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ROP, Knowledge basis for repair contingency of pipelines

Utilization of clad and lined pipes, where a thin layer of corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) provides corrosion resistance inside a conventional carbon steel pipe, is with increasing frequency considered an economically viable alternative for corrosion management in many new oil and gas developments. This may also provide an enhanced lifetime of subsea infrastructure.

However, prevention of leakage or fracture must still be addressed. Therefore, the overall objective of the ROP project is to establish basic knowledge on subsea hyperbaric repair welding and degradation of clad pipes as well as conventional pipes, as studied by both experimentally and by numerical modelling.

SINTEF, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is doing the research in the project. The industrial partners are Statoil, Gassco, Technip, POSCO (Korea) and EDF Induction. The project is collaborating with the Japanese WPI Institute I2CNER including Kyushu University in Japan and the University of Illinois in USA.

ROP is a competence building project for industry within the The Research Council of Norway's Petromaks 2 programme.

For more information about the project, see the webpage

RESEARCHER GROUP

Odd Magne Akselsen

Senior Research Scientist
Name
Odd Magne Akselsen
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Phone
930 59 450
Department
Materials and Nanotechnology
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF AS

Antonio Alvaro

Senior Research Scientist
Name
Antonio Alvaro
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Phone
967 38 451
Department
Materials and Nanotechnology
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF AS

Xiaobo Ren

Senior Research Scientist
Name
Xiaobo Ren
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Phone
966 90 027
Department
Materials and Nanotechnology
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF AS

Philippe Mainçon

Senior Research Scientist
Name
Philippe Mainçon
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Phone
930 01 915
Department
Materials and Nanotechnology
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF AS

Ragnhild Aune

Senior Adviser
Name
Ragnhild Aune
Title
Senior Adviser
Phone
982 83 984
Department
Materials and Nanotechnology
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF AS

Amin Shahrestani Azar

Research Scientist
968 33 668
Name
Amin Shahrestani Azar
Title
Research Scientist
Phone
968 33 668
Department
Metal Production and Processing
Office
Oslo
Company
SINTEF AS

Bård Nyhus

Senior Research Scientist
Name
Bård Nyhus
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Phone
982 30 433
Department
Materials and Nanotechnology
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF AS

Hallvard Fjær

Principal Scientist
Name
Hallvard Fjær
Title
Principal Scientist
Organization
IFE Institute for Energy Technology

Dag Lindholm

Senior Scientist
Name
Dag Lindholm
Title
Senior Scientist
Organization
IFE Institute for Energy Technology

Magne Rudshaug

Principal Scientist
Name
Magne Rudshaug
Title
Principal Scientist
Organization
IFE Institute for Energy Technology