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High-Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT) requirements can impact all aspects of production operations and design. Genesis has the expertise and experience to meet these requirements.

HPHT developments are typically defined as having a reservoir pressure > 690 bara and temperature >150oC. We have developed designs and development concepts for pressures and temperatures well above this (over 1,000 bara and 180°C).  

We offer a systems approach looking at facilities, pipelines, overpressure protection and operational and production issues, for example:

  • Topsides process design implications and HP/LP management 

  • Development of overpressure protection philosophies 

  • Flare capacity studies 

  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the HPHT pipeline system over a hazardous seabed 

  • Materials selection for subsea and surface components  

  • Thermo mechanical design of flowlines, jumpers, PLETs and wellbay 

  • Choke valve specification and failure analysis including dynamic simulation to quantify transient flow. 

We have the experience to undertake and manage SIL assessments and have progressed both subsea and topsides HIPPS systems through to testing and commissioning. 

We keep up to date with equipment and material capabilities, and regulatory requirements, to ensure we successfully address our clients’ future needs.