Kashagan Field is an offshore oil field discovered in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea in 2000. This field extends over a surface area of 75 kilometers by 45 kilometers – with recoverable reserves of about 4.7 billion tons of crude oil. The development of Kashagan took place in the northern part of the Caspian Sea; which required the extension of offshore fields to a processing facility onshore.
Given the unique complexities of technical, supply chain management, logistical and environmental challenges, Kashagan Field is recognized for being the most sophisticated industrial project in the world.
Kashagan seeks to have solid operations, secure pipeline coating solutions and reliable field joint technology to stand up in the harshest weather environment conditions (from −35 to 40 °C) with pack sea ice movements – and that’s where we contributed.
To improve cycle times meeting Kashagan project’s installation phases, Shawcor coated 2,000 kilometers of pipeline with 7,700 joints with 28” of Canusa-CPS GTS-80 with Liquid Epoxy E and 9,380 joints with 28” of Canusa-CPS WrapidShield PE™ combined with GTS-80 for offshore mechanical protection.
Shawcor provided the project with superior anti-corrosion and advanced mechanical protection. The ISO 21809-3 certified field-applied coating solution was delivered with detailed lab testing, dedicated personal training and efficient supply chain management.
Despite the harsh offshore environment of the northern part of the Caspian Sea, all coatings were installed successfully with superior corrosion protection and excellent bonding on pipelines with mechanical protection.
We ensured long-term corrosion protection by adding flexible sleeve installations to meet the harsh weather temperature on pipelines operating from −35 to 80 °C. Since 2007, Shawcor’s Canusa-CPS has been steadily applying the best technologies to field-applied coating systems. We used this experience to provide superior end-to-end pipeline coating performance during the construction phases of Kashagan project.