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Success stories

Altifort Flow Control Technologies

High pressure / High Temperature
API 6A (HP/HT)

FCT was a pioneer in the development of the first prototype, a 13”5/8 API 15 000. This valve was built with the help of the EEC in 1995/1996 on the request of ELF/SHELL for the Elgin Franklin field.

We had to perform an extremely demanding qualification procedure including over 1000 cycles, high and low temperature, etc. This valve was the first one able to operate against a differential pressure of 900 bars @ 185°C. Driven by this success, FCT delivered all the HP/HT valves of Elgin Franklin Wellhead Platform: 70 valves from 8″ to 13”5/8″ API 15 000.

FCT became then the HP/HT ball valves leader and supplied products for all the main subsequent projects, such as:

  • [2011] GSPC Deen Dayal project (India) – 130 valves from 2″ to 11″ API 15 000
  • [2013] TOTAL UK West Franklin project (North Sea) – 30 valves from 8″ to 13” 5/8 API 15 000
  • [2014] DONG Herje project (North Sea) – 60 valves from 2″ to 12″ API 15 000
  • [2016] MAERSK Culzean project (North Sea) – 100 valves from 2″ to 8″ API 15 000

HIPPS

High Integrity Pressure Protection System

FCT was one of the first suppliers providing ball valves for HIPPS application in 1997 and first ball valves manufacturer to be SIL 3 certified in 2002.

FCT always focused on highest integrity valves for harsh applications. These valves are built with all options preventing from failure in order to guarantee the maximum safety level.
On Elgin Franklin, In 1997, ELF/SHELL ask FCT delivered 4 valves 13”5/8 API 15 000 with pressure protection function of the downstream process platform. Without this equipment, de-rating of the downstream installation (to 1500#) would not have been possible, and the project would not have been profitable because such high rating process equipment was not available on the market at that time. Even nowadays, the cost would be far too expensive to be profitable.

Some other references on HIPPS projects:

  • [2000] TOTAL South Pars project (Iran) – 2 off Split Body 16″ 2500#
  • [2008/2009] ADMA-OPCO Umm Shaif project – 4 off Top Entry 24″ PN305.
  • [2011] GSPC Deen Dayal project (India) – 4 off top Entry 2″ and 11″ API 15000
  • [2012] TOTAL UK West Franklin project (North Sea) – 18 off Top Entry 13” 5/8 API 15000
  • [2012] CNOOC Liwan project (China) – 8 off Split Body 22″ + 30″ 1500# and 14″ 900#
  • [2014] HHI Hoegh FFSRU project – 2 off Top Entry 20″ 1500#
  • [2016] ADCO North East Bab Rumaitha project (UAE) – 50 off Split Body 3″ to 10″ 2500# + 4″ API 10000

Large project management

  • [1988-1989] KPO Karachaganak (Kazakhstan) – 13000 valves
  • [1992] STATOIL Troll A project (Norway)- 1000 valves
  • [1994-1997] TOTAL N’Kossa project (Congo) – 735 valves
  • [1994-1999] Frame agreement with NORSK HYDRO
    • Njord project – 1000 valves
    • Visund project – 1000 valves
    • Troll C project – 1000 valves
    • Oseberg project – 3000 valves
    • Heimdal project – 250 valves
  • [1995-1996] QATARGAS LNG Liquefaction project (Qatar) – 3500 valves
  • [1996-1998] TOTAL Yadana project (Myanmar) – 464 valves
  • [1997] CONOCOPHILIPPS Ekofisk 2/4J and 2/4X projects – 3000 valves
  • [1998] WOODSIDE Laminaria FPSO (Australia) – 2000 valves
  • [1999] SHELL Malampaya project (Philippines) – 794 valves
  • [2000] GAIL Jamnagar to Loni Pipeline project (India) – 1459 valves
  • [2000-2001] TOTAL Girassol project (Angola) – 987 valves
  • [2002] TOTAL South Pars 2 & 3 (Iran) – 813 valves
  • [2002] SONATRACH Ohanet project (Algeria) – 473 valves
  • [2003] SHELL B11PA project (Malaysia) – 353 valves
  • [2003-2004] ELF Dorood project (Iran) – 603 valves
  • [2003-2004] TOTAL Al Khalij project (Qatar) – 384 valves
  • [2003-2004] ESSO Erha project (Nigeria) – 394 valves
  • [2004] SHELL Ormen Lange project (Norway) – 500 valves
  • [2004-2005] CONOCOPHILIPPS Ekofisk 2/4M (Norway) – 718 valves
  • [2004-2005] TOTAL Kpono Amp2 (Nigeria) – 414 valves
  • [2004-2005] TOTAL Tambura project (Indonesia) – 259 valves
  • [2004-2007] GAZPROM Orenburg project (Russia) – 1200 valves
  • [2004-2016] PTTEP Bongkot project (Thailand) – 1000 valves
  • [2005] BP Plutonio project (Angola) – 800 valves
  • [2005] PETROBRAS P53 FPSO project (Brazil) – 350 valves
  • [2006] PTTEP Arthit project (Thailand) – 1000 valves
  • [2006-2007] TOTAL AKPO project (Nigeria) – 366 valves
  • [2006-2007] AKER KVAERNER STORD H6e drilling rig project (Norway) – 450 valves
  • [2007] RELIANCE KGD6 project (India) – 300 valves
  • [2007] SAUDI ARAMCO Marjan-Safaniya-Zuluf project (Saudi Arabia) – 340 valves
  • [2008] TOTAL Djeno project (Congo) – 226 valves
  • [2008-2009] SINOPEC Puguang project (PR China) – 200 valves
  • [2009] BP Skarv FPSO project (Norway) – 1000 valves
  • [Since 2012] Frame Agreement with STATOIL
  • [2012-2014] ADGAS Shah Gas project (UAE) – 600 valves
  • [2014-2015] SHELL Nyhamna project (Norway) – 350 valves
  • [2014] STATOIL Johan Sverdrup project (Norway – 4 platforms) – 1000 valves
  • [2015] TOTAL Martin Linge project (Norway) – 281 valve

Servicing

Customer – EQUINOR NORWAY

Project Name – Originally Norsk Hydro Field Oseberg

Years – 2014 & 2018 during the Shutdown

Products – Valve Top Entry High pressure for Oil & Gas services.

Work – Offshore to replace critical valves (old valves design in carbon steel were corroded, eroded, etc). FCT was also involved in refurbishing the duplex valves from soft seats and elastomeric O’rings to metal seats and PTFE Lip seals. 

Customer – TOTAL UK

Project Name – Originally ELF Field Elgin Franklin

Years – 2018 & 2019

Products – Valve type Top Entry API 15000 HP/ HT for Gas service.

Work – In FCT workshop to repair and upgrade 8 valves 8’’ API 15000 in short notice (full repair was performed in house including cladding and machining). 

Customer – EQUINOR NORWAY

Project Name – Originally Statoil Field Johan Sverdrup

Years – 2018 & 2019

Products – Valve type Top Entry & Split body for oil & Gas service.

Work – Commissioning of valves onshore in Korea and offshore in Norway including the DIB and Risers valves.High pressure / High Temperature API 6A (HP/HT).