Offshore Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation News

Swiber gets EPIC work offshore India

Swiber Holdings Ltd. has clinched a total of $405.6 million for a series of contracts, including its latest $333-million contract for engineering, procurement, installation, and construction (EPIC) services in India.

Bibby to support MGTC pipeline work offshore Myanmar

Bibby Offshore Singapore has been contracted to supply Moattama Gas Transportation Co. with ROV pipeline inspection, remedial work, and associated project management in Southeast Asia offshore Myanmar.

Core Grouting completes Trinidad and Tobago subsea pipeline rectification

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon group company, has completed a pipeline free-span rectification project in Trinidad and Tobago. 

INNOVO reel drive systems to support Shah Deniz installations

INNOVO has delivered two INNODRIVE-600 powered reel drive systems to Saipem for the Shah Deniz 2 pipelay program in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Rival Russian scheme could complicate future Caspian gas exports

A ceremony took place in Kars in eastern Turkey on Tuesday to mark the ground breaking for the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) project.

Terms confirmed for Tamar gas exports to Egypt

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar project offshore Israel have signed a contract to export natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings.

DNV GL updates two subsea pipeline recommended practices

DNV GL has updated two recommended practices, one for corroded pipelines (DNV-RP F101) and one for integrity management of submarine pipeline systems (DNV-RP-F116).

Flowline collision suspends Pluto LNG activity

Woodside has temporarily shut-in production at its Pluto LNG plant in northwest Australia.

Statoil, Gassco name Fugro to inspect subsea pipelines

Statoil Petroleum AS and Gassco AS have awarded the 2015 annual pipeline inspection contract to Fugro. 

Multi-phase meter advances improve flow assurance mitigation

Multi-phase flow meters offer a distinct advantage since they can be used to characterize flow regimes at the wellhead and quickly detect slugging, which is the most difficult flow to measure. Some meters also have the added benefit of tomography-type capabilities to characterize the flow regimes and improve the accuracy of flow measurement. To better manage subsea and other flow assurance challenges, the industry is increasingly recognizing the benefits of multi-phase meters.

Intelligent CT finds, fixes water production problem offshore Brazil

Fighting the decline curve in offshore wells can be challenging. Scaling, near wellbore compaction, sand buildup, and water breakthrough can all contribute to rapid drop-offs in hydrocarbon production. Coiled tubing operations have been used since the 1960s to combat a range of wellbore challenges, combining bottomhole assemblies and chemicals to achieve the ultimate goal: increased and optimized production.

Ceona Amazon to install Walter GoM pipelines

Ceona has secured a letter of intent from Walter Oil & Gas Corp. to use the Ceona Amazon on what will be Ceona’s first rigid pipelay project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bigfoot 1 upgraded for larger diameter deepwater pipelay

GSP Offshore says its multi-purpose offshore installation barge Bigfoot 1 has come through sea trials following upgrades.

Pateke tieback starts offshore New Zealand

The Pateke-4H subsea tieback and installation project has started in the Tui area 50 km (31 mi) off the coast of Taranaki, New Zealand, using the Skandi Singapore subsea support vessel.

TAP calls for construction prequalification on Adriatic section

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has launched two prequalification contracts for construction of the 105-km (65-mi) offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea. 

Statoil awards Sverdrup SURF to IKM

Statoil has awarded the Johan Sverdrup subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF) detail engineering and services contract to IKM Ocean Design.

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Lula Alto offshore Brazil

Tupi BV has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipes for the Lula Alto field development in the Santos basin presalt area offshore Brazil.

Gassco takes charge of Knarr pipeline operations in North Sea

Gassco has taken over as operator of the pipeline that will transport rich gas from the BG-operated Knarr field to the UK.

McDermott, Petrofac form subsea construction alliance

McDermott International (NYSE: MDR) has formed a five-year alliance with Petrofac to pursue deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) projects.

Technip adds Glenlivet development work to Edradour project offshore Shetlands

Technip has added Glenlivet to its list of projects west of Shetlands offshore UK. 

Sour service pipe test JIP begins at DNV GL

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project to develop a way to evaluate fractures and cracks using a Single Edge Notched Tensile (SENT) test designed specifically for sour service environments.

Trio to examine North Sea concrete mattress removal options

Decom North Sea (DNS) is collaborating with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) and subsea engineering company Jee to develop solutions for the recovery of concrete subsea mattresses and subsequent re-use.

DNV GL releases new multi-phase module for Synergi software

DNV GL has released a new multi-phase module in the Synergi Gas software. 

JIP looks into polymer lined pipelines in H2S service

Swagelining Ltd., Saudi Aramco, and The Welding Institute have started a joint industry project to investigate the use of polymer lining in carbon steel pipelines. 

DNV GL begins first phase of submarine pipeline concrete coatings JIP

DNV GL has begun the first phase of a joint industry project (JIP) to address the issues created as the diameter and water depths of submarine pipelines increase, and to improve the understanding of pipeline concrete weight coating behavior.