DIVING COMPANY CLAIMS RECORD IN GULF HOT TAP

The deepest pipeline "hot tap" in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and possibly the world, was recently accomplished in 630 ft of seawater, according to Offshore Petroleum Divers Inc. (OPD) which carried out the dive. The hot tap, in South Pass Block 50, connected a newly constructed BP Exploration 8-in. pipeline to an operational 10-in. oil pipeline for Chevron Pipeline Co. Hot taps enable operators to attach an ancillary pipeline to an operational or "hot" pipeline. The procedure avoids construction

Mar 16th, 1992
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