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Vol. 22, No. 30 Week of July 23, 2017
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


TAPS construction required innovations

Permafrost was first challenge for line; Denali Fault section, designed to move vertically and laterally, withstood 2002 quake

Tim Bradner

For Petroleum News

Construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline system, TAPS, was an engineering and technical marvel, but it was also a challenge where oil companies and pipeline builders had to learn fast, adapting as they went. Pipeline engineers understood how to build across central Texas or in Nebraska, but they di....

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Pipeliners were fast learners

Denali Fault and the 2002 quake

Mile 200 incident

Post-construction innovations


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