As oil and gas pipeline systems age, they move closer to potential decommissioning. However it’s not just a case of ceasing flow and use. The risk profile for a pipeline changes significantly in moving from the operating to decommissioned phase, which poses new risks and a need to fully understand the liability.
With so much pipeline infrastructure likely to remain in place, and liabilities existing in perpetuity, it’s critical to make an assessment and appropriately manage the long term risk associated with these residuals so that appropriate management systems are put in place, influenced by whether the pipeline is removed, left in-situ or buried/trenched.
Our whitepaper will help you understand how to decommission pipelines and the associated risk and liability. Learn about:
Key points from legislation and guidance
Pipeline categories and burial types
Long term degradation
How to manage the risk
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