"Pipelines for oil and gas not only need to withstand high pressures, but also the existence of high concentration of impurities such as CO2, which leave the pipes most susceptible to corrosion, consequently reducing their useful lifetime", declares Mr. Raimar van den Bylaardt, IBP Technology Manager and President of the Executive Council of the Pipeline Technology Center (CTDUT).
"In addition, the transportation of CO2 by pipelines for application in advanced oil recovery, for example – or disposal, in case of possible large concentrations in production facilities –, that's a reality," He says. "Now we need to improve such process".
"For this, events such as 'CO2 Capture and Storage in Brazil: Potential and Perspectives' and 'Guideline and Recommended Practice on Carbon Capture and Storage', both to be held on April 18th; 'Carbon Management: Technological Perspectives', on April 19th; and 'Fracture Propagation in CO2 Pipelines', on April 20th, will be essential for the pipeline community", he adds. "we need to learn better the effects of CO2 inside a pipeline".'