There are very few books on the market that cover offshore petroleum engineering, and there are none at all on offshore pipelines. Over a third of the growth in drilling worldwide is expected to come from offshore. The development of offshore pipelines is an extremely hot topic in the energy industry. This book is the most up-to-date reference for the engineers and developers challenged with bringing the oil and gas onshore.
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.
Chapter 1: Introduction Part I: Pipeline DesignChapter 2: General Design InformationChapter 3: Diameter and Wall Thinkness Chapter 4: Hydrodynamic Stability of Pipelines Chapter 5: Pipeline Span Chapter 6: Operating Stresses Chapter 7: Pipeline Riser Design Chapter 8: Pipeline External Corrosion Protection Chapter 9: Pipeline Insulation Chapter 10: Introduction to Flexible Pipelines Part II: Pipeline InstallationChapter 11: Pipeline Laying Method Chapter 12: Bending Stress Control Chapter 13: Pipeline Stability Control Part III: Pipeline Commissioning and OperationsChapter 14: Pipeline Testing and Pre-commissioning Chapter 15: Flow AssuranceChapter 16: Pigging Operations AppendicesAppendix A: Gas-Liquid Multiphase Flow in PipelineAppendix B: Steady and Transient Solutions for Pipeline TemperatureAppendix C: Strength De-Rating of Old Pipelines