GOM area is site of extensive pipeline re-route

A 20-IN. PIPELINE HAS BEEN re-routed through a platform on Gulf of Mexico Main Pass Block 69 for Shell Oil Co. affiliate Equilon Enterprises LLC., Houston.Global Divers & Contractors Inc., a subsidiary of Global Industries, Houston, performed the work in what it called the largest series of mechanical pipeline connectors ever used in one project application. The project was completed in August to increase flow volumes in the 20-in. line.ConnectorsThe series of three pipeline connectors (a 20 x 12-in. hot tap, a 20-in. line stopple, and a 20-in. end connector) re-routed one end of the 20-in. pipeline to a pump-station platform (Fig. 1). The platform, in 33-ft water, had been installed in J...

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