Pipeline challenges magnified in arctic, deepwater conditions

The difficulties entailed in pipeline installation, operation, and maintenance are magnified dramatically in the challenging physical and geographical conditions that deepwater and arctic operations present.Compounding the challenge of technological solutions to accommodate such conditions is the charge that pipeline operators and contractors carry in these areas, in that they are also environmentally sensitive.Deepwater challengesUltradeepwater pipelaying is clearly a challenge, with water depths of 3,000 m being targeted for some development, noted Allen Leatt, chief technology office for Acergy SA (formerly Stolt Offshore), Sunbury-on-Thames, England.“At this depth, very large la...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected