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As the oil and gas infrastructure ages, advanced engineering is necessary to ensure operability, safety and effectiveness of existing pipelines and facilities. Integrity management strategies that ensure optimization of total system costs are essential to economic extraction of hydrocarbon resources. The application of a multidisciplinary team with mechanical, chemical and metallurgical expertise is essential for facilities problem solving. Blade Energy staff have had an extensive experience in longer term pipeline integrity management, and appropriate application of technology to ensure safe and cost effective operation of oil and gas facilities.

Pipelines are an integral part of the Oil and Gas infrastructure. Blade Energy is uniquely qualified to provide life cycle and reliability solutions based on the breadth of experience represented in the Blade Energy Pipeline Integrity Team.

Blade has the experience of managing the following threats cost effectively and safely:

  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Fatigue Cracking
  • Corrosion
  • Dents/Wrinkles/Third Party Damage
  • Incorrect Operations
  • Geotechnical Loss of Ground Support

Blade Energy Partners leverages their expertise in pipeline inspection technologies, advanced defect assessment methods, time dependent anomaly growth behavior, pipeline hydraulic operations and root cause failure analysis to help operators develop return to service strategies acceptable to regulators while recognizing the most effective economic choices available.


Blade’s pipeline consulting staff has authored over 100 technical publications demonstrating expertise in the following areas:

  • Pipeline Defect Assessment
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking Management
  • Structural Reliability
  • Metallurgical Characterization and Failure Analysis
  • Pipeline Flow Modeling and Corrosion Management
  • Pipeline Integrity Planning and Regulatory Compliance
  • Pipeline Integrity Training


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