Pipeline Business

API's New Standard on Pipeline Safety Management (© 2015 API)
API's New Standard on Pipeline Safety Management (© 2015 API)

API's New Standard on Pipeline Safety Management

Responding to recent spate of pipeline ruptures and explosions over the past year, the American Petroleum Institute (API) together with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced a new pipeline safety management standard titled Recommended Practice (RP) 1173.

The Browse Basin, south-west of Darwin, Western Australia(© 2015 Subsea 7)
The Browse Basin, south-west of Darwin, Western Australia(© 2015 Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 Secures Four EPC Contracts to Support Offshore Pipelines in Australia

Subsea 7, a global contractor specializing in seabed to surface engineering and construction and headquartered in the UK, has been awarded four contracts by Chevron Australia and INPEX Operations Australia for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) for offshore use in Australia.

TransCanada Gets Green Light for Pipeline Facility Expansion in the Eastern Triangle(© 2015 TransCanada)
TransCanada Gets Green Light for Pipeline Facility Expansion in the Eastern Triangle(© 2015 TransCanada)

TransCanada Gets Green Light for Pipeline Facility Expansion in the Eastern Triangle

TransCanada Corporation, operating one of the largest natural gas pipeline systems in North America, announced that the National Energy Board has authorized the company to go ahead with the King's North Connection project, part of a $500 million pipeline and facility expansion within the Eastern Triangle of the Canadian system.

Energy Transfer Partners to Construct Crude Oil Terminal Connecting interstate Dakota Access Oil Pipeline(© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners)
Energy Transfer Partners to Construct Crude Oil Terminal Connecting interstate Dakota Access Oil Pipeline(© 2015 Energy Transfer Partners)

Energy Transfer Partners to Construct Crude Oil Terminal Connecting interstate Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), a Dallas based natural gas and propane company, has received permission from state officials in North Dakota to construct a large crude terminal near Watford City, North Dakota, one of six planned in the state for the proposed 1134 mile Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.

Gazprom, E.ON, Shell and OMV agree upon developing gas transmission capacities to deliver Russian gas to Europe(© 2015 Gazprom)
Gazprom, E.ON, Shell and OMV agree upon developing gas transmission capacities to deliver Russian gas to Europe(© 2015 Gazprom)

Gazprom Establishes an Alliance to Build Two New Nord Stream Pipelines

Gazprom has announced that it will cooperate with Shell, E.ON and OMV in the construction of two new strings parallel to the exisiting Nord Stream Pipeline. The new 56 inch pipelines, to run along the floor of the Baltic between Russia and Germany, will total 1224 km with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per annum.

BG Group completes sale of QCLNG pipeline (© 2015 BG Group))
BG Group completes sale of QCLNG pipeline (© 2015 BG Group))

Queensland LNG Pipeline Sold by the BG Group

British gas giant BG Group Plc (BG.L), a global leader in natural gas, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell its wholly owned QCLNG Pipeline Pty Ltd subsidiary in Australia to APA Group (APA.AX) for $5 billion (3.19 billion pounds).

The pipeline network, running 543 km long, links natural gas fields to the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) export facility.

American Midstream Launches Open Season for Bakken Crude Oil Gathering System in McKenzie County, North Dakota (© 2015 American Midstream))
American Midstream Launches Open Season for Bakken Crude Oil Gathering System in McKenzie County, North Dakota (© 2015 American Midstream))

American Midstream Partners Proposes 50-Mile Crude Oil Pipeline in North Dakota

American Midstream Partners wholly - owned subsidiary, American Midstream Bakken, LLC, is conducting a binding 'open season' for a proposed 50-mile Bakken crude oil gathering and transportation system in the center of McKenzie County, North Dakota (the “Bakken System”) to transport initially 15,000 bpd and eventually up to 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil for delivery to major intrasta

Maria field (© 2015 Wintershall)
Maria field (© 2015 Wintershall)

Subsea 7 S.A. Awarded Pipeline and Subsea Construction Contract in Offshore Norway

Subsea 7, S.A. a subsea engineering, construction and services company serving the offshore energy industry with headquarters in London, announced the award of a $300 million contract for the Maria field development operated by Wintershall Norge AS. The field is located in the Norwegian Sea at a water depth of approximately 300 metres.

Wang Dongjin and Alexey Miller (© 2015 Gazprom)
Wang Dongjin and Alexey Miller (© 2015 Gazprom)

Gazprom and CNPC Sign Heads of Agreement For Gas Supply Via Western Route

Culminating years of negotiations Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller and the CNPC Vice President Wang Dongjin signed in Moscow this week the Heads of Agreement for a 2600 km, 56 inch pipeline from Russia to China via the western route.

Palmetto Project Map(© 2015, Kinder Morgan)
Palmetto Project Map(© 2015, Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan Receives FERC Approval on Commercial Aspects of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, announced last week that it had received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the rates, terms and conditions of service for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline on May 1, 2015.

Polarled Pipeline Project(© 2015 Statoil)
Polarled Pipeline Project(© 2015 Statoil)

DNV GL Lands Another Offshore Pipe Laying Surveillance Contract By Statoil

DNV GL, the international certification body which, among other things, ensures that pipelines are designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a safe, reliable and cost-effective manner, has been awarded a $4 million offshore pipelay surveillance contract by Statoil to monitor quality assurance throughout the installation campaign.

Refugio Oil Pipeline Spill in Santa Barbara, California (© 2015 Zackmann08, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Refugio Oil Pipeline Spill in Santa Barbara, California (© 2015 Zackmann08, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

California Residents Discover Huge Oil Spill from Leaking Crude Oil Pipeline Into The Pacific Ocean

A 24 inch subterranian crude oil pipeline carrying up to 150 000 barrels per day ruptured along the southern California coast spilling an estimated 21 000 gallons (more than 500 barrels) of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

Siemens to provide service for compressor stations along gas pipeline system in Poland (© 2015 Siemens)
Siemens to provide service for compressor stations along gas pipeline system in Poland (© 2015 Siemens)

Siemens Awarded Four Year Service and Maintenance Contract for Yamal Pipeline Turbo-Compressor Trains

Polish PGNiG, Russian Gazprom and Polish Gas-Trading S.A., shareholders in EuRoPol GAZ s.a., which owns 684 km of the Polish section of the Yamal - Europe Transit Pipeline System, has awarded a major service and maintenance contract to Siemens Power Generation Services.

Ever More Natural Gas From the Norwegian Sea Bound for Continental Europe (© 2015 shell)
Ever More Natural Gas From the Norwegian Sea Bound for Continental Europe (© 2015 shell)

Ever More Natural Gas From the Norwegian Sea Bound for Continental Europe

For many years the Cassandras have been crying that North Sea / Norwegian Sea natural gas reserves are running out. While this may be so in the North Sea, increasing volumes of gas are being produced northwards in the Norwegian Sea.