in the North Sea, South East Asia, the Caribbean, West Africa and Australia. While Covid-19 may have hindered much of the industry last year Aquaterra Energy continued its impressive workload with the award of several substantial contracts such as the front end engineering and design contract from DeNovo Energy for a second Sea Swift platform offshore Trinidad and Tobago and the commission to construct a platform for Chevron offshore Angola. The company has also continued investment in its product line such as the QuikDeck underdeck access system which, the company claimed, had already helped secure new work worth more than £1mn. With the penning of this new contract in Asia Pacific there appears to be no sign that the company is slowing down in 2021.