Projects

Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)
Pipelines between Russia and Europe (© Shutterstock/vchal)

Nord Stream 1 Shuts Down ~ Canada to Send Repaired Turbine

Today, 11 July, Gazprom will turn the spigot stopping all gas flows through Nord Stream 1 to Germany.  The reason, as explained last week in the PTJ, is Nord Stream 1's annual maintenance work that will last until 21 July.

Logo of ILF Consulting Engineers (© ILF Consulting Engineers)
Logo of ILF Consulting Engineers (© ILF Consulting Engineers)

ILF To Carry Out Project Management Consulting For Nigeria-Morocco Transboundary Pipeline

Ingenieurgemeinschaft Lässer-Feizlmayr, better known by its acronym ILF, an international engineering and consulting firm with 45 offices located across five continents, has been commissioned with its Munich office and joint venture partner DORIS Group to carry out the project management consulting (PMC) for the FEED phase II of the more than 6000-km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP), the sec

Pipeline valve with the flags of Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/DesignRage)
Pipeline valve with the flags of Germany and Russia (© Shutterstock/DesignRage)

Whither Nord Stream 1? Russian Gas Deliveries In The Fog Of War

From 11 - 21 July this year the Nord Stream 1 will undergo its annual inspection.  For this work, Gazprom, Nord Stream's operator, will stop transmitting gas through the line.  In past years these inspections went off without a hitch.  Not so in 2022.

Sign of Kinder Morgan at Company headquarters in Houston, US (© Shutterstock/JHVEPhoto)
Sign of Kinder Morgan at Company headquarters in Houston, US (© Shutterstock/JHVEPhoto)

Kinder Morgan To Expand Permian Basin Highway Pipeline

Against a backdrop of rising demand for natural gas across Europe (as well as a not irrational fear that all gas flows from Russia may be stop in the near future), Kinder Morgan, the American pipeline operator, has indicated that it intends to underwrite the expansion of the 689-km natural gas pipeline that brings natural gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to export hubs around Houston.

Dutch flag in the sky (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)
Dutch flag in the sky (© Shutterstock/Tatohra)

Hydrogen Pipelines: the Netherlands "Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is."

With an ample investment of 750 million euros from the Dutch government, Gasunie, the Netherland's gas network operator, has been tasked with managing and operating a national hydrogen transportation network.

Parts of the network are due to be completed by 2026.

The Netherlands and North Sea (© Shutterstock/Captian.N)
The Netherlands and North Sea (© Shutterstock/Captian.N)

ExxonMobil, Neptune, Rosewood, and EBN Collaborate on L10 Carbon Capture and Storage

Neptune Energy, Rosewood Exploration Ltd, EBN Capital BV, and ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Netherlands Ltd last week, announced signing a cooperation agreement to progress L10 large-scale offshore carbon capture and storage project in the Dutch North Sea.

Flag of Turkey (© Shutterstock/Pavlo Lys)
Flag of Turkey (© Shutterstock/Pavlo Lys)

Turkey Lays the first Pipes to Begin Pumping Black Sea Gas in Q1 of 2023

Turkey has laid the first pipes for the undersea pipeline network to transport onshore natural gas from the Black Sea to help slash the country’s dependence on energy imports. The pipelaying exercise which took place, which took place on Monday, June 13, via a video link, was witnessed by The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Entrance to the University of Stavanger
Entrance to the University of Stavanger

Researchers Run the First Gas Turbine Propelled by Pure Hydrogen

Researchers from the University of Stavanger operate heat and electricity-producing micro gas plant in South-West Norway using the first-ever gas turbines. The gas turbine also supplies hot water for heating the laboratory buildings in the surrounding area.

Court gavel infront of the Australian flag (© Shutterstock/Zerbor)
Court gavel infront of the Australian flag (© Shutterstock/Zerbor)

Aboriginal People Sue To Stop Undersea Pipeline Project in Australia

Indigenous Australians are filing a lawsuit to stop Santos, Ltd., an Australian oil and gas exploration and production company, from developing the $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off the coast of northern Australia.  The traditional landowners said they were not consulted about the drilling activities.

Nigeria on the Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)
Nigeria on the Map (© Shutterstock/hyotographics)

Nigeria Signals Its Intent To Build A 5660-km Gas Pipeline To Europe

Nigerian state oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has received a green light from the Nigerian government to go forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the construction of a 5660-km gas pipeline via Morocco to Europe.

Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)
Trinidad & Tobago on the map (© Shutterstock/Tudoran Andrei)

BP Awards Subsea 7 Contract for TOPR project Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

BP awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the TOPR project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. According to Subsea 7, the project will be carried out at depths of 280 feet.

The project covers a wide range of tasks, including installing a 12-inch diameter pipeline over 96 kilometers, diver tie-in spools, and an associated shore approach.

Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)
Flags of Spain and France (© Shutterstock/Aritra Deb)

Russia's War in Ukraine Revives the Stalled MidCat Gas Pipeline Connecting France to Spain

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to more than imaginable changes in Europe's security architecture and a new normal as the EU member states strive for alternatives to Russian energy. Following the invasion of Ukraine, Madrid has called for the revival of the MidCat gas pipeline planned to connect France and Spain to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

Flag of Argentina (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)
Flag of Argentina (© Shutterstock/patrice6000)

Argentina Launches Tender to Construct an Enormous Gas Pipeline Stretching over 1000 Km

The Government of Argentina, on Thursday, 21 April 2022,  launched the tender for the construction of a major gas pipeline that will run from the Southwest province of Neuquén to the north of Buenos Aires, stretching over a distance of over 1000 kilometers.

Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)
Judge's gavel on the table (© Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf)

Illinois Natural Gas Pipeline Fate Unknown after the US Supreme Court Rejected Appeal

The fate of a St. Louis-based natural gas pipeline company remains precarious after the US Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a lower court judgment on Monday. The Supreme Court's decision could spell the closure of the pipeline without giving explanations.