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

What Goes Into Sourcing Used Line Pipe?

Sourcing used line pipe for oil and gas pipelines can be a cost-effective and sustainable way to meet your project’s needs. Here are the key steps and considerations that go into sourcing used line pipe:

First we determine the specifications of the line pipe you need, including size, grade, wall thickness, length, and coating type. We try to understand the quality standards and regulations applicable to the type of line pipe you require. Applicable line pipe may vary based on your intended use. We work directly with reputable suppliers who specialize in used line pipe. This may include pipe yards, used line pipe salvage companies, or industrial equipment suppliers.  Most of the time we are able to skip the middleman.  David Howell published an article: Midstream Middlemen: Buying and Selling Pipelines in Throughput E-Mag.

After locating the specified line pipe, we inspect the used line pipe for signs of corrosion, weld integrity, and overall condition. We ensure the supplier can provide documentation on the pipe’s history, including its original source, previous usage, and any testing or inspection records.  Then we verify the condition of any coatings or linings on the pipe, as these can significantly impact its lifespan and performance. 

We conduct additional testing, such as non-destructive testing (NDT), to ensure the used pipe is structurally sound and meets your required specifications. Then we plan for the transportation and handling of the pipe, ensuring that it’s done in a way that doesn’t damage or compromise the pipe’s quality.

We specialize in evaluating the total cost of sourcing used line pipe, including procurement, inspection, transportation, and potential refurbishment costs.  Then we compare it to purchasing new pipe. This helps determine the cost-effectiveness of using used pipe for your project over using new line pipe.  It is also important to consider the environmental impact and sustainability benefits of using used line pipe compared to new materials.

To ensure that you comply with all local, regional, and national regulations and obtain any necessary permits for using used line pipe, we will walk you through your used line pipe – every step of the way.  We provide a quality assurance plan for the installation and use of the used line pipe to ensure it performs as intended.

We handle all of the logistics including receiving, storing, and installing the used line pipe as part of your project management strategy.  Our legal team ensures that your procurement and usage of used line pipe align with all legal requirements, including contracts and liability issues.

Sourcing used line pipe can be a viable option when done with due diligence and in compliance with industry standards. It can help you save costs and reduce the environmental impact of your project, but it’s essential to prioritize quality and safety throughout the process.

Contact us today to discuss your used line pipe requirements.

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Pipeline Recovery Manual

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

Sign up for our free newsletter to receive your complimentary copy of our Pipeline Recovery Manual that explains our entire process for recovering or salvaging idled or abandoned pipelines.

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.