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Grane Field Location (copyright by Equinor)
Grane Field Location (copyright by Equinor)

TechnipFMC awarded EPCI contract by Equinor

Norwegian-based oil and gas major Equinor, has awarded British- based engineering services provider TechnipFMC ,with an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the North Sea Breidablikk Pipelay project, located near the existing Grane platform off the coast from Stavanger, west Norway’s capital of oil.

Vaca Muerta, Argentina (copyright by Shutterstock/Sobrevolando Patagonia)
Vaca Muerta, Argentina (copyright by Shutterstock/Sobrevolando Patagonia)

Natural Gas Seen as Key Component of Post-Covid Energy Sector in Argentina

The international held virtual event, “Insights for defining Latin America’s regional energy agenda for a Post-Covid-19 era”, supported by the International Energy Agency and La Organización Latinoamericana de Energía highlighted the importance of Argentina’s shale gas reserves in Vaca Muerta.

Steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)
Steel pipes (copyright by Shutterstock/khan3145)

Trans Adriatic Pipeline fills with Azeri gas

This October sees the completion of the filling up of the entire length of the 878-kilometer-long (545.5-mile-long) Trans-Adriatic Pipeline between the Greek/Turkish border and the pipeline receiving terminal at the heel of Italy, reports the project promoter Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG. It has just taken four-and-a-half years since the start of construction to reach this stage.

nagorno-karabakh map (copyright by Shutterstock/Nemanja Cosovic)
nagorno-karabakh map (copyright by Shutterstock/Nemanja Cosovic)

TAP pipeline commissioning unlikely to be disrupted by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The end-of-year commissioning of the 10 billion cubic metre (BCM) a year Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is unlikely to be disrupted by the ongoing clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the province of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)
Hydrogen molecules (copyright by Shutterstock/Anusorn Nakdee)

DNV GL begins study into converting Italy’s gas pipeline network to hydrogen

Italy’s second largest natural gas pipeline operator, Società Gasdotti Italia (SGI), has announced in October, an ambitious plan to fully decarbonise the energy it supplies to both its commercial and retail domestic customers.

Pipes for natural gas pipelines (copyright bv Shutterstock/Pictureguy)
Pipes for natural gas pipelines (copyright bv Shutterstock/Pictureguy)

Alberta announces new diversified petrochemical pipeline strategy

Alberta’s October announcement of a new natural gas policy is focused on three initiatives: a plastics recycling program, the development of a hydrogen economy and exports of natural gas to Asia and Europe. The last would require new export pipelines and up to three Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export plants.