Nexans keeps Oil & Gas flowing
The Oil & Gas industry is continuing to reduce costs, improve efficiency, exploit new fields. To ensure the future supplies, it is also moving into deeper waters (+ 3000 m).
Moving the control of subsea development onshore can greatly reduce operating expenses. However, it requires longer submarine energy cable and longer umbilicals. “Smart wells” both onshore and offshore need remote management capability through sensor, instrumentation and control cables and extended WANs and LANs for application sharing among wells and platforms. Onshore facilities (storage depots, refineries and petrochemicals) demand energy and control cables which can operate under aggressive conditions while protecting workers, infrastructure and the environment.
Nexans is present at all these levels of Oil & Gas production, providing a wide range of energy and telecom cables for onshore and offshore exploration, production and distribution, as well as for refinery and petrochemical infrastructure.
For onshore projects, we use our unique supply chain, global services and technical support to help international contractors and engineering firms meet the complex challenges of the hydrocarbon processing industry.
For the demanding petrochemical environment, Nexans has developed innovative solutions in terms of materials and designs such as Hypron® (chemical and moisture barrier, alternative to lead) and applied them to instrumentation, compensation, communication, control and power cables. These cables are adapted to installation in harsh environments, direct contact with chemical agents, and can resist to fire and have low emission of dark smokes and corrosive gases.
The Oil & Gas industry has some genuine concerns which give rise to very specific demands: offshore due to a tough and dangerous operating environment; and onshore, in refineries and storage facilities. Nexans meets these challenges through its capacities as a full service supplier offering expertise, global presence, performance and partnership.