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Subsea Umbilicals, Risers&Flowlines (SURF)

Subsea Umbilicals, Risers&Flowlines (SURF)

Our SURF solutions are sought far and wide by industry giants, such as Petrobras, for the management of their subsea oil production.

MARCH 2017

The Prysmian SURF portfolio has been developed to meet the increasingly challenging demands of customers around the world as they push out into deeper fields with high-temperature, high pressure and long tie-back.


Prysmian has led the SURF technology market for nearly forty years since we installed our first umbilical off-shore Brazil.  Our fit-for-purpose solutions are designed to minimize the total cost of ownership with specific focus on installation and maintenance aspects while providing high safety and quality standards.

Our success is based on the development of deep, long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with customers. We invest the time and effort to understand their needs and then partner with them to design and manufacture the products and services needed to solve their challenges. 


The Prysmian SURF Research and Development expertise is unrivalled in our industry and is complemented by manufacturing engineers who can bring innovative new concepts into reality as cost-effective products. Our experienced, highly trained and dedicated offshore operations team completes the picture to make sure that customers trust and rely on Prysmian to support them from design through to field installation.

Umbilicals Record Breakers

The first Prysmian umbilical cable solution was installed in 1979 and since then, we have developed our SURF technology and have installed umbilicals in ever more challenging situations to support the industry’s push into ever deeper fields.

Our record in Brazil, achieved in partnership with Petrobras:


125 m water depth


1,000 m water depth


1,900 m water depth


2,500 m water depth