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Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

FEED completed for South Stream pipeline offshore construction

All preparations have been completed for the construction of the first two strings of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, according to Gazprom.

Technip modernizes its flexible pipe plant

Technip has invested €68 million ($84.4 million) over four years to modernize its flexible pipe manufacturing plant, Flexi France, in Le Trait, France.

Simulation helps assess fatigue life of subsea jumpers

Flow-induced vibration and its effect on the fatigue life of a generic jumper was assessed using a two-way coupled FSI simulation with STAR-CCM+ and Abaqus FEA. Simulations with the multi-phase VOF model in STAR-CCM+ were robust with minimal numerical problems. The dominant frequencies from the slug formation for the jumper geometry used were lower than the natural frequencies of the structure.

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. 

ABS to develop design criteria for subsea pipelines

Hyundai Heavy Industries has awarded ABS a contract to develop subsea pipeline design and training guidelines for front-end engineering and design (FEED).

Pipeline issues stall production from Huntington in North Sea

Production from the Huntington field in the UK central North Sea has had to be shut in temporarily, according to partner Noreco.

North Sea Alvheim partners set to sanction more tiebacks

Lundin Petroleum has issued a progress report on its various development projects in the Norwegian North Sea.

UAE/India group to revamp Mumbai High North

ONGC has awarded a consortium of Valentine Maritime and Indian contractor Supreme Offshore Construction & Technical Services a $215-million contract for the MHNRD Phase III pipeline project for the Mumbai High North field in the Arabian Sea. 

Forties oil pipeline secured ahead of subsea engineering work

STATS Group has completed an isolation program for Apache on the Forties pipeline system (FPS) in the UK central North Sea.

Unique Wellube to supply ADMA-OPCO with seal plugs

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has contracted Unique Wellube, a division of Unique Maritime Group, for the supply and engineering of mechanical seal plugs for a significant pipeline isolation project.

OFG completes CSEM hydrate survey offshore Japan

Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd., in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd., has completed a high-resolution CSEM survey of near-surface gas hydrates in Japanese waters using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vulcan system for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the 177-km (110-mi) long, 22-in. Valemon rich gas pipeline.

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the subsea/pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire, eastern Scotland.

Reservoir conditions, flow regimes challenge measurement accuracy-full

Multi-phase meters play an increasingly important role -- from royalty and fiscal allocation to production control, prevention of water encroachment, and the generation of real-time well data to help diagnose and optimize well performance. Yet, as multi-phase meters continue to increase their market penetration, more challenges arise.

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.

DNV GL JIP releases new CO2 pipeline design data

The DNV GL-led CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project is releasing new data focusing on the transportation component of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects.

DNV GL forms JIP to address risks from offshore CO2 pipelines

DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project (JIP) to address risks from offshore carbon-dioxide (CO2) pipelines. Several major operators have joined the “Sub-CO2” JIP, including National Grid, Eni, and Petrobras, but participation remains open.

Russia to send more gas to Turkey via Blue Stream

Gazprom plans to step up gas deliveries to Turkey through the Black Sea.

E.ON, Total exit Shah Deniz TAP consortium

Spanish utility company Enagás is taking a 16% stake in the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), and existing shareholder Fluxys has increased its stake from 16% to 19%.

Italy approves offshore route for TAP gas pipeline

Gianluca Galletti, Italy’s Environment minister, has signed a decree of environmental compatibility for the Italian section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.

Phase 22 pipeline in place at South Pars field offshore Iran

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) has completed 110 km (68 mi) of subsea pipelay operations at the South Pars gas field Phase 22 development in the Persian Gulf.

Wintershall agrees to Aasta Hansteen, Polarled farm-ins

Statoil has agreed to sell stakes in various assets in the Norwegian and North seas to Wintershall for $1.3 billion.

Heavy-oil trio consider North Sea gas import pipeline

Xcite Energy Resources (XER) has entered a collaboration agreement with Statoil (U.K.) and EnQuest Heather Ltd. in the UK northern North Sea.

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