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Ramboll to assess the integrity of 15 ZADCO subsea pipelines

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World Pipelines,

The international engineering and design consultancy Ramboll Oil & Gas has been awarded an important contract by Zakum Development Company (ZADCO), Abu Dhabi.

The project, which entails an integrity study of 15 subsea pipelines, will enable ZADCO to plan maintenance and potential replacement of equipment and thereby extend the remnant life of its existing pipelines.

The 15 pipelines are part of an oil pipeline network in ZAKUM field offshore UAE, which is one of the largest offshore oilfield in the world. Production on the ZAKUM field started in 1983 and the project is performed in order to extend the design and service life of selected pipelines in the field by an additional 20 years.

The scope of work includes review of available pipeline data, assessment of current and future pipeline integrity as well as calculation and prediction of corrosion growth rate.

Extending the lifetime of existing assets

Ramboll will perform the Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) on the 15 subsea pipelines and assess their condition for future operations and life extension.

"ZADCO is an important client for Ramboll and we have been working closely with ZADCO for several years. With this contract, we hope to bring our collaboration to the next level and further showcase our expertise within the field of lifetime extension," says Director, Abu Dhabi Branch, Ramboll Oil & Gas Middle East, Jesper Thomsen.

According to Thomsen, the current market conditions foster a focus on extending the lifetime of existing equipment and assets. He continues: "This project falls very much in line with our strategy to pursue asset integrity specialist services, starting with jackets and pipelines, where we have some very capable resources."

The study will be finalised early 2016.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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