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1 Line Pipe Specifications
The buried oil effluent pipe material will be carbon steel line pipe. It will comply
with the material requirements of CSA Z245.1-02, and Clause 5.2.4 of CSA
Z662-11. The pipe will be 88.9 mm O.D. x 3.2 mm W.T., CSA Z245.1 Grade
359, Category II, sour service with proven notch toughness to -450C, EW,
bevelled end, triple random length, electric resistance welded carbon steel pipe,
and externally coated with YJ HS 60 Degree C, a corrosion resistant coating,
consisting of high integrity rubberized adhesive applied to a heated, abrasively
cleaned pipe followed by weather resistant extruded high density polyethylene.
The pipe will be designed and specified for CSA sour service requirements.
The wall thickness was determined using the applicable formulas from CSA
Z662-11 for fully restrained pipe. The stress level at MOP is 38.4% SMYS for the
Mica Creek 3” Gathering Pipeline.
The above ground pipe and fittings are designed according to CSA Z662-11,
Z245.11-M91, Z245.12-M91, Z245.15-M91 and CAN/CSA-Z245.21-M92:
1.1.1.1 Protective Coating
The Pipeline will be coated with YJ HS 60 Degree C. This coating consists of a
high integrity rubberized adhesive applied to a heated, abrasively cleaned pipe
followed by weather resistant extruded high density polyethylene.
The properties, application and inspection of all coatings will comply with the
requirements of CSA Z662-11 and CSA Z.245.21-06 System A1 & A2
1.1.1.2 Insulation
All above ground piping will be insulated with semi-rigid fibreglass insulation
complete with aluminum cladding. Typically insulation is 25 mm thick for up to
114.3 mm diameter pipe.
1.1.1.3 Hydrostatic Testing
The Pipeline will be pressure tested as one section, including the above ground
riser and related pipeline components, with a rented water/methanol mixture at
test pressure of 140 percent of the pipeline MOP, at the high point, for a
minimum duration of 8 hours after adequate temperature stabilization of the test
medium has occurred.
The pipe stress at the test pressure at the low point will be no higher than 99% of
the pipe's specified minimum yield strength, which is within the pressure testing
requirements in Clause 8 of CSA Z662-11. As appropriate the hydrostatic testing
will be compliant with Alberta Environment Code of Practice for the Release of
Hydrostatic Test Water from Hydrostatic Testing of Petroleum Liquid and Gas
Pipelines and the Code of Practice for the Temporary Diversion of Water for
Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines.
1.1.1.4 Cathodic Protection
An impressed current cathodic protection system will be utilized for the Pipeline.
The Pipeline will be connected to existing CNRL cathodic protection systems that
consist of rectifiers and impressed current anode beds. This will be connected in

The CNRL welding specification and the Contractor's welding procedure(s) will comply with the requirements of CSA Z662-11 and all the applicable regulations including the OPR-99. Subject to the first month production rates and fluid analysis. additional hydrate control will be accomplished with minimal use of methanol injection. The corrosion inhibitor injection equipment will be installed at the CNRL pipeline gathering node located at 14-20-81-13 W6M. compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code.1. If the cathodic system requires additional equipment or beds they will be added. The field joining program's requirements for the qualification of the welders will comply with the requirements of CSA Z662-11. Annually.2 Quality Assurance Program The selected pipeline contractor will be required to maintain and implement a quality control program acceptable to CNRL. CNRL has a cathodic protection contractor check all new pipelines that were added during the previous period.1. Periodic inspection using inline inspection tools will be conducted if conclusions of the monitoring program dictate. These injection facilities are at CNRL’s wellhead locations. The contractor will be responsible to ensure that all pipeline materials and components are properly received. and stored. will be joined by manual arc welding.5 Internal Corrosion The Pipeline will be protected against internal corrosion with provisions for liquid removal by pigging and with periodic inspection tools in compliance with CSA Z662-11.1. and that all pipeline construction practices are in accordance with the requirements of the project specifications. a pipeline corrosion inhibitor program will be designed with the help of Baker Petrolite chemicals to establish appropriate pipeline chemical inhibitor volumes and frequency and pigging schedule. The program will include active monitoring through residual chemical concentration measurements.1.1. recorded. CNRL Specification for Construction Pipeline Installations (Appendix 4) and all applicable regulations. Clause 9 and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. documented. 1.3 Field Joining 1.6 Hydrate Control As required. .1. 1. as well as the related pipeline components.3. CSA Z662-11.1 Field Joining Program The buried line pipe of the Pipeline. Clauses 9 and 10. 1. A corrosion inhibitor program will be initiated for the Pipeline consisting of continuous applications of a corrosion inhibitor. It is anticipated that the pipeline will be pigged monthly. 1. CSA Z662-11. and will follow a procedure such as Ludwig and Associates Pipeline and Welding Procedure Specification (Appendix 4) and the Specifications for Construction Pipeline Installations (Appendix 4).1.

1. CNRL’s detailed Incident Report Form as per OPR-99 will also be completed and filed with the Board. for gas service and CSA Z662-11.1. with emphasis on near miss reporting. occupational and health and safety regulations will be complied with in the construction of the Mica Creek 3” Gathering Pipeline. All contract personnel will be given a safety orientation prior to working on the pipeline worksite.4 Construction Safety All requirements of the Federal.3. CNRL's safety requirements will include a daily safety meeting held and minuted by the Contractor.1. Alberta and British Columbia. 1. .3. its contractors and sub-trades at the worksite. Radiographic technicians will hold a minimum of a Level 2 certificate as per the CGSB Standard 48-GP-4M. The CNRL EHS Handbook and Contractor EHS requirements will be available at the pipeline worksite and will be readily accessible by every person employed by CNRL. Welder qualification test records and the Contractor’s welding procedure(s) will be retained at the construction site. independent company chosen by CNRL will perform all radiographic inspections of completed and repaired welds. incident reporting forms and procedures.4 Qualification of NDE Examiners The qualifications for welding inspectors and radiographic inspectors will be as prescribed in CSA Z662-11.1. CNRL Construction Supervisors will be qualified to fulfill the requirements of the EHS program and will be authorized to halt any construction activity if the activity is not being conducted in accordance with the EHS Handbook. A qualified. 1. Radiographic inspection of the Pipeline will comply with CSA Z662-11.3 Field Joint Acceptance Criteria The criteria for the acceptance of imperfections in field joints for the Pipelines will be similar to that described in the Ludwig & Associates Pipeline Welding Procedure Specification (Appendix 4). Qualified technicians will interpret the radiographs. Health. The measure of adequate welding competence will be judged by the welding inspector and the radiographic technologist.3. 1. Where required. and the use of CNRL's EHS Handbook. 1. and Safety (EHS) Handbook will be followed during the construction of the pipelines. CNRL's field representative will handle safe work permits.2 Non-Destructive Examination of Field Joints One hundred percent of the pipeline field welds and tie-in welds for the Pipeline will be non-destructively examined by a radiographic method for one hundred percent of their circumferences in compliance with the OPR. The CNRL Environment.