Shell Global Solutions to assess Sonatrach pipelines

Sonatrach has contracted Shell Global Solutions to review the integrity of its pipeline transmission networks to ensure that they meet stringent legislative standards.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, June 8 -- Sonatrach has contracted Shell Global Solutions to review the integrity of its pipeline transmission networks to ensure that they meet stringent legislative standards. Shell's report will help Sonatrach reduce its risk of pipeline failures and offer recommendations to improve the reliability and availability of the system.

Shell will identify the integrity and reliability management process for Sonatrach's pipelines and evaluate the technical integrity of part of the pipeline system. Sonatrach operates more than 16,000 km of transmission pipelines.

Hocine Chekired, vice-president of Sonatrach's pipeline transportation branch, said the assessment would enable it "to get an accurate assessment of where we are now and how to best optimize moving forward."

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

More in General Interest