50km of duplex pipes for the Middle East

As part of a number of projects in the Middle East, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has received stainless steel pipes from Butting manufactured from various materials in different dimensions. Butting said it is delighted that it has been able to produce 50km of duplex pipes for PDO as part of the “well delivery programme 2009”. The pipes, were made of LC65 – 2205 (UNS S31803), produced – in accordance with API 5LC and project specifications, – a total of around 1,500 tons. The longitudinally welded steel coil pipes were produced by Butting in four different dimensions: 273.1 x 6.4mm, 273.1 x 5.1mm, 219.1 x 4.8mm as well as 219.1 x 5.2mm and represent the customer’s annual requirement for 2009. The pipes were used as flow-lines for transporting gas underground from the various fields to the processing plants. Following their production in Knesebeck, Germany the pipes were coated with polypropylene at a partner company from where they were sent directly to Oman by means of a container ship. In this way, the pipes could be delivered to the PDO Work Management Plant on time to the complete satisfaction of the customer.