Pipeline Maintenance

It could be said that petroleum products keep the world's economy running. Petroleum products like oil and natural gas are the principal sources of energy in the North America and are used in many manufacturing and chemical processes. Petroleum products are primarily transported by pipeline. There are more than a million miles of liquid and natural gas pipeline in USA, ranging in diameter from two inches to four feet. These pipelines bring crude oil and natural gas from production fields to processing plants and refineries – and ultimately to the consumer.

in USA’s north, Chappin continues with its oil pipeline integrity dig contract with Enbridge. One of the most remarkable series of digs to date took place in the Northwest Territories, between Norman Wells and the Alberta/Northwest Territories boundary.

The camp and work locations were extremely remote, making this logistically complex work. Temperatures colder than -40°C (-40°F) were encountered on a regular basis, and the digs had to be completed on a tight time line before access roads and engineered ice bridges became too soft to support heavy loads in the spring.

Pipeline Construction

We are experienced in the construction of 2 in. to 60 in. pipelines including mainline cross country construction utilizing mechanized or manual welding methods in a variety of geographic terrains encompassing prairie, muskeg, heavily forested and mountainous regions. Chappin’s current capacity includes two mainline spreads of modern pipeline construction equipment. We can also provide qualified inside plant construction, handling above and underground piping in and around oilsands related mines, SAGD and upgrader facilities.

we offer a unique set of pipeline services unmatched anywhere in the oil & gas industry. We can provide pipeline construction, integrity service, subcontractor management, and labour resource management.

Pipeline Integrity Service

If your pipeline infrastructure is already in place, look to Chappin for non-destructive examination of pipe and/or hydrostatic testing of operated pipeline to certify their ability for continual service.

Our pipeline integrity services include:
  • Investigative digs
  • Hydrostatic
  • Pipeline conversions (gas to oil and vice versa)
  • Replacements
  • Sleeve/Clock springs installation