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Oil and Gas News
Sep 4, 2019
Pipelines
Subsea 7 has won a contract for the development of the Lapa North East field, located around 300km offshore the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, at a depth of 2,150m in the pre-salt Santos Basin. The sizeable contract, which is estimated to be worth between $50-150 million (€45-136 million), was awarded by Total E&P do Brasil, acting as operator for and on behalf... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Sep 3, 2019
Other
Anglia has announced the expansion of its range of Internet of Things (IoT)-ready sensors with the Figaro range of gas sensors, which are used in air quality monitors, gas leak detectors and other applications. The distribution agreement with Figaro is for the UK and Ireland. Commenting on the news, John Bowman, marketing director at Anglia said: “Gas detection is... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Sep 2, 2019
Pipelines
Viper Drones has announced the launch of a new drone, the Viper Vantage, which offers an enterprise solution for gas leak detection. Operators are able to visualise and located gas leaks without shutting down operations by using the company’s ‘Viper Vantage’ solution. The solution integrates the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and FLIR G300a optical gas imaging... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Sep 2, 2019
Pipelines
Houston, Texas-based Enbridge Offshore Facilities has awarded Balltec a contract for the Vito project, located in the Gulf of Mexico around 150 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana in the US, in water depths of 4,000ft. The contract is for Balltec’s PipeLOK pipeline recovery tools and flangeless subsea PIG launchers. The equipment will be rented during subsea installation... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Sep 2, 2019
Other
Emerson’s Rosemount wireless pressure gauges have been successfully used to modernise well monitoring and enhance safety at BP Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay facility in Alaska. BP Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay Unit Well Operating Limits project received the Alaska Oil and Gas Project of the Year for Environmental Stewardship and Innovation from the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 30, 2019
Pipelines
Energy major BP has agreed to sell its entire Alaskan business to Hilcorp Alaska for a total consideration of $5.6 billion (€5.07 billion). The sale includes BP’s entire upstream and midstream business in Alaska, including BP Exploration (Alaska), which owns all of the energy major’s upstream oil and gas interests in the state, as well as the BP Pipelines (Alaska)... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 30, 2019
Pipelines
In-line oil and gas pipeline inspection technology provider Halfwave has agreed a new contract with the UK’s National Grid to provide Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART) to the National Grid’s Gas Robotic Agile Inspection Device (GRAID) platform. The ART solution will be attached to National Grid’s self-propelling robot technology, which has been developed for... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 30, 2019
Valves
UK-based pressure control equipment specialist Oxford Flow has launched its IM gas regulator valve to increase reliability and reduce costs for operators in the gas distribution, power generation, industrial gases, and oil and gas industries. The valve has been launched following a successful trial with gas distribution company SGN, in which the valve has been installed... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 28, 2019
Pipelines
Mexico’s government has announced it has successfully persuaded companies to waive ‘significant’ profits from natural gas pipeline deals signed under the previous administration. By renegotiating the controversial contracts, taxpayers are expected to save around $3.74 billion (€3.37 billion). Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel Lopez-Obrador said Mexico’s... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 27, 2019
Pipelines
Two major oil companies have urged the National Energy Board in Canada to review a proposal which could see smaller refiners left without market access via Canada's Mainline pipeline system. Shell and Suncor joined MEG Energy and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada in opposing Enbridge’s proposal to introduce long-term fixed-volume contracts on the largest... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 23, 2019
Pipelines
Canadian transportation and storage infrastructure firm Pembina has announced it is purchasing Kinder Morgan Canada and its US portion of the Cochin Pipeline in a $4.35 billion (€2.93 billion) deal. Kinder Morgan Canada is an energy infrastructure company which owns part of the Cochin Pipeline, a 1,810-mile multi-product pipeline which spans from Alberta to Ontario.... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 22, 2019
Pipelines
Crude oil has started flowing through a new US pipeline, transporting it from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi, Texas. Trafigura Trading started moving its product through the Cactus II Pipeline system, which has the capacity to transport 670,000 bbl/d of crude oil. The move follows a long-term volume commitment by Trafigura in 2018 and represents the initial... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 21, 2019
Pipelines
Petrofac has announced that is Engineering & Production Services (EPS) business has won a three-year operations and maintenance support services contract from INEOS for the Forties Pipeline System (INEOS FPS). Petrofac will provide staff to the Unit Platform, located in the central North Sea, the onshore Cruden Bay Terminal, as well as other landline sites. The... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 20, 2019
Pipelines
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced more than $60 million (€54.1 million) in funding for state pipeline and underground natural gas storage safety programmes. US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said that the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding the funds through formula grants to support safety... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 19, 2019
Pipelines
A pipeline in Alberta, Canada has ruptured, spilling 40,000 litres of crude oil into a creek that flows into the North Saskatchewan River, the Alberta Energy Regulator has reported. In a notice on the regulator’s website, the incident took place on 15 August on a pipeline operated by Bonterra Energy, around 14km south of Drayton Valley in Alberta. The line was subsequently... [Read More]


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