T.D. Williamson (TDW) has completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea on behalf of a major operator.
Faster means better, most of the time. Faster gathering, faster processing, faster transmission. We all see the obvious benefits of getting and going faster. But faster isn’t always better.
According to market studies, all indications are that the importance of the shale gas market is not going to diminish in the foreseeable future. On the contrary, significant growth is projected in many quarters. For example, a 2011 report issued by ICF International on behalf of the INGAA Foundation predicted that total United States and Canada shale gas production will jump from 2010 levels of about 13 Bcf/d to 52 bcf/d by the year 2035.
For pipeline owners and operators, efforts to mitigate or control internal corrosion generally fall into one or more of a handful of strategies. Moisture content control seeks to limit the amount of moisture (as measured in grains of water per million cubic feet of product, or by dew point) to eliminate the electrolyte for corrosion cells to develop.
TDW Offshore Services AS (TDW) designed and built a customized 48-inch SmartPlug® pipeline pressure isolation tool for Nord Stream AG. Weighing 12 tons, the company says it is the largest SmartPlug tool ever produced.
T.D. Williamson, Inc. (TDW) has announced that Mike Benjamin has joined the company as Vice President, Offshore Pipeline Solutions, located in Houston.
The ability to use a single inline inspection (ILI) tool in one run to record multiple datasets is becoming increasingly important to pipeline owners and operators as they face a growing need to inspect their assets for a wide variety of defects.
T.D. Williamson, Inc. (TDW) recently announced the debut of its patent-pending spiral magnetic flux leakage (SMFL) inspection tool.
A pig trap must be designed to match the pipeline section design specifications. The mechanical design characteristics of the pig trap should meet or exceed the design pressure, have the same design factor, have compatible material type, be designed using the same design code and be suitable for the same temperature range as the pipeline section that it serves.
America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) has named Sarah K. Magruder Lyle as vice president of External Affairs. She will work to cultivate partnerships with local, state and national constituencies to promote ANGA’s goal of expanding the use of American natural gas.