Offshore Pipelines News - page 60


Keystone cop out marks divide

Nov 23, 2012

Robert Bachman, a friend and a distinguished reservoir engineer from Calgary, sent me an e-mail on 11 November 2011: ‘Michael, I am really looking forward to your comments on the Keystone debacle. You know as well as I do that the US has just stabbed their best friend in the back…

Carbon fibre – a riser system enabler

Nov 23, 2012

Aircraft builder Boeing will employ composite materials in large quantity in its new Dreamliner 787 and use them for the main structural elements. Is the offshore sector ready to follow suit at last? wonders riser engineering specialist Steve Hatton…

Measuring up to the compliance challenge

Nov 20, 2012

With integrity rising up the pipeline operators’ safety agenda, the search is on for new technologies and best practice to enable compliance and smarter ways of managing the maintenance of these vast infrastructures on and offshore. Tony Holliday…

Enbridge wins Heidelberg pipeline

Nov 12, 2012

Enbridge Inc. announced that it will build, own and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the proposed Heidelberg development, operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, to an existing third-party pipeline system. The lateral pipeline is expected to be operational by 2016…

Shell shuts Imo River trunkline

Nov 12, 2012

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has shut down the Imo River Trunkline in its Eastern operations after it found several crude theft points on the facility. Production of some 25,000 barrels of oil per day is deferred…

Armadillo goes offshore

Nov 10, 2012

While onshore field hands in the southern US have likely seen many armadillos around oilfields, Flexlife is responsible for deploying the Armadillo offshore. In this case, however, it’s not the quirky-looking animal with an armor-like shell…

Subsea Smarts

Nov 10, 2012

A subsea pipeline pressure isolation operation was completed by TDW Offshore Services in the Gulf of Mexico in 370ft of water against 870psig. The isolation enabled the safe and effective tie-in of a piggable wye to the Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline…

Pre-salt hose delivery

Nov 10, 2012

Flexomarine is slated to deliver 44 hoses for Modec’s FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba in November. A mix of the floating and subsea varieties, the hoses will be 10.7m long by 500mm in diameter and are meant for the pre-salt Cernambi Sul project in 2300m of water…

Faster Jumper Metrology

Nov 10, 2012

One of the three flexible jumpers is prepared for deployment. Technip completed the entire process of measuring, fabricating and installing the jumpers in less than eight daysWorking offshore Egypt at West Delta Deep Marine, Technip completed…

TransCanada wins Topolobampo bid

Nov 01, 2012

Guadalajara construction | TransCanadaTransportadora de Gas Natural del Noroeste, a subsidiary of TransCanada, has entered a $1 billion deal with Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build, own and operate the El Encino-to-Topolobampo pipeline…

Keeping pipe corrosion at bay

Oct 10, 2012

Ice floes are not the only threat to Arctic offshore infrastructure; pipework in the region is also extremely vulnerable to corrosion. Jennifer Pallanich discusses cold climate corrosion control techniques with NAC E International's Oliver Moghissi…

Effective tension and compression in pipeline and riser buckling

Oct 01, 2012

‘Effective tension’ is one of the key concepts in pipeline and marine riser engineering since it tells the user how to account for the pressure in the fluid inside and outside the pipe. Although known and understood for at least 60 years, engineers still sometimes overlook it and get into trouble…

Back to subsea's blue skies

Oct 01, 2012

Blue sky thinking and a bunch of new patents have in recent years heralded Fluor's return with a vengeance to the subsea technology arena after a near two-decade lull. Jennifer Pallanich talks to Fluor Offshore Solutions technology director…

Glacier Energy Services

Sep 12, 2012

Glacier Energy Services has extended its oil & gas industry offering with the acquisition of UK pipe cutting and preparation services provider Site Machining Services. The acquisition is Glacier’s first since its formation around last year’s management buyout of MB Oil & Gas.

Jubilee points way for Prosperidade

Sep 01, 2012

Anadarko Petroleum has taken on a challenging project with the Prosperidade development in Mozambique. But the company plans to draw on lessons from its involvement in Ghanas Jubilee field development to unlock Mozambiques huge gas resources…

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