Offshore

Cost-Effective Approach for Isolating/Decommissioning Offshore Sour Gas Pipelines

IPEC & Pipeline and Process Services
IPEC & Pipeline and Process Services
Safety is a crucial issue in operational activities. When performing a hot work operation on a live pipeline, it is very important to isolate the pipeline to prevent any dangerous event. In this paper, a newly and innovatively designed approach has been presented which has been used to isolate a 32” and an 18” offshore and infield pipelines from...

Deep Water ILI Tool Development and 5 Years Operational Experience

Total Exploration & Production & 3P Services
Total Exploration & Production & 3P Services
The paper describes development of In-Line Inspection (ILI) tools and equipment for deployment in 500+m water depth offshore oil production pipelines. Various design challenges were posed by the operational conditions and the pipeline operator. A joint development project is described in which 3P Services and Total E&P define the necessary tool...