Middle East – Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS)

An overview of the tools and methods available for the on-bottom repair of rigid pipelines

14 April, 2020



09:00 at ADNOC Business Center, 308 Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi

This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.

For every project, we are always focused on evaluating our risks in execution. After the project is complete and the pipeline is in place, there is still the long term risk of damage or failure of the line. Even though the probability of the risk is low, the potential consequence of realizing this risk can be enormous. An Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) is how we manage the risk of long term shutdowns and damage to the environment. There is no single fix when it comes to pipeline repair; many different tools and strategies need to be considered. This presentation will walk you through what is necessary for a proper EPRS Toolbox. Working to show these items from both the client, suppliers, and operator’s perspectives. Providing a better understanding of tools and what options may already be alible regionally.

Introduction: To subsea pipeline failure modes, types of damages, criterial of selecting repair solutions, water depth consideration, criticality of EPRS, safety, the environmental and economic impact of a pipeline failure, etc. – Richard Richards, ME SUT Committee

Operator Perspective: Giving a broad operator’s perspective on pipeline repair that considers all aspects. in EPRS, including the necessity for an operator to be prepared for the unexpected. From decommissioning the damaged section to restarting the line, as well as ways to manage the system , sustainably and effectively for the long term – Dolphin Energy

Welded Solution: Subsea pipeline repair using hyperbaric welding techniques; the equipment, the methodology and case studies – DCN
Mechanical Solutions: On-bottom shallow water permanent subsea pipeline repairs for minor or major damages; the equipment, the procedures, and case studies –  Oceaneering

Mechanical Solutions: Subsea Pipeline Repair Systems, the systems, equipment, and case studies – Subsea Innovation

Hot Tapping/By-Pass Operations: Underwater hot tapping, isolation, by-pass and repair solutions of pipelines with uninterrupted production; the systems, equipment, methodology, and case studies – STATS

EPRS Club: The Abu Dhabi EPRS Club for member companies managed by NPCC, with an explanation of the existing contract, its execution, planning, readiness and effectiveness – NPCC


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