Determining Environmentally Superior Decommissioning Options for Hard and Flexible Pipelines
- Paul Krause (ERM West, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA USA) | Juliane Baquiran (ERM West, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA USA)
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- SPE Symposium: Decommissioning and Abandonment, 3-4 December, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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- 2019. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Power Cable, NEBA, HH, Flexible Flowline, Pipeline
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The decommissioning of offshore fields includes pipelines, flexible flowlines, umbilical lines, and other subsea infrastructure. Decommissioning decision makers often need to determine the best and most practicable options for these structures, including leave-in-place strategies or removal. Collectively, pipelines can be constructed from several different materials, including steel and plastics, and other metals (i.e., stainless steel and copper). This study presents results from several evaluations of pipelines, flowlines and power cables using state-of the science methods such as NEBA, HHERA, and CEA to support the determination of the environmentally superior decommissioning options.
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