For decades, TIMET’s LOTERIOS facility has been supplying pipe, flanges and other specialty products to oil platforms in the North Sea and beyond, earning its reputation as the leader in the offshore titanium market.
New horizons for oil and gas development are rapidly expanding to include deeper, high-pressure, high-temperature wells. These severe conditions exceed design limitations of conventional CRA tubular materials such as duplex and super duplex stainless steels.
Lightweight, corrosion-resistant and high strength titanium alloys can help sub-sea engineers meet their design objectives as oil reserves move further offshore into higher pressure and higher temperature wells.
Titanium alloys provide a viable alternative due to their high yield strength exceeding 110 ksi (760 MPa) and other inherent materials properties, including corrosion and cracking resistance. They also have a significantly lower density than conventional steel or nickel alloy tubular, reducing tubular weight 40 to 50%.
We also have established a sole supplier relationship with Subsea Riser Products (SRP) to produce corrosion-resistant riser systems for deep-sea ocean rigs. With high strength yet half the stiffness of steel, titanium stress joints are an ideal solution to absorb the strain from ocean pull and provide the strongest, most durable material currently available for stress joints and other parts.