Pipelines News


Tenaris to build Texas mill

Feb 15, 2013

Seamless pipe mill is Tenaris’ first in US Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at an event announcing a new seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas (Image: Tenaris)Tenaris will build a US$1.5 billion seamless pipe mill in Bay City, Texas, the company…

McDermott nets Kepodang work

Feb 04, 2013

McDermott will supply platforms and flowlines McDermott's Batam Island facilitiesMcDermott International's Indonesian subsidiary has been awarded a contract by PC Muriah Ltd., an affiliate of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., to develop offshore…

The right stuff

Feb 01, 2013

Bredero Shaw has launched a risk-reducing model for offshore pipeline coating projects called Complete Coating Assurance. The model intends to cover a project’s entire lifecycle from concept to pre-feed and commissioning.Complete Coating Assurance…

Contract Briefs - February 2013

Feb 01, 2013

Dolphin Drilling and Petrobras have agreed to a one-year contract extension for the semisubmersible Borgny Dolphin. The contract, worth US$90 million, extends its deployment until September 2014.GDF Suex E&P UK picked Technip to provide installation…

Free span analysis

Feb 01, 2013

Case ACase BOn a separate but related theme, the Umbilical Manufacturer’s Federation has recently published a guidance note on the subject of free span analysis.The term ‘free span’ is used to refer to the scenario whereby a section of installed…

Installation initiative increases industry involvement

Feb 01, 2013

As the oil & gas industry ventures into deeper waters and more extreme environments, operators, umbilical equipment designers and manufacturers, and installation companies, have been working together to ensure umbilical installation is as smooth an operation as possible…

Line 60 work

Feb 01, 2013

Pemex awarded Subsea 7 a US$140 million contract for its Line 60 project in the Bay of Campeche. Subsea 7 will provide engineering, fabrication, and installation of a 16km-long pipeline, two slug catchers, and two cantilever structures. Offshore operations are underway.

Subsea 7 wins Fram bundle

Jan 21, 2013

Shell picks Subsea7 for Fram pipeline bundleFram field set up (Photo: Shell)Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a $135 million contract for work on its Fram oil and gas development in the central North Sea.Subsea 7 will handle the engineering…

McDermott awarded Mozambique FEED

Jan 11, 2013

McDermott, Allseas lock subsea pipeline FEEDMozambique mapMcDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has teamed up with industry leader Allseas to provide a robust project execution strategy for the front-end…

Subsea 7 seizes Pemex work

Jan 10, 2013

Pemex hires Subsea7 for Campeche constructionSeven Borealis to provide pipelay Q3 2013.Pemex has granted Subsea 7's Mexican joint venture a $140 million contract for work in the Bay of Campeche, the company confirmed on 10 January 2013…

Subsea 7 picked for Lianzi

Jan 10, 2013

Subsea 7 won a US$150 million EPCI topsides contract for Chevron’s Lianzi field offshore Congo and Angola. Subsea 7 will provide a 200t module hosting a high-voltage generation system for the new subsea electrically heated pipeline cable, 80t fl ow-meter deck extension, and platform upgrades.

TD Williamson

Jan 10, 2013

Pipeline equipment and services provider TD Williamson opened its first office in Seoul, South Korea. The new office will enable the company to provide EPC customers with pipeline intervention and isolation technologies.

Umbilicals for Kizomba

Jan 10, 2013

Oceaneering will supply 43km of electro-hydraulic, steel tube control umbilicals for Esso Exploration’s Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development off Angola. The cables used at Bavuca and Kakocha fields will tie back to the Kizomba BFPSO, while…

Phase one research wrap

Jan 10, 2013

A Houston company specializing in the repair and rehabilitation oil & gas industry pipeline reports that it has successfully completed phase one of a nanotechnologybased research project. A SBIR grant from the US National Science Foundation funded Pipe Wrap’s research…

The big picture

Jan 09, 2013

US crude and condensate production has been falling since 1972 with only a couple brief periods of respite or flattening downward. Most analysts felt that the decline was irreversible. The decline flattened in 1991, 1997 and 2001 and, as a result of a dramatic jump in oil prices…

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