March 2022, Vol. 249, No. 3


Geo-Hazard Challenges and Mitigations for Hydrocarbon Pipelines

By Girish Babu Nounchi, Senior Pipeline Engineer, Branko Davidovic, Lead Pipeline Engineer, and   Dimitris Nychtarikas, WOOD PLC, and Palash Sanyal, AGM Pipelines  Routing hydrocarbon pipelines through steep terrains and along high mountainous areas is a challenging task for pipeline engineers because of significant risks during the construction phase, as well as operation and maintenance time.     Applying standard principles to meet the project requirements may or may not be adequate. If requirements are not fulfilled, there could be chances of failure, which may cause huge losses to the operating companies in terms of revenue, schedule, customer demand, environmental impact and the comp

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