Offshore Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation News

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. 

iSURVEY supporting EMAS on Chevron Thailand pipelay

EMAS has awarded iSURVEY a contract to provide positioning and survey services on the Lewek Centurion pipelay vessel.

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.

Technip bags engineering contract for Thunder Horse South expansion project in GoM

BP Exploration & Production Inc. has contracted Technip for the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the new production pipeline systems on the south side of the Thunder Horse production drilling quarters unit. 

Wood Group to maintain emergency response flowlines for OSRCL

Wood Group Kenny has secured a five-year contract with Oil Spill Response (Capping) Ltd. (OSRCL) to maintain part of an emergency oil spill containment toolkit.

South Stream pipeline construction suspension lifted

Saipem has received notice that South Stream Transport BV is lifting its work suspension.

Turkey takes more gas via Black Sea pipeline

Gazprom says it exported 5.4 bcm (190 bcf) of gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream pipeline in the Black Sea during the first four months of 2015.

Offshore UAE jacket, pipeline in place

Dana Gas says the platform jacket has been installed on the Zora gas field offshore the UAE, and laying has been completed of the associated offshore pipeline.

Platform installations imminent at Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen offshore Norway

Lundin Petroleum says the Edvard Grieg field development in the central Norwegian North Sea is on track to start up during 4Q 2015, following offshore hookup and commissioning.

Wintershall issues PDO, contracts for Maria offshore Norway

Wintershall and its partners have submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the 180-MMboe Maria field in the Norwegian Sea to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. 

MMT reviews North Sea pipeline integrity

MMT has completed inspection of an unnamed pipeline for DONG E&P in the Danish North Sea.

Remote welding habitat provides underwater welding solution

On behalf of the Pipeline Repair and Subsea Intervention (PRSI) Pool in Norway, Statoil recently completed the development of a new pipeline repair technology. This new system uses a welding robot as the primary method of repair for subsea pipelines larger than 30-in. and in water depths up to to 1,300 m (4,265 ft).

Classification society merger bolsters industry training and certification resources

Since 1864, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has evolved from a Norwegian classification society into an international provider of classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries.


The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held an oil and gas lease sale for the Central Gulf of Mexico that drew $538,780,056 in high bids for tracts on the US outer continental shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

OTC 2015: Permasense integrity monitoring system mounts with magnets

Permasense has shown a new method of real-time integrity monitoring at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

FlexTech scores South China Sea FPSO contract

FlexTech has been contracted to supply flexible pipe for an FPSO offshore Vietnam in the South China Sea. 

South Pars oil layer topsides completed

The Sadaf-3.000 barge was due to transport a topsides manufactured in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, to a new platform commissioned by Petro Iran Co. to produce from the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Offshore Brazil pipeline leak shuts down four offshore production platforms

Petrobras has shut down four platforms following detection of a leak in the subsea pipeline connecting the platforms. 

SmartPlug assists Valemon/Huldra-Heimdal pipeline tie-in offshore Norway

Statoil has completed an inline isolation to facilitate the tie-in of its recently onstream Valemon platform to its Huldra-Heimdal pipeline in the Norwegian North Sea. 

Test lab to simulate deepwater reeled installation techniques

Element Materials Technology is preparing a joint industry project to test subsea pipeline installation techniques.

Antin set to succeed BP as operator of UK North Sea CATS trunkline

BP has agreed to sell its operating interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas trunkline system in the UK North Sea to Antin Infrastructure Partners in a deal valued at $486 million. 

Leviathan-Cyprus gas negotiations extended

Delek Group’s gas subsidiaries have accepted a request by the Cypriot government-owned gas company DEFA concerning potential gas supplies through pipelines from the Leviathan field offshore Israel.

Latest wells boost oil output from offshore Turkmenistan fields

First-quarter production from the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea averaged 88,700 b/d, up 23% from the corresponding period in 2014.

Chevron plans offshore Australia decommissioning

Chevron is planning to decommission several installations offshore Australia following production declines at the Saladin, Cowle, Yammaderry, Crest, Roller, and Skate fields.

Normal operations restored at Huntington in North Sea

Operator E.ON has told partner Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) that the Huntington field in the UK North Sea is fully back onstream.

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