Australia’s Northern Territory pipeline granted major project status; expressions of interest soughtWed, 15 October 2014 Australia's Northern Territory Government has granted major project status to a proposed gas pipeline to connect the Territory to the east coast Australian gas grid, and is now seeking formal expressions of interest for developing the project. Tue, 14 October 2014 Oil and Gas engineering group Penspen has been awarded a contract by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to carry out a technical feasibility study for a proposed 1,820 km, 56 inch diameter pipeline from Turkmenistan’s giant Galkynysh Gas Field, to serve energy markets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Mon, 13 October 2014 International energy consultancy Xodus Group has launched a global subsea engineering company in partnership with major oil and gas contractor Saipem and mid and downstream oil and gas giant Chiyoda Corporation. Wed, 8 October 2014 The Fixing Pipeline Problems conference and exhibition begins in just under two weeks with two technical training courses on Tuesday and Wednesday, 21–22 October 2014, before the two-day conference commences on Thursday 23 October at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany. Tue, 7 October 2014 Rimrock Midstream and NGL Energy Partners have completed an open season for the proposed 885 km Grand Mesa Pipeline, which would transport oil from Weld County, Colorado, to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma, USA. Mon, 6 October 2014 Oil and gas pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group has invested more than $US1.6 million in a double pronged expansion in the Middle East and North America. Thu, 2 October 2014 Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is a serious threat to the integrity of onshore transmission pipelines and can lead to unexpected failures. Despite advances in understanding, there is limited knowledge to accurately predict its location and the rate of corrosion. For this reason, DNV GL is calling for partners to collaborate in a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop a Recommended Practice for the detection and mitigation of MIC. Tue, 30 September 2014 Spanish pipeline operator Enagás has joined the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project as a new shareholder with a 16 per cent stake in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) company. Mon, 22 September 2014 PSEG Power, a subsidiary of the Public Service Enterprise Group has joined PennEast Pipeline Company’s project to develop a $US1 billion 160 km natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, USA, which will provide a direct connection to Marcellus Shale gas for the state. Wed, 17 September 2014 The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a pre-filing request to construct the Alaska LNG Project, which includes a 1,287 km gas pipeline. Tue, 16 September 2014 Tullow Oil has moved into the development phase of its Lake Albert project in northwest Uganda, which would include the construction of the world’s longest continuously heated and insulated 24 inch, 1,400 km crude oil export pipeline. Mon, 15 September 2014 Construction has begun on the Tajikistan section of the Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline Line D, according to local news sources. Fri, 12 September 2014 T.D. Williamson has provided emergency isolation services on a 36 inch dry gas pipeline attached to Statoil Petroleum AS’s Heimdal riser platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Fri, 12 September 2014 The purchase and sale of Weatherford International plc’s pipeline and specialty services business to Baker Hughes Incorporated has been finalised. Thu, 11 September 2014 The upcoming Fixing Pipeline Problems Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from 21–24 October 2014, will discuss the latest developments in the industry, and also showcase some of the industry's latest achievements, in order to provide an unmatched opportunity of both networking and learning. Thu, 11 September 2014 Canada’s Alberta Government has released a report commissioned to consider the feasibility of northern export routes for oilsands products, which would involve the potential construction of a pipeline and a port in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, that experience Arctic conditions. Thu, 11 September 2014 The President of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, Rovnag Abdullayev, has said Azerbaijan is to begin work on its section of the TANAP pipeline in April 2015, local news sources have reported. Thu, 11 September 2014 India’s state-owned natural gas company GAIL is set to commence work on the 2,050 km Jagdishpur – Phulpur – Haldia natural gas pipeline, which will connect eastern India to the national gas grid by transporting natural gas to West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. Thu, 11 September 2014 Eustream has launched the ‘reverse-flow’ 10 Bcm/a Vojany – Uzhgorod pipeline, which will transport gas from Slovakia to Ukraine, and increase Ukraine’s energy security and reduce the country’s dependence on Russian natural gas. Wed, 10 September 2014 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas have selected Dominion to build and operate the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an 885 km interstate natural gas pipeline to transport gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale basins in West Virginia, through Virginia and into eastern North Carolina to meet the region’s rapidly growing demand for natural gas. Thu, 28 August 2014 GDF SUEZ, together with project partner PEMEX, has commenced construction of the Ramones Phase II South pipeline. Thu, 28 August 2014 Gazprom has hosted a working meeting between the Chairman of the company's Management Committee Alexey Miller and People's Republic of China Ambassador to the Russian Federation Li Hui. Thu, 28 August 2014 White Cliffs Pipeline, a partially owned subsidiary of Rose Rock Midstream, is soliciting binding contracts for 40,000 bbl/d of priority service on its existing pipeline capacity.