Offshore Oil & Gas Pipeline & Transportation News

Wintershall assigns DNV GL verification duties for Maria offshore Norway

Wintershall Norge has appointed DNV GL as independent verification body and assigned the company third-party design verification scope for the subsea, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines component of the Maria field development in the Norwegian Sea.

Black Sea gas pipeline study approaches FEED stage

Gazprom has held talks with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources on the proposed new gas pipeline across the Black Sea toward Turkey.

Tata Steel reaches pipe supply milestone

Tata Steel has supplied 1 million metric tons (1.1 million tons) of pipeline for oil and gas projects in the North Sea.

Technip receives GoM subsea contracts

Stone Energy Corp. has awarded Technip both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field in Mississippi Canyon 26 in the Gulf of Mexico.

North Sea CATS trunkline restrictions to continue

Noreco says normal operations of the UK North Sea’s CATS gas transport system will not resume until the end of February at the earliest.

Lucius enters production in the ultra-deepwater GoM

Petrobras has started production at the Lucius field in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Det norske completes fourth Alvheim subsea tieback

Det norske oljeselskap and its partners have started production from the Bøyla field in block 24/9 in the northern Norwegian North Sea.

Gassco improves regularity for gas trunkline network offshore Norway

Gassco transported 101 bcm (4 tcf) of gas last year through various offshore trunkline systems to terminals in Belgium, France, Germany, and the UK.

Retrofit wireless gauge provides improved data quality in Troll gas well

Troll is a large oil and gas field discovered in 1979 in the Norwegian North Sea, 80 km (49.7 mi) northwest of Bergen. Modeling decline and performance is critical to maintaining efficient production and recovery, with topsides add-on projects requiring significant advanced planning. In this regard, downhole data is invaluable and would typically be provided via permanent downhole gauges. However, given the extended lives of Troll-A's 39 gas production wells, so-called "permanent" monitoring solutions do not offer the required longevity in service. Statoil is therefore looking to evaluate and trial alternative intervention-based options

Enbridge plans new GoM pipeline to Hess’ Stampede development

Enbridge Inc. says it plans to build, own, and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect Hess Corp.’s planned Stampede development to an existing third-party pipeline system.

2H joins DNV GL in composite pipe JIP

2H Offshore has joined a joint industry project by DNV GL to develop a new design guideline for the use of thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) in the offshore industry.

Iran denies South Pars gas leak

Sour gas production has not been interrupted at the South Pars field Phase 15 platform in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Saipem updates South Stream suspension status

South Stream Transport B.V. has notified Saipem that it does not expect significant changes in the suspension status until Feb. 19, 2015.

Gazprom adds to South Stream holdings

Gazprom has entered into agreements with Eni, Wintershall, and EDF to acquire their combined 50% holding in South Stream Transport.

North Sea Huntington back online

Noreco says the partner in the Huntington field in the UK central North Sea has been granted temporary approval to resume production at a restricted rate and the field is back onstream.

Nexans dispatches first Shah Deniz Stage 2 DEH cables

Nexans has delivered its first subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system consignment to BP for use in the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

In-line inspections guide offshore field management decisions

Assessing the working condition of aging offshore pipelines is a challenging process made more complicated by their location on the seafloor and limited access points. An operator off the coast of West Africa faced such challenges in its plans to inspect 160 shallow-water offshore pipelines that had been in service for decades.

Bowtech supplies Isotek with miniature cameras for subsea use

Bowtech Products Ltd. is supplying miniature underwater cameras with integral LEDs to Isotek Oil and Gas Ltd. for use on a diverless subsea pipeline repair system.

PRCI develops comprehensive approach to subsea pipeline integrity management

Pipeline integrity has always been a critical issue.

Saipem continues construction on South Stream pipeline

Commenting on statements made by Russian authorities and Gazprom’s chairman in the media with regard to a contract for the construction of the South Stream pipeline, Saipem states that it has not received any formal notice of termination of the contract from its client, South Stream Transport BV. Therefore, operational activities continue to progress.

Russia, Turkey agree on Black Sea gas pipeline

Officials from Gazprom and Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct an offshore gas pipeline across the Black Sea toward Turkey.

PSA authorizes North Sea Knarr gas pipeline operations

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has cleared Norwegian trunklines operator Gassco to use a new pipeline for exporting gas from the Knarr field.

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

FEED completed for South Stream pipeline offshore construction

All preparations have been completed for the construction of the first two strings of the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, according to Gazprom.

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