Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation: Africa

In-line inspections guide offshore field management decisions

Assessing the working condition of aging offshore pipelines is a challenging process made more complicated by their location on the seafloor and limited access points. An operator off the coast of West Africa faced such challenges in its plans to inspect 160 shallow-water offshore pipelines that had been in service for decades.

Shell commissions replacement oil pipeline offshore Gabon

Shell Gabon has awarded Van Oord an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to replace a dual 10-km (6.2-mi) long oil export pipeline. 

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

Technip, Heerema land giant Kaombo SURF contract

Total E&P Angola has awarded the Technip/Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) consortium a $3.5-billion contract for the deepwater Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

EMAS awarded subsea projects in Asia/Pacific and West Africa

EMAS has won subsea construction and offshore support contracts in Asia/Pacific and West Africa with a combined value exceeding $125 million, including options.

Subsea brownfield architecture requires adaptation, compromise

For more than a decade, deepwater fields have been in production offshore West Africa.

Inchcape to provide logistics services for deepwater pipeline project offshore Tanzania

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has won an offshore logistics services contract in Tanzania from China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) and Anglo Eastern Ship Management.

Vaalco contracts EMAS AMC for pipeline work offshore Gabon

Vaalco Gabon (Etame) has contracted EMAS AMC for pipeline work in the Etame Marin field offshore Gabon.

Heated pipeline for Lianzi-BBLT tieback offshore Congo/Angola

Wärtsilä is to supply a direct electric heating (DEH) system for Chevron Overseas Congo’s Lianzi development.

Nexans heated cables to protect Lianzi subsea pipeline

Subsea 7 has awarded Nexans a $33-million contract for Chevron’s Lianzi oil field development.

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