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.
Everything’s more challenging from the perspective of an offshore platform. That’s another way of saying everything’s more expensive. This is especially true when it comes to mitigating the effects of corrosion on carbon steel pipelines.
Operating in Big Lake, Texas, Laredo Petroleum had been using two common flexible pipeline products for its oil and gas gathering lines. One product featured a glass-fiber reinforced epoxy matrix; the other, a flexible steel reinforcement around what was supposed to be a corrosion-resistant liner.
Working in the Permian and Delaware basins, Admiral Permian Resources had been challenged by increasingly higher pressures on a gas injection project. Their current solution had been failing, resulting in shutdowns and, ultimately, re-evaluation.
Operating in the Rockies, a midstream energy company faced a dilemma—several, actually. The company needed to quickly install 8.5 miles of high-pressure gathering lines to transport produced water from multiple wells.
Polyflow LLC announced today the opening of a sales office in the Eastern Hemisphere to support an expanding international client base.