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10 October 2002
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Pakistan signs trilateral gas pipeline agreement

PAKISTAN, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan signed a landmark agreement on 30 May to construct a gas pipeline that will originate in Daulatabad, Turkmenistan, and will terminate at Gwadar in Pakistan, passing through Afghanistan.

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10 October 2002
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GAIL ties up with GdeF

INDIA’S state-owned Gas Authority of India (GAIL) and Gaz de France have entered into a agreement for joint implementation of potential projects covering LNG imports, oil and gas exploration and production, and development of gas pipelines infrastructure in the country.

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9 October 2002
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New Sui Northern pipelines

PAKISTAN’S Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) is laying a pipeline from Sehwan Sharif to Multan to cater to industrial users in the region.

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9 October 2002
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Georgian pipeline contract

AMEC has announced today (9 October) that its associate company Spie (46% owned by AMEC) has been awarded a US$320-million joint-venture contract (SPIE’s share: $160 million) for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Co, led by BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd.

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9 October 2002
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Turkey, Greece, Italy to co-operate in energy

TURKEY, Greece, and Italy could co-operate in an array of energy and transport projects that would allow them to increase energy trade with Europe, Turkey’s powerful Economy Minister, Kemal Dervis, has said.

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8 October 2002
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Iran cuts Turkish power supplies due to gas row

IRAN HAS stopped its electricity sales to Turkey in a possible conflict over a contract for natural gas supplies to its neighbour, according to a Turkish Energy Ministry official.

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8 October 2002
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Botas and OMV to explore gas links

TURKEY’S state pipeline company Botas has said that it is planning to work with Austrian firm OMV Erdgas to link the gas-transportation systems between the two countries.

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8 October 2002
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Turkey lays second subsea gas pipe from Russia

OFFICIALS AT Turkey’s state pipeline concern Botas have said that work to lay the pipes for the second of two lines to bring gas from Russia to Turkey through the Black Sea had been completed.

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1 October 2002
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Machinery & equipment

New precision pipeline locators

CONTINUING ITS commitment to provide the pipeline industry with innovative and much-needed products, Radiodetection has introduced its new “÷precision pipeline locator’.

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1 October 2002
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Machinery & equipment

Portable electrofusion

GLYNWED Pipesystems has introduced a portable battery-powered electrofusion unit for service connections of couplings and tapping tees.

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1 October 2002
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Subsea pipeline data communications system

AN UNDERWATER pipeline data-acquisition and -transmission equipment system which, it is claimed, will dramatically reduce the costs of hydrotesting newly-laid subsea pipelines has been developed by BJ Process and Pipeline Services.

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1 October 2002
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Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline to get major EBRD funds.

THE PLANNED major oil pipeline from Azeri oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean, once dismissed as too costly, got a further boost in May when the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it would fund at least 10% of the project.

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1 October 2002
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US supports Caspian gas pipeline project

THE WASHINGTON administration backs a pipeline plan to carry natural gas from the giant Azeri offshore gas field of Shah Deniz to Turkey, despite worries about lack of demand in Turkey, a senior US official has said.

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1 October 2002
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UK consultant expands in US

PENSPEN Inc, a member of the UK-based Penspen Group has expanded the pipeline services it offers to pipeline operating and energy companies in the United States with two key appointments.

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1 October 2002
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Project management for Greek natural gas projectÉ

A CONTRACT to manage projects for the Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) has been awarded to the London-based pipeline consultancy Penspen Group.

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1 October 2002
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Projects

First flexible pipe shipments to Barracuda Caratin

THE FIRST shipments of flexible pipe for Petrobras’s Barracuda Caratinga project have been delivered by Wellstream, part of Halliburton’s Energy Services Group, to Kellogg Brown and Root’s Niteroi base in Brazil.

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1 October 2002
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Lawrence secures å£600K process connection

THE PROCESS Division of UK pipeline contractor Lawrence has secured a å£600,000 contract from Transco to design and install new pipework at the Moffat compressor station. Lawrence’s 35-week contract comprises the construction of 550m of 900-mm high-pressure steel gas pipeline between feeders 11 and 12.

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1 October 2002
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Nitrogen pumping for a 48-in metal loss inspection

LEEDS-based BJ Process and Pipeline Services has successfully used nitrogen to propel a metal-loss inspection pig through a newly-constructed large-diameter 48-in, 12.2-km long between Nailsea and St George’s, near Bristol, in SW England for client Transco.

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1 October 2002
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Bare pipe repair sets deepwater record

THE WORLD’S first deepwater, bare-pipe-to-bare-pipe repair has been completed in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using Hydratight Sweeney’s Morgrip diverless connector.

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1 October 2002
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Funding deal for Australian gas pipeline

CONSTRUCTION OF THE A$300-million SEA Gas underground pipeline from Victoria to South Australia will start in October, following completion of the project’s financing arrangements.

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1 October 2002
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Open season meetings for NSea gas pipeline project

SPEAKING IN Oslo in May, Marathon Oil Co announced the beginning of a series of “÷open season’ industry meetings for the company’s North Sea gas pipeline project, which has been named Symphony.

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31 August 2002
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Turkey lays second subsea gas pipe from Russia

OFFICIALS AT Turkey’s state pipeline concern Botas have said that work to lay the pipes for the second of two lines to bring gas from Russia to Turkey through the Black Sea had been completed.

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1 August 2002
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New service for utility detection

SET TO BECOME a familiar part of the essential works and construction scene, Sumo is the name for a brand-new franchise venture providing a highly-accurate and cost-effective underground investigation service for construction and utility companies and their subcontractors, as well as anyone who has to dig where there might be hidden pipes or cables.

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1 August 2002
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Cost-effective non-potable pipelines

THE NEW “÷bi-axial orientated’ Apollo PVC-O pressure pipe from Wavin is now available in black, and is designed to offer water companies a cost-effective, lightweight, and flexible water-distribution pipe system for use with buried non-potable applications such as irrigation and sewage pumping mains.

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1 August 2002
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New di pipe from Saint-Gobain pipelines

WHAT IS described as a “÷revolutionary’ pipeline product has been launched by Saint-Gobain Pipelines, taking the cost out of the pipe-system supply chain, and simplifying the pipe-laying process at each stage.

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1 August 2002
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Barrier pipe performs in contaminated ground

UPONOR’S new Puriton barrier pipe system has been designed to provide full protection for conveying potable water through contaminated ground.

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