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Subsea pipe dream

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Abstract

The Gulf of Mexico is famous today mainly for the ferocity of its hurricanes. But for anyone in the oil industry, it is also known for the vast array of oil pipelines that criss-cross its stormy waters, and for the large number of pipeline-laying barges which install them. Soon many of these vessels could be steaming to British waters - not to escape the weather, but to cash in on a bonanza of pipe-laying activity which could soon take place offshore northern Europe. The construction of new pipelines off the UK, Norway and Netherlands will, however, present a new range of challenges for pipeline designers and builders. First and foremost is the Piper Alpha platform disaster, which could saddle the UK offshore industry with a Pound 500 million-plus bill for the installation of emergency shutdown valves (ESVs) on existing lines.
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Publication Date:
Sep 22, 1988
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
GB-88-001824; EDB-89-000849
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Engineer (London); (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 267:6913
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; NORTH SEA; PIPELINES; CONSTRUCTION; COST; GLOBAL ASPECTS; INSTALLATION; NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; POSITIONING; UNDERWATER; VALVES; ATLANTIC OCEAN; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; INDUSTRY; LEVELS; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; 022000* - Petroleum- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 032000 - Natural Gas- Transport, Handling, & Storage
OSTI ID:
6666924
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ENGIA
Submitting Site:
GB
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Pages: 30-31
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Citation Formats

Balcombe, Mark. Subsea pipe dream. United Kingdom: N. p., 1988. Web.
Balcombe, Mark. Subsea pipe dream. United Kingdom.
Balcombe, Mark. 1988. "Subsea pipe dream." United Kingdom.
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title = {Subsea pipe dream}
author = {Balcombe, Mark}
abstractNote = {The Gulf of Mexico is famous today mainly for the ferocity of its hurricanes. But for anyone in the oil industry, it is also known for the vast array of oil pipelines that criss-cross its stormy waters, and for the large number of pipeline-laying barges which install them. Soon many of these vessels could be steaming to British waters - not to escape the weather, but to cash in on a bonanza of pipe-laying activity which could soon take place offshore northern Europe. The construction of new pipelines off the UK, Norway and Netherlands will, however, present a new range of challenges for pipeline designers and builders. First and foremost is the Piper Alpha platform disaster, which could saddle the UK offshore industry with a Pound 500 million-plus bill for the installation of emergency shutdown valves (ESVs) on existing lines.}
journal = {Engineer (London); (United Kingdom)}
volume = {267:6913}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1988}
month = {Sep}
}