GeoCorr Blog

Posts by

GeoCorr Content Team

GeoCorr Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines Aerial Shot of Highways

Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines

20 Dec, 2021

Most of the time, we think gas pipelines are only associated with filling up fuel tanks when it comes to highway traffic. However, interstate agencies and utility networks run over and under one another to maintain safe operations. As a result, there are sometimes unfortunate events involving highway traffic and its relative effects on pipelines. Take a look at how highway traffic correlates with damage to pipelines.

Read More
GeoCorr Europe May Be Facing Record Low Gas Storage by Winter's End European City Transportation

Europe May Be Facing Record Low Gas Storage by Winter's End

13 Dec, 2021

Cold weather, concerns about probable disruptions to Russian supplies, and delays to the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline pushed gas prices near record highs recently. Due to an early cold spell and reduced Russian flows, Europe's gas storage levels might approach record lows by the conclusion of the winter heating season, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe statistics. This would leave consumers and businesses with substantially higher costs for a longer period of time than previously anticipated.

Read More
GeoCorr Hurricane Ida Illustrates How Natural Disasters Affect O&G Pipelines Oil Rig in Ocean

How Natural Disasters Affect Oil & Gas Pipelines

10 Sep, 2021

The wrath of Hurricane Ida last month illustrated once again how natural disasters can affect oil and gas pipelines.

Reuters reported that the Category 4 storm caused widespread power outages and had oil and gas pipeline operators scrambling to inspect infrastructure for damage.

Enbridge, according to Reuters, was mobilizing crews to assess its facilities and had declared it was temporarily suspending some contracts under force majeure on two offshore pipelines, its Nautilus Pipeline and Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline.

Read More
GeoCorr Pipeline Project Costs Increase Image of Yellow Construction Hats on Ground

Pipeline Project Costs to Increase as Labor, Raw Materials Prices Surge

27 Aug, 2021

Onshore pipeline projects may cost 4 to 6 percent more by the end of 2022 as labor, raw materials and transportation prices surge according to Rystad Energy analysis.

Rystad Energy -- an independent energy research and business intelligence company, released its report Aug. 9, 2021 – says that materials, which account for 30 to 40 percent of the total costs for a pipeline, are expected to increase 2 to 3 percent and may approach $1 million per kilometer in leading pipeline regions such as the United States.

Read More
GeoCorr Pipeline Projects Vary by Diameter Across the US Rows of Pipes

Pipeline Projects Vary by Diameter Across the United States

9 Aug, 2021

Pipeline Inspection companies and their crews need to be flexible enough to handle various pipeline dimensions with new pipeline projects starting in the United States in 2021 ranging from 6 inches in diameter to 42 inches.

There was a time when inline inspections with intelligent pigs could only handle large dimension pipes but advancing technology now allows for pigging devices to handle cleaning and inspections of smaller diameter pipes, all the way down to 3 inches.

Read More