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Pipeline Dewatering & Drying

Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services supply and operate equipment spreads for Pipeline Dewatering & Drying projects.

Pipeline Dewatering

In the commissioning phases of pipelines, operators require high pressure equipment to dewater and dry new pipelines from the offshore installation to shore or within the field, prior to the introduction of product.

Equipment spreads can comprise of Booster Compressors fed by high pressure primary Air Compressors. Desiccant Dryers (with dewpoint capabilities of -40° C) are often used if dry air is required, or in conjunction with nitrogen membranes if the pipeline should need to be inerted with nitrogen. 

Airpac Bukom has provided equipment spreads and operator personnel for a range of pipeline dewatering and drying projects in many countries. These include Africa (Bonga), Middle East (Burullus), South East Asia (West Seno), Australia (Bayu Undan, Blacktip, Pluto, Gorgon, Wheatstone and Inpex) and the North Sea (Clair, Britannia Satellites), to name just a few.