Offshore Pipelines

Offshore Pipelines

1st Edition - April 25, 2005

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  • Authors: Boyun Guo, PhD, Shanhong Song, Ph.D., Ali Ghalambor, PhD, Tian Lin, PhD, Jacob Chacko, Boyun Guo, PhD, Shanhong Song, Ph.D., Jacob Chacko
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080456904

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Description

Offshore Pipelines covers the full scope of pipeline development from pipeline designing, installing, and testing to operating. It gathers the authors' experiences gained through years of designing, installing, testing, and operating submarine pipelines. The aim is to provide engineers and management personnel a guideline to achieve cost-effective management in their offshore and deepwater pipeline development and operations. The book is organized into three parts. Part I presents design practices used in developing submarine oil and gas pipelines and risers. Contents of this part include selection of pipe size, coating, and insulation. Part II provides guidelines for pipeline installations. It focuses on controlling bending stresses and pipe stability during laying pipelines. Part III deals with problems that occur during pipeline operations. Topics covered include pipeline testing and commissioning, flow assurance engineering, and pigging operations. This book is written primarily for new and experienced engineers and management personnel who work on oil and gas pipelines in offshore and deepwater. It can also be used as a reference for college students of undergraduate and graduate levels in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.

Key Features

* Pipeline design engineers will learn how to design low-cost pipelines allowing long-term operability and safety.

* Pipeline operation engineers and management personnel will learn how to operate their pipeline systems in a cost effective manner.

* Deepwater pipelining is a new technology developed in the past ten years and growing quickly.

Readership

Pipeline Design Engineers, Pipeline Operation Engineers, Students in Petroleum Engineering

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    List of Symbols

    Unit Conversion Factors

    1. Introduction

    Part I: Pipeline Design

    2. General Design Information

    3. Diameter and Wall Thickness

    4. Hydrodynamic Stability of Pipelines

    5. Pipeline Span

    6. Operating Stresses

    7. Pipeline Riser Design

    8. Pipeline External Corrosion Protection

    9. Pipeline Insulation

    10. Introduction to Flexible Pipelines

    Part II: Pipeline Installation

    11. Pipeline Installation Methods

    12. Installation Bending Stress Control

    13. Pipeline On-Bottom Stability Control

    Part III: Pipeline Commissioning and Operations

    14. Pipeline Testing and Pre-commissioning

    15. Flow Assurance

    16. Pigging Operations

    Appendices

    Appendix A: Gas-Liquid Multiphase Flow in Pipeline

    Appendix B: Steady and Transient Solutions for Pipeline Temperature

    Appendix C: Strength De-Rating of Old Pipelines

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2005
  • Published: April 25, 2005
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080456904

About the Authors

Boyun Guo, PhD

Boyun Guo is a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Petroleum Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS) of the Energy Institute of Louisiana (EIL). He has 40 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia. He is the principal author of 11 books and author/coauthor of over 150 research papers. He holds a BS degree in Engineering Science from Daqing Petroleum Institute in China, MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Louisiana, Lafayette and Director, Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS), USA

Shanhong Song, Ph.D.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior engineer, ChevronTexaco

Ali Ghalambor, PhD

Ali Ghalambor is currently an international consultant with more than 40 years of industrial and academic experience. He served as the API Endowed Professor, head of the petroleum engineering department, and director of the Energy Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has performed consulting and training services in 45 countries, authored 15 books and more than 230 technical papers. Ali received the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty in 2001, the Distinguished Member in 2006, Production and Operations Award in 2007, and Distinguished Service Award in 2008. Dr. Ghalambor earned a BS and MS degree, both in petroleum engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a PhD in environmental sciences and engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the US, elected member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and recipient of its Nobel Laureate Physicists Kapitsa Gold Medal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA

Tian Lin, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management, Queensland University of Technology

Jacob Chacko

Boyun Guo, PhD

Boyun Guo is a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Petroleum Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS) of the Energy Institute of Louisiana (EIL). He has 40 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia. He is the principal author of 11 books and author/coauthor of over 150 research papers. He holds a BS degree in Engineering Science from Daqing Petroleum Institute in China, MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Louisiana, Lafayette and Director, Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS), USA

Shanhong Song, Ph.D.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior engineer, ChevronTexaco

Jacob Chacko

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