Offshore Pipelines, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123984920
  • ISBN-13: 9780123984920
  • DDC: 665.544
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The development of oil and gas fields offshore requires specialized pipeline equipment. Structures must be strong enough to withstand 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 CBM's main objectives are to maximize reliability while preventing equipment malfunction and minimizing maintenance costs. In this new section, the authors address the multi-objective CBM optimization problem. CBM offers 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 deep water 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Pipeline Design.
3: General Design Information.
4: Diameter and Wall Thickness.
5: Hydrodynamic Stability of Pipelines.
6: Pipeline Span.
7: Operating Stresses.
8: Pipeline Riser Design.
9: Pipeline External Corrosion Protection.
10: Pipeline Insulation.
11: Introduction to Flexible Pipelines.
12: Pipeline Installation.
13: Pipeline Installation Methods.
14: Installation Bending Stress Control.
15: Pipeline On-Bottom Stability Control.
16: Pipeline Commissioning and Operations.
17: Pipeline Testing and Precommissioning.
18: Flow Assurance.
19: Pigging Operations.
20: Condition-Based Maintenance.
21: An Introduction to Condition-Based Maintenance.
22: Pipeline Vibration and Condition Based Maintenance.
Gas—Liquid Multiphase Flow in Pipeline.
Steady and Transient Solutions for Pipeline Temperature.
Strength De-Rating of Old Pipelines.