Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration from power generation, oil and gas production and other industries has been identified as a major contributor to controlling carbon dioxide emissions and the risk of global warming. A network of new pipelines or existing hydrocarbon pipelines will be necessary to carry carbon dioxide from these sources to storage sites such as depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs.

The transport of carbon dioxide presents different demands on pipeline design, materials and operation practices compared with the transport of oil or natural gas. These demands can vary with the carbon source and the fine details of the carbon dioxide stream being handled.

We have applied our knowledge of pipeline engineering, materials and corrosion to assist developers and engineering contractors to produce robust and cost-effective designs and materials specifications for carbon dioxide pipelines.