A remote connection system enables flanges to be used safely and effectively at depth.Acergy has steadily been building up experience in using standard flange connectors for the tie-in of deepwater pipelines and risers. To date, more than 100 flanges have been successfully connected using the Modular Advanced Tie In System (Matis) remote connection system, with no leaks reported during pressure testing or subsequent pipeline operation. The majority of these connections have been performed since 2001 in water depths of around 4,600 ft (1,400 m) during the development and subsequent extension...

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