Advanced subsea pipeline inspection: an overview of field experience and benefits of subsea pipelineThe requirement for the condition assessment of subsea pipelines and structures has increased in the recent years due to general integrity reasons and the analysis of fitness-for-service of aging assets. STATS Group successfully completed an isolation project on BP’s 147 km long Brent Pipeline at Sullom Voe terminal in the Shetland Islands, UK. The Fourth International Forum on CO2 Transportation by Pipeline will be held from 19–20 June 2013 in Newcastle, UK. Gazprom and Gasunie have signed on to co-operate in exploring the possibilities of the Nord Stream gas pipeline expansion. Australian company Arrow Energy’s proposed Bowen Pipeline, in Queensland, Australia, has been approved by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. TransCanada has proposed the Energy East Pipeline Project which will include a 4,400 km pipeline that will run west to east in Canada and benefit economies across the country. The theme of the recent Banff Pipeline Workshop was ‘performance and perception’. The biennial event was larger than ever this year, attracting around 800 delegates, the majority of whom were from the North American pipeline industry. The friendly and collegiate atmosphere established over successive editions of the workshop by the far-sighted organisers once again allowed delegates to discuss many issues in an open and unthreatened manner, and continued to make this event unique and of great value. Thu, 23 May 2013 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. Thu, 23 May 2013 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. Thu, 25 April 2013 Australia’s APA Group has announced the sale of the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System to QIC Global Infrastructure for $US411 million. Wed, 3 April 2013 TransCanada Corporation will hold a binding open season to obtain firm commitments from interested parties for the Energy East Pipeline Project to transport crude oil from Western Canada to Eastern Canadian markets. Thu, 28 March 2013 Real-time asset intelligence company OptaSense has signed a £10 million (approximately $US15 million) extension to the product development framework agreement (PDFA) with Shell, originally announced in 2010. Wed, 27 March 2013 Gazprom and China’s CNPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to transport gas to China as part of the Power of Siberia Project Sat, 23 March 2013 Transporting oil and gas from high-pressure and high-temperature reservoirs through pipelines is a major challenge. DNV has developed a new concept – SliPIPE – to deal with pipeline expansion.