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FLEXPIPE SYSTEMS BY JIM HARRIS FLEXPIPE SYSTEMS’ ADVANCED PIPELINING SYSTEM OFFERS LONG LIFE, CORROSION RESISTANCE AND GREATER EASE OF INSTALLATION. THE FLEXPIPE SOLUTION O il and gas companies who are looking for a new way to build their pipeline infrastructure are turning to Flexpipe Systems for both advanced pipeline products and related services. The company manufactures and sells coiled composite pipeline systems used for oil and gas gathering systems, water disposal, enhanced recovery pipeline systems and other applications. “We view it as a better way of pipelining than traditional systems,” Vice President of Technology Sam Bouey says. The company manufactures its products in Calgary and operates several sales, service and distribution facilities in Western Canada, Mexico, Latin America and throughout the United States. Flexpipe’s pipeline products can be found in major North American oil and gas exploration areas including the Marcellus Shale in the eastern United States, the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, and the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Bakken Oil Play, says K. Dean Zipse, vice president of U.S. sales and field operations. Product Advantages The company’s pipeline products, FlexPipe Linepipe and FlexCord Linepipe are made of a flexible reinforced thermoplastic pipe and offer several advantages over the traditional pipelining materials of steel and stick fiberglass. Flexpipe’s pipeline products are produced in long lengths of up to a kilometer – 3,281 feet – per reel which allows for easy transportation to the project site. Three diameter sizes available are two, three and four inches. In addition, Flexpipe’s products are built in a controlled environment as opposed to being constructed in the field in variable environmental conditions, Bouey says. “This offers less of a safety risk and less potential damage to the environment,” he adds. Both the length and manufacturing method make Flexpipe’s pipeline products more cost-effective to install than traditional pipelines. FlexPipe and FlexCord are available in larger segments than traditional materials; it is easier to unspool and join the pipeline system and therefore less time-intensive to install. In addition, Flexpipe’s products are corrosion resistant. Products are designed to have a life of 20 to 50 WINTER 2011 Because they are built in a controlled environment instead of in the field, Flexpipe Systems’ reinforced thermoplastic pipelines can be installed with less safety risk and less potential damage to the environment, the company says. COMPANY PROFILE Flexpipe Systems www.flexpipesystems.com HQ: Calgary Employees: 200 Specialty: Pipeline system Sam Bouey, vice president of technology: “We view ourselves as manufacturing partners to our clients rather than suppliers. We stand behind our product throughout its lifecycle.” 82 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
Redefining Refining
Synfuels Success
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
Henry Resources
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
KSM Inc.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Flexpipe Systems
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011