Well Control with Confidence

Well Control with Confidence


Continental has created the industry’s FIRST 20,000 PSI API 16C Choke & Kill flexible line. This breakthrough can withstand the high temperatures and high pressures required when tapping into the deepest oil deposits in the world while controlling the wellbore effluents with confidence.

Innovative Technology

To achieve this revolutionary flexible line, Continental engineers revolved the design around our patented TauroFlon™ liner, which is designed to survive the most aggressive chemicals circulating from subsea wells in the most unforgiving offshore environments. The Continental 20k PSI flexible line is also fitted with an internal stainless-steel carcass that is engineered to endure periods of continuous operation where there is a high risk of rapid decompression.


  • Bore type: Full Flow, Rough Bore
  • Liner material: H2S Resistant TauroFlon™
  • Operating temperature: -20˚C to +121˚C (-4˚F to 250˚F)
  • Survival temperatures: 177˚C for at least 1 hour
  • Coupling materials meet NACE MR 01-75/ISO 15156 latest edition

Rigorous Testing

The Continental 20k PSI API 16C flexible line can be used with confidence as it has passed the most stringent tests required by API 16C 2nd Edition and witnessed by DNV.   
Pressure testing: Hydrostatic pressure test to 30,000 PSI with no pressure loss.
Bending flexibility testing:   Cyclical bending test series at minimum rated temperature and room temperature.
Well simulation: Simulated “Well-Kick” test at 20,000 PSI, working pressure, and at 177˚ C for 60 minutes without loss of pressure.
Gas exposure testing: Thirty days of aggressive hydrocarbon tests to evaluate the effects of gas permeation, gas decompression and test fluid exposure.
Fire resistance: Held 20,000 PSI for 30 minutes in 700˚C flames without loss of pressure.

Recommended Applications

  • Choke & kill lines
  • Well testing
  • Well completion
  • Well stimulation/acidizing
  • Chemical injection