Offshore Pipelines

1st Edition

Authors: Boyun Guo, Shanhong Song, Ph.D. Ali Ghalambor, PhD Tian Lin, PhD Jacob Chacko Boyun Guo, Shanhong Song, Ph.D. Ali Ghalambor, PhD Jacob Chacko
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678476
eBook ISBN: 9780080456904
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 25th April 2005
Page Count: 304
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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
    1. General Design Information
    2. Diameter and Wall Thickness
    3. Hydrodynamic Stability of Pipelines
    4. Pipeline Span
    5. Operating Stresses
    6. Pipeline Riser Design
    7. Pipeline External Corrosion Protection
    8. Pipeline Insulation
    9. Introduction to Flexible Pipelines Part II: Pipeline Installation
    10. Pipeline Installation Methods
    11. Installation Bending Stress Control
    12. Pipeline On-Bottom Stability Control Part III: Pipeline Commissioning and Operations
    13. Pipeline Testing and Pre-commissioning
    14. Flow Assurance
    15. 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

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080456904
Hardcover ISBN:
9780750678476

About the Author

Boyun Guo,

Dr. Boyun Guo is well known for his contributions to the energy industry in multiphase flow in pipe systems and horizontal well engineering. He is currently 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). He has over 25 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia and has worked for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau. He holds a BS degree in engineering from Daqing Petroleum Institute of China, MS degree in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD in petroleum engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Boyun has authored multiple papers, served on many association committees, and published 10 books of which 9 of those reside with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Shanhong Song, Ph.D.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior engineer, ChevronTexaco

Ali Ghalambor, PhD

Oil and Gas Engineer at Innovative Petrotech Solutions, Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oil and Gas Engineer at Innovative Petrotech Solutions, Inc.

Tian Lin, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Jacob Chacko

Boyun Guo,

Dr. Boyun Guo is well known for his contributions to the energy industry in multiphase flow in pipe systems and horizontal well engineering. He is currently 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). He has over 25 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia and has worked for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau. He holds a BS degree in engineering from Daqing Petroleum Institute of China, MS degree in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD in petroleum engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Boyun has authored multiple papers, served on many association committees, and published 10 books of which 9 of those reside with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Shanhong Song, Ph.D.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior engineer, ChevronTexaco

Ali Ghalambor, PhD

Oil and Gas Engineer at Innovative Petrotech Solutions, Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oil and Gas Engineer at Innovative Petrotech Solutions, Inc.

Jacob Chacko

Reviews

'"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'