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Video: Cutting through a heavy wall lower master valve using a split frame cutter

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 2, 2016 9:56:29 AM

One of the Mirage split frame pipe cutters was put to the test recently when it was demonstrated at a client’s workshop. Despite the demanding requirement to cut through a heavy material wall thickness of 90mm, the MSF 26-32 performed exceptionally well and the client now uses the machine on their own offshore customer projects.

Take a look at the video to see the split frame cutter in action and if want to find out more get in touch.

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Topics: platform decommissioning, pipeline decommissioning, master valve, clam shell cutters, casing cutting

Industry trends every pipeline project engineer should know

Posted by Alan Hillier on Dec 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM


What does the future hold for pipeline projects?

In this blog post we focus on global pipeline projects, including how the state of the oil and gas sector will drive future activity and the potential areas for growth.

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Topics: Subsea, Oil and Gas Industry, hot tapping, pipeline decommissioning, pipeline construction, clam shell cutters

Case Study: Mirage Subsea's Diamond Wire Saw makes the cut in pipeline decommissioning project

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 20, 2015 1:16:21 PM


One of  Houston based Mirage Subsea's Diamond Wire Saws (MDWS) was the product chosen to enable a major Saudi Arabian operator to successfully decommission a subsea pipeline.

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Topics: Subsea, diamond wire saw, pipeline decommissioning, clam shell cutters

Infographic: The future of UKCS oil & gas decommissioning

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM


With North Sea oil and gas decommissioning activity set to boom, the Mirage team have decided to bring together some key numbers to help provide a snapshot of the challenges lying ahead. The infographic below demonstrates the scale of the task, the money needed to be spent and also gives an insight into the ageing assets within the region. 

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Topics: North Sea, platform decommissioning, pipeline decommissioning



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