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Serimax and Technip form strategic partnership for pipeline welding


Welding solutions provider and Vallourec subsidiary Serimax has signed an agreement in principle with Technip in order to achieve a strategic partnership for pipeline welding.

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will post inspection reports of the country's 73,000 km of pipeline it oversees on the regulator's website.

DNV GL is conducting the oil and gas industry’s largest ever controlled release of carbon dioxide from an underwater pipeline at its full-scale Spadeadam Testing and Research Centre, located in Cumbria, UK.

TransCanada Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell a 49.9 percent interest in Portland Natural Gas Limited Partnership (PNGTS) to its master limited partnership, TC PipeLines, for a purchase price of US$223 million.

JIP to improve non-destructive tests of pipeline properties


DNV GL is currently conducting a joint industry project (JIP) that is intended to further develop the ability to non-destructively determine the mechanical properties of operating...

PRCI elects new Chair and board members


At its recent meeting, the Executive Assembly of Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) elected Phillip H. DePriest as Chair for a two-year term ending...

Energy Transfer Equity will acquire the Williams Companies for approximately $US37.7 billion, including debt, creating North America’s third largest energy franchise, the companies have announced.

China plans to create a new crude oil and liquefied natural gas pipeline transportation company by stripping these operations out from its three largest oil firms, Reuters reports.

Transporting oil and gas by pipeline in Canada is significantly safer than moving it by rail, a new study released by the Fraser Institute has concluded.

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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