NEW TOOL MENDS OFFSHORE-LINE BREAK

A 167 ft long, 32 ft wide, 27 ft high pipeline-alignment frame was lowered from the deck of a derrick barge to repair a damaged Michigan Wisconsion Pipe Line Co. 24 in. pipeline in 180 ft of water. The 23 day job was the first use of the frame and its associated habitat, but they are designed to be useable in water 800 ft deep on 48 in. pipe. Hydraulic foundation pads level the frame and four clamps align the pipe. The life support system in the habitat, from which the overhead crane and power tools are operated, is controlled from the derrick barge. TV cameras monitor the frame and habitat.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Publication Date: 1970-11-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 118-119
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 68
    • Issue Number: 46
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM