Are you an operator, asset manager, or project manager interested in efficient and cost-effective equipment selections? PTAC's Upstream Oil and Gas Eco-Efficiency and Operations Handbook details field-deployable technologies and information to create better standards and consistent practices for installing new builds or completing upgrades and expansions on well sites.
Pipeline abandonment refers to permanently taking a pipeline out of service. Depending on a number of factors, sections of pipeline may be removed or abandoned in place as short or long segments. After pipeline abandonment, frost heave has the potential to cause pipeline exposure. The rate and importance of this mechanism is thought to depend on frost depth, soil type and available moisture. No information appears to be available in the literature pertaining to this geohazard and its ability to expose a pipeline once abandoned. Stantec was commissioned by the PTAC Pipeline Abandonment