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.


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


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'"The authors are the most respected names in the area of designing, installing, testing, and operating submarine pipelines…I would recommend that if you work in the offshore pipeline industry, you have this practical reference available. " Saeid Mokhatab Chairman of Natural Gas Engineering Editorial Advisory Board'