Special Reports

Underwater Hilcorp Gas Pipeline in Cook Inlet, Alaska Presumably Leaking Since December, 2016.

An underwater gas pipeline operated by Hilcorp Alaska LLC in Cook Inlet, Alaska is spewing as much as 310,000 cubic feet of methane into the marine habitat.

The leak is from Hilcorp's 8 inch offshore pipeline from Nikiski and located approximately 80 feet under the water. And it may have been leaking before discovery ever since December.

Columbian Rebels Force the Suspension of Oil Deliveries Through the Cano Limon Pipeline

In the wake of a series of attacks on the Cano Limon oil pipeline in Columbia, at 780 km in length the country's second largest, by a relatively small rebel group emulating the tactics of the larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), operator Occidental Petroleum Corporation is gradually suspending oil production in the country,

Operators from EGAS, TAQA Arabia, GASCO, CCC etc. shared knowledge during the Seminar: “life-cycle extension of pipelines” in Cairo

The successfully held seminar on “Pipeline Life-Cycle Extension Strategies (from a German operator's point of view)” on the 14th of Feb 2017 had an ample amount of participating managers, technical experts and researchers from Germany, Qatar and Egypt.

Interview: Close Cooperation Between ptc and Construction Companies

The 12th Pipeline Technology Conference (taking place 2-4 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany) will attach great importance to pipeline construction topics and companies. For this reason, the International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association, IPLOCA, will hold its regional meeting for central Europa in conjunction with the ptc.

Mishap Along the Bazman - Zahedan Gas Pipeline

Two Iranian workers died last week while trying to inspect the new Bazman - Zahedan gas pipeline in Sistan Baluchistan, Iran.

The incident occurred when workers were attempting to pig the new pipeline -- final tests before the pipeline goes into service. Fortunately for the other workers there was no gas in the pipeline during the time of the incident.

IPLOCA Announces Regional Meeting to be Held in Conjunction with 12th Pipeline Technology Conference

The regional meeting will take place at the Estrel in Berlin on 2 May 2017. Along with the large annual IPLOCA Convention, the association regularly hosts regional meetings. This regional approach allows guests to engage at the local level and discuss common issues and concerns. The meeting includes presentations from IPLOCA and invited guest speakers.

Loss of Power Brings Libya to a Halt

A major power outage could soon put western Libya in a total blackout. The main valve of the main gas line feeding the Zawia power station was turned off by alleged fuel smugglers.. The cold winter weather has put Libya's power generation capabilities under great strain, increasing the demand for diesel fuel and ultimately causing outages in the eastern part of the country.