Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The roles of a pipeline design engineer in offshore drilling

The oil and gas sector greatly relies on pipes. To ensure the profitability of these sectors, an efficient piping system must be established. These systems are used to convey fluids, which may either be liquids or gases, from one location to another, and are central to petroleum processes.

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To ensure the efficacy of fluid transport using these piping systems, a relatively new engineering discipline has emerged: pipeline design engineering.

In recent years, the demand for pipeline design engineers has increased alongside the need for offshore drilling. To date, over a third of the growth in drilling worldwide is now expected to come from offshore pipelines, thus fueling the clamor for improved academic preparation for the challenging tasks that may confound the budding engineer.

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It is for this reason that industry experts Boyun Guo, Shanhong Song, Ali Ghalambor, and Jacob Chacko penned Offshore Pipelines to provide students with up-to-date reference in facing the challenges of bringing oil and gas onshore. It also equips future pipeline design engineers with the following sets of skills:

• The ability to design low-cost pipelines that allow for safety and long-term operability.

• The ability to operate pipeline systems in a cost-effective manner.

• The ability to understand the relatively new science of deepwater pipelining.

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Dr. Ali Ghalambor is a renowned leader in the oil and gas sector, and has constantly been recognized for his invaluable contributions in petroleum engineering technology and education. To read more updates on the oil and gas industry, visit this blog.

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