Pipeline Equities
PO Box 571977
Houston, Texas 77257
Phone: 713-623-0690

Pipeline Recovery

excavation & removal

Damage Assessment

of easements

Pipeline Appraisal

pipeline property valuation

Twenty Factors for Pipeline Appraisals

Pipeline Equities uses twenty factors or criteria for valuating oil, gas and product pipelines. All or some of these will be used on a typical appraisal depending on the circumstance. No two pipelines are alike and broad criteria for appraising petroleum pipeline properties have not proved accurate. We feel the careful and thorough application of the following factors by qualified personnel will yield accurate results that will stand any test.

  1. Replacement value or cost factor
  2. Throughput value or income factor
  3. Value of right of way for pipe or any other use
  4. Surface inventory including appurtances
  5. Salvage or removal value
  6. Potential for future activity
  7. Interconnect availability with extended carriers
  8. Markets or demand factor
  9. Market price of commodity
  10. Contracts and duration
  11. Reservoir studies of existing wells
  12. Maintenance
  13. Market diversity
  14. Proximity to markets
  15. Environmental concerns
  16. Field Personnel experience
  17. Geography/Terrain
  18. Front Office Management
  19. Condition of pipe, coating, cathodic, etc.
  20. Comparisons (utilizing the Pipeline Equities M&A Database)

It is important to note that typically in an appraisal type situation, there are not more than four factors determining what is called “fair market value” and these three or four criteria are generally limited to the cost, income, and comparison type factors. For additional information, contact David Howell at 713-623-0690.

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Pipeline Recovery Manual

A complete guide to the business of recovering out of use pipelines

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You will see how we deal with landowners regarding notification and recordings. How to draft a contract of sale with models by: Exxon, Texaco, Koch and others and pictures showing actual work in process.

The manual shows Pipeline Equities job references, right of way releases, agreements and the history and background of Pipeline Equities and managing partner David Howell. These references touch on parts of the six million feet of line removed or handled by the company over the past twenty years.

A line pipe table describing various weights, grades, and pressure ratings of ERW and seamless line pipe is included. This section is an indispensable tool for anyone doing operational word with line pipe.

Also included are extensive glossaries of pipe, pipeline, and right of way terms.

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Pipeline Appraisal Handbook

The Definitive How-To Guide on Establishing Values for Pipelines

This handbook written by David Howell, managing partner of Pipeline Equities is the basic text of any pipeline valuation. All of the essential factors for establishing the value of a pipeline are discussed along with exclusive proprietary formulas and tables essential to a certified appraisal.

Also included are 32 pages of pipe weight and grades tables that cover virtually any situation which might be encountered regarding line pipe requirements. Additionally you’ll find an extensive glossary of pipe, pipeline and right of way terminology is part of the Handbook.

Subjects include: Replacement, Right of Way, Surface Inventory, Throughput, Salvage/Recovery, and comparable sales histories to name a few of the basic factors of pipeline appraisal.

The author recognized a need for a report or “how to” manual for properly appraising pipelines and pipeline right of ways. Currently the work is being done by accounting firms, engineers, and real estate appraisers.

This handbook draws from 45 years of experience.

Howell has forty-five years experience in many sectors of the petroleum industry from drilling contractor and oil and gas operator to pipe and supply distribution throughout the world. He has published Tradex Equipment magazine, the Whole World Oil Directory, and the Texas Oil Register.

For the past twenty years, Howell has been almost exclusively engaged in pipeline sales and acquisition, appraisal, removal for salvage, environmental remediation and general pipeline operations.

Howell currently serves on board of the Pipeline Appraisal Institute and is a member of the International Right of Way Association. Howell is a graduate of Texas A&M University – Kingsville and a native of Alice, Texas. He is currently residing in Houston and is the managing partner of Pipeline Equities.