Industry News

JIP to evaluate aerial-based pipeline safety technologies


Three North American pipeline companies have signed a Joint Industry Partnership (JIP) agreement to conduct research into aerial-based leak detection technologies, in the interest of enhancing across-the-board pipeline safety.

BP is to sell its equity in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) business in the UK North Sea to European infrastructure manager Antin Infrastructure Partners.

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has launched an online interactive pipeline incident map that offers Canadians the opportunity to view all pipeline incidents in Canada since 2008.

Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) has initiated work on its 2015 Research Portfolio, as approved by the Board of Directors.

Kinder Morgan to acquire premier midstream position in Bakken Formation


Kinder Morgan will acquire Hiland Partners (Hiland) and associated pipeline assets from its founder, Harold Hamm.

PRCI announces 2014 portfolio for energy pipeline research


The Pipeline Research Council International has announced its 2014 Research Portfolio as approved by the Board of Directors at its September, 2013, meeting in Austin, Texas, US.

In a cross-border deal, international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has represented Swiss private equity firm Partners Group in making a majority investment in Mexico’s leading gas infrastructure firm.

Wood Group Kenny in Indonesia has been awarded a multi-million dollar, three-year general engineering services contract by ConocoPhillips Indonesia Inc. Ltd to support all of its pipelines and related facilities in Indonesia.

TransCanada Corporation announced it has entered into agreements to sell a 45 per cent interest in each of Gas Transmission Northwest and Bison Pipeline to TC PipeLines for an aggregate purchase price of $US1.05 billion.

OMS completes pipe services for Barzan Gas Project


Pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services has completed a pipe measurement survey and fit-up project for RasGas, the Qatar-based joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil.

Cortez Subsea secures patent for shallow-water pipelay technology


Subsea services and technology products company Cortez Subsea has been granted a UK patent for its Modular Pipelay System, making new shallow-water pipelay technology available in the North Sea for...

Indian Oil Corporation awards pipeline coating contract to Denso


Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, India’s biggest pipeline operator and one of the world’s leading oil companies, has awarded a tender of more than 2.4 million square metres of high quality...

Myth busting – I don’t have enough data (Part 2)


The first part of this discussion, which was published in the June edition of Pipelines International, hopefully dispelled some myths about low data availability....

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