Offshore Pipelines News


Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying Vessel Nears Project Hub

Oct 26, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.According to the ship tracking data…

Pipeline Inspection with Fast(ER) Results

Oct 22, 2020

Finland’s Rocsole is hoping to provide operators with better, faster insight into their pipelines through a new compact inline sensor and a large dose of data analytics. Its inspection tool uses electrical tomography and digital signal processing…

Barcodes to Drive Down Pipeline Inspection Costs

Oct 22, 2020

Three French companies are working on a pipeline inspection solution that combines ROVs and the use of visual markers - barcodes - directly integrated on subsea pipelines.The solution, being developed by tubular solutions firm Vallourec, smart…

Equinor Hires TechnipFMC for Breidablikk Pipelay Project

Oct 19, 2020

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC has said it has won a 'significant' engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract by Equinor in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The contract is for the pipelay work at the Breidablikk development…

BP to Start Shipping Gas from Azerbaijan to Europe by Year-end

Oct 14, 2020

Oil major BP has confirmed plans to start shipping natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe by the end of the year, as concerns about the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region have heightened.Armenia and Azerbaijan have been involved…

Shawcor's Coatings for Payara

Oct 02, 2020

Pipeline coatings company Shawcor will deliver thermal insulation and anti-corrosion coating services for the ExxonMobil-operated Payara development offshore Guyana.ExxonMobil, with its partners Hess and CNOOC, sanctioned the development of the Payara oil field earlier this week…

Rystad: Demand for Offshore Trunklines to Drop 26%. Middle East to Drive Recovery

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad expects that the market demand for large-diameter offshore pipelines, known as trunklines, will see an annual drop of 26% this year.According to Rystad, the length of total installations this year is forecasted to reach 2…

VIDEO: Barcode Tags Could Cut Subsea Pipeline Inspection Costs

Sep 24, 2020

A pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers - barcodes - on the pipelines themselves could drive down the costs of subsea pipeline inspections.The solutions is being developed by tubular solutions firm Vallourec…

Woodside Hires DOF Subsea for Flowline Installation Support

Sep 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has hired Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea to support its flowline installation work offshore W. Australia.DOF Subsea said Thursday the contract was for the transportation and installation…

World's Top Ship Insurers Won't Cover Ships Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Sep 23, 2020

The world's largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions.Associations belonging to the International Group of P&I Clubs…

"Key Milestone": Subsea Construction Works Start at Neptune's Seagull Field

Sep 23, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has informed that subsea construction works have kicked off that will eventually see its Seagull offshore field tied back to BP's ETAP platform in the UK North Sea.Seagull is a high pressure, high temperature…

Germany's Eastern States Back Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion

Sep 21, 2020

The premiers of Germany's eastern states have passed a resolution in support of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, daily Bild reported on Friday.The pipeline has been questioned by the German government following the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny…

Gazprom Vessel Sets Sail for Nord Stream 2 Base in Germany

Sep 17, 2020

A vessel of Russian gas giant Gazprom has departed for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline's supply base in Germany, data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that Moscow is still determined to push on with the politically-charged project.Nord Stream 2…

Nord Stream 2 Should Not be Used to Punish Russia, Says German State Leader

Sep 14, 2020

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany should not be used to punish Moscow over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the leader of the German state where the pipeline is due to come ashore said on Friday.The Kremlin has…

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