News

 EVRAZ and Enbridge Partnering for Huge Pipeline Surge in Canada(© 2015, Enbridge Inc.)
EVRAZ and Enbridge Partnering for Huge Pipeline Surge in Canada(© 2015, Enbridge Inc.)

EVRAZ and Enbridge Partnering for Huge Pipeline Surge in Canada

EVRAZ, a multinational, vertically - integrated steel making and mining company headquartered in London, has announced that it will invest $200 million in the construction of a large diameter pipe mill, enabling the production of thicker - walled pipe.

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.

STATS Group Adds New Products to its Range of Pipeline Isolation Tools (© 2015 STATS Group )
STATS Group Adds New Products to its Range of Pipeline Isolation Tools (© 2015 STATS Group )

STATS Group Adds New Products to its Range of Pipeline Isolation Tools

DNV GL, a leading provider of technical assurance and risk management services to the oil & gas industry, has approved the STATS Group's new Techno Plug and BISEP range of pipeline isolation tools.

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.

Felix Saint-Victor, Principal Engineer - Pipelines & Materials, DNV GL Oil & Gas (© 2015, DNV GL)
Felix Saint-Victor, Principal Engineer - Pipelines & Materials, DNV GL Oil & Gas (© 2015, DNV GL)

DNV GL Announces New Recommended Practices To Maintain Global Pipeline Network

DNV GL, an international certification body with main locations in Germany and Norway, has collaborated with industry to update recommended practices (RPs) for pipeline maintenance. The first for the growing number of corroded pipelines worldwide, and the second for the integrity management of submarine pipelines systems.

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.

The Marcellus Shale EQT Acreage (© 2014, EQT)
The Marcellus Shale EQT Acreage (© 2014, EQT)

EQT to Build a 100 mile Natural Gas Pipeline in the Marcellus Shale Play

EQT, an integrated energy company focussed on natural gas production and transportation in the Appalachian region of West Virginia, plans to sell its Marcellus Pipeline System to its own subsidiary, EQT Midstream, for $1 billion.

Cheryl LaFleur FERC Chairwoman (© 2015, FERC )
Cheryl LaFleur FERC Chairwoman (© 2015, FERC )

Feds Call for the Construction of New Gas Pipelines in the United States

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the independent agency responsible for regulating interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil, is calling for more natural gas consumption along with an improved natural gas pipeline network to help curb greenhouse gas emissions and meet global climate goals.

TAP Invites Companies to Pre-Qualify for 105 km Offshore Pipeline Section (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
TAP Invites Companies to Pre-Qualify for 105 km Offshore Pipeline Section (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

TAP Invites Companies to Pre-Qualify for 105 km Offshore Pipeline Section

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP), a pipeline project aiming to transport natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Greece and further into western Europe, has announced two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section 820 meters below the surface on the floor of the Adriatic Sea.

Noble Energy Eastern Mediterranean Operations (© 2014 Noble Energy)
Noble Energy Eastern Mediterranean Operations (© 2014 Noble Energy)

Cyprus and Egypt Considering Connecting Their Countries With an Offshore Gas Pipeline

Cyprus and Egypt have agreed to look jointly at technical solutions for transporting natural gas through a direct marine pipeline from the large Aphrodite gas field in southeastern Cyprus to Egypt.

"This will optimize the use of the gas infrastructure and achieve an added value for both Cyprus and Egypt," a statement issued by both countries said.

Emilio-Lozoya-Austin, CEO of Pemex (© 2015 Pemex)
Emilio-Lozoya-Austin, CEO of Pemex (© 2015 Pemex)

Pemex's New Strategy to Deter Gangs from Tapping Into its Pipelines

In an effort to stop wide scale theft of refined products such as petrol and diesel from its network of pipelines, Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex has announced that it will no longer transport ready-to-use products through its system.

Instead the last phase of the mixing process will take place when the petrol and diesel reach the company's storage facilities.

Dr Jens Petter Tronskar, DNV GL Vice President and CTO of the Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore (© 2014 DNV GL)
Dr Jens Petter Tronskar, DNV GL Vice President and CTO of the Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore (© 2014 DNV GL)

New DNV GL Study to Shed Light on Pipelines in Sour Environments

DNV GL has announced that it is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to better understand how sour gas affects pipeline performance and reliability in deeper water.

The project is predicated on the notion that pipe material and welds are more vulnerable to fractures and cracks in a pressurized sour environment.

Phillips 66 Partners Conclude Major Pipeline Deal in the US
Phillips 66 Partners Conclude Major Pipeline Deal in the US

Phillips 66 Partners Conclude Major Pipeline Deal in the US

Phillips 66 Partners announced this week that it will acquire Phillip 66's equity interest in the Sand Hills and Southern Hills natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline systems as well as in the Explorer Pipeline Company refined products pipeline system.

NEXUS Gas Transmission (© 2015 Spectra Energy Corp)
NEXUS Gas Transmission (© 2015 Spectra Energy Corp)

Fluor to Build Major Natural Gas Pipeline Serving Growing Markets in Northern USA and Canada

Flour Corporation has been awarded a major Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by NEXUS Gas Transmission, LCC, for the ultimate development of a 250 mile main natural gas transmission pipeline. The 42 inch diameter pipeline will deliver 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale reservoirs to markets in the upper Midwest and Canada.

Pembina owns and operate a well-maintained and strategically located 8,200 km pipeline network that extends across much of Alberta and B.C. (© 2015 Pembina)
Pembina owns and operate a well-maintained and strategically located 8,200 km pipeline network that extends across much of Alberta and B.C. (© 2015 Pembina)

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation Announces Vantage Pipeline Addition

Vantage, the high vapor pressure pipeline system presently carrying ethane from Tioga, North Dakota, United States, to a end users near Empress, Alberta, Canada is about to be expanded with a new 80 km gathering lateral pipeline and main line pump stations, according to Pembina Pipeline Corporation.

IPI and TAPI Natural Gas Pipelines (© 2013 ADB)
IPI and TAPI Natural Gas Pipelines (© 2013 ADB)

Ground-breaking Delays Raise Cost of Transnational TAPI Gas Pipeline

The Asian Development Bank cautioned this week that the cost of the proposed 1680 km transnational natural gas pipeline bringing annually 3.2 billion cubic feet of gas from Yoloten and adjacent fields in Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India (TAPI) will increase from $7.5 billion to $10 billion due to delays affecting project commencement.