Pipeline Business

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)
Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Another Snag (shannonpatrick17 / CC BY 2.0)

Keystone XL Pipeline Spills Hundreds of Thousands of Gallons of Tar Sands Oil

The subterranean Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline has burst again spilling more than 400 000 gallons of heavy crude oil near the tiny community of Edinburg northwest of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The spill has impacted a wetland area, according to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality.

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in a short chat with apprentices of Herrenknecht (Copyright by Herrenknecht)
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in a short chat with apprentices of Herrenknecht (Copyright by Herrenknecht)

Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits Herrenknecht in Schwanau

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel reiterated this during her visit to Herrenknecht AG on October 7, 2019. On a tour of the plant premises, company founder and Chairman of the Board of Management Dr.- Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht showed the Chancellor the tunnelling technology developed and manufactured by Herrenknecht to enable challenging projects.

Raajev Sharma & Luc Perrad (copyright by DENSO Group Germany)
Raajev Sharma & Luc Perrad (copyright by DENSO Group Germany)

DENSO Group Germany strengthens its international focus

DENSO Group Germany expands its international presence with two new sales positions. Rajeev Sharma, a proven industry expert, located in Dubai, is responsible for the regions Middle East & Asia Pacific. Luc Perrad, looking back at over 20 years of worldwide experience, represents excellent technical sales.

minteg southern north sea success (copyright by EnerMech)
minteg southern north sea success (copyright by EnerMech)

MInteg Secures Largest Asset Inspection Contract

MInteg has been awarded its largest contract to date and will supply inspection services to a major oil and gas operator in the Southern North Sea. The EnerMech subsidiary specialises in inspection and integrity and expects to create up to 15 new posts in Great Yarmouth to service the five-year contract.
 

STATS Group signing MoU (copyright by STATS Group)
STATS Group signing MoU (copyright by STATS Group)

STATS Group Signs MoU To Provide Technology On Russia’s Sakhalin-2 Project

Pipeline technology specialist, STATS Group, (STATS) has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will significantly increase their presence on Sakhalin-2, Russia’s first offshore gas project.

Cylindrical steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)
Cylindrical steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)

Corinth Pipeworks wins Baltic Pipe offshore contract

Energinet has awarded a contract to Corinth Pipeworks S.A..  As part of the Danish offshore part (Energinet LOT1) of the Baltic Pipe pipeline the contract comprises 114km of steel pipes with three-layer polyethylene anti-corrosion coating weighing about 43.000 tonnes, epoxy lining and concrete weight coating.

Akselos CEO Thomas Leurent (left) and Bilfinger CEO Tom Blades (right) at Offshore Europe 2019. (copyright Bilfinger)
Akselos CEO Thomas Leurent (left) and Bilfinger CEO Tom Blades (right) at Offshore Europe 2019. (copyright Bilfinger)

Bilfinger and Akselos Form Partnership: Digital Twin of Complex Structural Assets for Near Real-Time Integrity Assessment

Industrial services provider Bilfinger and deep tech start-up Akselos have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement Akselos’ breakthrough Digital Twin technology for complex assets in the offshore and process industries. A digital replica of a large and complex asset’s civil structure ensures a near real-time assessment, based on its current integrity status.

A PetroChina oil well in the Gobi Desert (copyright by PetroChina)
A PetroChina oil well in the Gobi Desert (copyright by PetroChina)

New onshore drilling record set by PetroChina

According to PetroChina their Well No 1 in the Tarim Basin of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reached a depth of 8,882 meters. This sets a new record for onshore drilling in Asia and confirms that China is operating on a high level of ultradeep drilling.
Drilling started in June 2018 and the objective was to find oil and gas formations in deeper areas.

T.D. Williamson HQ (copyright by T.D. Williamson)
T.D. Williamson HQ (copyright by T.D. Williamson)

T.D. Williamson and TRC Partner to Provide improved Services to Pipeline Operators

TRC has joined with T.D. Williamson (TDW) to support pipeline operators with safe, reliable and efficient services to get them in compliance with the new federal “Gas Mega Rule.” The Gas Mega Rule – the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s revisions to 49 CFR Parts 191 and 192 – are expected to go into effect in August.

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Ben Mitchell, Plant HSSE Manager at BP, to chair the upcoming Petrochemical & Refining Summit in July

marcus evans is proud to announce that Ben Mitchell, Plant HSSE Manager at BP,  will be a chairing the Petrochemical & Refining Summit July 15-17, 2019, at the The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, La.