Custom offshore pipeline repair systems save money

Suzana Abilio Stephane Taxy Xavier Michel Angola Deepwater Consortium Luanda Based on presentation to Deep Offshore Technology International, Houston, Oct. 22-24, 2013. Establishing and operating a custom emergency pipeline-flowline repair system (PRS) for offshore deepwater projects can reduce repair times enough to justify the additional expense. The Angola Deepwater Consortium (ADC) found that existing PRS concepts could be adapted with some qualification to cope with high pressure and the region's particular fluid characteristics and that these concepts could be further adapted to address pipe-in-pipe (PiP) repair. The cost of a custom repair system covering 8- to 24-in. OD pipe m...

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