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Uniper May Have to Impair Nord Stream 2 Loan if Pipeline Project Fails

Aug 11, 2020

German utility Uniper on Tuesday warned it may have to impair a loan provided to the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if the project collapses in the face of U.S. sanctions.'With the U.S. intensifying their efforts on targeted sanctions against…

Vallourec to Keep Supplying Petrobras with Tubular Solutions Until 2023

Jul 30, 2020

Tubular solutions supplier Vallourec has signed contract extensions with Petrobras for the supply of its products and services.Since 2019, Vallourec has been supplying Petrobras with OCTG products, including seamless steel tubes, connections…

Gas Flow Resumes via Nord Stream Pipeline after Maintenance Complete

Jul 28, 2020

Gas flow has resumed via the Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea, carrying Russian gas to Germany, after completion of annual maintenance works.Nord Stream AG, the company running the pipeline, said this week that all planned maintenance works on the twin-gas pipeline were completed on time…

PipeChina to Buy $56B Worth of Pipelines

Jul 24, 2020

China took a major step in the reform of its national oil and gas pipeline network, with newly formed PipeChina agreeing to buy pipelines and storage facilities valued at 391.4 billion yuan ($55.9 billion).Under the deal, PipeChina, known formally as China Oil and Gas Pipeline Network…

VIDEO: Neptune Installs Subsea Flowlines at Duva & Gjøa P1

Jul 23, 2020

Neptune Energy installed subsea oil and gas production flowlines and gas lift flowlines for its Duva & Gjøa P1 developments in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The company said Thursday it had sped up key elements of the development schedule of the subsea tiebacks…

TurkStream Line to Undergo Maintenance

Jul 22, 2020

The first onshore line of TurkStream, the pipeline that carries Russian gas to Turkey, will undergo maintenance from July 27 to Aug. 10, operating company BOTAS said on Tuesday.The pipeline project, stretching 930 km (580 miles) across the Black Sea…

BRUA Pipeline at Risk Due to Delayed Romanian Black Sea Gas Projects

Jul 22, 2020

Romania's gas grid operator Transgaz will likely finalize work on a European Union-backed pipeline this year, but with no progress on tapping offshore gas reserves it may have little to transport, an energy regulator said on Tuesday.The pipeline to connect Bulgaria…

Malaysia: Cortez Subsea Installs Subsea Pipeline Using Weld-Free Tech

Jul 21, 2020

Subsea technology and services company, Cortez Subsea has reported it has completed the first-ever subsea pipeline using NOV's Zap-Lok mechanical connector, offshore Malaysia.The company says the technology enables faster and cheaper completion of subsea pipelay…

Israel Approves Eastmed Subsea Pipeline

Jul 21, 2020

The Israeli government on Sunday approved an agreement with European countries for the construction of a subsea pipeline that would supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean.The Eastmed pipeline, which has been in planning for several years…

Total Looking to Sell Stake in North Sea Pipeline

Jul 15, 2020

French energy company Total is seeking to sell its 25.7% stake in the Shearwater Elgin Area Line (SEAL) natural gas pipeline in the British North Sea, industry sources said.The sale could raise about $200 million, one of the sources said.Total…

Rystad: Number of Drilled Wells in 2020 to Hit Lowest Point in Two Decades

Jul 15, 2020

The number of drilled oil and gas wells this year is expected to reach about 55,350 this year, the lowest since at least the beginning of the century, Norwegian energy industry intelligence firm Rystad Energy said. The demand for drilling equipment is also down…

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Advise China on Pipeline Asset Transfers

Jul 08, 2020

Top Chinese energy firms have mandated investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to act as advisors for multi-billion dollar deals transferring key oil and gas pipeline assets into a national energy infrastructure giant, four sources said…

Nord Stream 2 Allowed to Use Anchored Pipelayers in Denmark

Jul 06, 2020

Nord Stream 2 AG, Russia's Gazprom-led company building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, has been granted permission from the Danish authorities to use pipelaying vessels with anchors instead of the dynamic-positioning ones…

Subsea 7 Wins "Sizeable" Gulf of Mexico Deal with Unnamed Operator

Jul 02, 2020

Subsea 7 has said it has been awarded a sizeable contract for work in the Gulf of Mexico with an unnamed client.Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.The scope of work includes engineering, procurement…

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