Floating production & subsea specialist Crondall Energy has created a Joint Industry Network to address experiences and challenges relating to the interaction between subsea pipelines and the seabed.
BLUW-JIN (Buckling, Lateral or Upheaval & Walking of Pipelines – a Joint Industry Network) is a forum for Oil & Gas Operator members to share and discuss their experiences and learn from other members about challenges in the field of pipeline buckling and walking, including design issues, operational challenges and how these challenges have been overcome.
Crondall Energy organise and facilitate two BLUW-JIN meetings each year. The BLUW-JIN Steering Committee, formed by one individual from each member company and coordinated by Crondall Energy, will decide the content for each BLUW JIN meeting.
BLUW-JIN founder and Crondall Energy Director David Bruton said “Many important lessons have been learned, including how best to mitigate against unacceptable behaviour. It is time that these lessons were shared with a wider audience, to provide guidance on future projects and improve the integrity of existing pipeline systems. With this aim, BLUW-JIN was created with the support of Oil & Gas Operators to share our experiences in lateral buckling, upheaval buckling and pipeline walking”.
The first BLUW-JIN meeting was held in May 2019 in London. The next meeting is planned to take place in Houston before Christmas and will be held at the offices of a member operator.