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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.

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.

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