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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.

GE and Accenture launch Intelligent Pipeline Solution

GE and Accenture have launched the Intelligent Pipeline Solution, the first-ever industrial Internet offering to help pipeline operators make better decisions concerning the condition of their critical machines and assets in the oil and gas pipeline industry.

 

DNV GL forms three JIPs for the offshore pipeline industry

DNV GL is launching three new joint industry projects to help the offshore industry address its current technical challenges relating to pipelines.

Dong expects production delays in Hejre, Laggan-Tormore

DONG E&P UK Ltd. updates North Sea operations.  

TDW completes pipeline pressure operation in Gulf of Thailand

PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd (PTTEP) recently partnered with T.D. Williamson (TDW) to help replace three topside valves on its Bongkot platform in the Gulf of Thailand.

Operators planning more than 7,000 miles of offshore pipelines through 2018

The third annual Global Offshore Pipeline Construction Survey provides a detailed project-by-project listing of all the major large-diameter offshore oil and gas pipeline systems being built, planned, and studied.

Lundin drills new target in Barents Sea

The Island Innovator has spudded an exploration well for Lundin Norway on the Alta prospect in Barents Sea license PL609.

Rochelle suspended during Forties pipeline maintenance

Endeavour has updated development activities at three fields in the UK central North Sea.

Study to examine North Sea carbon-dioxide transport/storage needs

National Grid Carbon Ltd has contracted Technip subsidiary Genesis to perform front-end engineering and design of a carbon capture and storage pipeline from the Drax power station in Humberside on the English east coast to the storage site in the UK North Sea.

TDW subsea pipeline pressure isolation technology protects divers

T.D. Williamson was recently retained to isolate pressure in a Gulf of Mexico riser so that a wye could be safely installed and so that divers, who would be working 228 m (748 ft) subsea near the open end of the line, would be safe.

Enterprise, Genesis complete oil pipeline in deepwater GoM

Enterprise Products Partners LP and Genesis Energy LP report that their jointly owned crude oil gathering pipeline serving the Lucius production area in southern Keathley Canyon of the Gulf of Mexico is now mechanically complete and it began earning revenues on July 1.

South Stream cleared for Turkish route through Black Sea

Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for the South Stream gas pipeline’s section through Turkish waters.

BP assigns Shah Deniz maintenance management to Petrofac

BP has contracted Petrofac for maintenance work for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

TAP issues contract notice for supply of large-diameter ball valves

As part of its prequalification process for potential suppliers, Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued a contract notice for large-diameter ball valves.

New infield pipeline liner offers effective rehab option

A new liner comprised of thermoplastic fuoropolymers, polyurethanes, and Kevlar is available to the offshore pipeline market, and has been successfully deployed by Petronas Carigali on subsea pipelines in the South China Sea. Adapted from a liner originally developed for the onshore utility pipeline market, the new infeld liner product is being developed for the offshore pipeline market.

BG Group completes sale of interest in CATS pipeline and infrastructure

BG Group has completed the sale of its 62.78% equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure Partners.

PRCI breaks ground on Technology Development Center

Pipeline Research Council International has broken ground on a new Technology Development Center in Houston. The TDC is a major commitment by the energy pipeline industry to address key issues to ensure the safety of national and international pipeline systems.

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

Construction has started of the gas export pipeline for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.

Technip to supply subsea pipelines for Edradour west of Shetland

Total E&P UK has awarded Technip a services contract for the newly launched Edradour subsea development 75 km (47 mi) northwest of the Shetland Islands in around 300 m (984 ft) of water. 

South Stream Transport to construct subsea gas pipeline in Russia

The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation has granted a construction permit for the portion of the South Stream gas pipeline in Russia.

Two tiebacks proposed to Laggan/Tormore west of Shetland

Total and partner DONG have decided to develop the Edradour gas field in the west of Shetland area.

Tenaris will supply gas pipeline Rota 3 for Brazilian presalt

The 2014-2018 Petrobras Business Plan foresees the allocation of $10 billion in the oil and gas sector, including projects related to subsea pipelines for gas transportation from the presalt area, such as Rota 3. Tenaris has been awarded the supply in this project, and will provide, starting in 1H 2015, 373 km (232 mi) of welded pipes.

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