BlueFin closes 2016 with an important publication that features new technology and applications for Gulf of Mexico pipeline decommissioning. Look for the December Go Gulf magazine near you.
To summarize, Decommissioning activities have no return on investment for Gulf of Mexico (GoM) operators. As a result, production and transmission operators require new technology and applications that can safely shorten planned decommissioning schedules. In summary, operator and industry demands exist for better solutions. In the critical-need area of pipeline abandonment scopes, the gap has been partially bridged. With the proper gel pig technology and chemical cleaning system, operators can greatly reduce the volume of seawater flushing required and decrease the amount of time needed to achieve a successful static sheen test compared to conventional methods.