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Pipelayers and sidebooms are essential pipeline construction equipment, and are required to work in varying and often challenging terrains. Because of this, safety and stability are key focuses for pipelayer and sideboom manufacturers and distributors. Pipelines International
speaks with leading pipelayer companies about the safety features of their equipment, and how they work with construction companies to ensure operator needs are met.
A new corrosion and impact-resistant nylon polymer pipe has been developed that can be installed efficiently for use in upstream and midstream oil field developments.
Tue, 25 November 2014
PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has introduced Cat Equipment Management Solutions (EMSolutions) to better monitor, control, and manage equipment for the pipeline construction industry, while increasing jobsite efficiency.
Mon, 17 November 2014
T.D. Williamson has completed an in-line inspection of 21.4 km of pipelines connecting six offshore platforms in the Bohai Sea, 375 km southeast of Beijing, China.
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.
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 the first time.
The integrity of assets is critical to developing the social licence to operate existing infrastructure and gain approval for new projects. Now, stakeholders are increasingly demanding proof of methods used to ensure the safe operation of a pipeline.
For decades the oil and gas industry has been searching for alternative methods for the inspection of natural gas pipelines. Since 2006, there has been an ongoing development to meet this challenge, culminating with final qualification of the new ART Scan solution, which was introduced to the market at the 2014 Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Exhibition in Houston, USA.
Following an upgrade in safety–class on a Canadian pipeline, T.D.Williamson was called in to handle hot-tap and plugging operations on a 30 inch diameter pipeline requiring relocation. The pipeline supplies one third of Canada’s population with gas, so it was imperative that the supply of gas was not interrupted.
The use of nitrogen as a pigging propellant in offshore applications is usually not considered due to the incorrect impression of needing a large footprint for the pumping equipment.
The mainstream approach to route selection and gathering system design has changed little in the last decade. OSD, a technology focussed pipeline engineering company, is seeking to change this via new GIS-based collaborative software, recently used for two multi-billion dollar coal seam gas-to-LNG projects in Queensland, Australia.
Thu, 24 April 2014
Looking for a way to promote your pipeline rehabilitation products and services to a targeted and engaged audience?
Thu, 27 March 2014
NDT Global, a leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and integrity services, has announced the commercial availability of its LineExplorer UC crack-detection intelligent inline inspection tool for 6 inch pipelines.
Wed, 26 March 2014
Are you a coatings manufacturer looking for an opportunity to promote your products to prospective buyers and those planning major pipeline projects?
Damage to a pipeline from geohazard activity is a serious concern to pipeline operators.
Thu, 18 July 2013
Energy Solutions International (ESI) has been selected by the UK's Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA) and its operations and maintenance contractor, Costain Group, to implement Synthesis administration software across the 2,000 km multi-fuel pipeline and terminal network known as the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS).
ShawCor has been awarded an Offshore Technology Conference ‘Spotlight on New Technology’ award for Bredero Shaw’s mobile robotic cutback system.
In order to detect small leaks, external leak-detection systems generally require the installation of supplementary hardware placed alongside the pipeline.
The 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.
As the need for integrity management increases within the oil and gas industry so does the knowledge of effective solutions for pipelines that are deemed unpiggable. Maintaining an asset is important for both lifetime and safety, and Pipelines International
has an exclusive guide with answers on how to do this.
Fri, 31 May 2013
TDW Offshore Services has completed two key pipeline interventions in Australia for a major operator helping to mitigate risk of damage.
Thu, 28 March 2013
Schneider Electric has been selected by China Petroleum Materials Corporation, subsidiary of CNPC, to provide the enterprise control and monitoring technology for its new 793 km Sino-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline.
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.
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.
Fri, 1 February 2013
Does your company provide tools for unpiggable pipelines? Make sure to book your exhibition space to gain further exposure at this unique and targeted show.