A new global horizontal directional drill (HDD) undersea crossing record has been set in terms of pipe diameter, pipe weight and length of crossing in Saudi Arabia.
When Sempra Energy’s Pipelines and Storage business unit needed to install a new pipeline from Sempra LNG’s new Cameron LNG receipt terminal to existing interstate pipelines north of the facility, they were well aware the project presented special challenges.
Two next-generation deepwater pipeline plows designed and built by UK-based IHC Engineering Business (EB) recently left EB’s Hadrian Riverside workshops on Tyneside for extensive offshore commissioning and installation on the owner’s vessels.
Iraq’s South Oil Company, an affiliate of the Iraqi Oil Ministry, has issued tenders for foreign companies to examine a number of existing oil and gas pipelines in southern Iraq. Specialized companies have been given until May 15 to submit their offers.
No matter where a natural gas company is located, weather undoubtedly affects its energy demand and pricing year-round. But for smaller or rural utilities,weather situations can oftentimes be even more difficult as they face tighter financial or staffing restrictions.
The Southern Gas Association (SGA) holds an annual conference at which many subjects are discussed involving gas transmission and distribution operations.
“Why don’t you pipeline companies address controller fatigue?” That question was asked by a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2000 while discussing a pipeline accident with one of the authors. The authors can attest that reducing accidents caused by human fatigue is a task on the “NTSB Most Wanted List.”
Aging infrastructure, new state and federal regulations, unfriendly neighbors, an aging workforce and heightened security restricting site access are burdening company operations with increasing costs and deteriorating operational excellence.
In the winter of 2002-2003, Venezuela found itself in the grip of the largest and longest strike in Latin American history. Lasting from Dec. 2 until Feb. 2, the strike paralyzed the oil industry through work stoppages and acts of sabotage.
Despite a troubled economy that is causing problems in many segments of construction, 2008 ended strong for most members of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA).