Subsea Pipeline Integrity and Risk Management

1st Edition

Authors: Yong Bai Qiang Bai
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123944320
eBook ISBN: 9780123946485
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 10th March 2014
Page Count: 428
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Subsea repairs and inspection are costly for petroleum and pipeline engineers and proper training is needed to focus on ensuring system strength and integrity. Subsea Pipeline Integrity and Risk Management is the perfect companion for new engineers who need to be aware of the state-of-the-art techniques. This handbook offers a "hands-on" problem-solving approach to integrity management, leak detection, and reliability applications such as risk analysis.

Wide-ranging and easy-to-use, the book is packed with data tables, illustrations, and calculations, with a focus on pipeline corrosion, flexible pipes, and subsea repair. Reliability-based models also provide a decision making tool for day-to-day use. Subsea Pipeline Integrity and Risk Management gives the engineer the power and knowledge to protect offshore pipeline investments safely and effectively.

Key Features

  • Includes material selection for linepipe, especially selection of standard carbon steel linepipe
  • Covers assessment of various types of corrosion processes and definition of anti-corrosion design against internal as well as external corrosion
  • Gives process and flow assurance for pipeline systems including pipeline integrity management


Petroleum Engineers, Structural Engineers, Production Engineers and Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Construction Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part 1 Pipeline Integrity Management
    • Chapter 1. Corrosion and Corroded Pipelines
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Corrosion Defect Prediction
      • 3. Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe

    • Chapter 2. Buckling and Collapse of Corroded Pipes
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Moment Capacity of Pipe Under Combined Loads
      • 3. Collapse Due to External Pressure
      • 4. Modification to Timoshenko and Gere’s Equations
      • 5. Interaction of Bending and Pressure
      • 6. Conclusions

    • Chapter 3. Dented Pipelines
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Limit-State Based Criteria for Dented Pipes
      • 3. Fracture of Pipes with Longitudinal Cracks
      • 4. Fracture of Pipes with Circumferential Cracks
      • 5. Reliability-Based Assessment
      • 6. Design Examples

    • Chapter 4. Pipeline Inspection and Subsea Repair
      • 1. Pipeline Inspection
      • 2. Pipeline Repair Methods
      • 3. Deepwater Pipeline Repair

    • Chapter 5. Integrity Management of Flexible Pipes
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Failure Modes
      • 3. Failure Drivers and Mechanisms
      • 4. Integrity Management Strategy
      • 5. Inspection and Monitoring, in General
      • 6. Testing and Analysis Measures

    • Chapter 6. Leak Detection Systems
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Leak Detection Methods
      • 3. Key Attributes of Different Methods
      • 4. Principles of Leak Detection

    • Chapter 7. Fiber Optic Monitoring System
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Fiber Optic Sensor Techniques
      • 3. Types of Sensing Fiber Optics
      • 4. Application of Fiber Optic Monitoring on Subsea Pipelines

  • Part 2 Risk and Reliability Applications
    • Chapter 8. Risk Analysis for Subsea Pipelines
      • 1.


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About the Author

Yong Bai

Dr. Yong Bai obtained a Ph.D. in Offshore Structures at Hiroshima University, Japan in 1989. He is currently President of Offshore Pipelines and Risers (OPR Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of subsea pipelines, risers and floating systems. In the 1990's, he had been a technical leader for several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny as Manager of the advanced engineering department. Yong was previously a lead riser engineer at Shell and assisted in offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as Manager of the offshore technology department. While a professor, he wrote several books and served as a course leader on the design of subsea pipelines and irsers as well as design of floating systems. He also serves at Zhejiang University in China as professor.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc.

Qiang Bai

Dr. Qiang Bai obtained a doctorate for Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan in 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience in subsea/offshore engineering including research and engineering execution. He has worked at Kyushu University in Japan, UCLA, OPE, JP Kenny, and Technip. His experience includes various aspects of flow assurance and the design and installation of subsea structures, pipelines and riser systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc.