Fabrication of this frame confirms Seanic’s engineering capabilities
HOUSTON – Seanic Ocean Systems Inc. (Seanic) is pleased to announce the successful testing and delivery of two steel-tube flying lead (SFL) flushing/parking frames to an oil & gas operator in the Gulf of Mexico. The SFL Frames were designed by Seanic’s Engineered Solutions group and will be used exclusively in the pre-commissioning phase of an SFL, which includes the filling, testing and eventual flushing of the SFL and related components.
Each frame is designed for deep-water use and is rated to 15,000 PSI. Standing at 10 feet high, 15 feet wide, and 10 feet long, the frame incorporates a mudmat designed per all relevant American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications allowing the work to be performed on the seabed. The SFL flushing/parking frames are engineered for the short-term connection to flush the SFL’s and are designed so they can be easily reconfigured for a range of future applications.
Seanic was approached by the oil & gas operator for the engineering and fabrication project earlier this year and was able to complete delivery within four months. “The SFL frames provide the necessary interface required by a work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform these vital tasks subsea,” said Dane Ewing, Project Engineer at Seanic. “We took great care in building these components around the client’s specific needs and upon the same principles used when designing our world renowned subsea tooling - Simple, Rugged and Reliable.”
Tom Ayars, Seanic’s President says, “Our new facility which is currently under construction in Katy, Texas, will allow for large engineering projects like these to be fabricated from start to finish onsite. With continuous client collaboration similar to what took place with the SFL flushing/parking frames, we can almost always save our customers time and produce a cost effective product.”