ABERDEEN, UK – Marsol International, a global marine solutions provider, and Aubin Group, a chemical engineering specialist, have a partnership agreement to provide what they say is an “industry first” total pigging solution for non-piggable pipelines.
Prior to this agreement, Marsol and Aubin jointly achieved a world’s first when they successfully completed a displacement of pipeline preservation fluid in three 48-in. pipelines by using sales oil – thus providing a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution.
Following positive field trials, the two firms formed their partnership in order to provide theMiddle East, Far East, and African markets with a complete product and engineering solution that can be used where conventional pigging is not applicable.
The application is ideal for older fields that were not designed for pigging and/or have suffered damage. It is also well suited to pigging or cleaning pipe infrastructure that contains 90° bends and/or T-pieces with varying internal diameters in the same configuration. The solution reduces the need to strip down, clean, and reassemble components, and decreases the risks of environmental damage.
The partnership will enable their clients to benefit from Marsol’s asset management, marine services, and pipeline operational engineering capabilities combined with Aubin’s pipeline pigging tool EVO-Pig and pipeline cleaning “Pipeline Gels.”