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OTC 5316

Diverless Lay-Away Flowline Connector System


by B.C. Hopkins, M.R. Williams, and H.B. Skeels, FMC Wellhead Equipment Div.

Copyright 1986 Offshore Tebhnorogy-c;6nference

This paper was presenfed-allne18th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 5-8, 1986. The material Is subject to correction by the author. Permission
to copy is restricted to an abstract of not more than 300 words.

1985. The diver1ess lay-away flowline end


A new diverless, lay~away type subsea connection system has been developed and
flowline connector system has been successfully tested in Houston. The
developed in cooperation with a major oil system was delivered in November, 1985, to
company. The system has been designed to Brazil for subsea tree assembly, checkout,
simplify diver less subsea flowline end and then subsea installation in April,
connection work and to reduce installation 1986.
forces through the use of flexible pipe
flowlines. The lay-away approach allows This paper presents the design,
the flexible pipe flowline bundle principle of operation, method of
(including the hydraulic and electrical installation and results of prototype
control lines) to be passed from a pipe tests conducted prior to shipment of the
lay vessel to the drilling 'lJ'esse1.CI,'\:: t.l1e _ system to Brazil.
surface, connected to subsea hardware, and
functionally tested while the entire LAY-AWAY CONNECTION DESIGN AND
system is still in the moonpool. - ---- - PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

The new flowline connector system has After reviewing several existing
been designed to give the operator several flowline end connection methods, a novel
options for flowline installation and "lay-away" flowline end connection method
retrieval. The first system has been was selected which effectively utilizes
successfully tested in Houston and will be the flexibility provided by the Coflexip
installed offshore Brazil during April, "flexible pipe" flowlines. The new
1986. lay-away approach allows the flexible pipe
flowline bundle (including the hydraulic
INTRODUCTION and electrical control lines) to be passed
from a p~pe lay vessel to the drilling
In early 1984, a major oil company vessel at the surface. Then the lines are
established future -- potential subsea tree connected to subsea hardware and
application requirements for a simplified functionally tested while the entire
diverless subsea flowline end connection system is still in the moonpool. After
system. This operator expressed a the system has been checked out, the
preference for a "lay-away" flowline equipment and flowline bundle are lowered
installation approach to deepwater to the seafloor.
appl~cations.
Lay-Away Connection Design
A research study was initiated in July,
1984, to investigate and evaluate various The basic flowline connector system
concepts and develop a preliminary design consists of six major assemblies (see
for a lay-away flowline end. cormect.iQIt Figure 1):
system.'rhe lay-away concept and
preliminary design were rev~ewed with the 1. Universal Guide Base (UGB)
operator in October, 1984. After some 2. Tubing Head Connector
recommended rev~sions to the design, a 3. Lower Tree Connector Frame
prototype system was ordered in March, 4. Flowline Connector
5. Flowline Hub and Protector
References and illustrations at end of Assembly
paper. 6. Flowline Hub Cradle
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2 DIVERLESS LAY-AWAY FLOWLINE CONNECTOR SYSTEM OTC 5316

These six assemblies, when added to a tUbing head connector-to-wellhead, and 2)


production subsea tree configuration, the tree connector-to-UGB tubing head.
provide a simple tree lay-away flowline These two identical connections use
connector system with the following key standard, well proven, rugged and reliable
features and capabilities: hydraulic subsea wellhead connectors. All
other connections in Option 1 are made and
1. Suitable for use at any water checked out at the surface.
depth where a subsea tree
installation can be accomplished The first installation requirement for
with the use of guidelines. both options is that the flowline
hub/flowline bundle be made up on the lay
2. Designed for use with Coflexip barge adjacent to the rig; then passed by
flowlines (the current design is line across to the semi-submersible rig
non-TFL) . moonpool. Once in the moonpool, the hub
is captured in a second identical UGB
3. Provides a single, vertical-stab, placed on the skidbeams in the moonpool
flowline connection which connects (see Figure 3). The hub T/A cap is
dual flowlines as well as all removed, and the hub is rotated 90 degrees
electrical and hydraulic control so that all four hub pins are locked in
connections in one integral the second UGB cradle. From this
connector. position, the tree and flowline connector
are lowered onto the UGB in the moonpool
4. Allows the complete tree/connector and connected to the captured flowline
system to be checked out above the hub. The tree connections (flowlines,
surface splash zone; or as an electrical, and hydraulic controls) to the
operator option, the complete flowline bundle are tested. Once the
system can be checked out after operator is satisfied that the tree and
installation. flowlines are functional, the tree is
released from the UGB in the moonpool, the
5. In the preferred . method of hub is released from the UGB cradle, and
installation, only one major the tree is lifted in the moonpool. The
tree/flowline sAaling connection second UGB then is removed, and the
is required subsea the tree/flowlines are lowered to the seafloor
tree-to-wellhead connection. to the first UGB, previously installed on
Other tree/flowline installation the seafloor. by the UGB running tool (see
options require no more than two Figure 4).
major subsea sealing connections.
When the tree lands on the UGB at the
6. Two modes of wellhead tubing seafloor, spring-loaded hub pins
hanger completion are available to mechanically lock the flowline hub/con-
the operator; 1) normal tubing nee tor in the UGB cradle. The hydraulic
hanger completion in the subsea tree connector is then locked on the UGB
wellhead housing, 2) tubing hanger tubing head, and normal tree completion
completion in a new tubing head operations can be finished.
(part of the flowline connection
system) prior to installation of Option 2 - Flowlines Installed with UGB
the subsea tree. to the Seafloor

7. Other alternate lay-away modes of Option 2 is an alternative mode of


flowline system installation also flowline installation; the flowlines are
are available to the operator lowered with the UGB to the seafloor,
(described later in the paper). using the UGB running tool (see Figure 5).
Then, the tree is installed for a double
METHODS OF INSTALLATION subsea connection at the seafloor; 1) the
tre~-to-tubing head connection, and 2)
The system has been designed to provide the flowline connector-to-flowline hub.
multiple options to the operator for This option would allow the operator
installation and recovery. The two to install the flowline while the drilling
primary options are described below; other rig is on location and then to complete
options can be engineered to meet specific the well and install the tree at a later
operator requirements or preferences. date.

Option 1 - Flowlines Installed with Tree FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS AND


to the Seafloor ADVANTAGES OF SYSTEM

Option 1 minimizes the number of subsea Of the two options described above,
tree and flowline connections. Only one Option 1 has been selected as the
connection is required the preferred installation mode. This allows
tree-to-wellhead connection a t . the full testing of the system at the surface
seafloor. However, Option 1 f~ee Figure and installation of the tree/flowline
2) does require two identical wellhead system by making only one final subsea
connections at the seafloor; 1) the UGB connection (the tree-to-wellhead). Other
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OTC 5316 B.C. HOPKIN~, M.R. WILLIAMS, H.B. SKEELS 3

benefits and advantages are as follows: the seafloor during installation.


Preliminary flowline catenary load
1. The system can be installed subsea analyses were performed to first determine
in both option modes and still that the resultant loads were at least
reduce the number of required reasonable fnr such a method of deployment
subsea connections. to deepwater depths. The guideline offset
also was determined based on a theoretical
2. The new connector system also model.
eliminates wellhead guidebase-to-
tree tolerance stack-up problems Later, a catenary and hydrodynamic
since the flowline connector combined loads analysis indicated that the
system is landed and locked di- resultant highest loads (experienced in
rectly onto the wellhead housing the moonpool) could be managed. Table 1
rather than to the permanent shows the results of the flowline combined
guidebase structure. loads analysis with a water current of
1-1/2 knots. The anticipated flowline
3. The complexity of running tools loads and guideline offset during
has been minimized. Other than a installation appear to be very manageable
standard tree installation tool, for these conditions.
the system design requires only
one running tool to install or Next, a riser bending load analysis was
recover the flowline system. performed to determine that the tree
(Option 1) or UGB (Option 2) could be
4. This running tool also installs lowered without experiencing excessive
and retrieves temporary abandon- bending stresses in the 9-5/8 inch riser.
ment (T/A) caps on the wellhead separate riser finite element analyses
and flowline hub at the seafloor. (FEA) were performed; both in the moonpool
The wellhead T/A cap is also used and during installation to the seafloor.
in running the UGB with this The effects of current and buoyancy also
running tool. were considered in the analyses, and
stresses were determined to be acceptable.
5. The tree can be retrieved with or
without the flowline bundle. Using the combined loads, FEA analyses
were also performed on the flowline
6. The flowline bundle may be re- connector/hub and flowline segmented
motely released from the flowline flanges. The stresses were determined to
connector for separate retrieval be acceptable in the connector/hub, and
of the flowlines. A second the segmented flanges will meet API
running tool is only used for requirements, even without the added
mechanical release and recovery of structural clamping of the flowlines to
the flowline hub and flowline the hub.
bundle if primary hydraulic hub
unlatch controls fail to function. Finally, the resultant flowline imposed
loadings on each of the structural frames
7. Secondary mechanical release were analyzed as well as the loads on the
mechanisms are designed into all UGB running tool during installation.
mechanical connectors.
Design
8. The addition of the new tubing
head in the UGB provides a clean Close attention was given to designing
and accurate landing area for the the new tubing head to ensure that a new
tubing hanger and tree when wellhead profile along with the added
completing the well. hydraulic connector in this tree
installation provided the most attractive
PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM features for overall installation of the
-tree-/f[ow-rfiie- system. Design features
As mentioned earlier, the final design were incorporated in this system to check
and development program started in March, the connector-to-wellhead seal during UGB
1985. A complete prototype flowline installation at the seafloor.
connector system was designed, built, and
tested in Houston and shipped to Brazil The flowline connector and flowline hub
for tree assembly, checkout, and subsea were the first components designed in the
installation. flowline system, since their size, ge-
ometry and location affected everything
Analysis ~~~ .. _ - - ~ ~ - - -
else in the flowline system design (see
Figure 6). A 9"-10,000 psi torus connec-
One of the primary concerns for tor design was selected for the system
successful guideline deployment of this based on the proven reliability and com-
system in deepwater was to establish what pactness of the overall connector design.
flowline loads would be imposed on the The connector had to not only contain the
tree and/or UGB; both in the moonpool 2" and 4" flowlines, but also a 24-pin
during mating/checkout and on the way to electrical connector, a Flopetrol single
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4 DIVERLESS LAY-AWAY FLOWLINE CONNECTOR SYSTEM] OTC 5316
probe electrical connector and 12 hydrau- fit/function test~ng commenced in late
lic tree control ports inside the connec- August .
tor/hub interface. Considerable time and
effort was expended in Sizing the Testing at Houston consisted of fit and
connector/hub prior to designing ..the function tests of the entire flowline
flowline structures to be added to the connector system, flowline simulated loads
tree. A protective cap is provided over testing (at the connector/hub), pressur-
the hub to shield the controls, flowlines, ization testing of the connector/hub and
and electrical interfaces during capture, tubing head connector seal, measurement of
subsea installation and abandonment of the structural deflections, and strain gage
hub . The hub pin assemblies (as shown in measurement in key structural areas (see
Figure 7) were designed to capture, engage Figure 12).
and lock the hub in the UGB cradle.
The totally successful pressurization
TheUGB and cradle were designed as a and load tests demonstrated the internal
two-piece unit. This allows the cradle pressure carrying capabilities of the
to be mechanically released [by pulling flowline connector and flowline hub
two pins) if the hub pin hydraulic release combined with the maximum loads expected
fails to function in hub abandonment. The by the flowline bundle; both during
lower tree frame was designed similar to capture in the moonpool and subsequent
the UGB frame, except replacing the cradle installation of the system to the
with the flowline connector retention seafloor.
housing. Adjustment capabilities were de-
signed between all five of the above o Pressurization/Load Test - Hub
assemblies. Final mating during fit and Assembly Pins Extended
function tests accommodates these adjust-
ment capabilities on the vertical flowline These tests were performed to.
connection. Alignment is aided by simulate the loading conditions
alignment pins during the final engagement anticipated for a captured flowline
of the hub/connector. hub/flowline bundle on the UGB/tree
in the moonpool of the rig. With the
The two running tools [other than the hub pins extended and captured in the
tree riser connection) required for this UGB cradle, the test loading simu-
system were the UGB running tool and the lated the condition of the tree
cradle mechanical pin removal tool (for landed on the spare UGB (in the
hub abandonment). The UGB running tool (a moonpool) during pressurization and
multi-function tool) was designed for: 1) checkout of the tree/flowline bundle
hydraulic subsea installation of the hub prior to installation to the
T/A cap, 2) mechanical subsea installation seafloor.
of the wellhead T/A cap, 3) subsea mechan-
ical retrieval of these two caps, -4) Pressurization loading, strain gage
mechanical/hydraulic installation of the and structural deflection data were
UGB to wellhead, and 5) hydraulic release measured during these tests. Summary
and mechanical retrieval of the UGB_to _th_e test results are given in Table 2.
surface. The wellhead and- flowline hub No leakage or significant deformation
T/A caps were designed as structural of structures were detected. All
engagement members for mechanical instal- tests were witnessed and successful.
lation/retrieval of the wellhead or
hub/flowline, respectively (see Figure 9). o Pressurization/Load Test - Hub
The pin removal tool is designed for Assembly Pins Retracted
hydraulic or mechanical retraction of the
cradle release pins. Both tools are These tests were performed to
deployed to the seafloor on guidelines. simulate the loading conditions
The pin removal tool can be easily anticipated for a captured flowline
modified in the field __for ROV operation hub/flowline bundle on the tree in
(if required) during-well and flowline the moonpool of the rig. With the
abandonment. hub pins retracted, the loading
simulated the condition with the
A test fixture alSO was designed (see second UGB frame removed and the tree
Figure 13) to simulate a subsea wellhead now being made ready for subsea
and temporary/permanent guide base for installation. Final pressurization
system fit/ function and load simulation and checkout of the treejflowline
tests at FMC Houston. bundle in the moonpool prior to
installation to the seafloor was
Manufacture and Test simulated.

Long lead items and forgings were Again, pressurization loading, strain
ordered in late April. All assemblies gage and structural deflection data
were ordered/ manufactured during the June were measured during these tests.
to August time period. The test fixture Summary results are provided in Table
was fabricated and installed, and 2 and no leakage or significant
deformation of structures were
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OTC 5316 B.C. HOPKINS, M.R. WILLIAMS, HoB* SKEELS 5

detected. Again, all tests were simplicity and time-savings in systern


witnessed and successful. installation. The extra tree connector
concept also allows for easy adaptation
The fit and function tests demonstrated to other wellhead profiles on previous-
the complete system operating ly drilled wells.
engagement/release sequence and verified
the fit/function of all portions of the 5. substantial reductions in secondary
system design. All Systems were cycled well completion costs can result; such
multiple times to verify fit and function. as:
All tests except the last were witnessed
by the customer. The only system tested 1) Only one connection operation is
just once was the secondary release pin required for all hydraulic con-
removal tool (see Figure 11). Howeverr trols, electrical connections and
the test on this tool was totally flowline seals. The multiple
successful on the first test. connection, single connector can
be checked on the surface (Option
Shipment, Assembly and Installation 1) or subsea (Option 2).

After satisfactory testing, the 2) Less trips are required to run or


flowline connector system was disassembled recover the complete system subsea
by major assemblies (so not to change the in deepwater; hence, less un-
adjusted fit of the flow-lineconnector/hub station time is required.
assembly) and prepared for shipment to
Brazil. The entire system was crated 3) All flowline connection equipment
prior to shipment. is reusable. Secondary release
options better ensure complete
Upon arrival in Brazil, the flowline system recovery.
connector system assemblies were to be
assembled with the upper tree assembly for 4) Only one tree connection subsea is
total system fit/function and control mandatory (in Option 1 and 2).
system checkout. Upon satisfactory
checkout, final coating preparations, and 5) The alternate mode of installation
inspection, the system will be prepared (Option 2) offers the operator
for installation, offshore Brazil in another option of equipment use,
April, 1986. availability and timing of
installation.
The system now is scheduled to be
installed on an existing subsea wellhead 6) Alternate tubing hanger in-
in 1350 ft of water offshore Brazil. stallation options can reduce well
Remote TV inspection will be used to completion time if difficulties
verify all operations beyond the normal are encountered during initial
built-in verification checks on the entire completion operations.
system. The initial installation will
verify all diverless running and 7) Verification testing capabilities
installation procedures and functions for for a minimum number of subsea
future deepwater diverless installa- connections are built into the
tions. system; thus saving inspection
time during installation in
CONCLUSIONS deepwaters.

Based on the results of the development 8) The system, as designed, can be


program design, analysis, and testing to used in deep or shallow water
date, the following has been concluded: completions if required; the
system is not limited to just
1. The flowline bundle catenary and hydro- deepwater completions.
dynamic loads appear reasonable and
manageable at guideline depth capa- NOMENCLATURE
bilities.
FEA Finite Element Analysis
2. The system and components should have PGB Permanent Guide Base
adequate strength and rigidity to T/A Temporary Abandonment
accommodate all anticipated loads UGB Universal Guide Base
during installation. UGB R.T. UGB Running Tool

3. The design is very simple (compared to ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


pull-in flowline systems), elim-
inating many reliability problems. The authors wish to thank the FMC
(Houston) and CBV (Brazil) members of this
4. For a diverless installation system, project development task force as well as
the added cost of an additional tubing the Petrobras engineers and management
head)tree connector in the wellhead involved in establishing the new system
system should be offset by the requirements for this system.
.YQQ
C.JU

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TABLE 1
Divei-less Flcwlim connection Load Analysis
1500 ft with Gui.2eline offset am2 1.5 knot Current

water Flow,lne Guideline Guiddine UGB U(42 UGB Laym~lge


J-
E.apth my out off set Deflection Total Horiz. Vert.
(::O. ) AI@=;: ) Load kMj(H) Load(V) Load
ft ft 2b, lb, lbs

-35 700 14859 2867 14580


700 ! 8.; 1i140 2762 3868
13458
14164
20; 700 31 7.2 1D101 2386 9816 18214
400 700 44 6160 2216 5748 22218 1500

J
600 792 53 ::; 4236 2270 3577 21203
800 984 56 3.8 4227 2327 3529 33594
1000 1208 52 2.8 4a02 2435 4139 40928
1200 1472 40 1.8 6123 2618 5535 50070
1400 1810 17 0.7 8943 2949 8446 6
61759
1500 1810 0 0 4473 1382 425S 45748
y:
UG2 to Lay Barge = 230 ft
2: Guideline Tension = 4000 3bs each
3. Flowline Weight = 44 lklft
4. Assumes 1.5 knot current to Total Depth;
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5. Current Drag on Riser/Tree Not C..msidexed

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CONNECTION
FLOWLINE HUa OUTER
PIN ASSYS CAPTURED
IN OUTSIDE BLOTS OF
UGS CRADLE. REMOVE
FLOWLINEHUa ROTATEO
(ay LIFTING FLOWLINE SUNDLE)
ANO INSIOE PIN ASSYS
CAPTURED IN UGS CRAOLE
aRIDLE ASSY REMOVE T/A CAP
UGS-TO-+WELLHEAO

Fig. 3Capture of flowline bundle to UGB in Moonpool.

Fig. 2Required subsea connections.


OPTION $
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COFLEXIP LAY BARaE COFLEXIP LAY BARGE

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BARaE
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[../ I,t (JQB PLACED


,, PROP=R FLOWLINE LENQTH OM SKIDBEAMS
PAYED OUT AS TREE 1S
. .22gTunE FLOWLINE

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LOWERED TO MINIUIZE I
FLOWLINE LOAD
I UQB R.T. PLACED ON
I (SEE TABLE 11
UQB/FLOWLIN@ HUS
(JGB R.r.

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9 ENGAQE TREE CONNECTOR . LOWER UGB R.T.
10 TUBING HEAD \ ~
/UGB/FLOWL1flE$ TO
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CONNECTOS OH UQB SEAFLOOR PQB

EM3AQE FLOWLINE HUB LATCM TUBINQ


HEAD COM!LECTOR
PIUS TO UGB CRADLE TO WELLHEAD
/
LAY BAR.3E LAYS AWAY . RELEASE U@? R.T.
; FROM U3B/
TREE COMPLETIOI(
FLOWLINE HUB
OPenAT1ONs CO fLTIMUE
RECOVER R.r.
TO SURFACE

LAY AWAY
~ / FLOWLIMES TO
t, pLATFORM

Fig. 4Flowlines go down with tree.


JL_L Fig. 5Flowlines go down with UGB.

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FL0P!3TR0L 7 T 4- FLOWLINE

Fig. 7Flowline hub assembly ready for shipment.


12 HYDRAULIC
CONTROL PORTS

PIRELLI 24 PIN J - L*. p~~wL,~~


ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR
SECTION A-A

Fig. 6Flowline connector and flowline hub.

Fig. 8Assembled flowline connector.


u
WELLHEAD T/A CAP

1- -- 1
UQB R.T.

k---------- FLOWLINE HUB T/A


CAP

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FLOWLINE HUB
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Fig. 9Wellhead and flowline hub T/A caps (Instailed in UGB R.T.). Fig. 1OUC4B running tool being run onto UGB.

TUBING HEAD CONNECTOR


TREE CONNECTOR

LOWER TReE FRAME FLOWLINE


1. 1/ ?.
SIMULATOR
7

Fig. 1l-Pin removal tool run onto UGB.

Fig. 12Test fixture assembly.


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Fig. 13Test fixture assemblypressure/load test.