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Offshore Multi-String Hot Tap Operations

Hot Tapping

Hot Tapping is the process of introducing access to the ID of pipe, flanges or valves by drilling a hole into the component while internal pressure is present. BTI personnel have performed hundreds of hot taps in the last several years – on both surface and subsea settings – for wellbore and other pressure intervention operations. Engineering adaptations for subsea applications have made it equally effective as a “diver friendly” and safe underwater intervention technique.

BTI Services offers both medium pressure (0-6000psi) and high pressure (6000-15,000 psi) services.

Medium Pressure Hot Tap Operation

Features & Benefits

  • Surface and subsea capabilities
  • Hydraulic actuated valves
  • Manual tapping machine
  • Removable bolt-on fittings for most API tubing & casing sizes
  • Multi-string capabilities without relocating hot tap unit
  • H2S compliant - 3M-15M psi
  • Hole entry size up to 3/4 inch
High Pressure Hot Tap Equipment

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Animation: Hot Tap Overview

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