Pipelines

Pipelines

Predominately made of steel, pipelines move crude oil from fields on land and offshore to gathering systems for loading onto tankers or to refineries, where the crude oil is converted into fuels and other products. Pipelines move natural gas from onshore and offshore fields to power plants, industrial facilities, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) liquefaction plants and residential end users.

Because natural gas often contains a significant amount of liquids or other gases, gathering systems will take the natural gas to a processing plant before larger pipelines move the natural gas to end users.

Most pipelines are buried, but they can also be built above ground or under water, depending on the terrain and the surrounding environment. Pipelines operate 24/7. The oil or gas is kept in motion by a system of pumps or compressor stations. We monitor some lines by flying or walking the route, and our operators monitor flow and pressure for any sign of integrity issues. On others, we use state-of-the-art technology to monitor, inspect and clean the pipelines.

Pipeline Safety and Integrity

At Global Exergy we are committed to ensuring the continued safety of the public, our employees, our contractors, the environment and our assets. In keeping with that commitment, we strive to protect our pipelines from corrosion, excavation damage and other threats.

We do this by adhering to all governmental standards and regulations, putting in place the necessary processes and procedures to manage risks, and ensuring that all employees and contractors comply fully with our Health, Safety and Environment and Asset and Operating Integrity programs.