June 2017, Vol. 244, No. 6


Case Study: Mexssub Repairs Leaking, Bent Pipeline in Gulf of Mexico

A leading oil and gas company engaged the Mexssub team in commercial discussions in May 2012. The company wanted to restore the mechanical integrity of a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. A leak in the 30-inch horizontal pipeline occurred and initially the operator installed a temporary mechanical clamp. A few months later, a ship’s anchor dragged across the pipeline, causing a significant bend to the line where the leak originally occurred. As a result of this second crisis, the operator was forced to consider a costly shutdown of the pipeline during repair. Recognizing the possible magnitude of this action, the operator engaged the Mexssub team to engineer the industry’s leading Det Norske

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