850-Mile Segment Of East West Gas Pipeline Commissioned

May 2009 Vol. 236 No. 5

BJ Services Company has completed pipeline pre-commissioning and commissioning operation for Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Limited (RGTIL) on the East West Gas Pipeline (EWPL), which is designed for a capacity of 80 MMscm/d.

The pipeline originates from an onshore terminal at Gadimoga in Andhra Pradesh on the east coast and terminates at Bhadbhut in Gujarat in western India.

BJ Services supplied pre-commissioning services, including swabbing, magnetic cleaning, caliper surveying and vacuum drying, in addition to a range of commissioning gas-in works on the project and associated facilities, including the system’s spur pipelines. The primary segments of the pipeline network consist of nine 48-in. x 130 to 162 km sections that total 850 miles, and three spur pipeline segments that measure 24-in. x 30.5 km, 28-in. x 27.7 km, and 30-in. x 16.5 km.