Study of X-100 line pipe costs points to potential savings

Norman Sanderson BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd. Sunbury-on-Thames, U.K. Rob Ohm Shell Global Solutions Amsterdam Mike Jacobs BG Technology U.K. A collaborative program is being carried out by BG Technology, Shell Global Solutions, and BP Exploration to assess the potential of high strength, Grade X-100 steel line pipe for reducing the costs of pipelines for gas transportation. The 3-year program includes comprehensive material testing of prototype UOE SAW X-100 line pipe obtained from four manufacturers. Reported here is the accompanying techno-economic assessment showing the commercial advantages of using X-100 line pipe. The results suggest potential...

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