How Do Pipelines Cross Rivers?

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How Do Pipelines Cross Rivers?

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, pipelines must sometimes cross rivers. The environmental protection of these rivers is on the minds of Americans, and it’s on the minds of pipeline companies as well. That’s why the industry has started using technically advanced construction methods such as horizontal directional

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Installing Pipelines in Our Marine Environments

Laying pipe on the seafloor can pose a number of challenges, especially if the water is deep. There are three main ways that subsea pipe is laid: S-lay, J-lay and tow-in. The pipe lay vessel is integral to the success of the installation. Buoyancy affects the pipe lay process. In the water, the pipe weighs

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Oil and Gas Companies Face Challenges During the Winter Months

The winter weather creates a number of hindrances on refinery operations, pipelines, and railways, causing the nation’s energy infrastructure to deliver much-needed fuel to demanding markets while working around winter’s obstacles. Refineries and Transportation Many refineries have had to halt operations due to power outages and the physical effect of the cold on operating units.

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Aging Pipelines: Replace or Rehabilitate?

There are millions of miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States—2.6 million miles to be exact, according to the Global Energy Institute of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Those pipelines power our daily lives and businesses. However, much of the pipeline infrastructure is old. In fact, back in 2014, Inside Energy reported

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Landslide Damage Can Be Repaired

For engineers who work on pipelines, there are external threats to be aware of and respond to. Lines that cross through hilly or mountainous terrain are susceptible to land movement or subsidence. Studying the terrain and the types of landmass movement is essential for engineers and geologists; they can play a role in determining where

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Mobile Apps are Keeping Crews and Command Hubs Connected

The oil and gas industry is about to undergo a massive boom in spending for mobile apps and other mobile technologies, reaching nearly $18.7 billion by 2020, up from $7 billion in 2015, according to a study by MarketsandMarkets. North America will see the most spending, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), the Middle East, Africa,

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U.S. Greenlights Sanctions on Mega Russia-EU Gas Pipeline

The U.S. Senate has approved a defense bill that will see sanctions imposed on companies working on Russia’s massive flagship gas pipeline project to Germany. The sanctions might not have much effect given that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is almost complete. The U.S. Senate has approved a defense bill that will see sanctions imposed

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7 Winter Weather Construction Safety Tips from Construct Connect

Originally published on January 17, 2018, by Kendall Jones (https://www.constructconnect.com/blog/7-winter-weather-construction-safety-tips) Construction doesn’t stop when winter weather strikes, so it’s important to know what steps to take to keep your workers warm and safe. As another major winter storm is starting to impact areas of the country this week with snow and ice accumulation, it’s a

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