An unusual sour crude pipeline uses a larger steel containment pipe to protect and provide leak detection for a smaller steel pipe carrying the sour crude through a heavily populated area to a remote processing site in Tunisia. British Gas Exploration & Production discovered the sour crude oil within the densely populated city of Sfax, Tunisia, which resulted in the need for an innovative design for the production flow line. The mechanical integrity and safety of the pipeline were primary design considerations. The concentric pipeline, designed by Fluor Daniel Inc., Houston, was placed in service in February 1989 and has functioned without incident to date. Further details of the innovative design and its operating experience are provided in this article.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Babin, J L
    • Hagood, D S
  • Publication Date: 1992-6-22

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 72-75
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 90
    • Issue Number: 25
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM