Offshore Pipelines News


Gas Leak Prompts Shutdown of Two Alaska Platforms

Apr 06, 2021

Hilcorp Energy Co. has shut down two oil platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet in response to a natural gas leak discovered last week.The affected platforms account for roughly an eighth of the total Cook Inlet basin oil production of a little more than 11…

Nord Stream 2 Warns of Security Risks to Pipeline from Warships, Low-flying Planes

Apr 02, 2021

The consortium behind the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline warned on Thursday about security risks to the project from warships and planes, as the link is nearing completion.The pipeline, aimed at bypassing Ukraine and doubling…

Merkel Ally Calls for Moratorium on Nord Stream 2 Construction

Apr 01, 2021

Germany's coordinator for transatlantic relations called on Wednesday for a moratorium on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, breaking ranks with many in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.The United States is opposed to the project…

U.S. State Secretary: Completing Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Ultimately up to Builders

Mar 29, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that it was ultimately up to those building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline whether to complete it despite opposition from Washington.On Wednesday, Blinken said he had told his German counterpart that U…

Tenaris to Deliver Line Pipe for Norwegian Offshore CO2 Storage Project

Mar 25, 2021

Norway's Equinor has awarded Tenaris the contract for the supply of tubulars for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project offshore Norway.From its Dalmine mill in Italy, Tenaris will produce a 105km 12” Carbon Manganese (C-Mn) seamless line pipe for the project…

Germany's Greens Promise to Scrap Nord Stream 2 Pipeline After Election

Mar 22, 2021

Germany's Greens have enshrined in their election programme plans to abolish the contested Nord Stream 2 pipeline to ship Russian gas to Europe's biggest economy, creating a hurdle to a potential alliance with the conservatives.Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives…

Saipem Wins $1B Deal with in Qatar for Offshore Export Trunklines and Tie-in Works

Mar 22, 2021

Italian energy industry services provider Saipem said Monday it had received a Letter of Award from Qatargas for a new contract worth over one billion U.S. dollars, related to the North Field Production Sustainability Pipelines Project located…

Baker Hughes Tackles Flexible Pipe Stress Corrosion Cracking

Mar 22, 2021

Offshore oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has said it has reached a significant technology milestone in pioneering a solution to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high CO2 content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments…

U.S. Tells Firms Building Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to 'Immediately' Stop Work or Risk Sanctions

Mar 19, 2021

The U.S. State Department is tracking efforts to complete Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and evaluating information on entities that appear to be involved, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.'Any entity involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline risks U…

Brazil: Equinor, Partners Approve Development Concept for BM-C-33 Offshore Field

Mar 19, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, has, with its partners Repsol Sinopec and Petrobras, approved the development concept for BM-C-33, a gas/condensate field located in the Campos Basin pre-salt, offshore Brazil.The discovery at the BM-C-33 license…

DOF Clinches Long-Term Charters for PSV Trio in UK, Guyana

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has won long-term contracts in the UK and Guyana for three of its platform supply vessels.In the UK, under the contract starting in April, the large PSV Skandi Gamma will work for Ithaca Energy for a period of two years firm…

Reuters: Germany Bets U.S. Will Make the Best of 'Bad deal' Nord Stream Pipeline

Mar 16, 2021

Germany is betting the U.S. administration will take a pragmatic approach to the Nord Stream 2 project to ship Russian gas to Europe and is pushing for the pipeline’s completion in defiance of U.S. opposition, officials and diplomats said.To try to block the $11 billion project…

GateHouse Maritime's Technology to Protect Baltic Sea Pipeline

Mar 11, 2021

Maritime analytics and data company GateHouse Maritime has won a contract with the Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEMS, to monitor traffic near the Baltic Pipe Project offshore pipeline in the Baltic Sea, making sure that vessels do not accidentally damage it…

TAP Taps NDT for Pipeline Survey

Mar 10, 2021

NDT Global has won a contract to complete a baseline inspection survey for Trans Adriatic Pipeline, a company operating the namesake European pipeline carrying gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU.TAP is a European leg of a pipeline transporting gas from the Azeri section of the Caspian Sea…

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