The second edition of the Onshore Pipelines: The Road to Success Vol 1 and Vol 2 are now available online, providing the basic knowledge necessary to improve the delivery of a project, i.e. cost and schedule, while reducing the environmental footprint and achieving the desired safety objectives.
Development of the Document via IPLOCA's Novel Construction Initiative
IPLOCA originally formed the Novel Construction Initiative to examine pipeline laying efficiency and installation standards for large diameter onshore pipelines with the aim of improving the installation and to provide the pipeline stakeholders with cost reductions. As the Initiative evolved it was decided to review in depth all the phases of an onshore pipeline project, analyse the elements that lead to successful projects and draw from the significant project experience of the participant companies.
The main objective of this exercise was to identify the key drivers in a pipeline project and thus:
• Improve the preparation process of pipeline projects for mitigation of risks
• Improve the relationship between pipeline owners/investors and construction and specialized contractors
• Improve the competitiveness of the pipeline industry through sound engineering and construction practices and innovative solutions
Six new working groups were formed to achieve the new objectives of this industry project and to prepare the main deliverable – the recommended practices document to be called Onshore Pipelines – the Road to Success.
A wide range of companies and individuals from oil & gas investors & owners, design companies, construction contractors, suppliers and specialised subcontractors collaborated in a series of technical meetings and discussions over three years to ultimately produce a document intended for wide use in the pipeline Industry. More than 100 persons from 45 companies participated in the preparation of the final document that was finally released in September 2009.
The 2nd Edition of the Road to Success was released in September 2011 with new sections in:
And updates in the following sections:
We are now entering Phase III of the Novel Construction Initiative. We are looking to complete the following section within the Onshore Pipelines The Road to Success:
We welcome and encourage all support in furthering this collaborative industry initiative.
To participate in the development of Phase III, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org