April 2013, Vol. 240 No. 4

Features

Ensuring Optimum Efficiency In Subsea Pipeline Design

As the distance of large-scale offshore tie-backs continue to extend, this presents fresh challenges in terms of pipeline design. As pipelines and flowlines are custom-designed, this provides opportunities for re-thinking during the concept, front-end and pre-feed stages of a project. This early investment in overall system design will help avoid nominal design ratings and “standard” designs – which can result in over design – a problem which is all too common. Pipelines fulfil a vital role in transportation and there are several ways in which smarter thinking and well-thought-out, simple but clever designs could benefit a firm’s global operations a

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