Projects

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.

Alexey Miller and Taner Yildiz address Turkish Stream (© 2015 Gazprom)
Alexey Miller and Taner Yildiz address Turkish Stream (© 2015 Gazprom)

Russia and Turkey Agree on Construction Schedule for Turkish Stream - However Questions Still Linger

This past December 2014 Russia and Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to transport 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year via a Black Sea pipeline from Russia into Turkey and ending at the Turkish-Greek border. Generally such MOUs are non-binding.

 Statoil Isolates 150 km Huldra-Heimdal Gas Pipeline (© 2015 T.D. Williamson)
Statoil Isolates 150 km Huldra-Heimdal Gas Pipeline (© 2015 T.D. Williamson)

Statoil Isolates 150 km Huldra-Heimdal Gas Pipeline

As it continues to build up its natural gas infrastructure in the North Sea, Statoil has chosen SmartPlug® isolation technology, by T.D. Williamson (TDW), to safely isolate a 150 km wet gas pipeline from its Huldra platform to the Heimdal Gas Center.

To this end the company has elected to lay a 27 km pipeline from Valmont and tie into the existing Huldra-Heimdal pipeline.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Looking to Iran for Added Volumes of Gas (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
Trans Adriatic Pipeline Looking to Iran for Added Volumes of Gas (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Looking to Iran for Added Volumes of Gas

Coming on the heels on the preliminary agreement between the P5+ 1 and Iran on its nuclear program, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) announced that it is ready to take in new consortium shareholders -- including Iran.

Proposed Atlantic Sunrise Project (© 2015 Williams)
Proposed Atlantic Sunrise Project (© 2015 Williams)

Transco Seeks Natural Gas Pipeline System Expansion

Williams, one of the premier natural gas companies in the United States, announced that it is seeking authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to expand the 60 percent Williams-owned Transco, the nation's largest volume and fastest growing interstate natural gas pipeline system running over 10,000 miles in length.

The Polarled pipe-laying operation is scheduled  to be completed by the end of August. (© 2014 Lillian Aasheim/Shell)
The Polarled pipe-laying operation is scheduled to be completed by the end of August. (© 2014 Lillian Aasheim/Shell)

Statoil Charters New Pipeline Waters in Arctic Project

Statoil has begun laying the first segments of the Polarled 482 km gas pipeline project, which will transport gas from the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway.

Groundbreaking on the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP)(© 2015, TANAP)
Groundbreaking on the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP)(© 2015, TANAP)

Groundbreaking on the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP)

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) has broken ground. The placement of the first segment of the 1850 km gas pipeline planned from Shah Deniz to Europe was celebrated by the presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in the Selim district of Kars.

TAP Invites Companies to Pre-Qualify for Combined Pipeline Receiving Terminal and Onshore Pipeline Construction in Italy (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
TAP Invites Companies to Pre-Qualify for Combined Pipeline Receiving Terminal and Onshore Pipeline Construction in Italy (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

TAP Invites Companies to Pre-Qualify for Combined Pipeline Receiving Terminal and Onshore Pipeline Construction in Italy

Continuing its push forward, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has issued contract notices for companies for pre-qualify for the construction of a Pipeline Receiving Terminal (PRT) and a the laying of the onshore pipeline in Italy.

Tamar gas field off the shore of Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea  (© 2014 EPA)
Tamar gas field off the shore of Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (© 2014 EPA)

Israel To Export Natural Gas to Egypt in Billion Dollar Deal

In what would have been considered unthinkable just a few years ago, Israel and Egypt have struck a deal whereby Israel will sell at least $1.2 billion of natural gas from Israel’s Mediterranean Tamar field to private industrial customers in Egypt.

Solomon 125MW Simple-Cycle Gas Power Station (© 2015, TransAlta)
Solomon 125MW Simple-Cycle Gas Power Station (© 2015, TransAlta)

TransAlta Builds 270 km Gas Pipeline Down Under

Canadian energy company, TransAlta, has announced the completion of a 270 km, 16 - inch gas pipeline in Western Australia. The project, legally structured as a Build, Own, Operate (BOT) venture between TransAlta and the Australian DBP Development Group, will supply gas for the Solomon gas - fired plants over a 20 - year period. TransAlta holds a 43 percent interest in the undertaking.

Nord Stream Pipeline and the Environment (© 2015, Nord Stream)
Nord Stream Pipeline and the Environment (© 2015, Nord Stream)

Nord Stream Pipeline and the Environment

The Nord Stream AG can boast “only minor and short-term impacts to the environment” caused by the construction of two 1224 km gas pipelines and their current operation in the Baltic. These findings, presented at the Baltic Sea Days in St. Petersburg, suggest the considerable sums totaling over 100 million euros spent on environmental studies and route design have paid off.

Major Caspian oil and natural gas export routes (© 2013 EIA)
Major Caspian oil and natural gas export routes (© 2013 EIA)

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline To Be Revived

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has dusted off 20 year old plans to build a $10 billion, 1735 km transnational Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.

Potential project stakeholders, chief among them the Asian Development Bank, have been invited to a May meeting to be held in Kabul where the initial first steps will be discussed.

Republic of Macedonia (© 2015,the United States Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook)
Republic of Macedonia (© 2015,the United States Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook)

OAO Stroytransgaz to Build 121 km Gas Pipeline in Macedonia

OAO Stroytransgaz, a Russian engineering and construction company, has been commissioned to build a natural gas pipeline across Macedonia which could eventually be used as part of a route to supply Europe with Russian gas via Turkey.