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Abstract highway path through digital binary towers (copyright by Shutterstock/kkssr)

Open Grid Europe Introduces Microsoft Azure and AI to Better Monitor Its Pipeline Network

Open Grid Europe (OGE), one of Europe’s leading transmission system operators with approximately 12,000-km of pipelines, is using new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) based on Microsoft Azure to transition the company away from natural gas to hydrogen. Germany's goal is to be No.

T.D. Williamson SmartPlug® (copyright by T.D.Williamson)
T.D. Williamson SmartPlug® (copyright by T.D.Williamson)

The First SmartPlug® Isolation Was Performed By T.D. Williamson In Offshore Nigeria

T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global solutions provider, completed its first SmartPlug® isolation in offshore Nigeria, working for a major operator through its local partner, Strides Energy & Maritime Ltd. (Strides). Isolating the 267-km (165-mi) natural gas pipeline enabled the safe change-out and leak testing of platform valves without depressurizing the system.

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Honeywell HQ in Prague (copyright by Shutterstock/josefkubes)

Methane Gas Emissions From Leaky Pipelines Are Taken On By Honeywell

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions for buildings and industry, is introducing an automated methane monitoring solution to help European companies better address their climate goals.

STREICHER HDD rig (copyright by STREICHER)
STREICHER HDD rig (copyright by STREICHER)

New Fully Electric HDD Rig Developed By STREICHER For Pipeline Construction

In a long-standing partnership with Bayernwerk Netz GmbH, MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA is building a ring line in the town of Plattling (around 130 km east of Munich) to strengthen the regional power network.

Pipeline in the mountains (copyright by Shutterstock/BILD LLC)
Pipeline in the mountains (copyright by Shutterstock/BILD LLC)

Looking Increasingly Untenable - The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Dakota Access oil pipeline's operators plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its ongoing legal battle to keep the 570,000 barrel-per-day line open, according to a court filing on Thursday.
 

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier
T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global pipeline solutions provider, has enhanced their Multiple Dataset (MDS) gouge versus metal loss (GvML) classifier, resulting in the industry’s first published performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing within a dent.

Logo of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (copyright by Fraunhofer)
Logo of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (copyright by Fraunhofer)

Fraunhofer IKTS Spearheads Development Of A CO2 - Free Energy Supply

In a stunning breakthrough with far-reaching implications for the future use of natural gas pipelines in the world, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed a technology for the energy efficient separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

Pipecheck 6.1 (copyright by Creaform)
Pipecheck 6.1 (copyright by Creaform)

Creaform Releases Pipecheck 6.1 Software for NDT in the Oil and Gas Industry

Creaform, the worldwide leader in automated and portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, announced today the release of Pipecheck 6.1 software, a significant upgrade to its pipeline integrity assessment software.

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Chemical plant for the production of ammonia (copyright by Shutterstock/saoirse2013)

The Development of Green Ammonia and the Future of Energy Transport

"So why the roundabout way to ammonia," muses Angela Kruth, press secretary for Project Campfire at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology in Greifswald, Germany?

Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)
Refinery (copyright by TOTAL)

New Study Sheds Light on the Virtues of E-Cars

In a new seminal study by Frontier Economics on the efficiency of battery-electric driven vehicles vis-a-vis current-based fuels it was determined that there is hardly any difference between the two: vehicles with combustion engines powered by climate-neutral fuels based on green electricity (e-fuels) have a similarly good overall energy balance as battery-powered

Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)
Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

DNV GL begins study into converting Italy’s gas pipeline network to hydrogen

Italy’s second largest natural gas pipeline operator, Società Gasdotti Italia (SGI), has announced in October, an ambitious plan to fully decarbonise the energy it supplies to both its commercial and retail domestic customers.

European Union flag with H2 hydrogen molecules (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexander Limbach)
European Union flag with H2 hydrogen molecules (copyright by Adobe Stock/Alexander Limbach)

Europe Must Dig Deep For Hydrogen Energy To Become Reality

The PTJ has noted during the last few months the excitement in industry circles concerning the transition from fossil fuel to hydrogen as Europe considers its next steps in meeting a net zero emissions goal by 2050.

Daniel Muthmann (copyright by Open Grid Europe)
Daniel Muthmann (copyright by Open Grid Europe)

Energy from Hydrogen: Daniel Muthmann (OGE) Helps Turn A Dream Into Reality

During the middle of this month eleven European long distance pipeline operators published a concept for the development of a European long distance pipeline network for hydrogen.  In several big steps until 2040 the productions centers in the north and south of Europe will be connected with its main consumption areas.

Baker Hughes' Nova LT Hybrid Turbine (copyright by Baker Hughes)
Baker Hughes' Nova LT Hybrid Turbine (copyright by Baker Hughes)

Baker Hughes' Nova LT Hybrid Turbine Creates a New Energy Future

Baker Hughes, global oil field service leader and Snam, Europe's largest gas transport group based in Italy, have successfully completed tests for a “hybrid” turbine, the Nova LT,  that will allow transportation pipelines to carry hydrogen along with natural gas, the Italian gas company said on Monday.