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Subsea 7 nets EPIC off UK

Jan 04, 2013

Dana chooses Subsea 7 for Western Isles EPIC Dana Petroleum's Western Isles developmentSubsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a contract valued at approximately US$300 million from Dana Petroleum, for the provision of subsea EPIC services in support of their Western Isles development project…

Oceaneering wins Kizomba contract

Dec 20, 2012

Mondo FPSOOceaneering wins umbilicals supply off AngolaOceaneering has picked up an umbilicals supply contract for the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development offshore Angola, the company announced on 19 December 2012.ExxonMobil subsidiary…

Technip nabs GOM pipeline work

Dec 18, 2012

Technip's G1200 vesselTechnip joins GOM platform junction project Williams Partners and DCP Midstream awarded Technip a pipeline installation contract for their 60-40 owned Discovery System in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Technip announced on 17 December 2012…

Keystone XL: Proxy energy war

Dec 14, 2012

Photo: Tar Sands BlockadeTexas man sues to stop Keystone construction OilPrice.com - Now that elections are over, everyone is waiting for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it's not so easy amid the atmosphere of protests that have…

Spectra buys Express-Platte pipeline

Dec 11, 2012

Spectra Energy Corp announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the ownership interests in the Express-Platte Pipeline System from Borealis Infrastructure, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for $1…

Trenching spread delivered

Dec 09, 2012

Fugro recently took delivery of the first of two SMD QT1400 trenching systems for burial of cables, umbilicals and flowlines up to almost 36in diameter. The vehicle is equipped with a 3m jetting tool for soils of 100KPA, a mechanical chain…

Enbridge plans $6.2B expansion

Dec 07, 2012

Light Oil Market Access Program mapPipeline expansion targets light oil markets Enbridge Inc. has received shipper support to proceed with a $6.2 billion program to expand access to markets for growing volumes of North Dakota and western Canada light oil production…

TDW completes Yolla MLE isolation

Dec 04, 2012

Origin's Yolla MLETDW closes its longest pipeline isolation gig TDW Offshore Services announced that it has completed the longest ever pipeline isolation operation in company history for Origin Energy Limited. For 299 days, the company’s…

France regroups for subsea success

Nov 23, 2012

The need to help small companies in a French offshore industry that has always punched above its weight was a key factor behind the recent amalgamation of the country’s leading oil & gas trade bodies. Meg Chesshyre reviews this and other talking points at the latest Subsea Europe gathering in Paris…

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…

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