Neftyanaya Provintsiya
electronic peer-reviewed scholarly publication
Neftyanaya provintsiya No.1(25),2021

Portable solutions for pigging

V.S. Abramov, V.A. Yudakov


Portable pig launchers-receivers for infield pipelines of oil and gas producing companies are offered. The paper presents a concept of specialized vehicles for transportation of portable pig launchers. Advantages and disadvantages of portable pig launchers vs. stationary pig launcher-receiver traps are discussed. Applicable scope of portable pig launchers is offered. Economic efficiency of portable pig launchers was assessed.

    Key words:

    pig launchers-receivers, portable solutions in oil and gas industry, improvement of pipeline reliability


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    V.S. Abramov, Leading Engineer, Conceptual and Integrated Design Department, SamaraNIPIneft Ltd
    18, Vilonovskaya st., Samara, 443010, Russian Federation

    V.A. Yudakov, General Manager for Engineering – Group of Conceptual and Integrated Design Project Administration, SamaraNIPIneft Ltd
    18, Vilonovskaya st., Samara, 443010, Russian Federation

    For citation:

    V.S. Abramov, V.A. Yudakov Primenenie mobil'nyh reshenij dlja ochistki vnutrennej polosti truboprovodov [Portable solutions for pigging]. Neftyanaya Provintsiya, No. 1(25), 2021. pp. 182-188. DOI (in Russian)

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