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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…

Turbine flowmeters hold their own

Jun 01, 2012

Despite competition from ultrasonic, Coriolis, and other new-technology flowmeters, turbine flowmeters remain a viable and popular choice for a variety of applications, according to a new report by Wakefield, Massachusetts based Flow Research…

Handling the heavier crudes

Jun 01, 2012

With heavy oil today representing around 70% of the world’s confirmed oil reserves, extraction of the heavier crudes is growing rapidly and there is an increasing need for flow measurement of high viscosity hydrocarbons. NEL's Chris Mills reviews the technological challenges ahead…

Big pull for Triton polymer liners

May 27, 2012

Pipeline rehabilitation and life extension specialist Swagelining lay claim to the longest ever single insertion pull length of 1500m while installing polymer liners into pre-constructed subsea pipeline spools. Under contract to Subsea 7…

Plumbing the depths

Apr 01, 2012

We are moving away from being subsea plumbers into people who are deeply integrated into the full value chain of the subsea production system,’ Peter Blake, subsea systems manager with Chevron Technology Company, told Subsea 2012 attendees. In the past…

Circumferential MFL joins pipe integrity line

Mar 03, 2012

Circumferential magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection technology, which enables pipeline operators to identify anomalies in pipeline long seams and more effectively manage the risk associated with cracks in long seam welds, has been added to the Baker Hughes pipeline service portfolio…

Cold cure for piping connections

Mar 03, 2012

There is growing interest in ‘cold based’ operations which dispense completely with the gases, ignition sources, flames and hot work associated with welding for piping repair construction, modification and tie-in work, especially on ageing offshore infrastructure…

Petrofac

Mar 03, 2012

Petrofac has acquired KW, a UK-based high-end subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business with offices in Woking and Aberdeen.

Cold cure for piping connections

Mar 01, 2012

There is growing interest in ‘cold based' operations which dispense completely with the gases, ignition sources, flames and hot work associated with welding for piping repair construction, modification and tie-in work, especially on ageing offshore infrastructure…

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