Gulf Coast Pipeline
- Location Texas and Oklahoma
- TimelineAugust 2012 - Summer 2013
Michels built 371-miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma. Planning started two years in advance of the project, that include construction of eight pump stations. In total, 1,850 people, including 1,600 pipeliners, came together to build the project, which was broken into two spreads.
Spread 1 spanned 195 miles from Cushing, Okla. to Cooper, Texas. The pipe was installed using conventional open-cut construction, track and cradle road bores, and horizontal directional drilling of river sections. Subsurface rock made it necessary to blast approximately 40 miles of right-of-way and to rock trench another 10 miles.
Spread 2 spanned 176 miles from Cooper to Diboll, Texas. The spread included hundreds of creek crossings, and require the purchase of 80,000 new swamp mats in addition to thousands of old ones.