Offshore Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation News

GMC Intelligently Connected Pipe eliminates offshore welding

GMC was named as a finalist for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) Global Pipeline Award for its Intelligently Connected Pipe.

DeepStar awards GMC steel catenary riser test project

DeepStar has awarded GMC a testing project as part of DeepStar Phase XII-B. 

EMAS AMC completes two deepwater GoM subsea tiebacks for Noble Energy

EMAS AMC has successfully completed the first two of three Noble Energy-operated subsea tieback projects in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Magma secures funds to boost m-pipe production

Magma Global, manufacturer of the carbon fiber/PEEK m-pipe, has raised $60 million from Strategic Investment Capital Partners and other investors to support its growth plans.

2H Offshore to perform production riser testing for 20kpsi subsea production systems

Chevron has contracted 2H Offshore to manage a production riser weld qualification testing program.  

NPCC to engineer Saudi Arabia-Bahrain pipeline link

Bapco and Saudi Aramco have contracted National Petroleum Construction Co. and its subsidiary NPCC (Saudi) for offshore pipeline construction services.

Last piece of Statoil’s Polarled pipeline now in place

The final pipe in the Polarled pipeline project is now in place in 1,260 m (4,133 ft) of water at the Aasta Hansteen field. 

Real-time monitoring assists platform installation offshore Alaska

UTEC Survey has provided positioning services to assist installation of a monopod liquid natural gas platform and a 30-km (19-mi), 10-in. LNG pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

Xodus enters Phase 2 of multi-phase flow research

Xodus Group and TNO have completed the first phase of a joint industry project into the dynamic forces which affect the integrity of piping systems, in particular through multi-phase flow

Tata to manufacture North Sea Culzean line pipe

Tata Steel will supply carbon steel welded line pipe for the Maersk Oil-operated Culzean HP/HT project in the UK central North Sea.

Wood Group outlines subsea JIPs

Wood Group has noted that it is leading five new joint industry projects (JIPs) in subsea engineering.

IKM to engineer Johan Sverdrup gasline link

Statoil has awarded IKM Ocean Design an EPC contract for the Johan Sverdrup gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee in the Norwegian North Sea.

Composite riser study confirms weight, fatigue benefits compared with steel

Composite pipe technology can enable the offshore industry to operate in deeper and harsher environments.

OE 2015: DNV GL updates sand management strategy recommended practice

DNV GL has updated a recommended practice to include new guidance on the development, implementation, and follow-up of a high-level sand management strategy.

Technip wins EPIC contract for D18 project offshore Malaysia

PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd has awarded the engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning contract for the D18 project to Technip.

Iran progresses Oman gas pipeline studies

National Iranian Gas Exports Co. should soon issue feasibility study contracts to domestic consultants on a proposed 400-km (248-mi) gas export pipeline to Oman.

SMOE, Subsea 7 clinch North Sea Culzean topsides/subsea contracts

Maersk Oil has issued two major contracts for its Culzean high-pressure/high-temperature gas/condensate field development in the UK central North Sea.

Total strikes deal for stakes in UK offshore gas trunklines

Total has agreed to sell its interests in the FUKA and SIRGE gas pipelines in the UK North Sea and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal north of Aberdeen to North Sea Midstream Partners for £585 million ($905 million), subject to approvals.

Polarled pipelay nears completion point at Aasta Hansteen

Installation of the Polarled gas pipeline has entered the Arctic Circle, according to operator Statoil.

Martin Linge flow meters to monitor MEG injection

Litre Meter has supplied 14 displacement flow meters for Total’s Martin Linge field development in the Norwegian North Sea.

Norway approves Johan Sverdrup plans

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the Phase one plan for development and operation for the Johan Sverdrup oil and gas field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Operators planning more than 6,500 miles of offshore pipelines through 2019

Operators and developers are studying, planning, and building just over 6,577 mi (10,582 km) of oil and gas pipelines to bring these supplies from offshore fields to onshore markets.

Unconventional methods offer wax remediation options

In recent years, wax control and remediation have become serious issues in deepwater fields, especially if long tiebacks are involved.

Ocean Installer, PBJV to collaborate on subsea services in Malaysia

Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad’s subsidiary, PBJV Group Sdn Bhd, has signed a memorandum of collaboration with Ocean Installer Ltd. to work exclusively together in Malaysia to provide deepwater installation of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, and related services.

Petronas, Airborne to test thermoplastic composite pipe for flowline application

Petronas has contracted Airborne Oil & Gas to supply thermoplastic composite pipe for a subsea flowline connection of two platforms offshore Malaysia.

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