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Drew Phillips

Drew is an experienced Engineering Manager with a history of working in Industrial Automation, Plastics manufacturing and Capital Project Management.
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Benefits of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP) for Oil and Gas Pipelines

Posted by Drew Phillips on May 28, 2020 7:37:47 PM

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.

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Thermoflex Proves More Cost Effective for Water Transfer than Steel or HDPE

Posted by Drew Phillips on Nov 9, 2018 2:34:32 PM

The Problem

Working extensively in the Delaware Basin, one company had long been seeking a more cost-effective solution for a water-transfer flowline than steel and HDPE.

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Thermoflex Solves Salt and H2S Corrosion in Offshore Pipeline

Posted by Drew Phillips on Oct 4, 2018 3:37:55 PM

The Problem

A major oil and gas company faced a dilemma on a recent offshore pipeline rehabilitation project in the Gulf of Mexico. Saltwater and H2S corrosion had taken their toll on an existing steel pipeline.

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Real Facts Q&A

Posted by Drew Phillips on Jul 9, 2018 11:50:21 AM

Our customers are frequently amazed by the exceptional capabilities of Thermoflex. We thought we’d take this opportunity to systematically answer questions and clear up some basic misunderstandings.

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Riding the Permian pipeline

Posted by Drew Phillips on Jun 20, 2018 4:06:18 PM

Polyflow composite pipe helps infrastructure get ahead

A crude wave is coming. According to research and consulting firm IHS Markit, West Texas’ Permian Basin is set to produce more oil than any OPEC nation except Saudi Arabia.

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Where to catch Thermoflex next

Posted by Drew Phillips on May 24, 2018 2:39:04 PM

Midland-based Polyflow manufactures and installs Thermoflex®—spoolable, composite pipeline for hydrocarbon transport. In addition to surface and downhole applications, it’s ideal for pipeline rehabilitation at a fraction of the cost and labor associated with traditional steel.

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Thermoflex® withstands extreme weather and adverse terrain to replace steel pipe blocked by paraffin

Posted by Drew Phillips on May 7, 2018 1:59:34 PM

The Problem

CIS GAZ in Romania contracted Polyflow to mitigate the risks and costs associated with extensive and systemic paraffin issues.

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Thermoflex composite pipe resists corrosion—and tariffs

Posted by Drew Phillips on Apr 30, 2018 8:47:22 PM

U.S. industries are bracing themselves for the ramifications of the new 25 percent tariff on imported steel. Just as the nation is poised to lead the world in oil and gas production, pipeline infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, along with new pipelines to accommodate the need for increased capacity.1 All of this, unfortunately, requires imported steel, which has forced many companies to look for alternative solutions to make these projects economically viable.

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Operator in Rockies uses Thermoflex® to eliminate paraffin problems in flow lines

Posted by Drew Phillips on Apr 24, 2018 12:10:03 PM

Bonanza Creek Energy, operating in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, was beset by paraffin problems in flowlines that transport produced oil and gas from wells to nearby temporary storage facilities. The extent of deposition was such that it required frequent pigging, shutting down operations each time, resulting in higher operational costs and lost productivity.

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Extreme Environment Project Histories Part Three - Relining with four separate pipe diameters

Posted by Drew Phillips on Mar 26, 2018 3:07:20 PM

The first installment of the Extreme Environment Project Histories series featured a pipe relining project that was delivered in the midst of a harsh, Eastern European winter.

The second installment featured a pipe relining project that faced snowy weather, adverse terrain and substantial paraffin blockage.

The final installment features a project that included an incomplete topographic study, several elbows that had to be replaced that were not shown on the schematics, and very large paraffin deposits that caused the cleaning pig to get stuck.

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