MOBILE BAY CORROSIVE GAS FLOW LINES USE NEW MATERIAL, DESIGN

Glenn A. Lanan Intec Engineering Houston Don W. Barry Shell Pipe Line Corp. Houston Development of the Fairway field, offshore Alabama in Mobile Bay, required installing four flow lines to transport high-pressure, hot, sour, and highly corrosive natural gas from wellhead platforms to the central facility platform. The project employed several new technologies, including bimetallic pipe to control internal corrosion, a "zig-zag" pipe configuration to control upheaval buckling, and continuous

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