GIFS has extensive experience providing inspection personnel. During peak construction, GIFS employs more than 750 construction management, inspection and other support personnel that are assigned to projects throughout the United States. A sampling of GIFS’ projects are described below.
The Sand Hills Pipeline System consisted of more than 700 miles of 20-inch diameter natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline, capable of carrying up to 340,000 BPD of NGL. The pipeline originates east of Odessa, Texas and terminates at Mont Belvieu, Texas. The project includes 27 meter stations, three mainline pump stations and 1 injection pump station. GIFS provided more than 90 construction management and inspection personnel to oversee the project.
Texas Express Pipeline Project included the construction of a new NGL pipeline that originated in Skellytown, Texas in Carson County and extend approximately 580 miles to an NGL fractionation and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The new pipeline system transports NGL for producers in West and Central Texas, the Rocky Mountains, Southern Oklahoma and the Mid-continent to maximize the value of their natural gas production by providing additional takeaway capacity and enhanced access to the Gulf Coast NGL market. Initial capacity on the system is approximately 280,000 barrels per day. GIFS employed more than 120 inspectors and other support personnel to assist in the execution of this project.
The 1,230 mile ATEX Express pipeline was designed to transport NGL from the Marcellus-Utica Shale region of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Texas Gulf Coast near Houston. The pipeline’s initial capacity of 125,000 BPD can be expanded to 260,000 BPD as demand increases. The northern portion of the ATEX Express pipeline included the construction of 369 miles of 20-inch diameter pipeline from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Seymour, Indiana where it will connect with an existing Enterprise pipeline. GIFS provided more than 120 construction inspection and other personnel to observe, review and report on the construction contractor’s work, and confirm compliance with the project’s contract documents, drawings and specifications.
Rockies Express Pipeline Project (REX) – West included 1,300 miles of 42-inch diameter pipeline and associated facilities. The pipeline system is designed to transport from 1.5 Bcfd to as much as 2.0 Bcfd of natural gas from the Cheyenne Hub in Weld County, Colorado to the Clarington Hub in Monroe County, Ohio. The Rockies Express Pipeline LLP Project traverses eight states including Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. GIFS provided inspection services on REX – West, 713 miles of 42-inch. GIFS provided construction management support services, including construction, environmental and materials inspection services. GIFS had more than 250 inspectors in the field for approximately one year.
This major project involved the installation of 90 miles of 30-inch pipeline and three meter stations in Mexico, as well as an additional 9 miles of 30-inch pipeline and one meter station in the United States. The project supplies up to 375 MMscf/day from southeast Texas to an existing power plant near Monterrey. During construction, GIFS’ experienced team provided construction management and inspection services to ensure the pipeline and metering facilities were installed in accordance with the contract documents, design drawings, and regulatory permit requirements.
Running from the Malvinas gas plant and pumping station located near the Camisea field, this telescoping 32-, 24-, and 18-inch, system transits the Andes from Malvinas to Lima, for a distance of approximately 730 kilometers. The NGL pipeline (14-, 8-, 10-inch) parallels the gas pipeline for approximately 560 kilometers, terminating at a fractionation facility on the coast at Pampa La Clarita. The gas system required an additional pressure reducing station and the NGL system contains three additional pumping stations and two pressure reducing stations. The pipeline system traverses approximately 195 kilometers of Peruvian rainforest, 250 kilometers across the Andes and 250 kilometers across the Peruvian Coastal Plain. GIFS provided construction management and inspection services on this project.
The Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados Project consisted of 313 miles (504 kilometers) of 26- and 32-inch, 18 to 24 degree API heavy crude oil pipeline with four pumping stations, two pressure reducing stations, terminal facilities and an initiating pump station at Lago Agrio, onshore storage terminal facilities and offshore tanker loading facilities at Esmeraldas, all within the Republic of Ecuador. The facilities included 1,200,000 barrels of working storage (equivalent to 3 days) at the originating Amazonas Oil Terminal and 3,750,000 barrels of working storage (equivalent to 8 days) adjacent to the offshore loading facilities at the OCP Marine Terminal near Esmeraldas. As part of the Integrated Team, GIFS performed construction management, inspection and incidental technical services in support of the project.