Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 13:33:23 -0700
Reply-To: dkidwell <dkidwell**At_Symbol_Here**PRODIGY.NET>
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From: dkidwell <dkidwell**At_Symbol_Here**PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: Pipeline Pigging Compliance
Comments: To: "Adesola, Morenikeji (MAdesola)"
In-Reply-To: <945550C661D646408BA322830976940BE48D4F**At_Symbol_Here**>
OK... not knowing a thing about pipeline pigging, you got my curiosity up. I had to do a quick look-see.

(1) Would these folks be able to advise you better....?

(2) Couldn't bad things happen to the integrity of a pipeline whether it was used or not?

(3) If you were to NOT pig the line every 5 yrs (and maintain documentation) and something bad happened, what would be the result - monetary, goodwill, future business?)

"Adesola, Morenikeji (MAdesola)"  wrote:
I am interested in getting advice/suggestions on pipeline pigging
requirements. In our Nigeria operation, pipelines equipped with pig
traps are required to be pigged at least every 5 years.
1. Is this interval normal? Not too frequent?
2. What of pipelines that were pigged but, for some unplanned
reason, were not used for about 1 or 2 years? How do you address the
compliance issues of 5-yr pigging? Do you just pig after 5 because the
regs say so? Or do you wait until the pipeline has been used for 5

Remember - safety statistics are more than mere numbers. These are real
people we are talking about.
Morenikeji Adekitan Arnold ADESOLA
HES Specialist (Regulatory Affairs)
Health, Environment and Safety Division
+234-1-260-0600 ext. 8451 (Office)
+234-802-290-3981 (mobile)

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