Offshore Pipelines

2nd Edition

Design, Installation, and Maintenance

Authors: Boyun Guo, Shanhong Song, Ph.D. Ali Ghalambor, PhD Tian Lin, PhD
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123979490
eBook ISBN: 9780123984920
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 26th August 2013
Page Count: 400
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The development of oil and gas fields offshore requires specialized pipeline equipment. The structures must be strong enough to with stand the harshest environments, and ensure that production is not interrupted and remains economically feasible. However, recent events in the Gulf of Mexico have placed a new importance on maintenance and reliability. A new section; Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), introduces the subject of maintenance, written by Tian Ran Lin, Queensland University of Technology, and Yong Sun, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering.

Two of the main objectives of CBM is maximizing reliability while preventing major or minor equipment malfunction and minimizing maintenance costs. In this new section, the authors deal with the multi-objective condition based maintenance optimization problem. CBM provides two major advantages: (1) an efficient approach for weighting maintenance objectives, and (2) a method for specifying physical methods for achieving those objectives. Maintenance cost and reliability objectives are calculated based on proportional hazards model and a control limit CBM replacement policy.

Written primarily for engineers and management personnel working on offshore and deepwater oil and gas pipelines, this book covers the fundamentals needed to design, Install, and commission pipeline projects. This new section along with a thorough update of the existing chapters represents a 30% increase in information over the previous edition.

Key Features

  • Covers offshore maintenance and maintenance support system
  • Provides the fundamentals needed to design, Install, and commission pipeline project
  • Methods and tools to deliver cost effective maintenance cost and system reliability
  • New section on Condition-Based Maintenance written by Tian Ran Lin, Queensland University of Technology, and Yong Sun, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering (


Pipeline Design Engineers, Pipeline Operation Engineers

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Overview

1.2 Pipeline Design

1.3 Pipeline Installation

1.4 Pipeline Operations


Part I: Pipeline Design

Part I. Pipeline Design

Chapter 2. General Design Information

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Design Data


Chapter 3. Diameter and Wall Thickness

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Design Procedure

3.3 Design Codes


Chapter 4. Hydrodynamic Stability of Pipelines

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Analysis Procedure

4.3 Methodology

4.4 Partially Buried Pipelines


Further Reading

Chapter 5. Pipeline Span

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Problem Description

5.3 Design Considerations

5.4 Design Criteria

5.5 Fatigue Analysis Guideline


Further Reading

Chapter 6. Operating Stresses

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Operating Forces

6.3 Stress-Analysis-Based Design


Chapter 7. Pipeline Riser Design

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Design Procedure

7.3 Load Cases

7.4 Wall Thickness

7.5 Allowable Stress Criteria

7.6 Dynamic and Fatigue Analysis

7.7 Corrosion Control Consideration

7.8 Riser Bends

7.9 Riser Clamps

Chapter 8. Pipeline External Corrosion Protection

8.1 Introduction

8.2 External Pipe Coatings

8.3 Cathodic Protection

Further Reading

Chapter 9. Pipeline Insulation

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Insulation Materials

9.3 PIP Insulation

9.4 General Requirements

9.5 Heat Transfer Analysis—An Example


Further Reading

Chapter 10. Introduction to Flexible Pipelines

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Flexible Pipe Manufacturers

10.3 Basics of Flexible


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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


"The authors are the most respected names in the area of designing, installing, testing, and operating submarine pipelines…It is a useful book for engineers and developers challenged with bringing oil and gas onshore. 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