Offshore Structure Pipe

Seamless Pipe for Offshore Structure


Offshore Project

Offshore Structural Pipe

Offshore platform is the equipment to drill and extract oil from the sea. Based on different functions, offshore platform can be classified as drilling platform, production platform, service platform, oil storage, etc. There are bottom-supported, gravity, jack-up, semi-submersible, tension leg type, etc. According to different function, Pile foundation type, bottom-supported and gravity platform are used in shallow waters. Jack-up, semi-submersible, tension leg type, such as vertical cylinder type of offshore platform become the hotspot in the field of ocean engineering.

TPCO has developed the offshore structural pipes for offshore platform, supplied in normalized or quenched and tempered condition for yield strength 355~690 MPa.
  -  Bracing pipe
  -  Chord pipe
Jack-up drilling platform leg chord pipe is manufactured as with semicircle.
Its advantage is low cost and high efficiency that producing semicircle pipe with seamless pipe through longitudinal cutting process.

Characteristics of TPCO products
- Steel design with low carbon and micro alloyed  
- Low carbon equivalent
- Excellent weldability
- Excellent low temperature toughness
- Lower ductile brittle transition
- Higher surface quality

Reference Standards
API SPEC 5L Specification for Line Pipe
EN 10210-1   Hot finished structural hollow sections of non-alloy and fine grain steels - Part 1:
                        Technical delivery conditions.
EN 10210-2   Hot finished structural hollow sections of non-alloy and fine grain steels - Part 2:
                        Tolerances, dimensions and sectional properties.
EN 10225       Weldable structural steels for fixed offshore structures - Technical delivery conditions
ABS RULES    Material and Welding 2015 Part 2
ABS RULES    Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling units 2015 Part 3

The Grade of Offshore Structural Pipe of TPCO


Size range


Platform Type and Corresponding Pipe Sizes and Grades


Mechanical Properties

Performance Data as per EN 10225

note:t = wall thickness

Performance Data as per API SPEC 5L

note:t = wall thickness

Chemical Composition (%, API Spec 5L)

 other technical requirement as per API SPEC 5L and Customer’s requirement.

Customer Weldability

X80Q Weldability test


X100Q Weldability

At present TPCO’s products from X70Q to X100Q had passed weldability evaluation by Singapore keppel corporation.

Ductile Brittle Transition


Conclusion: Impact toughness of TPCO products is better. The temperature of ductile brittle transition is lower than minus 40℃ for X100Q , minus 80℃ for X80Q. So it is safer when TPCO’s products are used in low temperature environment.

Manufacturing Statistics X80Q - X100Q

Manufacturing Statistics X80Q of TPCO

Manufacturing Statistics X100Q of TPCO

Certification of Offshore Structural Pipe

Construction Site Pictures


Supply Record of Jack-up Drilling Platform Pipe


Choke & kill, Boost Pipe

Choke & Kill, Boost pipe should be produced in accordance with ASTM A519 and A370, latest editions. API 16C and API spec 5L shall be used as a reference only. Material shall comply with NACE MR-01-75(ISO 15156-2).

Chemical Composition as per 4130 of ASTM A 519


Mechanical Property


Manufacturing Statistics