In the summer of 1972, Fluor Ocean Services Inc. completed a 24.5 mi, 8 in. dia extension to Humble's line from its South Bend, St. Mary's Parish, La., station to Block 73 in the South Marsh Island area in the Louisiana Gulf. The addition extends the line to a Block 265 platform in the Vermillion area and results in a total length of about 105 miles. It will add about 15,000 bbl/day of crude oil to the stream now moving ashore from the South Marsh Island area. The new line was laid from the RB-2 reel barge, which can handle up to 11 miles of 8 in. dia pipe in a single load. The heavy wall pipe was epoxy-coated and welded into 1200 ft lengths at Houma, La. Field joints were X-rayed, coated, and inspected before the 1200 ft lengths were successively joined and reeled onto the barge. The reel was loaded at about 2000 ft/hr. Bracelet-type anodes were attached to the pipe at 2100 ft intervals for cathodic protection. The pipelaying procedure is described in detail.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  75221
  • Publication Date: 1972-10-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-63
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 43
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM