Pipeline Incidents and Emergency Repair in the North Sea

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G. D. Wood

Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology, School of Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, Aberdeen, Scotland

J. Energy Resour. Technol 110(4), 219-223 (Dec 01, 1988) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231385 History: Received March 01, 1987; Revised September 12, 1988; Online October 22, 2009


The failures of submarine pipelines in the North Sea, and the response of pipeline operators are first discussed. Against this background, the methods currently available for submarine pipeline repairs are reviewed. The Emergency Pipeline Repair Services available are described, and some future developments in the field of submarine pipeline repair are briefly outlined.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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