RELEASE: ODYSEA and Subsea7 use Proxxima™ technology in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater pipeline

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RELEASE: ODYSEA and Subsea7 use Proxxima™ technology in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater pipeline

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HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2024/PRNewswire/ -- ODYSEA announced Subsea7's successful offshore installation of approximately eleven kilometers of deepwater pipelines utilizing ODYSEA's innovative Goldilocks (GDLX™) insulation technology, enabled by ExxonMobil's Proxxima™ thermoset polyolefin resin systems. This industry-leading project was completed without safety incidents and ahead of schedule, while demonstrating exceptional performance.

ODYSEA CEO Tanmay Desai describes Goldilocks insulation as “an innovative and revolutionary technological solution for pipelines, field joints and subsea structures that enables a much faster, safer and high-quality thermal insulation system.”

ODYSEA applied the insulation to the flowline and risers for a major global energy customer in the Gulf of Mexico and installed it in deepwater by Subsea7's Seven Oceans reel lay vessel.

GDLX™ is a moldable thermal insulating coating for pipelines, field joints and subsea structures. Using a unique molding process, ODYSEA is able to offer a solution that significantly reduces the complexity of a time-consuming multi-layer process. The solution is highly portable, which can enable in-situ isolation anywhere in the world. The technology has been proven to generate less waste and allows customers to get their first oil sooner due to the ability to insulate pipes faster than traditional insulation.

The technology behind GDLX™ is made possible by ExxonMobil's Proxxima™ resin system, a thermoset polyolefin with super-low viscosity and controllable rapid cure. ExxonMobil's Proxxima™ resin systems have an exceptional balance of strength and hardness, are highly resistant to temperature and pressure, have no depth limitations, and are extremely hydrophobic, resisting water absorption that could otherwise damage properties. of isolation. These factors make GDLX™, enabled by the Proxxima™ resin system, an excellent choice for subsea insulation projects.

This Gulf of Mexico project required specific and extensive validation, which ODYSEA met through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) process, multiple customer tests and now through successful project execution. GDLX™ has proven its strength and reliability in laboratory tests to meet customer expectations in high pressure and high temperature projects.

“The successful adoption of this new insulation technology was made possible by our collective commitment to innovation, as well as rigorous testing that ensured project certainty and timely delivery,” said José Manuel Torres, SCM Technology Manager at Subsea7.

For more information contact:

SUBSEA7Ashley ShearerSenior Communications Advisor 1 713-300-6792

ODYSEAAmber MurphyCoordinador de Marketing 1 337-352-9240

About Subsea7:Subsea7 is a global leader in the delivery of marine projects and services for the energy industry. With a strong commitment to safety and innovation, Subsea7 offers project management, engineering and construction expertise across the entire energy lifecycle.

About ODYSEA: Based in Houston, Texas, ODYSEA is an innovative company advancing thermal insulation and flow assurance solutions for subsea infrastructure using new technology to provide project peace of mind in a simpler way than in the past. Our commitment to technology, sustainability and collaboration drives us to push the limits of what is possible in deepwater pipelines and subsea structures. ODYSEA is a division of The Bayou Companies.

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