Offshore Surafce Platform

Topside structures, rotating equipment, components, systems, and supporting vessels are used for Deep-sea well drilling, exploration, or the production of oil and/or natural gas. Necessary materials for these environments offer light weight, strength and stiffness, along with wear resistance and extended corrosion resistance.

Common Applications

  • Topside Platforms
  • Cable sheaves
  • Slide pads
  • Pipe handling
  • Swivel joints
  • Bend restrictions
  • Winches
  • Pipe-in-pipe spacers
  • Seals
  • Bearings
Offshore surface platform

Offshore Subsea Floor

Deep sea equipment and systems far-off off-shore including beneath the water line often include equipment located on the sea floor. Engineered materials in this extreme environment call for excellent strength and stiffness across a broad temperature spectrum as well as great toughness, impact, and corrosion resistance.

Common Applications

  • Buoyancy modules
  • Isolation valves
  • Blowout preventer
  • Insulators
  • Connectors
  • Flexible joints
  • Wear pads

Ports Unique Offering to the Subsea Segment

Port Plastics has a proven and extensive portfolio of both general and advanced engineered materials for critical and non-critical components which support the challenged service conditions in the oil, gas, & petrochemical industry. We understand and can help optimize material selection such as:​ ​

  • Extreme hot and cold temperature and pressure resistance in aggressive environments and deeper depths​
  • Superior corrosion resistance to chemicals in the harshest of environments​
  • Self-lubricating thermoplastics remove the need for external lubrication​
  • Lightweight plastic products with longer wear life​
  • Low stress shapes with extreme size availability from compression molded, extruded, injection molded and cast​
  • Compliance with many common industry specifications, such as NORSOK M-710, ISO, ASME, API, and NACE


Highly engineered sonar and exploratory sensing equipment is used to locate, identify, define, and even map the ocean floor. Materials may require electrical insulation, impact resistance for toughness at cold temperatures, and the ability to handle extreme pressures at great depths

Common Applications

  • Scanning
  • Acoustic
  • Sonar devices
  • ROVs
  • Cameras
  • Bumpers
  • Connectors
  • Crawlers

Common Materials Used in Subsea Components

  • POM-C
  • PPS
  • PA66
  • PEEK
  • Carbon Fiber Filled Peek​
  • Engineered Grades of PTFE​
  • PAI