Pipeline Geotechnics: Our Entry Points for Design

Image showing a fixtive pipeline layed across terrain to demonstrate the type of hazards that are also present subsea

Functional Requirements

The function of a pipeline is normally to receive fluid in a given condition and transport this fluid to a remote destination while ensuring that it arrives in a state that is acceptable for the receiving facility. In the offshore environment, pipelines often transport hydrocarbons in a multiphase form with liquid being the dominant phase for oil and gas phase for natural gas, this fluid is normally compressed and at a temperature significantly higher than ambient temperature. The distance over which the product within the pipeline is to be transported can vary from tens of meters to hundreds of kilometers. Continue reading “Pipeline Geotechnics: Our Entry Points for Design”