PRCI Announces New Subsea Technical Committee

Thu, November 29, 2018

Chantilly, Virginia - PRCI’s Executive Assembly approved a motion to form a Subsea Technical Committee. The newly created technical committee (TC) will be dedicated to solving the unique challenges faced by subsea pipeline operators related to the design, construction, and integrity management of risers, flowlines and umbilicals.

Currently, some of PRCI research includes projects with an offshore focus, but by having its own dedicated TC, offshore subject matter experts will now be better able to develop and fund research projects that specifically address concerns shared by operators of offshore assets. PRCI President Cliff Johnson stated that, “the addition of the Subsea TC will enable PRCI to more fully support our members as the industry sees a continued growth in offshore oil and gas. We are excited by the leadership of ExxonMobil, Total, and Chevron in bringing this important area into PRCI.”

The Subsea TC recently held their first meeting and confirmed their leadership team, which will be Chaired by Jamey Fenske of ExxonMobil, with Vice-Chair support from Ludovic Assier of Total and Farzan Parsinejad of Chevron.  

Offshore operators interested in joining this new collaborative research effort are encouraged to contact PRCI Program Manager John Lynk to understand additional details regarding the research focus. If you are interested in becoming a member of PRCI and joining this new TC, please contact Natalie Tessel, Manager of Membership and Communication.

With the creation of the Subsea TC, PRCI now has eight specific areas of research that include: Compressor and Pump Station; Corrosion; Design, Materials and Construction; Integrity and Inspection; Measurement; Surveillance, Operations and Monitoring; and Underground Storage.

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