1st Edition

Mitigation of Gas Pipeline Integrity Problems

By Mavis Sika Okyere Copyright 2021
    300 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Mitigation of Gas Pipeline Integrity Problems presents the methodology to enable engineers, experienced or not, to alleviate pipeline integrity problems during operation. It explains the principal considerations and establishes a common approach in tackling technical challenges that may arise during gas production.


    • Covers third-party damage, corrosion, geotechnical hazards, stress corrosion cracking, off-spec sales gas, improper design or material selection, as-built flaws, improper operations, and leak and break detection
    • Details various hazard mitigation options
    • Offers tested concepts of pipeline integrity blended with recent research results, documented in a scholarly fashion to make it simple to the average reader


    This practical work serves the needs of advanced students, researchers, and professionals working in pipeline engineering and petrochemical industries.


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Third-Party Damage

    Chapter 3 Corrosion

    Chapter 4 Construction and Materials Defect

    Chapter 5 Geotechnical Hazards

    Chapter 6 Off-Spec Natural Gas

    Chapter 7 Natural Gas Hydrate

    Chapter 8 Leak and Break Detection


    Mavis Sika Okyere (née Nyarko) is a senior pipeline integrity engineer at Ghana National Gas Company. She is an expert in risk-based assessment, pipeline integrity, corrosion protection and monitoring. She has experience with subsea structural engineering, piping and pipeline engineering principles as applied to both onshore and offshore conditions.

    Mavis studied MSc. Gas Engineering and Management at University of Salford, United Kingdom and BSc. Civil Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

    She worked with LUDA Development Ltd, Bluecrest College, INTECSEA/Worleyparsons Atlantic Ltd, Technip, Ussuya Ghana Ltd, and Ghana Highway Authority. She has published in several books and journals, and is a member of many National and International bodies.