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Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation: Australia & New Zealand

Australian research aims to reduce pipeline, drilling costs

Australia has invested heavily in the oil and gas industry but with increasing capex and ever-increasing demand, the country is focusing heavily on R&D to help mitigate costs while continuing to attract foreign investment to exploit its oil and gas reserves. Australian researchers have pinpointed three areas in which costs can be decreased through innovation and new technology.

Ichthys project reaches peak construction activity

Australia's Ichthys project is now officially half way to completion. Three mega-projects in one, the Ichthys project will involve some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, significant onshore infrastructure, and an 889-km (552-mi) pipeline connecting the two. When complete, the pipeline will become the fifth-longest subsea pipeline in the world.

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

Construction has started of the gas export pipeline for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.

Santos and GDF SUEZ seek development concepts for Bonaparte LNG

Santos and GDF SUEZ report that the Bonaparte LNG project will consider other potential development options in addition to the FLNG concept to develop the Petrel, Tern, and Frigate natural gas fields, which are located 250 km (156 mi) offshore west of Darwin.

Biffi provides electric actuator for Ichthys

Biffi Italia has shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil and gas development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.

Saipem, UTEC to collaborate on Ichthys pipelay offshore Australia

Saipem has contracted UTEC Survey (Australia) for offshore survey and positioning services for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.

Balltec manufactures ‘world’s biggest’ PipeLOK for Wheatstone project

Allseas has contracted Balltec Ltd., a pipeline solutions specialist, to supply Balltec’s 44-in. PipeLOK pipeline recovery tool to the Shell Wheatstone project located 200 km (124 mi) offshore Onslow, Western Australia. 

First Subsea to supply pipeline contingency tool for offshore Ichthys LNG project

First Subsea Ltd. has won a contract from Saipem Portugal Comercio Maritomo Sociedade Unipresso Lda to supply a 42-in. pipeline recovery tool for the gas export pipeline on the Ichthys LNG project, which is located in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

TDW completes two subsea pipeline pressure operations offshore Australia

TDW Offshore Services has completed two pipeline interventions using its SmartPlug pressure isolation technology offshore Australia.

UTEC to support pipelay offshore northwest Australia

UTEC has contracted to supply survey support to the Greater Western Flank pipelay project offshore Australia.

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