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Baker Hughes Launches New Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe Technology

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Baker Hughes Launches New Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe Technology

November 14, 2023

  • Advanced co-extruded liner enhances durability and reduces permeability, making it suitable for challenging and corrosive environments

HOUSTON — Nov. 14, 2023 —  Energy technology company Baker Hughes announced Tuesday the launch of its new PythonPipe™ portfolio, the latest in reinforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP) technology that enables faster installation, reduced time to first production and lower lifecycle emissions.

Offering up to 60% reduction in installation time and at one-fifth the cost of comparative steel installation, the PythonPipe portfolio consists of American Petroleum Institute 15s qualified, flexible and non-metallic RTP with an extensive selection of sizes, materials and liner options.

Achieving up to 75% reduction in carbon emissions throughout its lifecycle, up to 80% reduction in maintenance costs and up to 60% reduction in crew required, PythonPipe enables both efficient and sustainable operations.

Within the PythonPipe portfolio, Baker Hughes offers the only 8-inch spoolable, non-metallic RTP product in the market and demonstrates its three-layer co-extrusion liner technology across the entire portfolio range, allowing cost effective use of Polyphenylene Sulfide, Nylon, High Density Polythylene or High Density Polyethylene Raised Temperature liners within the RTP.

The PythonPipe portfolio will offer pressure capacities of up to 3000psi and temperature resilience of up to 180°F. The advanced co-extruded liner technology enhances durability and reduces permeability, making it suitable for challenging and corrosive environments.

“Our PythonPipe technology is a testament to our extensive industry expertise, underlined by over 10,000km of successfully installed pipes,” said Jeff Shorter, product management director, Flexible Pipe Systems at Baker Hughes. “Our commitment to positioning for new energy frontiers via continual development firmly establishes Baker Hughes as an innovator in this field. The diverse liner options in the PythonPipe portfolio provide chemical and permeation resistance combined with a wide range of reinforcement types, product sizes, temperature and pressure capacities to address our customers’ diverse needs.”

The Python Pipe portfolio is now available. 

About Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and conducting business in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at 


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