Offshore Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation News

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.

Amec Foster Wheeler to deliver Forties pipeline operations support

BP has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a £50 million-plus ($74-million) contract to provide operations, maintenance, and project support for the Forties pipeline system in the UK North Sea.

Kongsberg to supply INPEX subsea pipeline support structures

Saipem has awarded Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies a contract to deliver subsea structures for the gas export pipeline at the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.

Subsea 7 wins offshore Brazil flex-lay extension

Petrobras has awarded Subsea 7 a two-year, $200-million contract to install flexible lines for various projects offshore Brazil.

Offshore industry examines integrity of CO2 pipelines

With energy security and climate change at the top of the global agenda, climate change mitigation technologies such as carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) are gaining momentum. The number of offshore CO2 pipelines is therefore expected to grow significantly in the future. CCUS technology offers a solution for both supporting production of incremental hydrocarbon reserves from existing fields while at the same time storing CO2 away from the atmosphere, avoiding climate impacts.

Cortez Subsea forms pipelay alliance in Malaysia

Cortez Subsea has signed an exclusive agreement with Oceancare Corp. to equip the firm with its modular pipelay system.

QGEP contracts McDermott for SURF on deepwater Atlanta early production system

McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) and a consortium partner have won the SURF engineering, product supply, and installation scope for the Atlanta early production system in the Santos basin offshore Brazil by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção SA.

Harkand to do dive support for Campeche pipeline

Harkand has won a $5-million contract from Swiber Offshore Mexico S.A. de C.V. to provide saturation diving services in support of a pipeline project.

Tyra field expansion onstream offshore Denmark

Maersk Oil & Gas says production has started from the new unmanned Tyra Southeast-B platform in the Danish North Sea.

ExxonMobil turns on Hadrian South taps in the deepwater GoM

ExxonMobil Corp. has commenced production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied-back to the nearby Lucius project.

Solitaire starts work on Polarled pipelay in Norwegian Sea

Allseas’ Solitaire has started laying Polarled, the first pipeline to extend Norway’s gas infrastructure into the Arctic Circle.

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. 

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