4Subsea gets a research project from Shell Brazil

19 October 2017

4Subsea has been awarded a Shell-funded contract to support COPPE, the centre for engineering research and education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

The project is funded by Shell Brazil and is a partnership with UFRJ-COPPE EMBRAPII. The primary goal is to extend the safe operational life of flexible risers. The research project focuses on reducing operational risk and increasing the life expectancy of flexible risers. The project runs for 3 years and has a contract value of about NOK 25M.

4Subsea will deliver digital solutions for monitoring riser integrity and develop new methodologies for life extension of risers. 4Subsea will also support UFRJ-COPPE with a material research programme to develop improved models for polymer ageing and steel corrosion.