Trendsetter Engineering has been awarded a contract for the design, qualification and delivery of a 20,000 psi (20K) hydraulic intervention connector by HWCG, the Houston-based oil and gas service company announced.
HWCG is a consortium of deepwater operators and non-operators in the Gulf of Mexico who have come together to expand subsea well containment response capabilities.
Trendsetter said its new 20K connector is designed to interface with the HWCG 20K capping stack and would be utilized to conduct flowback or intervention operations after the capping stack has been installed.
As the latest addition to Trendsetter’s connectors portfolio, the TC11/7 hydraulic intervention connector leverages the manufacturer's hub and gasket profiles to provide 7” bore access and emergency disconnect capability for service up to 20,000 psi.
The order marks Trendsetter’s fifth unique connection system to be designed, qualified, and delivered to the API 17TR8 HPHT standard, the company said.
Trendsetter said it offers a full range of production and intervention connectors from 2” to 16” bore, pressures up to 20,000psi, and temperatures up to 400°F.