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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.

Kashagan Development - D Island (© 2015 North Caspian Operating Company)
Kashagan Development - D Island (© 2015 North Caspian Operating Company)

Saipem Secures Pipeline Construction Contract in the Giant Kashagan Field of North Caspian valued at $1.8 billion

The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) has awarded Saipem a $1.8 billion Engineering and Construction contract in the petroleum rich waters of the North Caspian.

 Keathley Canyon Connector (© 2015 Business Wire / Williams)
Keathley Canyon Connector (© 2015 Business Wire / Williams)

Williams and DCP Midstream Partners Commission Deep Water Gas Pipeline Gathering System

In a remarkable technological achievement, Williams and DCP Midstream Partners announced this week that a 20 inch, 209 mile natural gas pipeline gathering system in ultra deep water of the Gulf of Mexico is now in operation.

Synodon Adds More Tools to Monitor the Pipeline Infrastructure in the United States (© 2015 Synodon)
Synodon Adds More Tools to Monitor the Pipeline Infrastructure in the United States (© 2015 Synodon)

Synodon Adds More Tools to Monitor the Pipeline Infrastructure in the United States

In a move bound to enhance Synodon's ability to detect changes in a pipeline's geo-spatial environment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approving the installation of Synodon's realSens system on Bell 206B Jet Ranger type helicopters registered and operating in the United States.

Germany enhances energy security with 748 km of additional gas pipelines (© 2014 Open Grid Europe GmbH )
Germany enhances energy security with 748 km of additional gas pipelines (© 2014 Open Grid Europe GmbH )

Germany enhances energy security with 748 km of additional gas pipelines

In a substantial boost to the national gas infrastructure, the German Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) issued the 2014 Network Development Plan highlighting 51 projects confirmed by the German national regulatory authority (BNetzA). 748 km of high pressure pipelines will be built. Compressor capacity will be increased by a total of 343 MW.

Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation)
Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline (© 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation)

Myanmar and China Announce the Opening of a 770 km Crude Oil Pipeline

Five years in the making, Myanmar on Wednesday officially opened a $2.45 billion 770 km oil pipeline and a deep sea port off of its western coast for a trial period, a significant pipeline project that will carry oil from the Middle East to China.

Signing of MOU between Gazprom and Botas in Dec. 2014 (© 2014 Gazprom)
Signing of MOU between Gazprom and Botas in Dec. 2014 (© 2014 Gazprom)

Progress between Russia and Turkey on New Gas Pipeline

Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz announced during a meeting in Ankara that they have agreed on the trajectory of the new natural gas pipeline to run from Russia to Turkey on the floor of the Black Sea.

NTSB staff meet to discuss with Board members the Safety Study on Integrity Management of Gas Transmission Pipelines in High Consequence Areas (© 2015 NTSB)
NTSB staff meet to discuss with Board members the Safety Study on Integrity Management of Gas Transmission Pipelines in High Consequence Areas (© 2015 NTSB)

The NTSB in Washington Recommends Pipeline Inspections in High Consequence Areas of the United States

In a watershed study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), serious fault was found with the nationwide natural gas pipeline transmission and distribution network in the United States, leading to accidents causing destruction of property and loss of life.

BGF's Simon Munro with STATS Group CEO Pete Duguid
BGF's Simon Munro with STATS Group CEO Pete Duguid

STATS Group secures more funding for its growing pipeline engineering business

STATS Group, the full service oil and gas pipeline engineering specialist based in Aberdeen, has received an additional £4.3 million capital infusion from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to bolster its growth in foreign markets. This comes on the heels of a £7.8 million investment provided to STATS by BGF in 2012.

Gulf of Mexico platform (© 2014 Hess Corporation)
Gulf of Mexico platform (© 2014 Hess Corporation)

Enbridge to Build Another Crude Oil Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico

Enbridge Inc. announced last week that it will build, own and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corporation, to an existing third-party pipeline system.

New Pipeline Integrity Management Services Contract for Synodon
New Pipeline Integrity Management Services Contract for Synodon

New Pipeline Integrity Management Services Contract for Synodon

Synodon Inc., a remote sensing company focusing improving energy company operations by providing aerial imagery, thermal and terrain mapping, vegetation and ground types and other datasets, has announced that it has resigned a realSens pipeline integrity management services contract of approximately $1 million for a three - year term. The customer is based in the United States.

Southern Gas Corridor - TAP and TANAP (© 2014 TAP AG)
Southern Gas Corridor - TAP and TANAP (© 2014 TAP AG)

South Stream 2.0, TAP, TANAP, Southern Corridor, Nabucco: The Muddle of East-West Transnational Gas Pipelines

With South Stream called off by the Russians, will South Stream 2.0 fare better? Will either the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline or Trans-Anatolian Pipeline be viable if Turkmen gas is not added to the mix? Will Nabucco be resurrected amidst all the uncertainty?

Shawcor Acquires Pipe Logistics Expert Dhatec
Shawcor Acquires Pipe Logistics Expert Dhatec

Shawcor Acquires Pipe Logistics Expert Dhatec

Shawcor Ltd, a Canadian - based global energy services company, has begun the new year with the acquistion of Dhatec B.V., a leading pipe logistics enterprise located in the Netherlands. Dhatec devises solutions for the error-free handing and transport of pipes through the entire logistic supply chain. Mr.

Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (© 2014 Transneft)
Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline (© 2014 Transneft)

Rosneft and Transneft Ink Tariff Agreement for East Siberian - Pacific Ocean Trunk Pipeline

Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft have agreed on a long-term pipeline tariff to be paid by Rosneft to underwrite the design and construction of an offshoot to the East Siberian - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) trunk pipeline to the Komsomolsk refinery in the Russian Far East.

The Ukraine and Poland Agree to Integrate their Gas Pipeline Transmission Systems (© 2012 Naftogaz)
The Ukraine and Poland Agree to Integrate their Gas Pipeline Transmission Systems (© 2012 Naftogaz)

The Ukraine and Poland Agree to Integrate their Gas Pipeline Transmission Systems

Uktransgaz, the designated operator of gas pipelines in the Ukraine, and Gaz - System, its counterpart in Poland, have signed a cooperation agreement to consider the integration of their collective gas transmission systems.

Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)
Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process (© 2015 Trans Adriatic Pipeline)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Announces Pre-Qualification Process for Onshore Line Pipes and Bends

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG, a joint venture company established with the purpose of planning, developing and building the TAP natural gas pipeline from the Shah Deniz II natural gas reservoirs in Azerbaijan to Europe, has launched its pre-qualification process for onshore line pipes and bends.