HURRICANE-DAMAGED GULF OF MEXICO PIPELINE REPAIRED WITH COLD FORGING

Gene Lewis Texaco Pipeline Inc. Houma, La. Pierre DeGruy Texaco Inc. New Orleans Lee Avery BIG INCH Marine Systems Inc. Lafayette, La. Damage to Texaco Pipeline Inc.'s Eugene Island Pipeline System (EIPS) in last year's Hurricane Andrew prompted a complex repair project unique for the Gulf of Mexico. On Aug. 22, 1992, one of this century's most destructive Atlantic hurricanes devastated South Florida and moved into the Gulf of Mexico towards producing offshore oil and natural gas

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