Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation: North Sea & Europe

Antin engages Wood Group to manage North Sea CATS pipeline

Wood Group will provide operating services to Antin Infrastructure Partners for the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) pipeline in the UK North Sea for up to 10 years, subject to regulatory and other consents.

Turkey approves Black Sea gas pipeline system surveys

Gazprom says Turkey has issued a permit on engineering surveys for the offshore section of the planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline system in the Black Sea.

Gassco gets approval to operate Johan Sverdrup gas pipeline

The Norwegian parliament (Storting) has approved Statoil’s plan for development and operation of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

Statoil secures life extension for Oseberg C in North Sea

Statoil has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to extend use of Oseberg C and associated pipelines through March 2031.

Trio sign accord on two further Baltic Sea gas pipelines

Senior representatives of Gazprom, Shell, and OMV have signed memoranda of understanding on new infrastructure to take Russian natural gas to Europe.

Wintershall starts up lightweight North Sea platform

Wintershall has produced first gas through the unmanned mini-platform serving the L6-B field in the Dutch North Sea.

EMAS AMC starts work on North Sea Aviat pipelines

Apache North Sea has contracted EMAS AMC to install pipelines and subsea facilities for the Aviat field development in the UK central North Sea.

Gudrun leak a serious threat to platform crew, report finds

Statoil has outlined the conclusions of its investigation into a condensate leak earlier this year on the Gudrun platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

DNV GL to provide surveillance on Statoil’s Polarled pipeline

Statoil has contracted DNV GL to provide pipelay surveillance for quality assurance during the Polarled installation. 

Gazprom, Turkey sign deal for Turkish Stream gas deliveries to start in 2016

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement  on operational commissioning and for gas deliveries via the Turkish Stream to commence in December 2016, said head of Gazprom Aleksey Miller.


Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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