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Hit the Bull’s-Eye on Main Replacement Programs

As infrastructure upgrade requirements evolve and main replacement programs ramp up, the right tools to support these large, complex programs can help the natural gas industry succeed.

Find Value in Taking Control

In an efficiency-focused world, project management services must maintain fundamentals while keeping an eye on relevant advancements. This especially holds true in the case of proactive project controls systems

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Develop a New Path Toward Reliability Goals

To continue providing safe and reliable natural gas to its customers, Ameren Illinois identified a 6.5-mile pipeline section in need of upgrades. Its comprehensive strategy determined the most efficient path, securing regulatory approval.

Nailing Seamless Program Management

Program management, a proven stress-reliever that can be tailored to fit any industry, is used to save time and money while reducing risk. But how can it be tailored to address unique challenges for varying complex projects?

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Why a Single-Source Approach Benefits Some Pipeline Projects

The location of oil and gas pipeline installations outside the confines of conventional construction sites adds complexity to everything from permitting and community outreach to land acquisition. These projects benefit significantly when every step is performed by a single team.

Generating Value From Naturally Occurring Gases

The development of renewable power resources, such as wind and solar, is dramatically changing the energy portfolio. Harnessing the power of renewable natural gases provides additional opportunity to collaborate with renewable electric generators, enhance energy resilience and enable a low-carbon future.

Exploring EPC Partnered Planning Benefits for Pipeline Projects

As pipeline project activity intensifies and capital spend increases, pipeline owners need an execution process they can trust. EPC partnered planning provides owners with the critical upfront planning, estimating and design to increase project efficiency and drive successful project outcomes.

Verifying Integrity of Natural Gas Pipelines

An aging pipeline system coupled with unprecedented demands on U.S. natural gas production has prompted regulatory changes that transform the maintenance and safety requirements for natural gas pipelines. Key improvements to documentation and data collection seek to improve pipeline safety.

Extensive Planning to Perform Work in Eight States Helps Meet Deadlines

Construction deadlines were being challenged by delays in engineering and design. To get back on track, the pipeline company turned to an experienced team for process optimization yielding a systematic approach to scoping, estimating and designing multiple projects.

Protecting Pipelines From Effects of Alternating Current

To meet growing demand for natural gas, hundreds of new pipelines are being installed in the same corridors as high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) transmission lines. Although collocating these lines is a cost-effective option from a land acquisition perspective, it can lead to pipeline corrosion and additional safety hazards.

Pipeline Development Increases Natural Gas Supply to Midwest

Tallgrass Energy recently commissioned the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline, a large diameter, 70-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that will give producers in the Denver-Julesburg Basin access to reach new markets across the U.S.

Overcoming Common Challenges With the FERC Permitting Process

Navigating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) permitting process for new natural gas pipeline construction projects is complicated. With awareness of common application pitfalls and an understanding of how to prepare for them, it is possible to streamline the permitting process.

Improving Natural Gas Distribution Systems to Ease Pressure Risks

Providing a continuous supply of gas to residences and industries is the main objective of gas utilities. An overpressure event can jeopardize safety, damage the infrastructure and interrupt supply. Understanding regulatory requirements and enhancing safety can reinforce the system and reduce risk.

Experience Produces Designs and Layouts Rapidly

Replacing pipelines and equipment deemed outdated and vulnerable to hazardous leaks can be challenging without proper groundwork. Partnering with specialists is helping a utility study, plan and meet regulatory requirements to successfully execute projects.

Making Connections to Improve Reliability

SEMCO Energy Gas Co. envisioned a new pipeline to enhance service reliability and increase capacity in the Upper Peninsula. Faced with a project of significant scale, the utility needed to reach beyond internal resources. A creative approach combined with efficient project controls helped this vital project achieve success.

Understanding the Feasibility and Design of Horizontal Directional Drilling

Evaluating the feasibility of the horizontal directional drilling technical can be a challenge for utilities and pipeline operators. A thorough survey of the site and surrounding areas and understanding of the construction challenges can provide transparency and enhance efficiency of the HDD design process.

Pipeline to Your Ears

Explore a variety of in-depth aspects of the pipeline industry through this unique collection of podcasts. In these recordings, several of our specialists talk through timely and timeless topics alike.

Two Major Pipelines Expand Capabilities in Northern Michigan

One of North America’s largest energy utilities required support for the design, procurement and construction phases of two pipelines in Traverse City, Michigan, to provide reliable services for nearby communities.

Communicate to Accelerate Pipeline Project Delivery

In any successful relationship, constant communication is crucial, and pipeline projects are no different. To execute these complex projects during complicated times, the right team, tools and approach can streamline processes to overcome myriad obstacles. Though not a revolutionary concept, communication helps deliver predictable pipeline results.