Pipe News


US Oil Production Up, Needs More Pipelines

May 31, 2019

The rising domestic crude oil production in the United States has created a need for more pipeline capacity, revealed the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).EIA recently launched a new liquids pipeline projects database that tracks more than 200 crude oil…

Solitaire on Nord Stream 2 Job in Russia

May 02, 2019

Allseas-owned pipelay vessel Solitaire has started laying the first line of the Nord Stream 2 twin gas pipeline in Russian waters.Solitaire will spend about a month constructing one of the two  approximately 100-kilometres-long sections in the Russian territorial sea…

Saipem Settles South Stream Dispute

Apr 23, 2019

South Stream Transport, which is responsible for the construction and operation of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline, and the Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem have settled the arbitration concerning the South Stream offshore pipeline installation contract entered into on March 14…

1000 Km of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Laid

Apr 15, 2019

1000 km of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has now been laid in the Baltic Sea in Finnish, Swedish and German waters.Two Allseas pipelay vessels - Pioneering Spirit and Solitaire - are currently installing the pipeline in Swedish waters.Some twenty…

Vallourec Bags PTTEP Contract in Myanmar

Mar 19, 2019

Thailand’s national oil exploration & production company PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) has awarded French contractor Vallourec a contract to deliver over 3,000 tons of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) for a challenging offshore project in Myanmar…

Morrison Acquires Pipelay and Diving Fleet

Mar 08, 2019

The provider of  comprehensive services to oil and maritime companies,  Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison) has acquired two pipelay/construction barges and a saturation diving system from an undisclosed seller in a move to double the size of its pipelay barge fleet…

Total Picks Oceaneering for Tyra Project

Feb 21, 2019

Total E&P Danmark has awarded Oceaneering International Inc. a two-year integrity management contract for the Tyra redevelopment project in the Danish North Sea.Oceaneering will manage its activities from Aberdeen. The agreement covers a range of services…

Offshore Pipeline Market to Grow 6.5%

Feb 19, 2019

The offshore pipeline market is expected to grow from $11.5 billion in 2018 to $15.8 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.54%, from 2018 to 2023.Increasing demand for safe, economical, and reliable connectivity expected to drive the overall offshore pipeline market…

Pioneering Spirit Joins Nord Stream 2

Dec 16, 2018

Pipelay vessel “Pioneering Spirit” will enter the Baltic Sea via the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet. The vessel is due to start pipelay in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the coming week…

Subsea 7 takes stake in thermoplastic composite pipe firm

Dec 04, 2017

Subsea industry firm Subsea 7 has agreed to make an investment in Dutch themoplastic composite pipe (TCP) manufacturer Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG). Subsea 7 joins Shell, Chevron, Saudi Aramco and Evonik as shareholders in AOG.  Manufactured out of a composite of fibers and polymers…

Tata to invest £2 million in UK

Sep 06, 2017

Tata Steel has announced a near £2 million program of investments at its 20in high frequency induction (HFI) pipe mill in Hartlepool, UK, to offer a new generation of higher strength offshore construction grades. The company’s investment…

A 360° view

Jul 01, 2016

The Bevel 360 tool in operation. Photos from OMS.  In deepwater pipeline projects, welding fatigue-sensitive steel catenary risers (SCR), corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipes and flowline pipes to tight specifications is critical…

Shell flows at Corrib off Ireland

Dec 30, 2015

Shell started first natural gas production from the Corrib field, off the northwest coast of Ireland. Corrib start up. Image from Shell. Corrib is located 83km off Ireland’s northwest coast in nearly 350m water depth…

Shell invests in composite pipe firm

Oct 22, 2015

Shell Technology Ventures has invested in Dutch thermoplastic composite pipe firm Airborne Oil & Gas alongside German specialty chemicals firm Evonik and HPE Growth Capital (HPE). How much the three firms have invested in Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG) is undisclosed…

Tata expands linepipe range

Sep 03, 2015

Tata Steel has successfully expanded on its revolutionary new range of welded linepipe it was revealed today. The announcement came as the company prepares to attend SPE Offshore Europe, where it is also celebrating 21 years and one million tonne of steel in the North Sea…

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