Offshore Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation News

Shell to fund Appomattox GoM deepwater development

Royal Dutch Shell plc has made the final investment decision to proceed with the Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Energy XXI closes East Bay field, Grand Isle gathering system sales

Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) has closed on the sale of its East Bay field for $21 million to a private buyer. 

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.

LLOG calls on McDermott for Otis tieback in deepwater GoM

LLOG Exploration Offshore has awarded McDermott International a lump-sum contract to support the Otis development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Russian majors sign Caspian gas accord

Gazprom has signed a contract under which Lukoil will supply gas from its fields in the northern Caspian Sea until 2024.

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.

KPOC commissions deepwater Malaysia pipeline heating studies

Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Co. has contracted Wood Group Kenny to support pipeline engineering and flow assurance engineering studies for the Kamansu East field offshore Sabah, Malaysia. 

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.

Clariant product averts well shut-in

Clariant Oil Services recently worked with an oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico to develop a new anti-agglomerate chemistry to reduce the amount of methanol concentration in the oil phase to prevent the shut-in of a pipeline.

Delta SubSea, Zerlux collaborate on hydrate remediation technology

Delta SubSea has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zerlux Hungary Kft. to intensify collaboration on laser-based hydrate remediation technology. 

IFPEN studies examine behavior of hydrate plugs, gelled crude in subsea networks

Operators can draw on an array of tools to predict the conditions for hydrates and waxes forming in their subsea production systems. Managing the resultant plugs in flowline networks, however, is far less clear-cut.

Coiled tubing offers pre-commissioning tool for deepwater pipelines

As submarine gas pipelines are installed in ever-deeper waters, the challenge of pre-commissioning becomes more complex.

Exova to test, qualify Kaombo pipe

CRC-Evans Offshore has contracted Exova to provide pipeline material, welding, and AUT qualification testing for the Kaombo project offshore Angola. 

South Stream Line 1 weight coating resumes

Europipe GmbH has lifted the suspension on concrete weight coating work for Line 1 of the South Stream pipeline. 

Iran progresses Oman subsea gas pipeline studies

National Iranian Gas Exports Co. has selected a consultant to conduct feasibility studies for a pipeline to export gas from Iran west to Oman. 

Lewek Constellation sets pipelay record in deepwater GoM

EMAS AMC says the Lewek Constellation has set an industry pipelay record in the US Gulf of Mexico in 7,368 ft (2,246 m) of water during sea trials.

DNV GL starts multi-phase flow meter JIP

DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project to assess the capability and feasibility of flow meters. 

Wood Group companies cooperate on corrosion modeling

Wood Group Intetech and Wood Group Kenny are working on new software for corrosion modeling of pipelines.

South Pars 20, 21 pipelay in shore pull phase

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. says laying pipelines for phases 20 and 21 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf is close to completing the shore pull phase. 

Petronas starts production from Bukit Tua offshore Indonesia

Petronas has delivered first oil from the Bukit Tua field development in the Ketapang block, 110 km (68 mi) offshore East Java.

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.

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