Subsea Pipeline Design, Analysis, and Installation

Subsea Pipeline Design, Analysis, and Installation

By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, pipeline engineers and designers are confronted with new problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility. Subsea Pipeline Design, Analysis and Installation is based on the authors' 30 years of experience in offshore. The authors provide rigorous coverage of the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from pipe installation and routing selection and planning to design, construction, and installation of pipelines in some of the harshest underwater environments around the world. All-inclusive, this must-have handbook covers the latest breakthroughs in subjects such as corrosion prevention, pipeline inspection, and welding, while offering an easy-to-understand guide to new design codes currently followed in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, and other countries.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 824 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 38mm | 1,199.98g
  • Gulf Professional Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0123868882
  • 9780123868886
  • 1,389,056

Table of contents


Wall-thickness and Material Grade Selection
Buckling/Collapse of Deepwater Metallic Pipes
Limit-State Based Strength Design


Hydraulic Analysis of Subsea Pipelines
Soil and Pipe Interaction
Hydrodynamics around Pipes
Finite Element Analysis of In-situ Behavior
Thermal Expansion Design
Lateral Buckling and Pipeline Walking
Upheaval Buckling
Fatigue and ECA
On-Bottom Stability
Pipeline Spans and VIV Fatigue
Force Model and Wave Fatigue
Trawl Impact, Pullover and Drop Objects
Pipe-in-Pipe and Bundle Systems
Seismic Design
Corrosion Prevention and Advanced CP Design
Arctic Pipelines
Subsea Survey and Positioning
Route Optimization, Shore Approach, Tie-in and Protection
Asgard Flowlines Design Examples


Flexible Pipeline
Cross-Sectional and Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Pipes
Tensile/Compressive Strength of RTP Pipeline
Burst Strength of RTP Pipeline
Collapse of RTP Pipeline
Offshore Installation of RTP Pipeline
On-bottom Stability of RTP Pipeline


Use of High Strength Steel
Welding and Defect Acceptance
Pipeline Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance
show more

About Qiang Bai

Dr. Qiang Bai obtained a doctorate for Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan in 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience in subsea/offshore engineering including research and engineering execution. He has worked at Kyushu University in Japan, UCLA, OPE, JP Kenny, and Technip. His experience includes various aspects of flow assurance and the design and installation of subsea structures, pipelines and riser systems. Dr. Yong Bai obtained a Ph.D. in Offshore Structures at Hiroshima University, Japan in 1989. He is currently President of Offshore Pipelines and Risers (OPR Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of subsea pipelines, risers and floating systems. In the 1990's, he had been a technical leader for several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny as Manager of the advanced engineering department. Yong was previously a lead riser engineer at Shell and assisted in offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as Manager of the offshore technology department. While a professor, he wrote several books and served as a course leader on the design of subsea pipelines and irsers as well as design of floating systems. He also serves at Zhejiang University in China as professor.
show more