Permafrost Environmental Consulting (PEC)
Construction of Norman Wells Pipeline NWT

Construction of Norman Wells Pipeline NWT


Physical and computer modeling of pipelines, roads and foundations in freezing ground and permafrost at natural scale and in controlled environments. Studies relating to climate change on infrastructure in permafrost regions specifically changes in the temperature, distribution and seasonal depth of active layer with implications for infrastructure founded in permafrost.

Notable Studies

  • . Mackenzie Gas Pipeline Project
  • . Norman Wells Pipeline Study
  • . Evaluation of Lightweight Aggregate for use as a Thermal
  • . Insulation in Roads and Airports Runways
  • . Mackenzie Highway Project

Recent Reports and Publications

White T.L. 2008 "Engineering for Extreme Environments" published in Pipeline and Gas Technology, January/February issue, Hart Energy Publishing, LP Houston Texas USA.

White, T.L., 2005, 2004. "Frost heave and frost bulb generation around a gas pipelines in permafrost." Reports and database prepared for Northern Engineering and TransCanada Pipelines.

White, T.L. and P.J. Williams, 2004. "Feasibility of routing a gas pipeline through Nunavut" Report and Maps prepared for Kitikmeot Economic Development Corporation, Nunavut.

White, T.L. and P.J. Williams, 2004. Review of Conceptual Geotechnical and Geothermal Design Basis of the Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline. Report prepared for Imperial Oil Resources, Mackenzie Gas Project.

White, T.L. and P.J. Williams, 2003 (Keynote). Arctic Gas Pipelines in Permafrost-The Challenges. Conference Proceedings (on CD): Control for Enhanced Reliability and Safety. NACE International. The Corrosion Society.

White, T.L., 2001. "Arctic Natural gas Pipelines and the Challenges of Cold Regions," in Northern Perspectives, Volume 27, Number 1, pp. 16-19.

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