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. 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. When scheduling equipment for a pipeline project, construction companies around the world choose a pipelayer based on a number of factors that include lift capacity, condition of jobsite terrain, environmental concerns, and safety features. For over 26 years Traportadora Fretão has been active in leasing machinery and equipment for pipeline construction in Brazil. Here, Pipelines International speaks with Executive Manager Rafael C. Arnaldi about the company’s sideboom arm, which helps to increase efficiency and safety during pipeline projects. Established in 1895, Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer and the market leader of high-quality welding, cutting and joining products. Here, Pipelines International looks at the company whose passion for the industry has helped complete many successful pipeline projects. In 2010, Weatherford was awarded a contract to inspect four sections of the Adria – Wien Pipeline using the latest generation of angled beam ultrasonic crack detection tools. Quest Integrity Group recently performed a series of in-line inspections and fitness-for-service assessments for a client in Canada. The company utilised its recently developed single module 16 inch InVista inspection tool. One of the lines proved particularly challenging, as it contained 20 bends with a minimum bend size of 1.5D, and five take-offs – a challenge for tools, as the tool could go in any direction instead of straight. Thu, 11 October 2012 TDW Offshore Services has successfully completed a subsea pipeline pressure isolation operation in the Gulf of Mexico. Carried out at a depth of 113 m against 870 psig, this isolation enabled the safe and effective tie-in of a piggable wye to the Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline, a 30 inch natural gas line running between the West Delta 143 platform – a hub facility for deepwater oil and gas production – and the Venice Gas Plant in Louisiana. Thu, 30 August 2012 Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, the infrastructure investing platform of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has increased ownership to 100 per cent of the common equity of Southern Star Central Corp., parent company of Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline. As a testing, inspection and certification company acting in the field of asset integrity management, Bureau Veritas is in contact with many different operators. In the oil and gas market, all operators are preoccupied by the availability and integrity of their assets (structure, pressure vessels, rotating machinery, pipelines). This article explains the importance of implementing an integrity management system using a step-by-step approach. Tue, 22 May 2012 Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts worth $US136 million to supply technology and long-term services support to Dolphin Energy Ltd, which transports natural gas from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates and Oman via a 364 km subsea pipeline. Today’s stringent pipe welding applications require high-quality welding. The root pass is generally the most difficult weld to make, yet it is typically the most critical one to get right. Lincoln Electric explains how to ensure the best results. Fri, 20 April 2012 Willbros will be collaborating with GeoEye to develop a cloud-based pipeline integrity management solution. Wed, 4 April 2012 Global joint integrity specialist Hydratight has launched an updated emergency pipeline repair system to offer better disaster planning and contingency services to operators and contractors in the oil and gas industry.