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Shell started production from the Mars B development through Olympus – the company’s seventh, and largest, floating deepwater platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 4. It is the first deepwater project in the Gulf to expand an existing oil and gas field with significant new infrastructure, which should extend the life of the greater Mars basin to 2050 or beyond.

Unique Seaflex, a Unique Maritime Group, recently carried out a complex underwater lift project in 300 meters of water off Tunisia for Lundin Tunisia BV in the Oudna field. Lundin Tunisia BV is a 40% stakeholder in and operator of the Oudna field located 80 km off Tunisia.

KazTransGas signed an agreement for a $700 million loan from China to expand a pipeline to boost gas exports to its neighbor.

ExxonMobil Corporation’s Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson is calling for a renewed focus on workforce training in the U.S. and a sound energy policy to support jobs in the coming years.

Double Eagle Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. said the entire system, comprised of 195 miles of pipe, is now in full operation to Corpus Christi.

New products from Flagshooter, Tri Tool, Enerpac, Pipetel, Deere, Schneider Electric, Weir-Jones Engineering, L.D. Osborne Company, PeopleNet, ESAB and more.

John Allen, outgoing president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) and president of Pipeline Constructors, LLC, welcomed 625 delegates to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL at the PLCA’s 66th Annual Convention.

Gazprom announced In December the start of oil production from the Prirazlomnoye Field. It is the first Russian project for developing Arctic shelf reserves and the beginning of Gazprom's large-scale activities aimed at creating a large hydrocarbon production center in the region.

BERLIN (AP) — German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries.

Earning a “social license to operate” is an increasingly important part of pipeline planning, route selection, construction and operation these days. Without the agreement or support of people affected by the project – or, who perceive that they are – it may be that approval hearings get extended, political and regulatory support slips, costs go up and timelines stretch.