BP is a joint venture partner in GUPCO, which operates in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The asset is over 50 years old and has a large operational foot print. This includes 3 onshore process facilities handling over 450,000 barrels of fluid per day from over 100 offshore structures and 200 pipelines. The field is supported by gas lift and water injection from two onshore facilities.
The asset presents a challenge from an integrity perspective, namely corrosion and production chemistry threats. These are managed through an inspection program and anomaly management process.
This case study presents how our asset integrity is managed and forward plan for improvement. The important relationship with the risk management process is highlighted.
Keywords:flowline corrosion, risk management, gas lift, artificial lift system, gas injection, riser corrosion, knowledge management, materials and corrosion, Subsurface Corrosion, inspection
Subjects:Artificial Lift Systems, Processing Systems and Design, Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers, Risk Management and Decision-Making, Professionalism, Training, and Education, Information Management and Systems, Gas lift, Compressors, engines and turbines, Materials and corrosion, Communities of practice
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