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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…

Bredero Shaw

Aug 17, 2012

Bredero Shaw bagged its second contract for the Inpex/Total Ichthys LNG project in Australia. Awarded by McDermott and worth over $100 million, it calls for pipeline coating and related services for the project’s flowlines and tie-in spools.

The Valemon field

Aug 01, 2012

The Valemon gas and condensate accumulation, a 1985 discovery 160km off the coast from Bergen, has estimated recoverable reserves equivalent to 210 million barrels of oil. Development is currently priced at NKr20.4 billion by operator Statoil and its partners Petoro…

Paving the way through glacial boulders

Aug 01, 2012

As the giant Nord Stream project, involving 3 million tonnes of rock dumping over two and a half years, comes to an end, Tideway has picked up another substantial project from Subsea 7 for Total's Laggan Tormore project. Meg Chesshyre reports…

Line of sight

Jul 01, 2012

Maintaining a flowline that will operate smoothly following a shutdown means addressing a host of flow assurance challenges. The industry has typically approached the flow assurance question through chemical and mechanical means. Jennifer Pallanich…

Thermal insulation: pushing the limits

Jul 01, 2012

Subsea thermal insulation has an important role to play in ensuring the smooth running of offshore facilities as the industry moves into deeper waters and fluids get warmer. Trelleborg Offshore's Grethe Hartviksen argues that innovative synthetic…

Valle Silencioso

Jun 26, 2012

Valle Silencioso, a company managed by Sophia Capital, now has a 95.8% stock holding in pipeline coatings and subsea thermal insulation specialist Socotherm following the acquisition of 50% of the outstanding shares of SO-4 Ltd from 4D Global Energy Investment…

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