Into the Deep: Testing for Deepwater Projects

The technical challenge associated with building a deepwater pipeline is often measured by the combination of pipe diameter and water depth. In the past, projects like the Blue Stream Pipeline (24 inch diameter and 2,150 m depth) and Mardi Gras Pipeline (28 inch diameter and 2,200 m depth) set the frontier for such a challenge. However, recently proposed projects, such as the South Stream Pipeline (32 inch diameter and 2,200 m depth) are setting new records.

Author: Chen, Qishi and Timms, Chris.

Publisher: Pipelines International, March 2012, pp. 42-43.

Year: 2012

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