Joint Development of “THE ROAD TO SUCCESS”
In 2003 a joint project started from a concept of industrialising the laying of large-diameter pipelines for better, safer and faster installation. The land train concept was studied and a number of working groups were formed to identify the main bottlenecks and fields of potential improvements. The land train concept, which only addressed the pipeline construction aspects, was dropped in favour of a broader perspective that addresses all phases of the onshore pipeline project from early development through design, construction and commissioning. The joint work continued and all parties were very keen to develop the findings identified during the earlier phase; the result is summarised in the present document “Onshore Pipelines – THE ROAD TO SUCCESS”
The companies and persons who have participated in this joint effort are included in the Acknowledgements section. They consist of oil & gas investors & owners, design companies, construction contractors, suppliers and specialised subcontractors.
"THE ROAD TO SUCCESS" endeavours to identify the key drivers in a pipeline project from development to commissioning. This knowledge aims to
• Improve the preparation process of pipeline projects for the mitigation of risks towards a more certain delivery date and budget
• Improve the relationship between investors/owners and construction contractors for the success of the projects
• Improve the competitiveness of the pipeline industry through sound engineering & construction practices and innovative solutions
"THE ROAD TO SUCCESS" is designed to focus on issues that specifically concern the onshore pipeline industry. General contracting issues are dealt with in existing publications some of which are listed in the Bibliography section.
Practices specific to offshore pipeline projects are also being introduced into the book and will be further developed in later phases.
The intent is to provide the reader with the basic knowledge required to improve the delivery of a project, i.e. cost and schedule, whilst reducing the environmental footprint and achieving the desired safety objectives.
Collaboration with Research Entities
IPLOCA has moved forward by co-funding together with PRCI (Pipeline Research Council International) and INGAA (Interstate Natural Gas Association of America) Foundation the development of research projects related to the pipeline industry.
IPLOCA is proud to have served as a forum for such achievement and is committed to continue developing and promoting this document and the pipeline industry with future updates of this work.