This report presents an evaluation of the state-of-the-art of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of offshore pipeline facilities, an identification of potential hazards to operation, and a review of selected pipeline safety regulations. This report includes an appraisal of existing domestic and foreign practices, a determination of their adequacy for assuring safe operation, and an analysis of the need for additional research and development and of the need for regulatory changes or other action by Federal agencies and/or industry to guarantee safe operation of offshore pipeline facilities. The conclusions and recommendations are based on an evaluation of the experiences and information gathered from both domestic and foreign sources, combined with a literature search and review of existing codes and procedures relating to offshore pipelines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Offshore Pipeline Facility Safety Practices, Volume II. Main Text, PB-281867/2ST, available from NTIS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dravo Van Houten, Incorporated

    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10001

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Pipeline Safety, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Funge, W J
    • Chang, K S
    • Juran, D I
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/MTB/OPSO-77/13 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60103
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM