Skelmersdale, UK - Trelleborg Offshore, part of the Trelleborg Group, has developed new syntactic foam buoyancy modules for Transocean Inc, to be used for deepwater drilling operations in the Indian Ocean, the Skelmersdale, UK-based company revealed recently.
Made from a low-density composite syntactic foam and encased in a durable external skin, the drill riser buoyancy modules, are the first capable of withstanding "nearly 5 000 psi pressure at 11 000 ft (3350 m) below the surface, Trelleborg claims.
The Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 was maufactured at Trelleborg's newly expanded facility in Houston, Texas. "Our investment in a state-of-the-art research and development facility and expanded testing capabilities means we can respond very rapidly to our customers' demands," said Todd Grahn, sales manager for Trelleborg Offshore US. (RD)