2007 Ultra-Deepwater

Ultra-High Conductivity Umbilicals

Subcontractor: NanoRidge Materials, Inc.

Principal Investigator: Dean Hulsey
Project Number Project Status
07121-1302 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
Participants
Technip USA, Inc.; DUCO, Inc.; Rice University
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
December 5, 2008 May 30, 2010
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$560,000.00 $448,000.00 $112,000.00
Project Objectives

The goal of this project is to develop an ultra-high conductivity power cable suitable for use in undersea umbilicals. The overall objective is to design, build, and test an engineering prototype of a working ultra-high conductivity cable that could in later stages be incorporated into an umbilical exceeding 100 miles in length and called upon to deliver up to 10 MW at up to 36 kV with operating temperatures up to 250°F and pressures up to 4500 psi.

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Reports
File Type Date
Ultra-High Conductivity Umbilicals: A Paradigm Change in Conductors Using Carbon Nanotubes ( 18.1 MB ) Final Report 03/10
Presentations
Title: Ultra-High Conductivity Umbilicals - Enrique Barrera, Rice University - 12/09 ( 1.8 MB )
Title: Conduction with Nanotubes - Pulickel Ajayan, Rice University - 12/09 ( 2.3 MB )
Title: Need for Lightweight Umbilicals - Dave Madden, DUCO Inc. - 12/09 ( 991.2 KB )
Title: Lunche Presentation - Nanotechnology - Wade Adams, Smalley Institute, Rice University - 12/09 ( 6.3 MB )
Title: Paradigm Change in Electrical Conductors - Enrique Barrera, Rice University - 12/09 ( 1.6 MB )
Title: PNU Properties at the Nanoscale - Pádraig Moloney, Rice University - 12/09 ( 2.8 MB )
Title: Introduction - Dean Hulsey, NanoRidge Materials, Inc.. - 12/09 ( 127.5 KB )
Title: Steps to Achieving Conduction - Divya Chakravarthi, Rice University - 12/09 ( 901.3 KB )
Title: Steps to Manufacture the PNU - Yao Zhao, Rice University - 12/09 ( 1.0 MB )
Title: Outcomes - Enrique Barrera, Rice University - 12/09 ( 1.9 MB )
Title: NanoRidge Materials, Inc. Corporate Overview - Chris Lundberg, NanoRidge Materials, Inc. - 12/09 ( 777.5 KB )