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The Offshore Pipeline Construction Industry

  • ID: 4844374
  • Book
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 470 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The Offshore Pipeline Construction Industry: Activity Modeling and Cost Estimation in the United States Gulf of Mexico presents the latest technical concepts and economic calculations, helping engineers make better business decisions. The book covers flow assurance, development strategies on pipeline requirements and the construction service side with a global perspective. In addition, it focuses on one of the most underdeveloped, promising assets - the Gulf of Mexico. Pipeline construction and decommissioning estimation methods are examined with reliable data presented. A final section covers trends for oil, gas, bulk oil, bulk gas, service and umbilical pipelines for installation and decommissioning using correlation models.

This book delivers a much-needed tool for the pipeline engineer to better understand the economical choices and alternatives to designing, constructing, and operating today's offshore pipelines.

  • Built with construction and decommissioning decision tools supported by reliable data and case studies
  • Organized by parts, including a section devoted to Gulf of Mexico statistics and estimation methods
  • Helps readers gain practical knowledge on strategies and cost models from a global pipeline perspective, including environmental and mitigation considerations
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Part 1. Background 1. Overview 2. Flow Assurance Issues 3. Offshore Field Development 4. Deepwater Pipeline Routing

Part 2. Offshore Construction Service Industry  5. Vessel Specifications 6. World Pipelay Fleet circa 2019 7. Pipelay Contractor Business Profiles 8. Business Models and Risk Factors

Part 3. Construction and Decommissioning Cost 9. Pipeline Cost Estimation 10. Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Construction Cost  11. Decommissioning Workflows 12. Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Decommissioning Cost

Part 4. Pipeline Networks, Activity Statistics and Correlations 13. Pipeline Network Structure  14. Pipeline Characteristics and Source Data 15. Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Activity Statistics 16. Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Correlations

Appendix A. Offshore Development Records  B. Worked Examples C. OCS Regulatory Framework D. Pipeline Tariff Rates

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Kaiser, Mark J.
Mark Kaiser is Marathon Professor and Director of the Research and Development Division at the Center for Energy Studies at Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include cost estimation, decommissioning, fiscal systems, offshore infrastructure and service industries, refining, and regulatory modeling.
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