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Oil & Gas Cables

Cortland has the in-house capabilities to manufacture umbilical component cables, delivering electrical power, signals and optics, that can operate in the most demanding environments. For stand-alone operations, we offer a range of cables designed to suit many intervention applications. Clients can also choose from a range of high-strength custom MUX cables for deepwater BOP applications. All of Cortland's cables for the Oil & Gas industry are fit for purpose, robust and designed with long life in mind. 

Umbilical Component Cables

The electrical power, signal and optic cables in Cortland's oil & gas umbilicals are designed to operate in dynamic operations. The conductor construction, lay length, grouping and positioning within the assembly is chosen to maximise fatigue life and enhance the electrical characteristics. The cables are sheathed as standard with polyether based polyurethane (PU) or polyethylene. PE is suitable for termination with Tronic or ODI type pressure compensated connectors, as is PU, which can also be easily moulded with polyurethane twin pack resin kits.

Cortland cables can be strengthened and given cut protection using layers applied between the cable inner and outer sheaths. These layers can be galvanised steel wire armour, braid or synthetic fibre braid depending on your connector types and preference.

If you require assemblies, these can be filled with a silicone rubber based compound to minimise the void spaces. For an extra charge, the individually insulated cable conductors can be hydrostatically pressure tested prior to lay up into the completed cable assembly. 

Cables can be fitted and tested with cable connectors as required.

Intervention Standalone Cables

Electrical power signal, optic services can be offered in cables for stand alone operations for many intervention applications. Cortland uses extensive experience in developing other cable types, from strengthened ROV to plough, to design Standalone Cables that can operate in dynamic operations. The conductor construction, lay length, grouping and positioning within the assembly is chosen to maximise fatigue life and enhance the electrical characteristics. 

Cortland cables can be strengthened and given cut protection using layers applied between the cable inner and outer sheaths. These layers can be galvanised steel wire armour, braid or synthetic fibre braid selected to suit your connector types and preference.

The cables are sheathed as standard with polyether based polyurethane (PU) or polyethylene. PE is suitable for termination with Tronic or ODI type pressure compensated connectors, as is PU, which can also be easily moulded with polyurethane twin pack resin kits.

If you require assemblies, these can be filled with a silicone rubber based compound to minimise the void spaces. For an extra charge, the individually insulated cable conductors can be hydrostatically pressure tested prior to lay up into the completed cable assembly. 

Stand alone cables can be fitted and tested with mechanical terminations, such as armour bodies, flanges and bend stiffeners, in addition to cable connectors as required.

MUX Cables

For deepwater BOP operations, Cortland offers a full range of high strength, wire armoured custom MUX cables providing fast control, signal response time and mechanical links from topside control system to the BOP via the Multiplexing system.

Our designs offer the most compact electrical and fibre optic assembly diameter, strengthened with multi-wire armouring layers covered in a choice of extruded outersheath materials.  These cable variants can be produced in long continuous lengths and terminated mechanically and electrically if required.

Cortland also offers direct hydraulic umbilicals for BOP control systems.

Benefits / Features
  • Combination options of signal and optic configurations
  • Choice of component configurations, including single cores, pairs, quads and fibre optic groupings
  • Optimized O.D. - critical on deepwater long lengths with regards to storage, handling, and rig/platform footprints
  • High strength steel wire while maintaining ductility, resulting in less steel content, reducing cable diameter and weight
  • Wire layers applied by new in-house armouring line which shortens lead-times, and increases product quality