From July 2020, BUTTING produces GluBi® pipes, glue bonded mechanically lined pipes, for a customer project for the first time. The pipes will be supplied early next year for a project of the oil and gas industry in the North Sea.
The family business will produce more than 12 kilometres of GluBi® pipes in manufactured lengths of 12 meters, as well as pup pieces, for customer welding tests and certifications. BUTTING will also deliver fixed GluBi® pipe lengths (0.7 m, 2 m and 3 m), which the customer requires for laying the pipeline. The pipes will be supplied in pipe size 323.9 x (15.9 + 3.0) mm.
For technical reasons, the customer decided on the material combination of DNVGL SMLS 450 SFPD for the outer carbon-manganese steel and UNS S31603 for the corrosion-resistant liner. The inner ends are weld clad with UNS N06625.
The glue-bonded mechanically lined pipes will be used in the HOD project. The HOD oil field is located in Block 2/11 in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Now the HOD oil field is being redeveloped using new technology.