New Pipeline and Injection Facilities
A new midstream energy company called on ENTRUST Solutions Group for a wide array of services supporting a new pipeline system and injection facilities.
As a new company, the client had not yet developed comprehensive project procedures, so one challenge involved working together to establish new processes and standards. In addition, the project had an aggressive timeline and required the team to work at an accelerated pace.
ENTRUST Solutions Group provided project management, engineering, and design services for a new pipeline system consisting of more than 70 miles of 8” and 12” diameter pipeline, as well as five new injection facilities for multiple third-party producers.
Experts from ENTRUST’s entire service portfolio came together to successfully complete the project. The pipeline design team provided oversite of the pipeline routing as well as development of engineering design details, while a facility team provided full mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural design packages, along with hydraulic and surge analysis.
Environmental experts oversaw an environmental survey and provided recommendations for both compliance measures and installation best practices along the pipeline. Several scenarios for flow modeling were evaluated by the integrity team, who also provided recommendations for emergency flow restricting device (EFRD) valves. GIS services were utilized to evaluate alternate pipeline routes and make a commercial recommendation. Designs for cathodic protection were provided by the corrosion team. Finally, procurement experts provided comprehensive support on all equipment, material, and labor contracts, from specification development to expediting and tracking deliveries.
ENTRUST also provided several specialty services, including in-house HAZOP facilitation and shop inspection services, and managed geotechnical, environmental survey, and mill inspection subcontractors. The automation team developed the control philosophy for the injection facilities and interfaced with third-party programmers and PLC integrators.
The ENTRUST team was instrumental in guiding industry best practices and helping the client develop new procedures and standardizations. In addition, they facilitated communications despite several changes in client stakeholders at critical stages during front-end loading and worked at an accelerated pace to meet project deadlines.