Offshore Pipelines: Design, Installation, And Maintenance by Boyun Guo,Offshore Pipelines: Design, Installation, And Maintenance by Boyun Guo,

Offshore Pipelines: Design, Installation, And Maintenance

byBoyun Guo,, Shanhong Song,, Ali Ghalambor,

Hardcover | August 26, 2013

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The development of oil and gas fields offshore requires specialized pipeline equipment. The structures must be strong enough to with stand the harshest environments, and ensure that production is not interrupted and remains economically feasible. However, recent events in the Gulf of Mexico have placed a new importance on maintenance and reliability. A new section; Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), introduces the subject of maintenance, written by Tian Ran Lin, Queensland University of Technology, and Yong Sun, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering.

Two of the main objectives of CBM is maximizing reliability while preventing major or minor equipment malfunction and minimizing maintenance costs. In this new section, the authors deal with the multi-objective condition based maintenance optimization problem. CBM provides two major advantages: (1) an efficient approach for weighting maintenance objectives, and (2) a method for specifying physical methods for achieving those objectives. Maintenance cost and reliability objectives are calculated based on proportional hazards model and a control limit CBM replacement policy.

Written primarily for engineers and management personnel working on offshore and deepwater oil and gas pipelines, this book covers the fundamentals needed to design, Install, and commission pipeline projects. This new section along with a thorough update of the existing chapters represents a 30% increase in information over the previous edition.

  • Covers offshore maintenance and maintenance support system
  • Provides the fundamentals needed to design, Install, and commission pipeline project
  • Methods and tools to deliver cost effective maintenance cost and system reliability
  • New section on Condition-Based Maintenance written by Tian Ran Lin, Queensland University of Technology, and Yong Sun, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering (
Dr. Boyun Guo is well known for his contributions to the energy industry in multiphase flow in pipe systems and horizontal well engineering. He is currently a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Petroleum Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS). He has over...
Title:Offshore Pipelines: Design, Installation, And MaintenanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:August 26, 2013Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123979498

ISBN - 13:9780123979490

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Table of Contents

Preface List of Symbols Unit Conversion Factors

1. Introduction

Part I: Pipeline Design

2. General Design Information 3. Diameter and Wall Thickness 4. Hydrodynamic Stability of Pipelines 5. Pipeline Span 6. Operating Stresses 7. Pipeline Riser Design 8. Pipeline External Corrosion Protection 9. Pipeline Insulation 10. Introduction to Flexible Pipelines

Part II: Pipeline Installation

11. Pipeline Installation Methods 12. Installation Bending Stress Control 13. Pipeline On-Bottom Stability Control

Part III: Pipeline Commissioning and Operations

14. Pipeline Testing and Pre-commissioning 15. Flow Assurance 16. Pigging Operations

Part IV: Condition Based Maintenance

17. Concepts in Condition Based Maintenance

18. Vibration in pipeline condition monitoring and assessment

19. Strategies of pipeline maintenance


Appendix A: Gas-Liquid Multiphase Flow in Pipeline Appendix B: Steady and Transient Solutions for Pipeline Temperature Appendix C: Strength De-Rating of Old Pipelines


Editorial Reviews

'"The authors are the most respected names in the area of designing, installing, testing, and operating submarine pipelines.I would recommend that if you work in the offshore pipeline industry, you have this practical reference available. "

Saeid Mokhatab
Chairman of Natural Gas Engineering Editorial Advisory Board'