Offshore Pipelines News - page 62


Slimming down for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

A new thinner-walled pipeline concept developed by DNV is claimed capable of significantly reducing the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime. Meg Chesshyre reports…

Flowline installed

Feb 10, 2012

Mooring Systems’ 150t spooler for the BP Valhall flowline.Aberdeen-based Moorings Systems has completed the installation of a flexible export flowline to transfer water to a DP tanker at the BP Valhall platform complex in the Norwegian North Sea…

MRI-based pipeline monitoring

Feb 10, 2012

The UC-Berkeley, California spin-out 4D Imaging has unveiled a pipeline integrity monitoring system based on magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). The system transmits the status of a pipeline to the internet and gives pipeline operators a real-time picture of the health of the pipeline…

Oselvar I-spool

Feb 10, 2012

Serimax recently fabricated, field joint coated and hydrotested an 85m pipe-in-pipe I-spool on behalf of Technip for Dong Energy’s Oselvar field in the Norwegian North Sea. The I-spool comprises a 10in Super Duplex pipe, insulated along its length…

Fire water deluge focus

Feb 01, 2012

Since it began addressing safety critical fire water deluge system integrity issues a year ago, Paradigm Flow Solutions has rapidly expanded its provision in this area. The company is now working on life-of-field solutions with two North Sea operators…

Negotiating the pipe-in-pipe bends

Dec 01, 2011

Harnessing and transporting multiphase products from often high temperature/high pressure well environments to the processing plant presents many a technological challenge. Tata Steel’s Derek Bish discusses one of them: how to construct and efficiently insulate pipe-in-pipe bends…

Analysis points the way to project savings

Dec 01, 2011

Design by analysis rather than the traditional formula approach is the way forward for pipeline operators and contractors looking to cut project costs and timescales, argues TRaC Global consultant Dr Peter Moir.Analysis to validate the design…

Products in action - October 2011

Oct 01, 2011

Measuring mooring tensionSeattle-based Measurement Technology NW announced successful implementation of its running line tensiometer (RLT) technology with a Samson synthetic rope in a Gulf of Mexico offshore mooring monitoring project engineered by Delmar Systems late August…

How Nord Stream braved the Baltic

Oct 01, 2011

Gas is due to start flowing through Nord Stream this month following completion of preparatory works on the first of the twin 1224km-long gas pipelines running through the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany. Formal inauguration of line one…

Excavating a path through Iraq's unexploded ordnance

Sep 01, 2011

Marin Subsea was called out recently for an operation central to allowing Iraq – the world's fifth largest holder of crude oil reserves – to properly exploit its estimated 143 billion barrels. David Morgan looks at how the job was planned and painstakingly executed…

Rising ambitions

Aug 01, 2011

Technological barriers and operator requirements can limit the possibilities available to offshore design teams when it comes to engineering a production riser plan for a deepwater facility. Hybrid solutions and composites will offer some relief…

Recipe for a slimmer profile and healthy joints

Jun 08, 2011

In 2010, ShawCor picked up an OTC Spotlight on Technology award for its Thermotite Ultra pipe insulation coating system. That summer, two of the company's divisions, Bredero Shaw and Bredero Shaw FJS, put the technology to use on a reeled pipeline…

Counting the cost of outsourcing

May 01, 2011

In the past decade, the oil & gas industry has been effective in finding new resources, but much less successful in bringing new supplies onstream. That was the verdict of Eni E&P executive vice president Antonio Vella, addressing this year's Offshore Mediterranean Conference in Ravenna…

Big Bacchus bundle safely installed

May 01, 2011

An important milestone in Apache's UK North Sea Bacchus field development was reached recently with installation of a 6.7km pipeline bundle. The job was overseen by Flexlife, whose operations director John Marsden here describes how it was planned and executed…

Establishing the Beaufort Sea baseline

May 01, 2011

Three Alaskan Beaufort Sea developments – BP Exploration (Alaska)'s Northstar, Pioneer --Natural Resources' Oooguruk and now Eni Petroleum's Nikaitchuq – have helped establish baseline experience for future arctic frontier pipelines. As well as demonstrating technical strides…

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