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PROJECT AND LOCATION DOCUMENT NR.

WAFA DESERT PLANT -


MITIGATION PLAN
JOB NUMBER REV. SHEETS / OF

MELLITAH OIL & GAS B.V. C1 1/2


LIBYAN BRANCH CONTRACTOR DOCUMENT NUMBER
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TECHNICAL NOTE

PIPING CLASS SELECTION FOR RAW GAS AND


MULTIPHASE MIXTURE SERVICES

C1 21-Sep-16 Issue for information D.Ciufolotti F.Merusi F.Merusi


Rev. Date Description Prepared Verified Approved

MELLITAH OIL AND GAS B.V WAFA DESERT PLANT Rev. C1


LIBYAN BRANCH MITIGATION PLAN
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InordertoverifythesuitabilityofthenewselectedpipingclassCA602forthegascomingoutthe
slugcatcher20130VQ001,Bonattihascheckedthematerialusedforthepipingclasses.

OriginalWafaDesertProject

ForWafadesertprojectwasselectedtheclassCA731forMultiphasemixtureandforthisclass
thematerialusedforpipesare:

API5LGr.Bfordiameterslesserthan6
API5LGr.X65forlargerdiameters

Thisclassisusedforthepipefromthewellsuptotheslugcatcher.

Downstreamtheslugcatcher,anditmeansthatmostoftheliquidphaseisseparated,was
selectedtheclassCA701forRawgas;forallpipesunderthisclassthematerialisAPI5LGr.B.

MitigationPlan

InthenewconfigurationdesignedfortheMitigationPlanpurpose,thepipingclassCA602has
beenselectedforthelineupstreamtheslugcatcher20130VQ001andalsofromtheslug
catcheruptotieinMP005(upstreamKODrum10300VA002).
ForallpipesunderthisclassthematerialisAPI5LGr.B(alreadyavailableatsite)whiletheoriginal
pipingclassrequiresAPI5LGr.X65.

Verifications

TocheckthesuitabilityofthepipingclassCA602forMultiphaseserviceandthenavoid
corrosionphenomenainsidethepipe,Bonattihascomparedthechemicalcompositionsoftwo
materialsselectedforthispurposes:API5LGr.BandAPI5LGr.X65(seeattachment).
Thechemicalcompositionsareverysimilareachotherhencetheyareequivalentintermsof
corrosionresistance.

ThemechanicalstrengthofGr.X65ishigherthanGr.B,thenifGr.Bisselectedhigherthickness
shallbeutilizedforsamediameterandrating,thatisjustourcase.

Conclusions

ReferringtowhatabovementioneditisconcludedthatclassCA602issuitableforMultiphase
serviceaswellastheCA731,infact:

1. MaterialAPI5LGr.BisevenrequiredbythepipingclassCA731fordiameterslessthan6
2. ThematerialsAPI5LGr.BandAPI5LGr.X65areverysimilarintermsofchemical
compositionandsotheyhaveequivalentcorrosionresistance.

Inconclusion,theclassCA602issuitableforthedesignedpurposeinMitigationPlanprojectand
corrosionphenomenawontbeexpected.