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Title: North Sea modular pig receiver designed for both oil, gas

Design of subsea modular pig receivers for the North Sea's Tiffany field export system employed conventional technology to achieve operational simplicity for pipelines handling both gas and crude oil under pressure. Subsea facilities were designed to provide for diversion of the normal flow through a modular removable subsea pig receiver. Each pig receiver was designed to accept a pig train containing a magnetic cleaning pig followed by an intelligent pipeline inspection pig which could then be retrieved to the surface. The paper describes the Tiffany field development; the concept of pigging the pipelines; the detailed design; added requirements; and installation and operation.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Seatech Consultants Ltd., London (United Kingdom))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5452175
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oil and Gas Journal; (United States); Journal Volume: 91:27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; MAINTENANCE FACILITIES; DESIGN; NORTH SEA; PIPELINES; NATURAL GAS; PETROLEUM; TRANSPORT; UNDERWATER FACILITIES; ATLANTIC OCEAN; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS 022000* -- Petroleum-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 032000 -- Natural Gas-- Transport, Handling, & Storage