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Pipelayers and sidebooms: the importance of safety and stability

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.

New durable nylon polymer pipe developed to meet market needs

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.

Pipeline equipment asset-management solution introduced to reduce operating costs

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.

TDW completes subsea ILI in subzero temperatures

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.

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 the first time.

Integrity for social licence

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.

Precision through sound for pipeline inspection

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.

Regulation and re-routeing in Canada: a Stopple Train case study

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.

Nitrogen pumping for offshore pigging

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.

CSG in focus: modernising the gathering system design process

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.

Opportunity for pipeline rehabilitation companies: sell your product to an engaged audience

Thu, 24 April 2014 Looking for a way to promote your pipeline rehabilitation products and services to a targeted and engaged audience?

New inspection tool for crack detection of liquid pipelines

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.

Promote your coatings products and services

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?

Monitoring geohazards

Damage to a pipeline from geohazard activity is a serious concern to pipeline operators.

ESI selected by OPA to implement Synthesis

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).

Spotlight shines on robotic system

ShawCor has been awarded an Offshore Technology Conference ‘Spotlight on New Technology’ award for Bredero Shaw’s mobile robotic cutback system.

Evaluation of leak-detection technologies

In order to detect small leaks, external leak-detection systems generally require the installation of supplementary hardware placed alongside the pipeline.

Advanced subsea pipeline inspection: an overview of field experience and benefits of subsea 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.

Providing free solutions for the ‘unpiggable’

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.

Mitigating risks with subsea isolation

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.

Information management for Sino-Myanmar

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.

OptaSense signs extension with Shell

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.

New concept for pipeline expansions

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.

Be part of the unpiggable solution

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.

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