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2 November 2017
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Health & safety

DNV GL certifies integrity of Nord Stream pipeline

DNV GL has issued a certificate confirming the continued integrity of the Nord Stream pipeline system for another five years.

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2 November 2017
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Oil

Rosneft and Kurdistan establish Production Sharing Agreements

Rosneft and the Government of the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq have signed documents to establish Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) at five Kurdish productions blocks.

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2 November 2017
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Transport & logistics

Wood awarded US$12 million FEED contract

Honghua Group Ltd has awarded Wood plc a US$12 million front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for its LNG platform development in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico.

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2 November 2017
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Pumps & compressors

Balticconnector pipeline makes significant developments

The Balticconector pipeline has seen a number of developments, including gaining build permission, a compressor procurement and the signing of a new pipe-manufacturing agreement.

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2 November 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Technical training courses to precede TFAP in 2018

Three technical training courses on 9-10 April 2018 will precede the Technology for Future and Ageing Pipelines (TFAP) Conference, taking place on 11-12 April.

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20 October 2017
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Operations

Registrations available for Pipeline Leadership Conference

Registrations are available for the Pipeline Leadership Conference (PLC), which will take place at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Dallas, Texas on 8-9 November 2017.

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19 October 2017
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Transport & logistics

MannTek provides a safer LNG transfer solution

MannTek has launched a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) transfer system that will increase safety for operators.

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19 October 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Enbridge reaffirms need for Line 3 Replacement Project

Enbridge has submitted testimony to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to demonstrate its eligibility for a Certificate of Need for the Line 3 Replacement Project.

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19 October 2017
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North America

NEXUS Gas Transmission Project receives US FERC certificate

The NEXUS Gas Transmission Project has received a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

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19 October 2017
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Oil

Total awards Wood multi-million dollar oil refinery contract

Total has awarded Wood a multi-million dollar five-year contract to provide onshore maintenance services at its Lindsey Oil Refinery, in North Killinghome, UK.

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19 October 2017
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North America

EPIC signs capacity agreement with BP for new 1,046 km NGL pipeline

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline has signed a definitive agreement with BP Energy Company in the US to construct a new 1,046 km (650 mile) natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline, to be known as the EPIC NGL Pipeline.

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19 October 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Non-technical pipeline pigging course returns to PPIM in 2018

A pipeline pigging and integrity course, presented in non-technical language, will once again be offered at the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference (PPIM) next year.

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5 October 2017
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Valves & instrumentation

Richmond provides largescale rollers for Nigerian pipeline project

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co has provided 150 largescale pipe rollers for a pipe-launch project in Nigeria.

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5 October 2017
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Trenchless Technology

TDW SmartPlug tool provides safety benefits at gas terminal decommissioning

T.D. Williamson’s (TDW) SmartPlug® inline isolation tool provided safety benefits by removing the need for pipeline depressurisation during onshore decommissioning activities at a UK gas terminal.

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5 October 2017
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Risk management

NDT Global achieves DNV GL quality system certification

NDT Global has achieved DNV GL quality system certification for its first run success rate and on time reporting figures’ management.

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5 October 2017
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Pigging and ILI

TFAP extends Call for Papers deadline

The Technology for Future and Ageing Pipelines (TFAP) Conference has extended its Call for Paper deadline to 31 October.

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5 October 2017
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Risk management

Fotech launches “world’s first” pipeline monitoring product

Fotech Solutions has launched LivePIPE II, a technology upgrade that extends the range of fibre optic sensing technology to 100 km for the first time.

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5 October 2017
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Gas

Statoil partners with Shell and Total to develop CCS

Statoil, Shell and Total have signed a partnership agreement to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

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21 September 2017
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Welding

Pipeline damage causes disruptions to New Zealand’s largest airport

Damage to a 170 km oil pipeline that supplies jet fuel to Auckland International Airport has caused major disruptions to services at the airport.

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21 September 2017
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Trenchless Technology

FERC approves HDD operations on Rover Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations on the Rover Pipeline Project.

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21 September 2017
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September 2017

September edition of Pipelines International now online

The latest edition of Pipelines International magazine is now available to be read online as a digital magazine.

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21 September 2017
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Products & services

Murphy sells its share in MPC

Murphy has sold its 50 per cent share in Australian pipeline developer MPC to Viburnum Funds/SCF Partners.

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21 September 2017
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Risk management

Baltic Connector Oy begins second phase of terrain survey

During September, Baltic Connector Oy will begin the second phase of the proposed natural gas pipeline’s terrain survey.

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21 September 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

PIH completes offshore field joint coating

Pipeline Induction Heat (PIH) has completed more than 21,000 field joint coatings offshore in the Caspian Sea as part of BP’s Shah Deniz Project.

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21 September 2017
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Operations

TAP passes fifty per cent completion

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has celebrated passing the 50 per cent completion mark in early September 2017.

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21 September 2017
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South & Central America

Registrations still available for Rio Pipeline 2017

Registrations are still available for the Rio Pipeline Conference and Exhibition, which will take place next month at the Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24-26 October 2017.

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