Jet Edge and Chukar Waterjet play key role in capping Gulf of Mexico oil leak

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Intensifier skid under water.
Intensifier skid under water.
Close up of lance blasting hydrates.
Close up of lance blasting hydrates.
Lance blasting hydrates.
Lance blasting hydrates.

Jet Edge custom engineered a 36,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump which was dropped 5,000 feet into the Gulf to power a robot-operated waterjetting lance that blasted away the hydrates. To ensure the hydrate remediation project’s success, Jet Edge used advanced filtration and ultra-high pressure seal technology capable of withstanding the harsh undersea environment. The system was designed to blast with sea water or liquid gas. As a result, Jet Edge developed the first-known waterjet system capable of operating in water depths in excess of 5,000 feet, opening a new frontier for waterjet technology.

Chukar Waterjet provided onsite applications engineering services throughout the project, working with a subsea technology company, an offshore logistics and supply company, an offshore transportation company, BP, and an independent safety group to ensure successful completion of the project.