In an industry with ever growing concerns of potential failures and increased contingency planning, this paper aims to highlight some of the existing available solutions and future planning options for the emergency repair of subsea pipelines and risers. Focusing on the available technologies and repair scenarios available, the paper will expand to cover the requirements for an Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS), the common gaps and limitations, the philosophy behind the development of a complete EPRS solution and how the use of complementing technologies can be successfully combined. This paper will be supported with a case study of subsea pipeline repairs using mechanical connector. The paper and presentations will be aimed at all levels of pipeline / engineering managers and technical authorities particularly those responsible for their company’s integrity management and contingency planning.

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