Deepwater pipeline repair system uses proven tools

After years of planning and design, Shell International Exploration & Production Co., Houston, has developed a deepwater pipeline repair system (DPRS) that uses proven technology.The repair system incorporates many of the tools and connection systems that the company has used on several construction projects.The sled concept for pipeline termination has been used by Shell and others successfully to land a pipeline on the seabed with an upward looking hub.The connectors purchased for the DPRS have similarly been proven on other projects.Metrology for spoolpiece fabrication has been successfully accomplished on projects using both acoustics and taut-line systems to measure hub orientation p...

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