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Sep 10, 2018
Saipem successfully constructs Norway’s largest pipeline
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Aug 14, 2018
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A significant increase in US natural gas exports to Mexico is being capped by a slower-than-expected build out of pipelines in Mexico, according to Reuters. The news service reports that the increases in US natural gas in Mexico are far below available capacity at the border. The latest rise in natural gas exports from the US to Mexico is apparently driven by demand from... [Read More]

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Aug 3, 2018
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Colorado Springs based Applied Flow Technology (AFT) has announced the release of AFT Arrow 7, a new addition to its growing range of simulation tools. AFT Arrow is a fluid dynamic simulation tool used to calculate pressure drop and flow distribution in gas piping and ducting systems. It can, according to AFT, be used for modelling, simulation and analysis. Founded in... [Read More]

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Jun 28, 2018
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Kinder Morgan (KM) has announced plans to build a $2 billion (€1.7 billion) natural gas pipeline, co-publishing a letter of intent with EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, Blackstone Energy Partners and Apache Corporation. As part of the Permian Highway Pipeline project, the proposed route will start at Permian Basin and carry natural gas to growing markets along the Texas... [Read More]

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Jun 26, 2018
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MPR News reports that Minnesota state regulators will meet again on Tuesday morning to debate the potential installation of a new oil pipeline, a topic which has drawn much ire from state officials and civilians alike. The proposal for a new pipeline has been submitted by Enbridge Energy, which seeks to replace its Line 3 route with a different pipeline altogether. Enbridge... [Read More]

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May 8, 2018
Pipelines
Mechanical stress on plastic piping systems is a cause of premature leaks. Conventional pipe clamp products can create unintended fixed points throughout piping systems that permanently lock in stress. GF Piping Systems (GF) has introduced a new pipe guide and valve support system specifically designed to eliminate stress transfer to plastic pipe caused by normal thermal... [Read More]

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Apr 30, 2018
Pipelines
30 April Statoil announced that installation of Norway’s largest pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup field has begun. Operations started outside Mongstad in the south west of the country on board Saipem’s Castorone pipe laying vessel. The 36 inch pipeline will extend more than 280km to the Johan Sverdrup field once installed. It is being pulled through a pre-drilled... [Read More]

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Apr 27, 2018
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Nexans Norway will supply static and dynamic umbilicals and accessories for a deep-water oil and gas production development in the United States. The project is part of a five-year frame agreement between BP and Nexans for the worldwide supply of umbilical and direct electrical heating (DEH) cables. Nexans will supply its umbilicals for the second stage development of... [Read More]

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Apr 25, 2018
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Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) announced 24 April that it has decided to close its offshore pipe laying business with immediate effect. This follows a review by the company of its position in the ‘highly competitive pipe lay market’, which it says continues to suffer from overcapacity. 350 jobs will go with the along with the business. This move follows an... [Read More]

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Apr 25, 2018
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Gray Oak Pipeline, a joint venture owned 75% by Phillips 66 Partners and 25% by Andeavor, has received enough bidding commitments to begin construction. The pipeline system will provide crude oil transportation from West Texas to facilities on the Texas coast and is expected to be placed in service by the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. There will to be a second binding... [Read More]

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Apr 24, 2018
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Southern Water, a utility operating in the south of the UK, is testing the Xylem subsidiary’s ‘SmartBall’ to detect leaks in its pipe network. The device is equipped with an acoustic sensor that can detect small variations in the flow down a pipe, which might indicate the smallest of leaks or even a crack that has yet to leak. The device’s acoustic... [Read More]

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Apr 16, 2018
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While the company says that the new version includes enhanced file integration and analysis to prevent cavitation and performance issues, the product’s release has been delayed. Applied Flow Technology (AFT) has delayed the release of it upgraded pipe system simulator, Fathom 10. The software is designed to calculate pressure drop and flow distribution in liquid... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2018
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UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) originally supported Clearwater’s ‘Deragger’ solution for clearing wastewater pumps with a six-figure deal in 2017. This new funding, also in the six figures, will support the product’s largest trial yet in the US. The Deragger monitors pumps in real time and engages a cleaning cycle when it detects a blockage, preventing... [Read More]

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Mar 6, 2018
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The US International Trade Commission voted 5 March to continue Commerce Department investigations into large-diameter welded pipe from a number of countries, including China and Canada.­ Mid-February the Commerce Department announced it was looking into allegations of dumping of welded pipe made by a number of US companies. Pipes over 16 inches (406.4mm) are covered... [Read More]

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Mar 1, 2018
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Hexagon Lincoln has won a $4.1 million (€3.3 million) contract from Compass Natural Gas for trailers to transport CNG to remote gas grids, called ‘gas islands’. Compass Natural Gas bought the trailers as part of its ‘virtual pipeline’ model, which uses alternate transport means like road to avoid the costs associated with pipeline... [Read More]

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Feb 20, 2018
Pipelines
Reuters is reporting that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is funding the $40 billion (€32 billion) project to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian gas. The pipeline is meant to develop the ‘Southern Gas Corridor’, which the EU hopes will diversify the region’s energy supply and enhance energy security. The corridor... [Read More]


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