Research aims at lowering costs to make new discoveries economic

About this series…This article begins a series of occasional articles that will comprise a "dialogue" among industry experts and professionals on some of the major technological issues over the coming years in the laying and maintaining of natural gas pipelines. In the weeks and months to come, others involved in pipeline research and development will comment on some of the issues raised here and will raise additional topics for others to address. Major gas producing companies are investing heavily in technological developments to reduce the cost of energy delivery. These competing technologies include:New design methods, materials, welding, and construction practices for large-diam...

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