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Jun 17, 2015

US named world’s biggest oil producer

The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer last year, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2015. US energy production rose by 6.5 per cent in 2014, the...

King's North Connection Project receives NEB approval

The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) has approved TransCanada’s King’s North Connection Project. The 11 km project is part of approximately $US500 million in pipeline and facility expansions within the Eastern...

Registrations open for APGA Convention and Exhibition

The annual Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Convention and Exhibition is getting closer. This year the biggest event on the pipeline industry schedule will be held on the Gold Coast at the Gold Coast...

Eastern Goldfields Gas Pipeline on target 2015 completion

An APA Group spokesperson has told The Australian PIpeliner that the 292 km Eastern Goldfields Gas Pipeline in Western Australia is on track to be completed this year. “Construction of the pipe and above-ground...

Jun 10, 2015

DNV GL releases experimental data to enhance CO2 pipeline design safety

The DNV GL-led CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project (JIP) has released a third batch of experimental data to assist in the design process of CO2 pipelines. The subject of CO2 transportation by pipeline is of increasing...

Tanzania pipeline commissioning imminent

Tanzania’s energy minister has said a pipeline connecting offshore natural gas fields to Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam would be commissioned in September, Reuters Africa reports. The amended project...

Central to increase operations with Mereenie purchase

Central Petroleum has acquired a 50 per cent interest in the Mereenie oil and gas field from Santos, and will assume Operatorship of the field in the Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory. The move will significantly...

Jun 03, 2015

Enterprise to acquire Eagle Ford assets for $US2.15 billion

Enterprise Products Partners will buy Texas oil and gas pipelines and processing plants from Pioneer Natural Resources and Reliance Industries for $US2.15 billion. Enterprise has executed definitive agreements to...

Gas pipeline sector projected to grow faster than GDP

A new report from Infrastructure Australia has projected that the gas pipeline sector will grow faster than the nation’s GDP through to 2031. Our Infrastructure Challenges lists gas pipelines as being vital in...

VNIE looping on target for mid-June commissioning

APA Group’s Victorian Northern Interconnect Expansion (VNIE) Project is on track for mid-June commissioning, following the completion of loops 2–4. Construction on the fifth and final loop is complete, with...

May 27, 2015

Expressions of interest sought for export of natural gas to Mexico

Howard Energy Partners (HEP) is soliciting non-binding indications of interest from shippers for access to 1.12 Bcf/d of natural gas hub services on its existing assets located in Webb County, Texas. Impulsora...

India commences first phase of Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline construction

Signaling the beginning of project work on the first phase of the Jagdishpur-Haldia natural gas pipeline, India’s Honourable Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has...

New Torquay gas pipeline on track for winter

AusNet Services is on track to complete a second natural gas pipeline from Geelong to Torquay via Armstrong Creek in late June, reinforcing the supply capacity for residents and business in the region. The $2.9...

May 20, 2015

Kenya says construction of crude oil pipeline to begin in 2016

The construction of a crude oil pipeline linking Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan will begin in 2016, local news sources have reported. Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority Director...

Rockaway Delivery Lateral, Northeast Connector pipeline projects complete

Williams has placed into service its Rockaway Delivery Lateral and Northeast Connector projects, increasing natural gas delivery capacity to Brooklyn and Queens, New York. With a daily delivery capacity of 647 MMcf/d...

AGL awarded Eastern Gas Pipeline transportation agreement

AGL Energy has entered into a gas transportation agreement with Jemena Eastern Gas Pipeline to purchase pipeline capacity on the 797 km Eastern Gas Pipeline over 15 years from 2016. The gas transportation agreement...

May 13, 2015

Gazprom and CNPC sign agreement for gas supply via western route

The Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller and the CNPC Vice President Wang Dongjin have signed an agreement in Moscow for gas supply from Russia to China via the western route, which envisages gas supply...

Sudanese oil pipeline contract signed

The first Sudanese contract to build a petroleum pipeline between Khartoum and Wad Madani, the capital of El Gezira state, has been signed, according to AllAfrica. The Sudanese Organisation for Oil and the Jiyad...

Federal Budget flags importance of oil, gas and pipelines industry

In news that will encourage pipeline development, a multi-billion dollar concessional loan scheme for infrastructure in Northern Australia will aim to encourage sustainable development. Northern Territory Chief...

May 06, 2015

Russia ratifies gas pipeline agreement with China

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified an agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the People’s Republic of China to supply gas to China via the so-called ‘Eastern’ route...

Support Indigenous engagement in the Australian pipeline industry

Show your company’s support for Indigenous workers in the pipeline industry by sponsoring The Australian Pipeliner’s Indigenous engagement e-guide. A guide to Indigenous engagement in the Australian...

A tale of two cities: rising to the challenge of lost supply

A rupture in part of the Epic Energy-owned Moomba-to-Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS) resulted in the simultaneous and sudden loss of natural gas supply to two major South Australian regional cities late on Sunday...

Apr 29, 2015

Odyssey Pipeline moves first oil from Delta House Platform

The Odyssey Pipeline System has transported the first crude oil production from the Delta House Platform in the Mississippi Canyon protraction area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Odyssey Pipeline System is a joint...

Joint Industry Partnership to evaluate aerial-based pipeline safety technologies

Three North American pipeline companies have signed a Joint Industry Partnership (JIP) agreement to conduct research into aerial-based leak detection technologies, in the interest of enhancing across-the-board...

Beach Energy keen on pipeline sale

The Australian Financial Review is reporting that Beach Energy is considering the sale of processing and pipeline infrastructure in the Cooper Basin. The Moomba to Port Bonython is being mentioned as part of any deal...

Apr 22, 2015

Gazprom Chief in energy talks with Greece

The head of Russian company Gazprom Alexey Miller will be in Athens this week for talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the country’s energy minister, the Energy Ministry has said. They are due to discuss...

African Development Bank funds feasibility study for oil products pipeline

The East African Community (EAC) has received a grant from the African Development Bank to finance the feasibility study for an oil products pipeline. The pipeline would run from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to...

Origin submits new Vic pipeline licence application

Origin Energy has submitted a public notice of application for pipeline licence number PL 6009, from Halladale, 500 m from the Victorian shoreline, to the Otway Gas Plant. The steel DN 200 mm pipeline will be used to...

Apr 15, 2015

Nepal-India pipeline construction expedited

Construction work on a petroleum pipeline between Nepal and India is being accelerated to complete it within 30 months of its commencement, Nepalese news sources have reported. The Nepalese Ministry...

Trans Adriatic Pipeline awards first major contract

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded its first major contract for construction of access roads and bridges in Albania. TAP has selected a joint venture formed by Gener 2 Sh.p.K and Sicilsaldo S.p.A. to carry...

APGA: Federal Government’s Domestic Gas Strategy the right policy direction

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association says the Federal Government’s plan to improve community understanding and acceptance of coal seam gas and other unconventional gas development is a step in the right...

Apr 08, 2015

Open season for second Texas crude oil pipeline project

NuStar Energy has announced the start of its second binding open season for its South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System by its affiliate, NuStar Logistics. With the first expansion of the South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline...

PRCI gets 2015 energy pipeline research portfolio underway

Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) has initiated work on its 2015 Research Portfolio, as approved by the Board of Directors. Member contributions of over $US11.4 million were allocated to programs and...

APGA welcomes Energy White Paper

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes the Federal Government’s Energy White Paper and is looking forward to working with Government to further improve the operation of the gas market in Australia...

Apr 01, 2015

EU looking to revive gas pipeline project from Turkmenistan

The European Union is seeking to revive a gas pipeline project from Turkmenistan to Europe and involve European energy companies, Reutershas reported an EU diplomat as saying. Denis Daniilidis reportedly told Reuters...

Mexico signs second pipeline deal to import Eagle Ford natural gas

Mexico’s national oil company Pemexhas signed a deal with US-based investment firms to begin the second phase of a pipeline that will bring natural gas from the Eagle Ford shale. Pemex, through its subsidiary PMI...

APGA challenges Senate Select Committee CSG recommendations

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has challenged the recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government...

Mar 25, 2015

Fox Petroleum proposes Oman-India pipeline

Fox Petroleum Limited, an associate of Fox Petroleum Group, has lobbied the Indian Government to build the Oman-India Multi-Purpose Pipeline (OIMPP), a deepwater, transnational, natural gas pipeline system that will...

Record pipeline complete in Australia's West

The joint venture between TransAlta and DUET Group subsidiary, DBP Development Group, has completed work on the Fortescue River Gas Pipeline, the longest gas pipeline to be built in the region in ten years....

APGA calls for greater industry-landholder collaboration

In the interests of energy security in New South Wales, industry, Government, landholders and the community must come together to meaningfully discuss the way forward in developing NSW gas reserves. The Australian...

Mar 18, 2015

Chilean company to build $US30 million oil pipeline in Egypt

A subsidiary of Chile’s state oil company ENAP will invest $US30 million to build a 90 km oil pipeline in Egypt’s Western Desert, according to Reuters. Egypt’s ambassador Jose M. De la Cruz reportedly...

JV to build new China gas pipeline

The Jiangsu Rudong Joint Venture (JV) Pipeline Company has been officially established in Shanghai by PetroChina, Shenergy (Group) Company and Yangkou Port Company, with each holding a share of 50 per cent, 40 per...

New name to strengthen focus of gas policy: Australian Pipelines and Gas Association

Australia has abundant reserves of natural gas, enough to supply both domestic and international markets. Natural gas should, therefore, provide excellent outcomes for the nation’s economy and energy security...

Mar 11, 2015

Kinder Morgan confirms anchor shippers for natural gas pipeline

The Texas-based company, which wants to build a natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire into Massachusetts, has lined up utilities and other entities to transport the gas. Kinder Morgan has confirmed that...

Practical pigging training comes to Houston

Head to Houston this April for a five-day training course covering the practical aspects of pipeline pigging, hosted by Clarion Technical Conferences and Tiratsoo Technical, a division of Great Southern Press....

Unpiggable forum conference programme announced

If you work with unpiggable or difficult to inspect pipelines the place to be is the Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions Forum (UPSF) 2015, to be held on 12-13 May at the Marriott Westchase, Houston, Texas....

Mar 04, 2015

TAP invites pre-qualification for offshore construction and line pipe

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has launched two pre-qualification contracts for the construction of the 105 km offshore pipeline section under the Adriatic Sea. The greatest depth the pipeline will be laid is 820 m...

Magellan Midstream and Plains All American to build new pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline have formed Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, a 50/50 limited liability company, to construct, own and operate the Saddlehorn pipeline. The Saddlehorn pipeline...

TransCanada sells remaining interest in GTN pipeline

TransCanada Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell its remaining 30 per cent interest in Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) to its master limited partnership, TC PipeLines. “This agreement is part of...

Feb 25, 2015

PRCI holds annual research exchange meeting for energy pipeline research

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) hosted its ninth annual Research Exchange Meeting in February 2015 in Houston, Texas. Over 300 attendees from around the world including PRCI member company...

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill that approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. Following Obama’s veto message Senate Majority...

APA announces solid half-year performance

With the foundations in place for continued growth, APA Group has reported a net profit after tax of $A467.3 million for the six months to 31 December 2014, including $A356 million in after tax profit from the sale of...

Feb 18, 2015

Ethiopia agrees to construct 550 km oil pipeline

Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti have agreed to construct an $US1.4 billion oil pipeline between the two countries, according to local news sources. The news sources stated that the 550 km pipeline would run from...

Questions remain around QLD LNG commitments: Credit Suisse

Analysis by Credit Suisse suggests that the three LNG projects on Curtis Island, Queensland, could potentially be short of gas reserves needed to meet 20-year sales contracts by as much as 8,800 PJ, according to The...

Feb 11, 2015

Leading pipeline inspection CEO calls for R&D investment

The pipeline industry must invest in research and development, particularly in the field of pipeline inspection and integrity, Rosen Chief Executive Officer Friedrich Hecker has told Pipelines International...

MOL completes rehabilitation and expansion of Friendship 1/Adria oil pipeline section

Hungary’s MOL Group and Transpetrol have increased the capacity of a 128 km section of the Friendship I/Adria oil pipeline to 6 MMt/a of oil to improve regional energy security and diversity of supply. MOL Group...

APLNG pipeline commissioning completed

The arrival of first gas from coal seam gas fields in the Surat Basin to the LNG facilities on Curtis Island marks the completion of commissioning of the 530 km high pressure gas pipeline. Australia Pacific LNG...

Feb 04, 2015

TAP hires Senior Directors; prepares for project construction

In preparation for construction, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) recently strengthened its project management team, in a move that marks the beginning of the construction phase of the project. Norman Ingram has been...

New Russia-Turkey gas pipeline route approved

Gazprom and Turkish government representatives recently met to discuss a new gas pipeline route across the Black Sea to Turkey. Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Alexey Miller and Turkish Minister of Energy...

Drilling commences on Ichthys Project

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has started drilling at the Ichthys gas field, about 200 km off the Western Australian coast. Ichthys LNG Project Managing Director Louis Bon said the successful start of the...

Jan 28, 2015

Why you need to be at PPIM 2015

The 26th Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference and Exhibition, held in 2014, was the highest attended and most successful event since its inception in 1989, confirming the event as a must-attend...

Expert pipeline training heads to Newcastle

Make 2015 the year to expand your industry knowledge. Tiratsoo Technical will be hosting two technical pipeline training courses in Newcastle, UK, from 2–6 March 2015. The courses offer the unique opportunity to...

Spectra Energy to acquire Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline

Spectra Energy Corp and Spectra Energy Partners have entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interests in Brazoria Interconnector Gas (BIG) Pipeline through their affiliate...

Jan 21, 2015

US House of Reps passes bill to expedite gas pipeline development

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has passed a bill designed to speed up the approval of natural gas pipelines. Yesterday the House cleared legislation for bill H.R. 161: Natural Gas...

Transco gas pipeline delivers January record volumes

Williams’ Transco interstate gas pipeline delivered a record amount of natural gas in early January to meet demand driven by recent cold weather in markets on the US Eastern Seaboard. Two recently completed expansions...

APA completes entitlement offer

APA Group has successfully completed its equity raising to fund its acquisition of BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project pipeline. The retail shortfall bookbuild and entitlement offer of new APA stapled ...

Jan 14, 2015

New crude oil pipeline set for deepwater Gulf of Mexico development

A new crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico will connect the planned Hess-operated Stampede development to an existing third-party pipeline system. Enbridge will build, own and operate the lateral pipeline...

New Year’s resolution to expand your industry knowledge?

Start 2015 by expanding your pipeline-industry knowledge base at the 2015 Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference and Exhibition, to be held from 9–12 February 2015. In conjunction with the PPIM...

Jan 07, 2015

White House signals it will veto Keystone XL development; TransCanada responds

TransCanada President and CEO Russ Girling has issued a response to bipartisan legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada. Yesterday, White House...

APA seeking Expressions of Interest for SWQP capacity

APA Group is looking for Expressions of Interest for additional capacity on its South West Queensland Pipeline (SWQP) as it explores additional expansion options to further enhance services on the SWQP and the...

Dec 17, 2014

Knowledge sharing essential to overcome challenges of ageing pipelines

The appraisal of the structural capacity and serviceability of a pipeline past its design life presents a challenge to many pipeline owners and operators. While there are many issues that can affect these pipelines...

The Australian Pipeliner’s top 10 articles of 2014

It’s been a huge year for the Australian pipeline industry, which continues to grow from strength to strength. With major projects along the East Coast coming online, new developments in the Northern Territory and the...

Dec 10, 2014

APA Group acquires QCLNG pipeline

APA Group announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Pipeline for $US5,000 million. The QCLNG pipeline is a key component of the QCLNG Project, linking gas...

Dec 03, 2014

Premier pipeline integrity and maintenance conference programme announced

The 2015 Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference programme is now available online, and includes presentations from leading pipeline owners and operators, and pipeline integrity manufacturers and...

Nov 26, 2014

USA’s Plains All American to expand Cactus Pipeline capacity

Plains All American Pipeline plans to provide additional pumps to increase the takeaway capacity of its proposed 499 km, 20 inch diameter Cactus Pipeline, which runs from McCamey to Gardendale, La Salle County...

Nov 19, 2014

US Senate votes no to Keystone XL construction

A bill to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada to the USA, has been rejected in the United States Senate. The Senate website states the legislation failed to pass the...

Make the most of your time away from the office

The highly successful Clarion and Tiratsoo Technical pipeline training courses return to Canada, beginning in just under two weeks. These courses will be held at the Westin Calgary Hotel, December 1-5, 2014 and offer...

Nov 12, 2014

Sakhalin to Hokkaido gas pipeline talks reignited between Russia and Japan?

Russia is rumoured to have proposed to construct a natural gas pipeline to Japan, Reuters has reported. Reuters stated that the proposed pipeline would connect gas fields in Russia’s Far East Sakhalin region with...

Pembina Pipeline Corp commits to $US210 million British Columbia pipeline expansion

Canada’s Pembina Pipeline Corporation has committed to completing the NEBC Expansion Project, a $US210 million expansion of its pipeline infrastructure in northeast British Columbia, Canada, which will include the...

Eastern Goldfields Gas Pipeline construction contract granted to Spiecapag Lucas

Spiecapag Lucas has been awarded the construction contract at APA Group’s 292 km Eastern Goldfield’s Gas Pipeline in Western Australia. The joint venture involving Paris-based onshore pipeline and facilities...

Nov 05, 2014

EnLink completes 2,253 km Bridgeline pipeline system acquisition

EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, and EnLink Midstream, LLC, have completed their acquisition of US Gulf Coast natural gas pipeline assets including the Bridgeline pipeline system from Chevron Pipe Line Co and Chevron...

Plains and Enterprise to expand Eagle Ford JV Pipeline capacity

Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Product Partners will construct a new condensate gathering system into their Three Rivers terminal and double the mainline capacity on their Eagle Ford Joint Venture...

Oct 29, 2014

Introducing the 2014–15 APIA Board

The Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) has finalised its Board appointments for 2014–15. Five nominees were put forward for three Board positions, each for a two-year term, with the election held at the...

First gas for Santos GLNG pipeline

Natural gas has been fed through Santos GLNG’s 420 km gas transmission pipeline for the first time, at the Fairview field compressor station in Queensland. Santos Vice President Downstream GLNG Rod Duke ...

Oct 22, 2014

Urgent policy changes needed on Aus. gas supplies: APIA

Urgent policy changes are needed by Federal and State governments in order to properly develop long-term gas supplies across Australia, according to the nation’s gas transmission industry. Australian Pipeline Industry...

Cottee: Federal Government should fund NT to eastern Australia pipeline

Central Petroleum Executive Richard Cottee has proposed that the Federal government should underwrite a gas pipeline from the Northern Territory into eastern Australia, to achieve goals outlined in its newly published...

Oct 15, 2014

Australia’s Northern Territory pipeline granted major project status; expressions of interest sought

Australia's Northern Territory Government has granted major project status to a proposed gas pipeline to connect the Territory to the east coast Australian gas grid, and is now seeking formal expressions of interest...

Penspen awarded technical feasibility study for 1,820 km TAPI Pipeline

Oil and Gas engineering group Penspen has been awarded a contract by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to carry out a technical feasibility study for a proposed 1,820 km, 56 inch diameter pipeline from...

Oct 08, 2014

APIA seeks policy manager

The Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) is seeking a policy manager to research, analyse and evaluate information on policies and issues related to the natural gas and pipeline transmission industries...

Cottee: Federal Government should fund NT to eastern Australia pipeline

Central Petroleum Executive Richard Cottee has proposed that the Federal government should underwrite a gas pipeline from the Northern Territory into eastern Australia, to achieve goals outlined in its newly published...

Bowen to Gladstone Pipeline well advanced: Blue Energy

Blue Energy has released its annual shareholder report, stating that work on the front-end engineering and design phase of its planned Bowen Basin to Gladstone Pipeline is “well advanced"...

Oct 01, 2014

Enagás joins Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

Enagás has joined the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project as a new shareholder with a 16 per cent stake in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) company. In addition, existing shareholder Fluxys has increased its stake...

Answer to gas shortage is increase in gas supply – Green Paper

Australia’s gas transmission industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s Energy Green Paper’s emphasis on competition and transparency across all gas markets to answer the eastern States’ gas supply challenge...

Sep 24, 2014

Construction begins on Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline Line D in Tajikistan

Construction has begun on the Tajikistan section of the Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline Line D, according to local news sources. The pipeline will run from Turkmenistan to China via Uzbekistan...

Tullow Oil moves to next stage on Uganda 1,400 km oil pipeline

Tullow Oil has moved into the development phase of its Lake Albert project in northwest Uganda, which would include the construction of the world’s longest continuously heated and insulated 24 inch, 1,400 km crude oil...

Sep 17, 2014

Tullow Oil moves to next stage on Uganda 1,400 km oil pipeline

Tullow Oil has moved into the development phase of its Lake Albert project in northwest Uganda, which would include the construction of the world’s longest continuously heated and insulated 24 inch, 1,400 km crude oil...

US FERC approves pre-filing of Alaska LNG Project and pipeline

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a pre-filing request to construct the Alaska LNG Project, which includes a 1,287 km gas pipeline. The Alaska LNG Project will export LNG from the...

Sep 10, 2014

Eustream opens reverse flow gas pipeline to Ukraine

Eustream has launched the ‘reverse-flow’ 10 Bcm/a Vojany – Uzhgorod pipeline, which will transport gas from Slovakia to Ukraine, and increase Ukraine’s energy security and reduce the country’s dependence on...

Dominion selected to build 885 km North Carolina major interstate gas pipeline

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas have selected Dominion to build and operate the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, an 885 km interstate natural gas pipeline to transport gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale...

Sep 03, 2014

Murphy Pipe and Civil set company weld record

Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) construction crews working on Santos’ Comet Ridge to Wallumbilla Pipeline Loop Project near Roma have set a cracking pace and in the process reset the company’s record book on...

APA Group begins fly-overs for potential NT to East Coast Pipeline

APA Group is currently evaluating three possible routes for its proposed Northern Territory to East Coast Gas Grid Pipeline, with further route options also being considered. Discussing the company’s plans at the...

Aug 27, 2014

Murphy Pipe and Civil set company weld record

Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) construction crews working on Santos’ Comet Ridge to Wallumbilla Pipeline Loop Project near Roma have set a cracking pace and in the process reset the company’s record book on pipeline...

APA Group begins fly-overs for potential NT to East Coast Pipeline

APA Group is currently evaluating three possible routes for its proposed Northern Territory to East Coast Gas Grid Pipeline, with further route options also being considered. Discussing the company’s plans at the 2014...

May 12, 2014

Upgrade available for X-Info Maps and X-Info DBYD: Mipela Geosolutions

A major upgrade for the X-Info Maps and X-Info DBYD Version 5.5 is now available and contains enhanced features and additional functionality with both administrator and user in mind. Some of the new features in the...

Government must ensure policy doesn’t hamper gas supply: APIA

Energy ministers have been urged to ensure gas supply meets the demands of both domestic and export markets by the Australian gas transmission industry at the first Council of Australian Governments Energy Council...

Mar 17, 2014

UWA wins innovation medal for pipeline research

A joint research project by The University of Western Australia and the oil and gas pipeline industry, which has improved the design of offshore oil and gas pipelines and attracted international interest, has won the...

Offshore regulation processes streamlined

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority is now the sole designated assessor of petroleum and greenhouse gas activities in Commonwealth waters. Federal Minister for the Environment...

Mar 10, 2014

Skills shortages the primary challenge for Australian oil and gas employers: Hays

Oil and gas industry employers are facing significant skills shortages, with 50 per cent planning to increase headcount further this year, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide. The guide, which is...

Oct 16, 2013

Nacap Australia takes out annual APIA Safety Award

The annual Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Safety Award has been taken out by Nacap Australia and its Code Safe Success system. The award was presented to Nacap by the Hon Tom Koutsantonis, MP, South ...

CSG industry environmental management system wins APIA Environment Award for WDS Limited

The second annual Environment Award announced by the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) has gone to WDS Limited for its work in the coal seam gas industry. The award was presented in Adelaide by the Hon ...

Jun 12, 2013

Piedmont completes Sutton Pipeline Project

Piedmont Natural Gas has completed its Sutton Pipeline Project, which will provide natural gas delivery service to a new combined cycle power generation facility near Wilmington, North Carolina, US. The pipeline ...

May 29, 2013

Two-way conversation the key to community empathy: Cotter

Queensland’s GasFields Commission Chairman John Cotter has highlighted increased two-way conversation with everyday consumers about where their energy comes from as the key to improving the industry’s relationship ...

GLNG passes the halfway mark, pipeline progressing well

The GLNG Project, located on Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland, is over 50 per cent complete and remains on track for first LNG in 2015, according to operator Santos.

On the upstream side: WDS’ work on APLNG

The Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project involves the development of APLNG’s gas fields in the Surat and Bowen basins in southwest and central Queensland. Gas will be transported via a 520 km gas transmission ...

Jan 23, 2013

Seaway expansion completed

Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Co LLC has announced that service on its 805 km long, 30 in diameter, pipeline between Cushing, Oklahoma, and the Gulf Coast has resumed and a capacity of approximately 400,000 bbl/d is now.....

TransCanada selected to develop Prince Rupert

TransCanada Corporation has been selected by Progress Energy Canada Ltd, the successor by amalgamation of Petronas Carigali Canada Ltd and Progress Energy Resources Corp., to design, build, own, and operate the proposed

Plans for Norway development with contract opportunities

Statoil and the Polarled Development Project partners have submitted a plan for installation and operation of a new 480 km gas pipeline, representing a step forward in the development of the petroleum activities......

Jan 17, 2013

GAIL commissions Dabhol LNG Terminal

GAIL (India) Ltd has successfully commissioned the Dabhol LNG terminal located at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, around 340 km south of Mumbai, India. The terminal will serve as a gateway for entry of natural gas to the......

CNPC signs agreement for Rudong-Haimen-Chongming Gas Pipeline

CNPC has signed a co-operation framework agreement in Beijing with Shenergy Group and Yangkou Port Company Ltd, on construction of the Rudong-Haimen-Chongming Gas Pipeline. Under the agreement, the three parties will...

Top ten articles of 2012

Here is a look at the top ten articles our readers were most interested in for the 2012 year from the Pipelines International website. 1. Eagle Ford System to be expanded Discusses the recent announcement of NuStar.....

Gazelle pipeline opens up northern route

The Gazelle gas pipeline has been commissioned in P?imda, Czech Republic - opening up the ‘new northern route’ for the transportation of natural gas to western Europe. Construction of the 166 km long, 1,400 mm diameter..

Jan 16, 2013

Nabucco shareholders reach agreement

Nabucco Gas Pipeline International Gmbh, its shareholders OMV, BOTAS, BEH, Transgaz, RWE, FGSZ, and Potential Investors - SOCAR, BP, Statoil, and Total - have reached agreements in principle on a number of issues.......

Jan 15, 2013

PRCI announces 2013 research portfolio

Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. has announced its 2013 research portfolio, as approved by the Board of Directors at its September 2012 meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Member contributions of over $US10

TransCanada Director retires

TransCanada announced the retirement of TransCanada Director Mr John A. MacNaughton, effective 9 January 2013. Mr MacNaughton, who has been a member of the Board of Directors of TransCanada since 2006, and the Chair of..

Dec 29, 2012

Florida issues RFP for gas pipeline

Florida Power & Light Company issued a request for proposals (RFP) to build a third major natural gas pipeline to serve Florida. Over the past decade, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has reduced its use of oil by 98%

Dec 20, 2012

South Stream construction to commence in 2013

In a meeting held at the Gazprom headquarters it was suggested that the construction of the gas receiving facilities, and those intended for its further transmission would commence in Bulgaria in 2013 for the South.....

Yunnan branch of Myanmar-China pipeline commences

Construction of the Yunnan Branch of the Myanmar-China gas pipeline and Yunnan Urban Gas Project has commenced in Anning City, Yunnan Province in China. CNPC and the Yunnan Provincial Government signed a strategic......

Uganda and Kenya issue pipeline tenders

The governments of Uganda and Kenya have issued tenders for the construction of a 350 km pipeline linking the Kenyan eastern city of Eldoret to Kampala, the Ugandan capital, in a bid to ease fuel supplies, according....

Eagle Ford system to be expanded

NuStar Energy and ConocoPhillips have agreed to a long-term pipeline and terminal services agreement that is supporting expansion of NuStar’s crude oil pipeline system in the Eagle Ford. Nustar plans to expand.......

Isolation project completed in the Dutch North Sea

Pipeline engineering company, STATS Group, has completed an isolation project on a 16 inch subsea pipeline in the Dutch sector of the North Sea on behalf of Wintershall Noordzee BV. The isolation enabled the client.....

Dec 06, 2012

Hardisty to be expanded

Enbridge Pipelines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, Enbridge Inc., has reached agreement with shippers on the terms of a $US1.8 billion expansion of its mainline system between Edmonton and Hardisty, Alberta........

Europe provides grounds for pipeline training

Start off the New Year with a new set of pipeline skills by attending one of the many pipeline training courses being offered in Newcastle, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tiratsoo Technical (a division...

Targa expands with acquisition

Targa Resources Partners LP has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of Saddle Butte Pipeline, LLC’s ownership of its Williston Basin crude oil pipeline and terminal system and its natural gas gathering and processing.......

India invites bids for four gas pipelines

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India is preparing to invite fresh bids to build four gas pipeline projects originally authorised to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure, according..

Rudi’s Pipeline Conference - call for papers

The 6th International Pipeline Technology Conference - known familiarly as Rudi’s Pipeline Conference - will take place from 6-9 October, 2013 in Ostend, Belgium. The event is the international pipeline industry’s top...

Bakken Crude Express not to proceed

ONEOK Partners, LP, says that it did not receive sufficient long-term transportation commitments during its recently concluded open season for the Bakken Crude Express Pipeline. As a result, the partnership has elected..

Contract in Iraq awarded

A pipeline security contract in Iraq to help provide protection to a new 180 km pipeline corridor, owned and run by the State Company for Oil Project Iraq, was awarded to OptaSense. OptaSense will be providing the......

Dec 04, 2012

New head of research and innovation for DNV

Det Norske Veritas appointed Rune Torhaug as the new Managing Director for DNV Research and Innovation. Mr Torhaug has worked internationally with leadership roles in DNV Energy, DNV Maritime and DNV Business Assurance.

Nov 22, 2012

Oando Energy announce pipeline closure

Oando Energy Resources Inc, a company focused on oil exploration and production in Nigeria, said it has been informed by Nigerian Agip Oil Co Ltd (NAOC) of evidence of leakages on the 10 inch Kwale-Akri oil delivery....

New Year’s resolution: increase pipeline industry knowledge

Start off your New Year on the right foot with these specialised pipeline training courses in Newcastle, United Kingdom, to be held during the week of 21–25 January 2013. Tiratsoo Technical (a division of Great Southern

Tanzania to monetise gas fields with pipeline

New pipelines in Tanzania will help monetise two gas assets says indepenedent oil company Aminex PLC. The statement comes from their newly released Interim Management Statement (IMS) for the period 1 July to mid-November

El Paso natural gas pipeline signs long-term contract

El Paso Natural Gas, owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan, Inc., has entered into a 25-year transportation precedent agreement in connection with plans to build a new pipeline to serve customers

Nov 09, 2012

TDW and BP sign global services contract

T.D. Williamson (TDW) has signed a global pipeline intervention and isolation services contract with BP. Activities covered by the agreement include hot tapping and Stopple® plugging, as well as SmartPlug® pressure......

Nov 08, 2012

TransCanada to build Mazatlan and Topolobampo pipeline

TransCanada’s Mexican subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas Natural del Noroeste, has been awarded the contract to build, own, and operate the El Oro–Mazatlan Pipeline and the El Encino–Topolobampo Pipeline in Mexico......

Final investment decisions for two Gazprom projects

Gazprom's Management Committee has finalised its investment decisions for the Chayandinskoye field pre-development and associated gas processing and transmission, and the Hungarian section of the South Stream gas.....

NDEQ releases Keystone XL pipeline draft evaluation report

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has completed its Draft Evaluation Report for Keystone’s proposed Nebraska Reroute of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline.The NDEQ will also hold a public hearing...

Spectra Energy to acquire one-third interest in Sand Hills Pipeline and Southern Hills Pipeline

Spectra Energy Corp has reached an agreement in principle to acquire a one-third interest in the Sand Hills and Southern Hills pipelines, both of which currently are under construction by DCP Midstream, a 50/50 joint....

Oct 25, 2012

Mexico gets natural gas pipeline network

Sempra International recently announced that its Mexican business unit Sempra Mexico has been awarded two contracts by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's state-owned electric utility, to construct, own....

Construction begins for Third West-East gas pipeline

A groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of construction on the 7,378 km Third West-East Gas Pipeline was recently held in Beijing, China. The pipeline project consists of one trunk line, eight branches, three....

Five reasons to get trained in Kuala Lumpur

Don’t miss a great opportunity to provide you and your employees with up-to-date training on all things pipeline from leading members of the industry in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In mid-November, Tiratsoo Technical, a.....

CNRI awards pipeline integrity contract

Wood Group Integrity Management – part of Wood Group Kenny – has been awarded a contract by CNR International (UK) Ltd to provide pipeline integrity management and support services for its North Sea assets which include

Mangala pipeline gears up for completion

Cairn India is gearing up to complete the last 80 km portion of the 670 km Mangala Development pipeline project, the company said in it’s second-quarter financial results. The financial results, which cover the period..

Unpiggable paper deadline brought forward

Interested in presenting at the second Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions Forum? Make sure to note that the deadline for call for papers has been moved up to 31 December 2012. To be held from 15–16 May 2013 in Houston Texas..

Oct 11, 2012

NEL: online and on time

After just 15 months of construction, the North European Gas Pipeline will commence operations on time at the beginning of November, at the same time as the second line of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline, which....

Korea to build linking pipeline in Iraq

Korea’s state-run gas company Kogas has won a $US127 million contract to build a 110 km pipeline linking the Iraqi cities of Kirkuk and Baiji, according to news source The Korea Times........

FERC approval for lateral pipeline in North Dakota

With a green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Alliance Pipeline is moving ahead with construction preparations for its Tioga Lateral Pipeline project in North Dakota......

PPIM 2013 call for papers – now open

As the industry's only forum devoted exclusively to pipeline pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as pipeline integrity management, PPIM 2013 will once again bring together engineering management and field....

Subsea pressure isolation complete in Gulf of Mexico

TDW Offshore Services has successfully completed a subsea pipeline pressure isolation operation in the Gulf of Mexico. Carried out at a depth of 113 m against 870 psig, this isolation enabled the safe and effective.....

Supporting the Engineers of tomorrow

PII Pipeline Solutions and Canadian gas pipeline operator Alliance Pipeline jointly sponsored the engineering student paper competition at the 2012 International Pipeline Conference in Calgary.

Nord Stream looks at third and fourth strings

At a ceremony dedicated to the commissioning of the second line of the twin Nord Stream gas pipelines, shareholders examined the preliminary results of the feasibility studies for the construction of third and fourth...

Sep 27, 2012

New natural gas liquids pipeline approved

The Colorado Bureau of Land Management has approved a 153 km natural gas liquids pipeline which will stretch between western Colorado and eastern Utah in the United States.

AGRI gas pipeline feasibility study underway

A feasibility study is to be undertaken for the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania-Hungary Natural Gas Interconnector Project following an international tender that has been awarded to Penspen.

Find out how to fix your pipeline problems in Berlin

An opportunity to learn from top professionals around the world is not to be missed at the upcoming Fixing Pipeline Problems Conference and Exhibition, to be held from 15–18 October 2012 at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin.

Bridger Logistics joins crude oil pipeline project

Bridger Logistics is to join Advantage Pipeline in the development of the 120 km Pescos River Pipeline, Newswire reports. Scheduled to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2013, the project will be the first...

Historic pipeline agreement signed for Jordan and Iraq

Jordan and Iraq have signed an agreement of co-operation that will allow for the creation of a pipeline to export oil through Jordan’s port city of Aqaba, says the news source Ansamed.

Gazprom and Rosneft discuss pipeline co-operation

The management committee chairmen of Gazprom and Rosneft have met to discuss Gazprom’s construction of a gas lateral to the Vrangel district of Nakhodka city and the Vrangel gas distribution station, as well as the....

Exova invests in new corrosion centre

Exova has invested $US4.9 million to create a new, world-class corrosion centre, based in Dudley, the United Kingdom. Named the Exova Centre, it will replace the company’s current facilities, and provide for an increase

Sep 21, 2012

TDW completes subsea installation

TDW Offshore Services has successfully completed a subsea pipeline pressure isolation operation in the Gulf of Mexico. Carried out at a depth of 113 m against 870 psig, this isolation enabled the safe and effective......

Sep 13, 2012

Enbridge to invest in the GTA

The Board of Directors from Enbridge have committed up to approximately $US600 million to expand Enbridge Gas Distribution's natural gas distribution system in the Greater Toronto area in Ontario, Canada, to meet the....

Specialised pigging training in Europe

Are you an engineer or technical person involved in the field of onshore? Do you need an introduction to the world of pigging or just need to refresh your knowledge of the area? Then don’t miss out on this must attend...

Spectra and BG to develop on Canada’s west coast

Spectra Energy Corp has signed a Project Development Agreement with BG Group plc to jointly develop plans for a new natural gas transportation system from northeast British Columbia to serve BG Group’s potential LNG....

Keystone XL Nebraska re-route reflects Nebraskan feedback

TransCanada Corporation has submitted a Supplemental Environmental Report to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) for the preferred alternative route for the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.....

DTE Energy, Enbridge, and Spectra Energy partner for NGT project

DTE Energy, Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp have executed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop the Nexus Gas Transmission (NGT) system, a project that will move growing supplies of Ohio Utica shale gas

Sep 12, 2012

Yining-Horgos SNG Pipeline completes construction

Construction of the Yining-Horgos SNG (coal-based synthetic natural gas) pipeline has been completed, which was celebrated with a ceremony at the upstream terminal at Yining in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region......

Sep 04, 2012

Morgan Stanley acquires Southern Star Central Corp

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, the infrastructure investing platform of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has increased ownership to 100 per cent of the common equity of Southern Star Central Corp., parent company..

Aug 30, 2012

GAIL and GDF Suez sign LNG supply agreement

GAIL (India) Limited and GDF SUEZ have agreed on a medium term LNG supply agreement for supply of 12 cargoes from 2013–2014, representing a total of 0.8 MMt. Speaking on the occasion, GAIL (India) Ltd’s Chairman........

Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to reach border in 2013

Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company Javad Owji announced that Iran’s gas export pipeline to Pakistan will reach the country’s border in the first half of the next Iranian calendar year, which begins....

Protocol signed on South Stream project implementation

Gazprom and Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD have signed a protocol on the South Stream project implementation in Bulgaria. The parties signed a number of documents in the presence of Bulgarian Economy, Energy and Tourism...

Canada set to improve pipeline safety and environmental performance

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has introduced Integrity First, an industry-wide initiative that is intended to improve pipeline safety and environmental and social performance. In launching this ........

Head to Berlin and learn from top industry professionals

Don't miss the upcoming Fixing Pipeline Problems Conference and Exhibition - to be held from 15-18 October at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany. The international event, organised by Tiratsoo Technical, a division...

Head to Berlin and learn from top industry professionals

Don't miss the upcoming Fixing Pipeline Problems Conference and Exhibition - to be held from 15-18 October at the Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany. The international event, organised by Tiratsoo Technical, a division...

Eagle Ford Shale Crude to be delivered to Coastal Refinery

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Phillips 66 have entered into an agreement for Kinder Morgan to transport Eagle Ford crude and condensate to Phillips 66’s Sweeny Refinery in Brazoria County, Texas. Under the agreement

Over 800 resources professionals to gather at SEAAOC 2012

Australia's new Northern Territory Chief Minister Terry Mills will be one of the 800 plus attendees at the 18th annual South East Asia Australia Offshore Conference and Exhibition (SEAAOC). The event is a partnership...

Aug 29, 2012

Can the onshore pipeline industry benefit from new design approaches?

The primary design condition in conventional onshore oil and gas pipeline standards is based on limiting the hoop stress under the maximum operating pressure to a fraction of the material specified minimum yield strength

Aug 16, 2012

Securing capacity in Alaska

The Alaska Pipeline Project announced it will conduct a non-binding public solicitation of interest in securing capacity on a potential new pipeline system to transport Alaska's North Slope gas. The solicitation of .....

Southern Line of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline starts construction

Construction of the Southern Line of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline, an energy co-operation project between China and Kazakhstan, has started in Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan. The project includes the engineering, .........

Hungarian environmental permit granted for Nabucco

The Hungarian section of the Nabucco pipeline, which crosses 384 km of Hungarian territory, has been granted the last necessary environmental permit – making it the first Nabucco country to successfully finish the ......

PAA and Enterprise venture in south Texas

Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced they have formed a 50/50 crude oil pipeline joint venture in south Texas. The arrangement provides for Plains All American (PAA) and Enterprise

Funding committed for TAP

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline announced that its existing shareholders EGL, Statoil and E.ON Ruhrgas have reached an agreement with members of the Shah Deniz Consortium to secure funding for the TAP project. These funds...

Kinder Morgan acquires Tennessee Gas Pipeline and El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners have completed its previously announced acquisition of 100 per cent of Tennessee Gas Pipeline and a 50 per cent interest in El Paso Natural Gas pipeline from Kinder Morgan, Inc. The ........

Aug 02, 2012

Mnazi Bay to Dar es Salaam pipeline inaugurated

The government of the United Republic of Tanzania has officially inaugurated the Mnazi Bay to Dar es Salaam Gas Pipeline Project. The coastal, transnational pipeline is expected to be approximately 532 km long, with.....

Offshore pipelay completed for PNG LNG

The PNG LNG Project’s 407 km offshore export pipeline has completed pipelay, and the deepwater pipelay vessel has been demobilised, according to Oil Search’s 2012 second quarter activities report. The PNG LNG Project’s..

Polish pipeline receives EC go-ahead

The European Commission has confirmed its financial support to the construction of the Szczecin-Gdansk gas pipeline implemented by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. Projects

Final permit approval for Key Gulf Coast Project

TransCanada Corporation has received the final of three key permits needed from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in order to advance the 780 km Gulf Coast Project. The pipeline, which will transport growing.....

Oil and gas industry comes together to discuss regulations for offshore operations

Oil and gas industry stakeholders including Apache, Shell and BP will meet in Houston this September to discuss offshore oil and gas regulations and compliance in the United States Outer Continental Shelf.

Select the right tool for your pipeline inspection job

Given that integrity management is an essential aspect of maintaining any pipeline asset, it is useful to have a single, quick reference guide to all the tools available – a resource which is now being offered from......

Practical pigging comes to Rio again

The Rio practical pigging course will be taking place again this year from 27–31 August, providing a wide-ranging overview of all aspects of pigging operations. The course will be held at the CTDUT facility adjacent.....

Jul 31, 2012

STATS Group appoints first Middle East Director

Pipeline engineering company, STATS Group, appointed Angus Bowie as Regional Director for the Middle East North Africa as part of the company's major expansion in the region. Mr Bowie was previously Technical Director...

Jul 19, 2012

Penspen signs contract with PEMEX

Oil and gas engineering group Penspen has signed a $US1.2 million contract with a range of private and public companies and institutions to develop high level integrity policies and procedures for Mexican state-owned....

Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline commissioned

The approximately 424 km, 48 inch diameter Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline, located in the United Arab Emirates, has been commissioned and is now operational. The project includes both on- and offshore components, and is...

PRCI accelerates its ILI program

Pipeline Research Council International has expanded and accelerated its comprehensive in-line inspection research and development program. The program aims to enhance current in-line inspection (ILI) tools and develop..

Gujarat pipeline receives PNGRB approval

The Gujarat Gas Company has received approval from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board to lay, build, operate or expand a natural gas pipeline in the state of Gujarat, India. The approximately 74 km, 18 inch..

Jul 05, 2012

Proposed Mexican pipeline finds new stakeholder

Enagás reached an agreement with Elecnor to be part of the subsidiary that was awarded the Morelos gas pipeline construction and operation contract in Mexico. Under the agreement, Enagás & Elecnor will each hold 50%...

Funding sees jet fuel pipeline on the horizon

Horizon Terminals, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company focused on terminal operations, has secured partial funds for a proposed 60 km jet fuel pipeline, to be located in Dubai, the UAE......

South American pipeline companies sign co-operation agreements

EP Petroecuador and OCP Ecuador S.A. have signed two co-operation agreements, including one that sees the interconnection of the companies’ pipelines. The agreements were signed between EP Petroecuador General Manager...

Nabucco West selected to transport Shah Deniz Stage 2 gas

The BP-led Shah Deniz consortium has selected the Nabucco West project as its delivery option through central Europe. The Shah Deniz Stage 2 project will bring gas from the Caspian Sea to markets in Turkey and Europe....

Turkey and Azerbaijan sign agreement for TANAP

The proposed Trans-Anatolian Pipeline comes one step closer to reality with the signing of an intergovernmental agreement between Turkey and Azerbaijan yesterday. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azeri....

Jun 26, 2012

Acquisition improves pipeline corrosion protection offering

Berry Plastics completed the acquisition of the shares of Frans Nooren Beheer B.V, which includes STOPAQ B.V. and its operating companies. STOPAQ is the inventor and manufacturer of patented visco-elastic technologies...

Jun 25, 2012

Oil and gas engineering group to open new office in Mexico

Penspen plans to open a new office in Mexico City to expand on its existing bases in Ciudad de Carmen and Comalcalco.The new office will be Penspen’s third location in Mexico. It will enable Penspen to step up its.......

Jun 22, 2012

Columbian company creates subsidiary to manage pipelines

Ecopetrol S.A. has incorporated Cenit S.A.S., a wholly owned subsidiary company specialised in hydrocarbon transport and logistics in Colombia, located in South America. The purpose of the new company is to serve the....

US DoS to decide on Keystone in 2013

The United States Department of State has reiterated that it expects to make a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline by the first quarter of 2013. TransCanada President and Chief Executive Russ Girling

Jun 21, 2012

PNGRB approves construction of Indian gas pipeline

India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board has given GAIL approval to construct a 1,104 km, 4–30 inch diameter gas pipeline extending from Kochi to Mangalore. The Kochi-Kootanad-Bangalore-Mangalore gas pipeline..

Tanzania allocates funds for pipeline in budget

Tanzanian Finance Minister Dr William Mgimwa has outlined pipeline funding plans in his presentation to the National Assembly on the 2012–13 budget. Dr Mgimwa said that the 2012–13 budget “aims at addressing the economic

Jun 13, 2012

Qatari pipeline isolation contract awarded

Qatargas has awarded pipeline engineering company STATS Group a ten-year contract to provide remote pipeline isolation equipment. STATS will design, manufacture, test and supply a new range of high-integrity Remote......

Jun 07, 2012

British oil pipeline up for sale

An underground network of pipelines which kept Britain’s World War II effort well oiled could be privatised as part of plans to modernise the United Kingdom’s energy infrastructure. Ownership of the Government Pipeline..

Funding secured for Third West – East Pipeline

China National Petroleum Corporation has signed a joint stock and co-operation framework agreement on the proposed Third West – East Gas Pipeline in Beijing, securing funding for the project. The agreement was signed....

Open house showcases Deckhand

LaValley Industries, manufacturer of the Deckhand pipe-handling system, hosted an open house at its new facility in Bemidji, Minnesota, in the United States, showcasing a number of its models. Live demonstrations........

Gain exposure at Fixing Pipeline Problems

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now available for the Fixing Pipeline Problems Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin, Germany, from 15–18 October 2012. This new international...

Jun 01, 2012

CO2 pipelines: paving the way to climate change

The recent release of the United Kingdom’s first Carbon Capture and Storage Roadmap highlights the growing interest in development of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage projects, which are likely to require.....

May 30, 2012

Oil pipeline technology shows improved energy efficiency

The United States Department of Energy’s RMOTC energy testing centre has validated a score of 56.12 per cent improved energy efficiency during successful 24-hour testing of STWA Inc.’s applied oil pipeline technology,...

May 24, 2012

Nabucco proposes to go West

The Nabucco Consortium has submitted a proposal to the Shah Deniz II consortium for the construction of a ‘Nabucco West’ pipeline, which would bring Caspian gas from the Bulgarian-Turkish border to Austria and beyond....

India and Pakistan sign agreements for TAPI

After more than 20 years of negotiations, India’s GAIL and Pakistan’s Inter State Gas System have signed gas sales and purchase agreements with Turkmenistan, bringing the proposed 1,800 km Turkmenistan – Afghanistan.....

UK Govt puts CO2 pipelines on the map

The UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has issued an important strategy document on carbon capture and storage, including a significant reference to transportation of captured (anthropogenic) CO2....

Hydrogen pipeline under construction in Louisiana

Willbros Group has been awarded a contract by Praxair Inc. to construct an 84 km, 12 inch diameter hydrogen pipeline in Louisiana. The hydrogen pipeline will originate at Praxair’s plant in Geismar, Louisiana, and will..

Power systems supplied for large pipeline installation vessels

Power and automation technology group ABB has been awarded an order from Daewoo to supply energy efficient propulsion and electrical power systems for two new deep sea pipeline installation vessels that will build oil...

May 14, 2012

Nord Stream considers more pipelines

Nord Stream AG will conduct a feasibility study of possible options to further increase the capacities to transport natural gas from Russia to the European Union through the Baltic Sea. Over the next eight months, Nord..

May 11, 2012

Keystone XL re-applies for Presidential Permit Keystone XL re-applies for Presidential Permit

TransCanada Corporation has resubmitted a Presidential Permit application to the United States Department of State for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline section running from the US-Canada border in Montana to Steele....

Offshore contract awarded for Chinese development project

Offshore Oil Engineering Co. awarded Technip a pipeline installation contract for the Liwan 3-1 shallow water gas project, located approximately 300 km south of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, offshore China...

Company formed to build Glass Mountain

SemGroup Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and Gavilon LLC have formed Glass Mountain Pipeline LLC to build a 338 km crude oil pipeline in Oklahoma.

Submit your paper for Fixing Pipeline Problems

If you are a leader in the pipeline repair and rehabilitation industry, submit your paper for the new Fixing Pipeline Problems Conference and Exhibition, to be held from 15–18 October 2012 at the Estrel Hotel....

Register now for the CO2 Forum

Make sure you don’t miss out on registering for the Third International Forum on Transportation of CO2 by Pipeline, to be held from 20–21 June 2012 in Newcastle, United Kingdom.Following on from the success of the.......

Pre-qualification open for Iran to Pakistan gas pipeline

Inter State Gas Systems is currently inviting contractors to pre-qualify for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contract of a 785 km, 42 inch diameter gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan........

May 02, 2012

UK pipeline prepares for emergencies

BBL Company has awarded Independent Risk Management Systems a contract to produce a concept proposal that will provide a thorough assessment of BBL’s current pipeline repair contingency plans and preparedness. BBL Comp..

May 01, 2012

Interview: TAP and Shah Deniz on the Southern Gas Corridor

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG Managing Director Kjetil Tungland and BP Vice President for the Shah Deniz Development Al Cook have shared their thoughts on why the Southern Gas Corridor is important and the contrasting......

Apr 27, 2012

Wanted: shippers for new NGL pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and DCP Midstream have agreed to design and construct a new natural gas liquids pipeline from the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado to Skellytown, Texas......

Shah Deniz Stage 2 enters FEED

The Shah Deniz consortium has reached an important milestone and approved the decision to commence front-end engineering and design on the estimated $US25 billion Shah Deniz Stage 2 project, during which an export......

Loan to fund Ghanaian gas pipelines

A portion of the $US3 billion loan Ghana recently secured from the Chinese Development Bank will be allocated to the development of the Jubilee Oil Field, which will involve both onshore and offshore gas pipelines.......

Talking CO2 pipelines in the UK

Don’t miss out on the world’s only dedicated CO2 pipeline conference, the International Forum on Transportation of CO2 by Pipeline, to be held from 20–21 June in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The Third International Forum..

Second Nord Stream line completed ahead of schedule

Nord Stream has completed offshore pipelay for the second of its twin 1,224 km gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea ahead of schedule. Following extensive pre-commissioning and commissioning, Line 2 is scheduled to......

Apr 24, 2012

Detailed design contract awarded for GSA Development

The offshore business stream of the Penspen Group, Andrew Palmer and Associates, has been contracted by EPC Offshore to provide detailed design services for the Greater Stella Area Development, located in the central....

Apr 20, 2012

Companies collaborate to keep an eye on pipeline integrity

Willbros will be collaborating with GeoEye to develop a cloud-based pipeline integrity management solution. Willbros said that this cloud-based solution will provide customers easy access to real-time pipeline........

Apr 17, 2012

Qatar sees successful pipeline pressure isolation

TDW Offshore Services has completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in Qatar on behalf of a major LNG supplier.

Apr 13, 2012

Pipeline services provider appoints Senior VP and COO

T.D. Williamson has promoted Bruce Thames to the position of Senior Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr Thames will be responsible for overseeing completion of strategic T.D. Williamson (TDW).....

PNGRB seeks comment on draft regulation

India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is currently seeking public comment on the draft of a new regulation. The Draft Regulation on Integrity Management System for Natural Gas Pipelines 2012 outlines

Apr 12, 2012

Feasibility study contractor named for Polish-Slovakian gas pipeline

Polish operator Gaz-System and Slovakian operator Eustream have appointed Gazoprojekt to conduct a feasibility study on a gas interconnector between the two countries. The Gas Interconnection Poland – Slovakia project...

Pipeline proposed for Bakken crude oil transportation

ONEOK Partners plans to invest $US1.5–1.8 billion between now and 2015 to build a 2,092 km pipeline with the capacity to transport 200,000 bbl/d of crude oil from the Bakken Shale to Cushing, Oklahoma.

Put your company on show at the CO2 Forum

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities now available for the Third International Forum Transportation of CO2 by Pipeline, 18–21 June 2012 in Newcastle, UK. organised by Tiratsoo Technical – division of Great Southern

Pipeline construction begins in southern Peru

Construction on the South Andean Gas Pipeline has been launched at a ceremony in Quillabamba in southern Peru. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala attended the ceremony, emphasising the job creation opportunities and.....

Apr 04, 2012

Emergency pipeline repair service offers advance preparation

Global joint integrity specialist Hydratight has launched an updated emergency pipeline repair system to offer better disaster planning and contingency services to operators and contractors in the oil and gas industry.

Pipeline R&D on PRCI’s Spanish agenda

Pipeline Research Council International will be holding a meeting of its pipeline technical committees in Barcelona, Spain, in May 2012, as part of a series of summits that aim to establish a consensus on the direction..

Apr 02, 2012

Pipeline isolation completed in the UK

STATS Group has completed a pipeline isolation project at the Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, on behalf of Wood Group PSN and Conoco Phillips.

Mar 14, 2012

Last chance call for papers for PPIM Asia Pacific

If you would like to share your pipeline knowledge at the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition – to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21–24 May 2012 – send in your.....

Texas Express receives shipper commitment

Enterprise Products Partners, Enbridge Energy Partners, and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation have executed long-term contracts with shippers for capacity on the joint venture’s Texas Express natural gas liquids pipeline.

Companies plan to develop Commonwealth gas pipeline

Inergy Midstream, in conjunction with affiliates of UGI Corporation and WGL Holdings, plans to jointly market and develop a new 322 km, 30 inch diameter interstate natural gas pipeline in the United States, known as ....

Nabucco to commence land acquisition activities

The Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Sources has approved the ‘Public Interest Decision’, allowing Nabucco Gas Pipeline International to proceed with land acquisition activities for its 3,900 km, 56" diameter...

Construction begins on 2nd West-East Gas Pipeline Hong Kong branch

China National Petroleum Corporation has commenced construction on the Hong Kong branch of the Second West-East Gas Pipeline with the Zhong You Hai 101 pipelay vessel laying welded pipe offshore Dachan Island near....

Move made to meet increased integrity services demand

Penspen Director of Integrity Nigel Curson will be relocating to Penspen International’s Middle East Regional Office in Abu Dhabi this week in response to increasing demand for oil and gas integrity and engineering.....

Mar 01, 2012

Securing Eastern Europe’s energy supply with pipelines

Within the past year, Eastern Europe has seen an increase in the development of transmission oil and gas pipelines to help secure its gas supply. Pipelines International takes a look at how the region is coming together

Feb 29, 2012

Gas flow halted in west Africa

The West African Gas Pipeline Company – operator of the West African Gas Pipeline system – has been forced to shut off gas receipts into its pipeline.

Share your expertise at PPIM Asia Pacific

Are you an expert in pipeline pigging? Share your knowledge with the industry at the Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21–24 May 2012.....

Secure your spot at major Bahrain pipeline conference

Register now for the first international conference and exhibition on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management, to be held in Bahrain’s prestigious Gulf Convention Centre from 19–21 March 2012.

TAP selected by Shah Deniz

The 800 km, 42–48 inch diameter Trans Adriatic Pipeline has been selected by the Shah Deniz Consortium as the priority gas pipeline route to Italy. Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG will now enter into exclusive.....

Urupabol gas pipeline finds feasibility contractor

A consortium between Tractebel Engineering and Energy Consulting Services has been contracted to complete a feasibility study for the ‘Urupabol’ gas interconnection between Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Mexican pipeline extension construction contract awarded

TransCanada has been awarded a 25-year natural gas transportation service contract by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad – Mexico's state-owned power company – to build, own and operate the Tamazunchale Pipeline....

Renewed tender for Kenyan pipeline consultant

Kenya Pipeline Company has re-tendered for consultancy services for the replacement of its 450 km, 14 inch diameter Mombasa to Nairobi petroleum pipeline. The original tender was announced in October 2011.The selected...

Algerian gas development project granted authorisation

Repsol, Sonatrach, RWE Dea and Edison have been granted authorisation from the Algerian Agence Nationale pour the L'expertise des Hydrocarbures Resources to develop the North Reggane project in the Algerian Sahara.....

Feb 28, 2012

CEO succession plans announced for Canadian pipeline company

Enbridge’s current President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Daniel, will retire on or before the end of 2012. In light of this, Enbridge’s Board of Directors has appointed Al Monaco – currently President, Gas......

Feb 21, 2012

Nabucco submits EIA to Turkish ministry

The environmental impact assessment report for a 760 km section of the Nabucco gas pipeline has been officially submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation.

Pipeline to service Mississippian Lime crude oil production

Plains All American Pipeline plans to construct a new 274 km pipeline to service the increasing Mississippian Lime crude oil production in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. This pipeline – in conjunction with the...

Feb 15, 2012

Cajun-Sibon NGL pipeline construction to proceed

The Crosstex Energy Partnership has received sufficient long-term supply commitments to proceed with the construction of its 209 km, 12 inch diameter Cajun-Sibon natural gas liquids pipeline in Texas.

South Sudan provides updates on new pipeline developments

South Sudanese Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin has provided updates in a media briefing on the proposed pipeline infrastructure in his country.

Case made for a Poland to Lithuania gas pipeline

The business case analysis of the Gas Interconnection Poland – Lithuania pipeline has been finalised. The pipeline would integrate the Baltic States into the European Union’s gas market, and would provide access to the..

Feb 13, 2012

Brazilian energy company appoints new CEO

The Petrobras Board of Directors has elected Maria das Graças Silva Foster as Chief Executive Officer, who will be taking over from José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo as of today.

Feb 07, 2012

Middle East’s integrity services sees new addition

The Penspen Group has appointed Ibrahim Washash as its new Regional Manager of Integrity Services in the Middle East. Based in Abu Dhabi, Mr Washash will spearhead Penspen’s initiative to enhance its integrity services..

Feb 01, 2012

Kenya and South Sudan sign MoU for pipeline construction

The republics of South Sudan and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build an oil pipeline from South Sudan to the Kenyan Port of Lamu.

Don’t miss out on exhibiting at Bahrain’s premier pipeline event

Be amongst the best at the first international conference and exhibition on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management, to be held in Bahrain’s prestigious Gulf Convention Centre from 19–21 March 2012

See you on the road to PPIM

Take a detour down Houston’s I-10/Katy Freeway near Kirkwood to see our new Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition billboard – then make sure you register for the event!

South Stream gets fast-tracked

Following authorisation from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Gazprom has decided to fast-track the South Stream gas pipeline project. Construction will now begin as early as December 2012 instead of in 2013 as...

Construction contractor selected for Russian pipeline

Stroygazmontazh has been selected as a construction contractor for the second string of the Bovanenkovo – Ukhta gas pipeline. Stroygazmontazh will lay 84 km of pipeline – the first 58 km of the second string, as well....

Jan 31, 2012

International wins for oil and gas company

GE Oil and Gas’ surface and subsea production equipment, control systems and services have been selected for the Nexen Golden Eagle Area Development project in the United Kingdom’s central North Sea, which involves....

Jan 27, 2012

One of the longest offshore ILI contracts in US history awarded

Rosen has been awarded a record-breaking in-line inspection project for the Gulfstream pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Rosen, the offshore in-line inspection (ILI) of the 36 inch-diameter segment of the....

Jan 23, 2012

New concept may herald pipeline cost reductions

DNV has developed a new pipeline concept called X-Stream that can significantly reduce the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime.

Jan 19, 2012

How to effectively market your business in the pipeline industry

The high penetration rates and heavy use of the internet in in the world has led to a proliferation of new types of marketing tools that are the perfect complement to traditional marketing.

PRCI discusses 2012 research programme

The 2012 Pipeline Research Council International research programme has been initiated following meetings of its Pipeline Technical Committees. According to the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), its 2012...

In-line cleaning proves beneficial for Romanian pipelines

T.D. Williamson has completed an in-line crude oil pipeline cleaning and gauging operation in Romania, resulting in significant benefits in the form of increased product flow by reduced pipeline pressure for pipeline....

Keystone to re-apply for Presidential Permit

TransCanada has said it will re-apply for the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline following the United States Department of State's decision to deny its original application.

Jan 18, 2012

Mid-2012 could see Abu Dhabi pipeline operation

The United Arab Emirates Minister of Energy Mohammed Al-Hamli has said that the operation of the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline Project could start as early as May or June, allowing oil exports to bypass the Strait of ...

Acquisition to fuel Caribbean gas pipeline progress

First Reserve’s Energy Infrastructure Fund has partnered with Beowulf Energy to acquire a majority stake in the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline Co., which plans to construct an approximately 880 km subsea pipeline to.....

Partnership sees genesis of crude oil pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners and Genesis Energy plan to build a 240 km, 18 inch diameter crude oil gathering pipeline in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Moroccan pipeline reaches completion

Circle Oil has completed construction of the new gas pipeline and associated infrastructure for its Rharb Basin permits in Morocco.

South Stream receives Turkish approval

Turkey has granted all necessary and unconditional permits for the proposed South Stream gas pipeline, allowing construction to proceed.

MoU signed for construction of Trans-Anadolu Gas Pipeline

Azerbaijan and Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of the Trans-Anadolu Gas Pipeline. The ceremony was attended by Azerbaijan’s Industry and Energy Ministry and Turkey’s Energy and Natural...

Jan 10, 2012

Manning up for pipelines

Penspen’s Manpower division has been contracted by Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd to provide specialist manpower services in oil and gas engineering, pipelines and facilities. Under the terms of agreement, The Penspen.....

Dec 21, 2011

Line C begins construction

Construction has begun in Uzbekistan on Line C of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline. A commencement ceremony was held in Gazli, Uzbekistan, to celebrate the start of construction for Line C of the Central Asia-China...

Master pipeline integrity management

To meet the needs of highly experienced engineers, a new advanced pipeline integrity course will be offered for the first time in the United Kingdom and the United States in 2012. Organised by Tiratsoo Technical – a.....

Pipelines International December edition is now online!

The December edition of Pipelines International – which is jam-packed with information on pipelines around the world, details on the latest products and technology, and exclusive interviews – is now available online.

Offshore contractor lands South American projects

Saipem has been awarded approximately $US600 million in contracts which involve installation of pipelines offshore South America. Saipem has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning......

On the crest of a new pipeline

Crestwood Midstream Partners has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mountaineer Keystone to construct a 68 km, 16 inch diameter natural gas gathering system to serve Mountaineer Keystone’s Marcellus Shale....

Keystone’s Houston Lateral to proceed

TransCanada will proceed with a lateral from the Keystone Pipeline System to the Houston refining market in the United States, following the conclusion of a successful open season.

Bulgaria exits oil pipeline project

Bulgaria has opted out of the approximately 300 km, 42 inch diameter Burgas to Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project. The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has decided to terminate the Republic of Bulgaria’s participation...

Enbridge acquires Seaway interest

Enbridge has completed the acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in the Seaway Crude Pipeline System, located in Texas, United States, for $US1.15 billion. Enbridge is the joint owner of the pipeline with Enterprise....

Dec 07, 2011

Netherlands to host pipeline courses

Don’t miss the chance to sharpen your pipeline knowledge with four important courses this January in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Offshore EPC contract awarded

Punj Lloyd has been awarded a $US97.3 million engineering, procurement and construction contract from India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for an offshore project involving 122 km of subsea pipeline in Bombay High...

Chinese pipelines start up

Ceremonies were recently simultaneously held in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China, to celebrate the arrival of natural gas from Turkmenistan through the 6,811 km Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline, and the 8,704 km Second...

Pipeline expansion approved

Spectra Energy subsidiary Texas Eastern Transmission has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Texas Eastern Appalachia to Market 2012 pipeline expansion project.

Iran begins new gas pipeline construction

Iran has commenced construction on a 420 km major oil pipeline, according to local news service Tehran Times.

Host govt agreement negotiations underway for TAP

The Albanian Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy and Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG have commenced the negotiation of a host government (permit) agreement, setting out the specific requirements to be followed throughout...

Business development opportunity in Bahrain

Being the best requires constant development, which is why anyone involved in pipeline operations and integrity management should be in Bahrain in March 2012 for the inaugural Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and...

Dec 04, 2011

Best practice in Bahrain

Make sure not to miss the first Saudi Aramco international conference and exhibition on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management, to be held from 19–21 March 2012, at Bahrain’s prestigious Gulf...

The origin of intelligent pigs

By Doug Woodley, Director, Woodley Pipeline Services Ltd and Technical Adviser, Pigging Products and Services Association. One of the most crucial aspects of pipeline operation is ensuring pipeline integrity.......

Dec 03, 2011

The Pipeline Integrity Master Class

Over the last 15 years Clarion, Tiratsoo Technical, Penspen, and others have educated thousands of pipeline engineers in the essential tools and methods of pipeline integrity assessment. While there continues to be a...

PPIM takes Europe by storm

After its 23rd successful year in Houston, Tiratsoo Technical and Clarion recently brought the acclaimed Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition to Prague, Czech Republic.

Dec 01, 2011

Turning up the heat: Rio Pipeline 2011

Bringing together some of the leading pipeline industry individuals, the 8th biennial Rio Pipeline Conference and Exhibition, held 20–22 September 2011 at the Sul America Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, was..

Texan rehab and repair

Industry experts gathered to discuss the latest in pipeline rehabilitation at the 2011 Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Repair of Pipelines Conference and Exhibition, which was held from 2–3 November at the Marriott.....

The indispensable link – a look into INGAA

Founded in 1944, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the natural gas pipeline industry in North America and promotes best practice in.....

Sour gas pipelines – how do we deal with them?

Sour gas is evident in various oil and gas producing regions of the world, in particular, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The product can not only cause deterioration to pipelines, but is.....

Dealing with fractures and landslides

The recent issue of the Journal of Pipeline Engineering contains five scientific papers dealing with a number of aspects of pipeline engineering design. Here Pipelines International highlights three of these, two of....

Pipeline isolation in the Philippines

With operators eager to ensure that pipeline networks function with minimum interruption, quick replacement of defective valves is important. Shell Philippines Exploration and Production discovered the benefits of.....

In Salah – a gas oasis in the desert

Faced with challenges from start to finish, the In Salah Southern Fields Project – located in the Sahara desert – will overcome searing heat, sand storms and corrosive gas to install a 300 km pipeline network that .....

Regulation round-up

In the United States, a New Jersey pipeline safety programme has received approximately $US1 million funding, and a number of pipeline safety bills have been signed by the Californian Governor, in a major step.....

Fit for service: in-line inspection

Inspection and assessment capabilities in the pipeline industry are constantly improving thanks to competitive technology developments. More advanced in-line inspection tools yield better data on pipeline condition....

Rosen: Thirty years strong

Rosen, a leading privately owned company, celebrates 30 years of serving the oil and gas industry with inspection, integrity, and rehabilitation products and services. Operating in over 100 countries, the company....

Introducing the middleweight

There has been an increase of interest in heavyweight pipelayers around the world; however Volvo’s new PL3005D, with its 50 t tipping capacity, could be the new middleweight champ.

New pipelayers coming from PLM

In early 2012, general production will begin on the PL83 pipelayer, replacing the 583T, and the PL87, replacing the 587T and 587R. The PL83 and PL87 offer a variety of features for increased lift capacity, enhanced....

QSN 3 – overcoming challenges in loops and bounds

Since June 2010, Nacap has been constructing the QSN 3 Project, a 938.5 km, 450 mm diameter pipeline from Wallumbilla in southeast Queensland to Moomba in South Australia. As the project nears completion, Nacap.....

Pipeline potential down under

A number of exciting pipeline projects are currently underway in Australasia, including LNG developments across Australia and Papua New Guinea. Pipelines International looks at the projects which are set to launch......

PPIM takes Europe by storm

After its 23rd successful year in Houston, Tiratsoo Technical and Clarion recently brought the acclaimed Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition to Prague, Czech Republic.

Head to Houston for a bigger PPIM

Building on the success of previous years, the 24th Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition will held from 6–9 February 2012 at the Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas, bringing some of....

Brazilian ethanol pipeline system receives funding

The Brazilian Development Bank has approved a bridge loan of approximately $US960 million for Logum Logistica to implement an ethanol pipeline and to install product collection centres.

Enterprise and Chesapeake to develop long-haul ethane pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners and Chesapeake Energy Corporation have entered into a long-term contract whereby Chesapeake would anchor Enterprise’s proposed long-haul ethane pipeline from the Marcellus and Utica shale....

Nov 23, 2011

Construction company to restructure

KHE Group BV (Koop) has said its sale of the Nacap Group of companies to Habau GmbH will not proceed. In May this year, Koop had announced that it would be selling its shares in Nacap to Habau, however, Koop.....

Pipeline integrity courses come to Calgary

Update your knowledge by attending the series of pipeline integrity courses to be held from 5–9 December at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The three industry courses – organised by Tiratsoo Technical....

Nov 17, 2011

A sea change for Seaway

Enbridge and Enterprise Products Partners have agreed to reverse the direction of crude oil flows on the Seaway crude oil pipeline system to enable it to transport oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to the United States Gulf...

Nov 16, 2011

Nebraskans to play role in determining final Keystone XL route

TransCanada has confirmed that the Keystone XL oil pipeline route will be modified to avoid the Sandhills area in Nebraska, United States. TransCanada said it supports proposed legislation within the State of Nebraska...

Nov 11, 2011

Keystone XL to investigate new route options

The United States Department of State has informed TransCanada that further analysis of route options for the Keystone XL oil pipeline need to be investigated.

Nov 09, 2011

A major milestone for European energy security

The first of the twin Nord Stream gas pipelines has become operational and was hailed by political and business leaders as making a significant contribution to Europe’s long-term energy security at its formal.....

Laying pipe offshore PNG

Construction of the offshore gas pipeline for the PNG LNG Project has started, with the first lengths of pipe laid near the LNG plant in Papua New Guinea. The 407 km long, 36 inch diameter pipeline stretches from Omati..

A positive evaluation for Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water has positively evaluated the quality of the environmental and social impact assessment report for the Bulgarian section of the approximately 300 km Burgas to.....

New contractor and special review for Keystone XL

TransCanada Corporation has selected Price Gregory Services Inc., a Quanta Services operating unit, to be part of a joint venture called MPS Constructors to help build the TransCanada Keystone XL crude oil pipeline....

Azerbaijan-Turkey gas agreements signed

The republics of Azerbaijan and Turkey have signed a number of key gas export related agreements to enable Turkey to buy gas from Azerbaijan and to transit Azerbaijan gas through Turkey to Europe.

Improve your pipeline knowledge in KL

From 21–25 November, four important training courses will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that will improve your knowledge of pipeline integrity and maintenance. Tiratsoo Technical, a division of Great Southern....

Nov 02, 2011

Pipeline integrity to be centred in Utah

T.D. Williamson Inc. has announced plans for the creation of a global pipeline integrity center in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Alliance sees power generation innovation

The world’s first commercial ORegen waste heat recovery system – an innovative technology developed by GE Oil & Gas that enables a gas turbine to produce extra power without any additional emissions or fuel consumption..

Oct 31, 2011

Pigging point of discussion in UK

The Pigging Products and Services Association will hold a one-day seminar on meeting the challenges of pipeline pigging on 16 November 2011 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Oct 26, 2011

Greenstream restarts

Greenstream BV’s Libyan branch has initiated testing activities for the release of natural gas into the Greenstream Pipeline, which connects the treatment plant of Mellitah on the Western part of the Libyan coast to....

FEEDing the subsea

Andrew Palmer and Associates has been contracted to provide the front-end engineering design for EPC Offshore Limited in support of Ithaca Energy’s Greater Stella Area Development, located offshore United Kingdom.

Get technical in KL

Head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21–25 November to receive training from some of the industry’s best to sharpen your knowledge and become a leader in the industry. Tiratsoo Technical, a division of Great Southern....

Supporting Montney

Spectra Energy and Progress Energy Resources have announced the execution of multi-year agreements between the two companies for development of the Montney production in Progress’ core development area in northeast BC...

Oct 25, 2011

A unanimous win for safety

The United States Senate has passed legislation to strengthen safety and environmental protection in oil and gas pipeline transport with a unanimous vote this week. A similar measure in the US House of Representatives...

Oct 12, 2011

Bridging support for ethanol pipeline

The Brazilian Development Bank has approved a bridge loan of approximately $US960 million for Logum Logistica to implement an ethanol pipeline and to install product collection centres.

Proposal submitted for ITGI system

DEPA, the Public Gas Corporation of Greece, and Edison have submitted a technical proposal and commercial offer to transit gas through their Interconnector Turkey – Greece – Italy pipeline system from the Stage 2......

Three reasons to attend ERRP

The Evaluation, Rehabilitation & Repair of Pipelines Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Houston, Texas, United States, from 2– 3 November, includse a speaker programme featuring experts from around the globe, a...

Tanzania secures Chinese loan for gas pipeline

The Tanzanian Government has signed a loan agreement with the Chinese Government for the construction of a 532 km gas pipeline from Mnazi Bay in the Mtwara region and Songo Songo in Kilwa District to Dar es Salaam......

Details of Line C pipeline agreed upon

China National Petroleum Corporation and KazMunaiGas have signed an agreement on basic principles regarding the design, financing, construction and operation of Line C of the Kazakhstan – China gas pipeline.

Oct 04, 2011

Nabucco submits transportation proposal

Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH has submitted a comprehensive transportation proposal to the consortium developing Stage 2 of the Shah Deniz II gas field, offshore Azerbaijan.

Sep 30, 2011

Wrangling a new crude oil pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge plan to design, construct and operate a new 800 km, 36 inch diameter pipeline to transport crude oil from the oversupplied hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Texas Gulf Coast....

Sep 29, 2011

Open season announced for Tioga

Alliance Pipeline, which is owned by Veresen and Enbridge, is holding an open season to identify further shipper demand for its proposed 124 km, 12 inch diameter Tioga natural gas pipeline lateral in North Dakota, US...

Sep 28, 2011

MoU signed for Russia to North Korea pipeline

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Gazprom and North Korea’s Ministry of Oil Industry for the construction of a gas pipeline between Russia and the Korean Peninsula.

Poland – Czech pipeline opened

An opening ceremony has been held in the Polish town of Cieszyn and on the Czech side near the village of Chotébuz for the approximately 31.5 km gas pipeline interconnector between Poland and the Czech Republic.

Five reasons to get trained in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Don’t miss out on five important training courses being offered by Tiratsoo Technical (a division of Great Southern Press) and Clarion Technical Conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 21–25 November 2011.

Sun rises on Marcellus

The United States’ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given EQT Corporation's subsidiary Equitrans notice to proceed with construction of a new natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Tapping into European support

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has submitted its application to the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy for the construction of an independent natural gas system in another step towards construction of its approximately...

New pipeline parks itself in south eastern US

Kinder Morgan and Valero Energy have formed a joint venture to build and operate a new 219 km, 16 inch diameter pipeline to transport gasoline, jet fuel and diesel to south eastern United States.

Sep 27, 2011

See the whole pipeline defect picture with MagneScan

After over two years of operation, the latest MagneScan in-line inspection tool continue to attract attention for their high-performance defect detection and sizing.

Sep 23, 2011

Pipelines International enjoys Rio Pipeline

Held at the Sul America Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 8th biennial Rio Pipeline Conference and Exhibition has attracted approximately 3,000 pipeline industry professionals.

Sep 21, 2011

Lula – Mexilhão pipeline begins operation

Petrobras has commenced operation of the Lula – Mexilhão gas pipeline, located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

Sep 19, 2011

South Stream finds new shareholders

Wintershall Holding and EDF have signed a shareholder agreement for the offshore section of the South Stream gas pipeline.

Sep 15, 2011

Welding commences on Phase II of Kazakhstan – China gas pipeline

A ceremony has been held in Turkistan, Kazakhstan, to mark the commencement of welding on Phase II of the Kazakhstan – China gas pipeline. Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Umirzak Shukeyev read a congratulatory letter from..

Sep 14, 2011

Athabasca Pipeline to be looped

Enbridge will loop the southern section of its Athabasca oil pipeline from Kirby Lake, Alberta, to the crude oil hub at Hardisty, Alberta, involving construction of approximately 345 km of new, 36 inch diameter pipeline.

TAP submits Single Authorisation application in Italy

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has submitted a Single Authorisation application to the Ministry of Economic Development in Italy for its 800 km gas pipeline.

MoU signed for Slovak-Hungarian gas interconnector

Slovak gas transmission system operator Eustream and MVM Group member company Országos Villamostávvezeték have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue the Slovak-Hungarian Gas Pipeline Interconnector Project.

Rehabilitate your pipeline operating knowledge at ERRP

Head to Houston in November 2011 to discuss pipeline rehabilitation issues, ranging from the initial stages of evaluating a pipeline’s condition, to the steps required to ensure the asset’s continued fitness-for-purpose

Gulf Coast gets linked

Enterprise Products Partners, Enbridge and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation have entered into an agreement to design and construct a new 933 km natural gas liquids pipeline.

Getting the most out of Rio Pipeline

With 16 streams, debate forums, panels, 343 technical papers from 27 different countries and an exposition with some of the industry’s top companies, the 4th International Rio Pipeline Conference and Exhibition will.....

Interview with EGIIIF speaker now online

Gastech Specialist Events has released its third energy package podcast: an interview with Ana Stanic on the European Commission’s future energy directives.

Sep 08, 2011

TAP gets TPAs in order for massive project start

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG has submitted Third Party Access Exemption applications in all three of the countries – Albania, Greece and Italy – which will host its approximately 800 km gas pipeline. Third Party Access....

Offshore consultant advises on maximising pipelay barge benefit

Offshore Independents has been awarded a project management contract by international dredging, marine and offshore contractor Van Oord of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Under the terms of the contract, Offshore.....

Sep 01, 2011

Collaborating for success: IAPMIGAS

In 2008, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources’ Former Director General of Oil and Gas, Dr Ir. Luluk Sumiars, initiated the Indonesian Oil and Gas Pipeliner Association (IAPMIGAS). This association acts as a....

Gorgon LNG gets to the baseline with Rosen

Rosen Group was recently awarded four major baseline pipeline inspection contracts, worth approximately $US9 million, for the Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG Project, located off the coast of Western Australia....

Handle with care

Handling pipe and material on job sites is a labour intensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous task, but one that is necessary for transmission pipeline projects. Pipe supplies must be unloaded from trucks......

Doubling the hose: slurry pipeline pumps

Today, slurry pipeline systems often operate at much higher solid concentrations than previous installations. This results in high demands on the mechanical equipment, including positive displacement pumps.

Great Southern Press opens new office in China

Publisher of Pipelines International, Great Southern Press is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Qingdao, China. The new office in China will be headed by Daisy Liu, who has worked with the company since

Protecting pipe: the importance of selecting the right coating

Choosing the right pipeline coating is crucial in ensuring the long-term protection and efficiency of gas pipelines. Bredero Shaw’s Peter Mayes and Justin Brown outline the different types of coating available, and....

The long and welding road to pipelines

Pipeline welding plays an important part in both the onshore and offshore pipeline industry. Throughout the years there have been significant advancements to help ensure a pipelines durability and reliability........

Construction completed on Guadalajara

In June 2011, TransCanada completed the 307 km, 30 inch diameter Guadalajara Pipeline, which will supply Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s power plant, located in Mexico.

Pipeline capacity augmentation project zooms ahead

Gas Authority of India Limited is constructing a new pipeline and increasing the capacity of its existing Vijaipur – Kota Pipeline in order to meet growing demand for natural gas in the state of Rajasthan, India.....

EAC to study Kampala oil pipeline extension

The East African Community Secretariat will soon begin a feasibility study for an extension of the oil pipeline in Uganda from Kampala to Kigali, Rwanda, to Bujumbura, Burrundi – a distance of approximately 310 km.

Pipeline to power the Olympics

The recently commissioned Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi Pipeline will not only bring gas to the city of Sochi, Russia, but to the Olympics as well, as Sochi is transformed into a Winter Olympics Games host city and a...

Inviting progress on the Iran – Pakistan pipeline

After decades of discussion and modification to the project, expressions of interest are being invited for the supply of line pipe and coating for the long-planned Iran – Pakistan gas pipeline.

From the mountains to the sea: a review of South America

South America has vast resources, located both onshore and offshore, and has commenced a number of projects to increase their production. Here, Pipelines International provides a snapshot of some of the major projects...

Getting in-line with pipeline integrity management

In-line inspection tools are extremely important for pipeline integrity management and can help avoid financial losses, damage to the operator’s reputation, and safety concerns. However, many people know that the.....

The natural gas industry in Argentina: development and perspectives

The natural gas industry in Argentina has gone through many changes and faced many challenges over the years, including the privitisation of companies and tough economic times. This article will describe the situation...

Over mountains, under rivers – constructing Bolivia’s GCC

Construction has commenced on the final stage of the Gasoducto Cochabamba Carrasco in Bolivia. The 78 km pipeline section will traverse some of Bolivia’s most challenging terrain. Construction on the most difficult....

Growth, innovation and results: Techint

For over 65 years, Techint Engineering & Construction has developed complex and diverse projects in the world’s most remote regions, in areas such as North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Here.....

Nord Stream ties-in diver safety

As Pipelines International goes to print, the second of the two major subsea tie-ins on the first of Nord Stream’s twin 48 inch diameter, 1,224 km long, gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea is being completed by saturation...

Trinidad pipeline sees first north-eastern offshore gas

The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago has completed the North-Eastern Offshore Pipeline, which will transport gas from offshore Trinidad’s northeast coast for the first time. The North-Eastern Offshore (NEO)...

Producing from offshore Trinidad

BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has begun natural gas production from the Serrette field, located in 90 m of water off Trinidad’s south east coast. Production is being transported to shore via a 31 km pipeline. Serrette...

Final EIS unlocks Keystone XL

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for TransCanada’s 2,736 km proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, which will run from Hardisty, Alberta to Port Aurthur, Texas, has reaffirmed the environmental.....

Winning the Jubilee

Intecsea has been awarded a contract to perform the pre-sanction engineering study on Jubilee Field Development Phase 1A, located offshore Ghana, Africa, which involves the defining of pipeline routes.

Pipeline event to boost Middle East industry

Be a part of history and make sure your company exhibits at the first Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition to be held in Bahrain.

Integrity in education

Oil and gas are the world’s major source of primary energy, and 3,500,000 km of large diameter, high-pressure pipelines transport most of these hydrocarbons around the world. As such, it is important that the pipeline...

Extend your pipeline’s operating life

Head to Houston in November to discuss pipeline rehabilitation issues, ranging from the initial stages of evaluation of a pipeline’s condition, to the steps required to ensure the asset’s continued fitness-for-purpose...

Pigging on show in Prague

The acclaimed Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference and Exhibition is coming to Europe this October. Make sure you attend to hear the latest developments in pipeline inspection.

From practical to political: discussing anthropogenic CO2 pipelines

Attendees at the second International Forum on the Transportation of CO2 by Pipeline, held in June 2011, were treated to a speaker programme ranging from the political to the general – while also covering scientific.....

Trelleborg reveals new diver-friendly piggyback clamp

Trelleborg Offshore has revealed a new diver-friendly piggyback clamp designed to improve safety during offshore pipeline installation.

The Big Blue: a fully-integrated pipeline welding system

Miller Electric, Hobart Brothers and Bernard introduce the Big Blue 350 PipePro System, a fully integrated pipeline welding system that was designed to outfit pipeline welders with a seamless, rugged solution built to...

Aug 25, 2011

Successful pipeline isolation saves time, money, environment

TDW Offshore Services AS has successfully completed a series of pipeline pressure isolation operations offshore western Borneo in Malaysia for Sarawak Shell Berhad.

Commercial support opens gate for pipeline

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has filed commercial agreements with the National Energy Board that fully subscribe for long-term service and capacity on the proposed 36 inch diameter crude oil export pipeline.....

Aug 24, 2011

Crude oil pipeline joint venture dissolves

Enterprise Products Partners has announced it will not be moving forward with a proposed joint venture with Energy Transfer Partners to develop and construct a 940 km crude oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Houston

Aug 19, 2011

US pipeline companies team up for safety

United States' American Petroleum Institute and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines have announced they are creating pipeline safety performance improvement leadership teams to supplement their ongoing performance......

Aug 18, 2011

Open season for two US crude oil projects

TransCanada has launched a binding open season for its Keystone Houston Lateral and Cushing Marketlink crude oil pipeline projects in the United States.

Welder found for Brazilian pipeline

Vallourec subsidiary Serimax has been awarded the welding contract for the Gas Sul North Capixaba project by Subsea 7 in Brazil.

Aug 17, 2011

Arrest made for attempted bombing of Oklahoma pipeline

The Oklahoma City Division of the FBI has announced that a man has been arrested for planting an improvised explosive device on Enerfin Resources’ gas pipeline near Okemah, Oklahoma.

Apply for the Global Pipeline Awards today!

Ensure that pipeline excellence is recognised – submit your application for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Global Pipeline Awards today.

Great Salt Plains Pipeline begins construction

Parnon Gathering has commenced construction of its crude oil pipeline in central Oklahoma, United States.

Power solution identified for Asian Gas Pipeline

Caterpillar has been selected to provide power solutions for the Asian Gas Pipeline, a joint project between Kazakhstan and China.

Welding on Myanmar – China oil and gas pipeline commences

China National Petroleum Corporation held a commencement ceremony in Mandalay, Burma, marking the start of welding on the Myanmar section of the Myanmar – China oil and gas pipeline.

Indian company wins three pipeline contracts

Larsen & Toubro has been awarded three contracts involving gas and oil pipelines, two in the United Arab Emirates and one in Thailand.

Russia and Korea consider new gas pipeline to link countries

Russia and Korea are currently in talks to construct a new natural gas pipeline between the two countries.

Gulf of Mexico sees success on pipeline pressure isolation

TDW Offshore Services has successfully completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in the Gulf of Mexico for a major operator.

Pipeline company signs up for software management solution

BP Pipelines has signed on to use Asset Guardian Solutions’s proprietary software management platform.

Aug 15, 2011

IGB pipeline FEED and EIA contract awarded

The Penspen and C&M Engineering Consortium has been awarded the contract for the front-end engineering and design, and environmental impact assessment of the Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria gas pipeline project.

Aug 03, 2011

Iran, Iraq and Syria sign on for pipeline to Europe

Iran, Iraq and Syria have signed a $US10 billion trilateral deal to construct a 5,000 km gas pipeline to Europe, according to Iranian news service Shana.

Perenco pipeline gains gov approval

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines has approved the environmental impact assessment submitted by Perenco for the construction, operation and maintenance of a 207 km, 20 inch diameter oil pipeline.

Get practical with pigging

Register now for the Practical Pigging Course being held from 12–16 September 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to sharpen your practical pigging skills with hands-on experience.

INGAA outlines pipeline safety action plan

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America has outlined a concrete action plan to achieve the aggressive pipeline safety goals it unveiled in February this year.

Ruby Pipeline placed in service

El Paso Corporation has placed its approximately 1,094 km, 42 inch diameter Ruby Pipeline, located in Wyoming, United States, in service.

Gazprom welds ahead

Gazprom has welded 981 km of Bovanenkovo – Ukhta pipeline, located in Russia, with 940 km already trenched and buried.

Jul 28, 2011

Certify your pipeline integrity management knowledge

Northumbria University is now accepting applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Pipeline Integrity Management which it is offering in partnership with Penspen Integrity. Apply for certification now to ensure...

New Risk Assessment Unit to improve pipeline safety

The California Public Utilities Commission has created a new Risk Assessment Unit to research, develop, and propose tools to improve pipeline safety and oversight in the state, and is also augmenting its pipeline....

OPAL pipeline reaches completion

The 470 km Ostsee Pipeline Anbindungs Leitung, the largest natural gas pipeline in western Europe, has reached completion. WINGAS Group completed construction work on the Ostsee Pipeline Anbindungs Leitung (OPAL)....

Jul 27, 2011

New Asian partnerships aid leak detection

Pure Technologies has been awarded a $US2.7 million contract to supply its pipeline leak detection and condition assessment technology to a major Asian water agency.

Jul 20, 2011

Exhibit at Bahrain’s premier pipeline event

The first international conference and exhibition on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management, to be held in Bahrain’s prestigious Gulf Convention Centre from 19–21 March 2012.

Meritage to build rich gas gathering system

Meritage Midstream Services will build a new 97 km, 16 inch diameter, rich gas gathering system in Webb County, Texas.

Insituform to coat Saudi Aramco offshore pipelines

Insituform Technologies subsidiary CRTS Inc has been awarded a $US48.4 million contract from Eni S.p.A. subsidiary Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia to provide robotic coating of internal field joints for Saudi Aramco offshore..

Jul 13, 2011

Exova to investigate corrosion fatigue in flexible pipes

Technip has awarded Exova a contract to investigate the effect of high pressure corrosion fatigue on the life of the tensile armour wire component of flexible pipes. Flexible oil and gas pipelines and risers are used...

PHMSA calls for action on Silvertip failure

The United States Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has called for corrective action from ExxonMobil with regards to the failure of the company’s Silvertip Pipeline.

Jul 12, 2011

Trelleborg develops piggyback clamp to improve diver safety

Trelleborg Offshore has revealed a new diver-friendly piggyback clamp designed to improve safety during offshore pipeline installation.

Jul 06, 2011

Share your South American project with the global pipeline industry!

Make sure to get your project into the South American region review, which will be featured in the upcoming September edition of Pipelines International.The September edition of Pipelines International will include a...

Juana Azurduy pipeline inaugurated

Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez and Bolivian President Evo Morales have inaugurated the new 48 km Juana Azurduy Gas Pipeline between Bolivia and Argentina. The 32 inch diameter pipeline runs 13 km through.....

Caspian capacity to be increased

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium has started the construction phase of the Caspian pipeline expansion in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

Lone Star to construct NGL pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners have announced that their joint venture, Lone Star NGL, will construct an approximately 853 km natural gas liquids pipeline in Texas.

Eastern section of Second West-East Gas Pipeline operational

China National Petroleum Corporation has put the 4,978 km eastern section of China’s Second West-East Gas Pipeline into operation.

Jun 30, 2011

Koch confirms Pettus – Corpus Christi crude oil pipeline

Koch Pipeline Company has received final shareholder approval to build a 99 km, 20 inch diameter crude oil pipeline between Pettus and Corpus Christi, Texas, to move Eagle Ford production.

Jun 29, 2011

NuStar and Velocity to develop Eagle Ford condensate pipeline

NuStar Logistics and Velocity Midstream Partners have signed a letter of intent to develop a 113 km, 12 inch diameter pipeline to transport west Eagle Ford Shale condensate from Velocity’s Gardendale hub to NuStar’s...

Jun 22, 2011

PHMSA to improve pipeline control room management

The United States’ Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that a new regulation to improve the management of pipeline control rooms will go into effect over..

Bathinda – Jammu – Srinagar Pipeline gains gov approval

The state governments of Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir in India have approved the Bathinda – Jammu – Srinagar Pipeline, according to Petroleum Bazaar.

EAC progresses gas and oil pipelines

The feasibility for the Dar es Salaam – Tanga – Mombasa natural gas pipeline has been completed with the study of the Kigali – Bujumbura oil pipeline soon to begin. The completion of the feasibility study was announced..

Pertamina proposes new pipeline network

PT Pertamina subsidiary Pertamina Gas plans to build a new 140 km pipeline network to connect Cirebon and Muara Karang in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to The Jakarta Post. The pipeline is intended to help cope with....

Offshore works on Nord Stream Pipeline completed

All three sections of the first of Nord Stream’s twin 1,224 km gas pipelines have now been joined together underwater by hyperbaric tie-ins. The completed pipeline through the Baltic Sea will now be prepared for......

DCP to convert and extend pipeline for NGL transport

DCP Midstream will acquire the Seaway Products Pipeline from ConocoPhillips and create new natural gas liquids transportation capacity from the Midcontinent to Texas Gulf Coast markets.

Jun 21, 2011

TransCanada completes Guadalajara Pipeline

TransCanada Corporation has completed the Guadalajara Pipeline, located in Mexico. The 307 km, 30 inch diameter pipeline – which cost $US360 million – connects to an LNG regasification facility located near Manzanillo...

ETE to acquire SUC

Energy Transfer Equity and Southern Union Company have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby ETE will acquire SUC and its pipeline assets.

Chad Crude Pipeline commissioned

China National Petroleum Corporation has commissioned a 300 km oil pipeline in Chad, Africa.

Jun 16, 2011

Global pipeline research discussed at 18th JTM

The Pipeline Research Council International hosted the 18th biennial Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research on 16–20 May 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Global pipeline research discussed at 18th JTM

The Pipeline Research Council International hosted the 18th biennial Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research on 16–20 May 2011 in San Francisco, California. The Joint Technical Meeting (JTM) was the largest that...

Jun 10, 2011

Global Pipeline Award to be announced at Rio Pipeline Conference

The Global Pipeline Award, which recognizes outstanding innovations and technological advances by various organizations in the field of pipeline transportation, will be awarded at the Rio Pipeline Conference....

ESIA underway in Greece for TAP pipeline

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has commenced its Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process in Greece.

Jun 08, 2011

Keystone recommences operation

TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone Pipeline System has resumed transporting crude oil following an approval from the United States’ Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

May 24, 2011

Telvent wins CPC contract

Telvent was awarded a contract by Caspian Pipeline Consortium for a SCADA system, leak detection, training, off-line model, energy optimisation solution and a telecommunications system for CPC’s crude oil pipeline.

PAA proposes new Eagle Ford pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline announced it will construct a 209 km crude oil and condensate pipeline, a marine terminal facility and 1.5 MMbbl of storage capacity to service growing Eagle Ford production in south Texas.

INPEX to construct new Itoigawa – Toyama pipeline

INPEX has announced it will construct the Toyama Line, a 102 km, 20 inch diameter natural gas trunk pipeline from Itoigawa city, Niigata Prefecture, to Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

Apr 27, 2011

ETP to construct crude oil pipeline, expand Eagle Ford system

Enterprise Products Partners and Energy Transfer Partners have formed at 50-50 joint venture to design and construct a crude oil pipeline to run from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Houston. Utilising new and existing pipelines..

Mar 09, 2011

New Pipeline Proposed for South Texas

Magellan Midstream Partners and M3 Midstream (Momentum) are developing a 290 km pipeline originating in LaSalle and Live Oak County, Texas, and terminating in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

Mar 03, 2011

Telvent SCADA to Control GRTgaz Gas Transmission System

Telvent has announced that it will deliver its advanced supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology to new customer GRTgaz.

Mar 02, 2011

Endeavour Receives Green Light for East Rochelle Pipeline

Endeavour International Corporation received approval from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change to proceed with the Rochelle Field Development Plan for Block 15/27 in the Central North Sea (East Rochelle)

Feb 23, 2011

ETP to Construct New Eagle Ford Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners will construct a 257 km gas pipeline to provide additional transportation services from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

Sep 01, 2010

Understanding and preventing corrosion

Corrosion can pose a threat to the integrity of a pipeline. VISCOTAQ outlines the different types of coatings available and the phenomena that can contribute to the corrosion of pipeline infrastructure.