Crude Oil Flowline Solution Case Study (Eagle Ford)

Crude Oil Flowline Solution (Eagle Ford)

Coiled Line Pipe provides a better, faster and more cost efficient way to install steel line pipe in the Eagle Ford.

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global tubing coiled line pipe case study

Project Overview

A large, independent, oil and gas company, based in Oklahoma City, OK had a field development that required a safe, quick and cost efficient steel flowline installation. The pipeline had multiple road and pipeline crossings and lengthy directionally drilled bores. The Right of Way included a challenging, wetland environment requiring 1400ft bores and installation flexibility on multiple pipeline crossings. Coiled Line Pipe was selected as the solution that provided the greatest cost benefit, highest safety potential and improved product performance as compared to the usual stick steel pipe.

Project Highlights

  • Global Tubing answered the needs of the customer by supplying 11,600 ft of Coiled Line Pipe from stock to deliver the entire quantity requested in eight (8) spools only.
  • The pipe was delivered to site, the Coiled Line Pipe installation from unloading to ditch was 3 times faster than stick steel pipe.
  • The entire pipeline length required 14 welds (including the riser connections, pipeline crossings and road bores).
  • 8 pipeline and road crossings were completed successfully, by pushing and/or pulling the required pipe length in place, while deploying into the ditch and electrostatically testing the coating for damage at the same time.

Conclusion

Global Tubing’s Coiled Line Pipe supplied a no hassle solution for the field needs of the client. Cost Savings of over the steel pipe installation were delivered upon project completion.

By using Coiled Line Pipe, every client can enjoy the peace of mind that only steel pipe’s long history and specification compliance can provide and combine it with the cost savings of a spoolable pipeline.

PROJECT

New, well-to-facility gathering flowline

LOCATION

Big Wells, Texas

APPLICATION

Crude Oil – Multiphase

MATERIAL SPECIFICATION

4″ Nominal OD, Schedule 40
(0.237″ wall thickness)
A53/X52C Coiled Line Pipe
3 Layer Polypropylene Coating

LENGTH

11,600 feet

Crude Oil Flowline Solution Case Study (Eagle Ford)
Crude Oil Flowline Solution Case Study

Crude Oil Flowline Solution

High quality, cost efficient, flowline solution delivers when timing is of the essence.

Project Overview

A locally owned E&P company with a focus on highly productive assets in Mississippi and Louisiana. The company had been using blue-band tubing; threading up and tag welding the tubulars for flowlines from wellhead to gathering tanks and batteries. On this project, the company needed a different solution due to the location of the well, which was subject to review by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The wellhead was set inside the river’s floodplain and unusually high river conditions limited access to the lease to a window of no longer than three weeks in late August.

Utilizing Coiled Line Pipe from Global Tubing, the client installed 17,230 feet of pipe in just three days. The deployment was rather complex and involved six (6) lines located side-by-side, six (6) cased hole pulls and four (4) futures deployed for future tie-in potential.

The Coiled Line Pipe deployment crew consisted of two installation specialists and two pieces of equipment that were mobilized with less than a 48-hour notice from Global Tubing’s main manufacturing and support facility in Dayton, TX.

Project Highlights

  • High-quality product required at competitive cost.
  • The project window was less than 14 days, yet it took only 5 business days from mobilization to de-mobilization of all assets to and from site.
  • The actual pipe stringing took 3 days only with 5,700 feet on average installed per day.

Conclusion

Coiled Line Pipe delivers unprecedented speed of installation for steel pipelines by reducing the intensity of stringing, handling, boring and welding operations by nearly 90%. It is the optimal solution for flowlines where cost, time and efficiency of the essence.

PROJECT

Crude Oil Production

LOCATION

Laurel, Mississippi

APPLICATION

Crude Oil – Multiphase
and Gas-Lift Lines

MATERIAL SPECIFICATION

2 ½” Nominal OD,
Schedule 40, A53B/X52C, 3LPP

LENGTH

17,230 feet

Crude Oil Flowline Solution Case Study
DJ Basin Multi Flowline Project Case Study

DJ Basin Multi Flowline Project

Coiled Line Pipe provides 40% cost savings and a better, faster and more cost efficient way to install steel line pipe in the DJ Basin.

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Project Overview

A large, independent, oil and gas company, based in Houston, TX had a field development that was falling behind schedule due to facilities being complete, but flowlines from the pads taking too much time to build. The customer required a safe, quick and cost efficient steel flowline installation. After rigorous vetting from procurement, engineering and material specialists from the customer, Coiled Line Pipe by Global Tubing was selected as the best solution to replace seamless steel pipe.

 

Project Highlights

  • Global Tubing provided 22 reels of 3,700 ft each of Coiled Line Pipe from stock to quickly deliver the quantity requested by the customer.
  • The Coiled Line Pipe installation, from unloading to ditch, was 4 times faster than stick steel pipe.
  • The entire project had 30 welds as compared to 2000 with steel line pipe.

 

Conclusion

Global Tubing’s Coiled Line Pipe was the most suitable solution for the customer, catching up to schedule and even completing ahead of time and below budget with no compromise to safety and integrity.

PROJECT

New, well-to-facility, multiple gathering flowlines

LOCATION

Fort Lupton, Colorado

APPLICATION

Crude Oil – Multiphase
MATERIAL SPECIFICATION
2″ Nominal OD,
Schedule 80 (0.218″ wall thickness)
A53/X52C Coiled Line Pipe
3 Layer Polypropylene Coating

LENGTH

78,200 feet

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Cost Savings and Speed in the Permian Case Study

Cost Savings and Speed in the Permian

Coiled Line Pipe provides significant cost advantage to a major independent in New Mexico.

Project Overview

A major independent U.S. E&P needed a fuel gas line completed quickly and within a very tight budget. The pipeline had multiple crossings and the Right of Way included two sweeping 90 degree turns, presenting unique challenges relative to material selection. Coiled Line Pipe was selected as the solution that provided the greatest cost benefit and the highest quality and compliance match to the application needs.

Project Highlights

  • Global Tubing manufactured 78,200 ft of Coiled Line Pipe for the project.
  • The pipe was delivered to site and strung out within a week of delivery, which was 12 times
    faster than what the teams had been used to, by using seamless, steel pipe.
  • The entire pipeline length required only 5 welds (including the riser connections), which were faster and more cost efficient than
    composite connections and did not require special staff or equipment.
  • Pipe crossings were completed by pushing the pipe under, while deploying into the ditch.
  • There were no pipe cuts and no damage to the pipeline’s protective coating or the pipeline itself.
  • After complete deployment of the Coiled Line Pipe, an electrical holiday detection test was completed on the entire pipeline length and it
    registered ZERO DAMAGE.
  • The pipeline material documentation consisted of six MTRs, compared to nearly one hundred for stick pipe, thus proving confidence in the uniformity of the material and full traceability.
  • By using Global Tubing’s Coiled Line Pipe, the customer decreased HSEQ risk and exposure in the field by reducing man-hours worked nearly 65% and equipment hours by almost 61%.

Conclusion

Global Tubing’s Coiled Line Pipe supplied a no hassle solution for the field needs of the client. Cost savings of 12.5% over the steel pipe installation were delivered upon project completion. By using Coiled Line Pipe, every client can enjoy the peace of mind that only steel pipe’s long history and specification compliance can provide combined with the cost savings of a spool-able pipeline.

PROJECT

Coiled Line Pipe for
Transmission Pipeline

LOCATION

Hobbs, New Mexico

APPLICATION

Fuel Gas

MATERIAL SPECIFICATION

4″ Nominal OD,
Schedule 40, A53/X52C
Coiled Line Pipe

LENGTH

3,700 feet

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Coastal Waters Installation Case Study

Coastal Waters Installation

Coiled Line Pipe proves its value in GOM coastal waters.

Project Overview

One of the largest, privately-held exploration and production companies in the United States needed a fast and cost efficient way to install steel flowlines on two wells. After careful engineering review and competitive bid — with a short weather window and sharp focus on costs, quality and safety — they turned to Global Tubing to provide them with a Coiled Line Pipe solution.

Two reels of Coiled Line Pipe and all the required installation support equipment were delivered from Global Tubing’s Dayton, TX facility to site. The two lines of lengths 2,400 feet and 1,220 feet were installed within 48 hours of delivery. The installation required only one pipe-to-pipe weld and a team of only one trained individual and one support staff. After completing the set-up, the 1,220 foot line was deployed in less than 20 minutes. The client was extremely happy with the timeline and the product performance and is looking forward to utilizing it again on flowline,

Project Highlights

  • Fast installation to minimize the cost of barge and equipment rentals offshore.
  • Record breaking installation speed of 1,220 feet in under 20 minutes (equivalent to approximately two joints of stick pipe per minute).
  • Mobilization-Install-Demobilization window of 48 hours with 2 support staff only.

Conclusion

Global Tubing provided the fastest and most cost efficient alternative for a steel pipeline for the client.

PROJECT

In-field Production Lines

LOCATION

Venice, Louisiana

APPLICATION

Crude Oil – Multiphase

MATERIAL SPECIFICATION

2″ Nominal OD, Schedule 80,
A53B/X52C, 3LPP Coated Pipe

LENGTH

3,620 feet (two lines)

Coastal Waters Installation Case Study