Mining costs are rising. In the wake of weak metal costs from 2012 through 2017, mining companies hoped to ride a surge of new investment as prices rose once again. Unfortunately, miners can’t take advantage of the rising cost of metals if their equipment and extraction costs rise at the same time. Further, as ore grades decline, these costs will inevitably increase.
How to Install Composite Pipe by Baker Hughes?
You’ve worked with the FPS Onshore team to select just the right composite pipe for your project and have already seen the savings and superiority over steel and HDPE now you must begin preparing for the installation phase and all the associated costs such as manpower, downtime, and equipment.
Cost & Time Savings
The PE Flex Plus pipe provides major advantages over conventional poly pipe and its permeation short-falls.
Not all pipes are created equal. The choice of materials for use in oil and gas pipelines and hydrocarbon transportation can impact operating costs, lead time, compliance, ease of installation, maintenance costs, total costs of ownership, and much more.
Conventional steel pipe has been the material of choice for oil and gas applications for decades. Thanks to recent innovations in reinforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP), there are now materials that may be better suited to some applications and are even more cost-effective solutions for fluid transportation.
While there’s a lot of activity in the Permian basin, this vast expanse of back roads can often seem like a lonely place, particularly when it comes to getting your hands on composite pipe.
In the Permian Basin, installation of new hydrocarbon gathering lines comes with a unique set of challenges, including ubiquitous labor and supply shortages. But for Ring Energy operating in remote Orla, Texas, those challenges were compounded.
In order to optimize profitability, oil and gas companies will frequently require a very narrow range of production specifications. Case in point: engineers for Marathon Oil recently needed 2,650 feet of hydrocarbon gathering line for a raised-temperature project in the Delaware Basin.
When it comes to giving up its gas, the Delaware Basin can be stubborn. As part of its efforts to maximize recovery and profitability in New Mexico, Midland-based Diamondback Energy needed a mile of pipeline for its Eye of the Well gas-lift project.