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CORTEZ SUBSEA

We pioneer new ways to make pipelay, inspection and intervention quicker, safer and cleaner for the global energy industry.

Cortez Subsea Flexible Pipelay

Transforming the industry landscape with designed and patented pipeline solutions, the most advanced Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and state-of-the-art software packages.

PIPELINES

Cortez Subsea will reduce the cost of your subsea pipelay in mature and shallow water regions by utilising proven, safe and clean alternatives to traditional rigid and flexible pipeline solutions.

INSPECTION

We work to improve conventional pipeline and platform inspection daily, bringing it into the digital age, with state-of-the-art technology.

SUBSEA PIPELINE, INSPECTION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

  • Advance Technology
  • Maximise Value
  • Optimise Costs
  • Exceed Expectations

LATEST NEWS

Our company blog & latest announcements

2019
24th Sep 2019

Oil and Gas Alliance Launch Transformative Technology

Cortez Subsea and AFGlobal have strengthened their strategic partnership to bring new technology to the market which will reduce cost and risk to pipelay.

The Stinger Deployed Diverless Connector (SDDC) has been developed to conduct pipeline tie-ins using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and, when coupled with other installation techniques, can offer cost savings of up to 30 per cent.

The technology will be deployed offshore Malaysia where Cortez Subsea won a contract with Vestigo Petroleum for pipeline installation in the Berantai field.

Managing Director of Cortez Subsea, Alasdair Cowie, said: “ We pride ourselves in creative collaboration to provide the best possible service and utilise and develop state-of-the-art technologies for quicker, safer and cleaner solutions.

“We take each operational challenge and consult our collective technology toolbox to apply proven technology into new applications and frontiers in a drive towards greater efficiency and lower-carbon operations.

“Imagine shallow-water pipelay without welding, but with stronger joints, and pipeline connections without the need for divers, reducing the reliance on large vessels and crew.”

The solution is driven by the AFGlobal Retlock® clamp technology.  Managing Director of AFGlobal UK, Martyn Conroy, explained how this existing technology was transferred into a new application:

“Our Retlock® clamp is a two-bolt clamp which has the ability to connect mono and multi-bore.  It is suitable for vertical and horizontal applications and has been proven effective in more than 1,600 offshore applications.  A compact, lightweight design with continual leak-monitoring system, it was the ideal basis for the SDDC system.

“This is a perfect example of taking a proven technology and customising it for a new application for operational efficiencies.   Investment in research and development (R&D) is key in driving the sector forward but it’s also important that existing technology from both inside and outside the industry is optimised.

“Solutions, such as the SDDC, are being created and tested in response to the needs of the industry.  This along with smart application is of absolute importance as we move into a new era of oil and gas exploration and production and to prolong the legacy of success of the energy sector.”

 
29th Jul 2019

The best ideas can be found in unusual places

The energy sector has made great strides in recovering reserves from the deepest depths of the ocean with advanced techniques and technologies.

The demand for more complex solutions to overcome challenges increases daily, as does the desire to develop them.

Investment in research and development (R&D) is key in driving the sector forward but it’s also important that existing technology from both inside and outside the industry is optimised.

At Cortez Subsea we pride ourselves in creative collaboration to provide the best possible service and utilise state-of-the-art technologies for quicker, safer and cleaner solutions.
21st Jun 2019

Zap-Lok™ and MPS® presented as key technology at Oil & Gas Asia 2019

Our Director and General Manager in Asia, Murray Ross, presented the benefits of our technology at the Oil & Gas Asia Conference in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Murray was invited by Subsea UK to contribute to its session which addressed issues and shared the latest developments in the energy industry.

Cortez has been working with NOV-Tuboscope for many years to deliver Zap-Lok™ mechanical connectors to the Malaysian and worldwide offshore market for pipelay which is faster, stronger and cheaper.

The Zap-Lok™ technology is proven with more than 7000km of subsea hydrocarbon pipelines installed worldwide and zero recorded failures in operation of over 70,000 joints.

A challenging environment can render traditional techniques inefficient, uneconomic or impossible, and Murray explained how this solution can offer a weld-free alternative to improve safety, dramatically cut costs and reduce our carbon footprint.

The event included other speakers from Wood and Enpro Subsea and delegates heard about many ingenious technologies transforming our industry daily.
20th May 2019

Five Reasons to Lay Zap-Lok™ and MPS® Pipelines

A vast volume of subsea pipelines are planned and built every year to bring the world’s energy supplies from the seabed to the surface.  In an industry continuing to adjust to new norms, its vital we work together to drive the adoption of ingenious technology to make the process smarter.

Welding is the predominant method for fabricating pipe systems across the sector.  But there are several applications where traditional welded pipe connections become inefficient, uneconomic or impossible.  Cortez Subsea works with NOV-Tuboscope to pioneer Zap-Lok™ mechanical connectors into new markets for pipelay which is faster, stronger and cheaper.

30th Apr 2019

Team Boost for Cortez Subsea

Cortez has more than doubled its team across Aberdeen and Kuala Lumpur (KL) after being awarded a contract to lay the first ever subsea pipeline using mechanical connectors offshore Malaysia.

The work will be jointly executed with Alam Maritim Resources Berhad under our consortium agreement and Cortez will deliver the engineering, procurement and operational activities from our office in KL.