Subsea

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Keeping Product Flowing in Subsea Assemblies and Installations

Whether in shallow, deepwater, or ultradeep water, keeping product flowing from oil and gas wells requires state-of-the-art technology and specialized tooling with resilient internal components.  The equipment must be reliable enough to safeguard the environment; but also make the well economically feasible. Access to these offshore wells due to tooling or component failure is not just costly: in some cases it can mean complete abandonment of the well, resulting in enormous financial loss.

Importance of Seals and Sealing Solutions in Subsea Oil Extraction

In deepwater or ultradeep water fields, keeping hydrocarbons flowing through multiple tiebacks, valves, and piping is no simple task – and neither is engineering sealing elements for tooling that is expected to perform, uninterrupted, sometimes for decades.  Just a few of the enemies of sealing components in blow out preventers (BOP), wellheads, production trees, valves, tubing hangers, flowlines, umbilicals, pumps, and many other types of equipment are:

  • High pressure / high temperature (HPHT)
  • Low temperatures
  • Rapid gas decompression (RGD)
  • Explosive decompression (ED)
  • Corrosion
  • Chemical incompatibility  

Advanced Polymeric Materials for Subsea Applications

Leading offshore operators and service companies have come to rely on CDI to design and manufacture the seals, bearings and connectors that make their applications successful.  Each of our products benefits from world-class engineering and materials designed for the severe duty of subsea applications. 

Over 40 years of experience in custom compounding enables us to design products that perform reliably in the most extreme environments, including subsea and seabed applications, where failure is not an option. A wide range of ISO / NORSOK approved elastomers and thermoplastic compounds offer you more internationally approved materials in order to design components with the highest level of engineering expertise and materials science. In-house material development and testing is available to insure the correct material is used in every  application and will survive decades of service.

Engineered Solutions for Subsea Applications

CDI products are designed to survive in the subsea terrain. With many years of experience in designing and manufacturing high-performance polymeric solutions, we produce best-in-class sea assemblies designed with the highest level of engineering expertise. All components and full assemblies are manufactured and kitted in house, making CDI a single source provider of polymeric solutions for the subsea environment.  Products and assemblies include:

Some of these products and assemblies include:

  • Pack-off assemblies
  • Seal Carrier assemblies
  • Metal End-cap Seals
  • Metal-to-metal seals
  • Subsea connectors
  • Packer Elements
  • Extensive range of seals and packings
  • Metal Ring Gaskets and Flange Seals

Performance-Critical Subsea Equipment Requiring High-Performance Plastics and Elastomers 

  • Blow out preventers (BOP)
  • Production risers
  • Riser couplings
  • Valves
  • Packer systems
  • Umbillicals / power cables
  • Wellheads
  • Control systems
  • Manifolds
  • Production systems
  • Permanent gauges
  • Pipeline / tieback equipment
  • Tie-in systems
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