THE APPLICATION OF THE REELED PIPE METHOD FOR DEEPWATER PIPELAYING

In the development of the Tahoe field the flowlines were designed to be dual 4" nominal lines to begin in 1500ft of water and load to the Bud platform in 273ft of water. The flowlines were to be laid simultaneously since they were to be tied into previously laid flexible jumper lines. The flexible jumper lines were retrieved, the rigid pipe welded to the ends and the flowlines laid utilizing the reeled pipe method to Main Pass 252, the location of the Bud platform, where conventional risers were installed to make the surface connection. This paper describes the pipe laying techniques used for this project. Specifically, the improvements in stinger design to permit lower horizontal tension loads, the use of dual pipe reels to maximize productivity, and the advantages of laying from a DP vessel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OTC 95, 27th Annual Offshore Technology Conf; 1-4 May 1995; Houston, Tx, USA. Procs. Vol 3, ppr 7816, p 123 [9 p, 3 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Hebert, C L
    • Dehani, H
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM