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21 September 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

PPIM 2018 Call for Papers approaches deadline

The Call for Papers for the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference (PPIM) 2018, the pipeline industry’s only dedicated pigging conference, is closing soon on 2 October 2017.

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7 September 2017
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Operations

Early bird registrations available for Pipeline Leadership Conference

The Pipeline Leadership Conference (PLC) has opened early bird registrations for the event, 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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7 September 2017
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Products & services

Schuler plant produces first spiral pipe

Steel pipe manufacturer Tuberias Procarsa has produced its first large diameter spiral pipe after putting a Schuler-manufactured plant into operation.

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7 September 2017
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North America

Trans Mountain names construction contractors for pipeline expansion

Kinder Morgan Canada has named the six contractors who will construct the CA$7.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.

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7 September 2017
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North America

Clarion Technical to host pipeline training courses this month

Clarion Technical Conferences will host a series of pipeline industry courses on a range of topics throughout September at the Texas Training and Conference Centers in Houston, Texas.

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7 September 2017
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South & Central America

WATCH: DNV GL releases inaugural report into future of energy

DNV GL has released its inaugural report on the outlook for the world’s energy transition, finding oil and gas will be crucial components of the market in the future.

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7 September 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Consortium tackles NDT in the North Sea

A consortium has been established to tackle the challenge of the non-destructive testing (NDT) of corroded pipes under insulation and engineered temporary pipe wraps in the North Sea.

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7 September 2017
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Pigging and ILI

INPEX Australia awards Wood Group subsea engineering contract

INPEX Australia has awarded Wood Group a five year contract to provide subsea engineering services for the integrity of the Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia.

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7 September 2017
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Projects

KOC awards Saipem US$850 million onshore contract

The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has awarded Saipem an onshore engineering and construction contract worth an estimated US$850 million.

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7 September 2017
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Operations

ETP puts Rover Pipeline Phase 1A into service

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) request to put Phase 1A of the Rover Pipeline into service.

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7 September 2017
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Transport & logistics

EUROPIPE delivers first pipes for EUGAL

The first pipes required for the construction of the new European Gas Pipeline Link (EUGAL) have started to be delivered to the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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6 September 2017
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Risk management

NDT Global further develops its ILI tools

In response to industry feedback, NDT Global has further developed the abilities of its inline inspection (ILI) tools to detect specific cracks in pipelines.

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6 September 2017
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Trenchless Technology

Trelleborg and Diamond Offshore develop enhanced design for riser operations

Trelleborg and Diamond Offshore, Inc. have met a major milestone as part of a joint development agreement by creating a design with enhanced performance for drilling riser operations in high current conditions.

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6 September 2017
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South & Central America

Upcoming IPLOCA events

IPLOCA Executive Secretary, Juan Arzuaga, outlines the association’s forthcoming events in 2017, including its Annual Convention taking place in Mexico City in September.

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22 August 2017
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Risk management

Clarion Technical to host pipeline training courses during September

Clarion Technical Conferences will host a series of pipeline industry courses on a range of topics throughout September at the Texas Training and Conference Centers in Houston, Texas.

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22 August 2017
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Rehabilitation, repair & corrosion

Lux Assure appoints new board member

Lux Assure has appointed non-executive director Martin Anderson to its board to represent the investment of the Scottish Investor Bank.

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22 August 2017
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Risk management

Total E&P Nederland awards Bluestream IRM contract

Total E&P Nederland B.V. (Total EP) has awarded Bluestream a 12 month inspect repair and maintenance (IRM) contract for 36 of its offshore sites.

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22 August 2017
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Risk management

Hawk develops fibre optic leak detection system

Hawk has developed a leak detection system utilising an infield fibre optic cable that provides efficient and accurate data for swift infield assessment and pipeline repair.

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22 August 2017
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Gas

TAP appoints new Greece Country Manager

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has appointed Katerina Papalexandri Greece Country Manager, effective from 1 September 2017.

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22 August 2017
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Valves & instrumentation

Shell connects mooring lines to Prelude FLNG

Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility is ready for the next phase of commissioning, with the 16 mooring lines safely connected to the vessel.

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22 August 2017
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North America

Permico Energia plans new Texas NGL pipeline

Permico Energia has revealed plans for a new natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline and fractionator project in Texas, US.

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22 August 2017
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Offshore

Total acquires Maersk Oil in US$7.45 billion deal

Total has acquired Maersk Oil in a deal worth US$7.45 billion, making it the second largest operator in the North Sea.

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22 August 2017
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Risk management

GUL introduces new remote pipe inspection system

Guided Ultrasonics Limited (GUL) has released a remote inspection technology that will allow operators to scan and map corrosion in inaccessible pipe walls.

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22 August 2017
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Valves & instrumentation

Weir Oil & Gas acquires KOP surface products

Upstream service provider Weir Oil & Gas has completed its acquisition of KOP Surface Products for an enterprise value of US$114 million.

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22 August 2017
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Risk management

STATS Group uses product for first time in Australia

STATS Group isolated a pressurised 254 mm LPG pipeline, using its BISEP™, for the first time in Australia.

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22 August 2017
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Risk management

NDT Global releases video guide for enhanced ultrasonic inspection

NDT Global has released a video guide to its new enhanced sizing methodology for ultrasonic crack inspections.

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