Technology/R&D

Linde Debuts Plant for Extracting Hydrogen from Natural Gas Pipelines Using Membrane Technology

Linde Engineering started a full-scale pilot plant in Germany to showcase how its HISELECT powered by Evonik membrane technology can extract hydrogen from natural gas pipelines.

DNV Evaluating Hydrogen Readiness of Hungarian Gas Pipeline

FGSZ Ltd. commissioned DNV to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport of one of FGSZ’s natural gas pipelines in Hungary.

What's New January 2022

What's new in products and services from Saint-Gobain, NDT Global, Vermeer, Netzsch, Ralston, and Brooks.

Inspecting Deepwater Risers, Flowlines on a West Africa Flowline Loop

Effective integrity management of subsea pipelines has been especially challenging due to the difficulty of pipeline access, safety and other considerations.

University of Houston’s Falcon In-Pipeline Leak Solution

A breakthrough in leak risk detection at oil pipe flanges comes from research by the University of Houston using a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot as a development platform.

Inaugural P&GJ Awards Winners Honored at In-Person Houston Gala

An elite group of midstream professionals gathered in Houston on November 18th to attend the inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards gala, which honored the midstream industry’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions.

Responding to Failures with 4-Step ACER Analysis for Operators

Integrity management is typically seen as a preventative measure meant to manage the risks present on any given pipeline and avoid failures.

Methane Leak Detection Moving to Higher Plateaus

The U.S. government continues to look at rules or fees requiring companies to track and limit volumes of methane released into the atmosphere. Investment companies such as BlackRock are also keeping a close eye on sustainability practices such as methane reduction.

Field Coatings for Elevated Temperature Pipelines

Heat shrinkable sleeves have been used for field joint coatings all across the world since the 1960’s. The technology has been almost completely phased out in the United States due to CP shielding issues from disbondments and corrosion failures

Canary Project Explores “Responsibly Sourced Gas” Possibilities

PureWest Energy LLC took bids on 7% of its Wyoming natural gas output that was certified as coming from net-zero wells that are also certified as being responsibly sourced. PureWest was testing the market.

Artificial Intelligence and Pipelines – A Smart Way to Go

Today’s digital world defines so much of the global society from finances to socialization, education to work and play. It is no surprise that the energy sector, too, is increasingly digitized and data-driven.

RWE Zeroing in on Green Hydrogen Production Plans

Germany’s RWE, signed a contract with professional services firm Jacobs to study the production and supply of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station in Wales.

Pipeline Technology Specialist STATS UK Acquired by SRJ Technologies for £73 Million

The acquisition combines STATS with SRJ’s portfolio of technologies that are positioned to capitalize on global energy market growth and the transition to green energy.

What's New December 2021

News from Dekotec GmbH, AIO, Sensor Networks, Endress+Hauser, Farwest, Weldcote and Honeywell.

Proper Cleaning and Storage of Pipeline Pigs

Proper storage and maintenance are important to ensure the optimal performance and condition of urethane pigs.

Plastic Pipe Continuing to Play Key Role in Energy Industry

Much of today’s energy piping infrastructure is made of polyethylene, polyamide, and spoolable composite piping. More and more new piping systems are made from plastic pipe, but there is a lot of work to be done on the renewable energy front.

Produced Water: Path to Economic, Environmental Gains

Mostly groundwater naturally occurring deep in oil and gas reservoirs, produced water also can include water previously injected into the formation during well treatment or secondary recovery to increase production.

Palantir and Kinder Morgan Sign Agreement to Strengthen Pipeline Operations

Kinder Morgan will use Foundry to analyze millions of data points from sensors across its entire pipeline network, contracts and storage assets, electricity consumption and weather data, grid data and commodities data.

Assistive Technologies Set to Transform Pipeline Projects

Increased attention is being focused on minimizing or removing human presence in extreme environments by using remote operations and assistive technologies for monitoring and decision support.

Carbon+Intel: DNV Supports First Large-Scale Testing of Submerged CO2 Pipelines

DNV is working with Wintershall Noordzee and the OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences to explore how existing natural gas pipelines in the southern North Sea can be used for future CO2 transport.

GTI Exploring Innovative Hydrogen Production Technology to Enable Expanded Use

GTI is exploring innovative hydrogen production and generation technology developments to enable expanded use of hydrogen economy wide, as detailed in a Tech Talk this month.

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research Clean Energy Distribution

Recently, Kristine Wiley was named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.

Providing a Safer Welding Environment in Pipeline Construction

Acting as the veins of a region, pipelines transport water, gas, oil and more. Through a network of pipelines, these materials get distributed to power plants, businesses and consumers’ homes. Wherever these pipelines are, welding is required.

What's New November 2021

News from NevadaNano, TSC Subsea, Ralston, B&K Vibro, Denso and Siemens.

Using Isolation Plug in Remote Area Pipeline Rerouting Project

A multinational pipeline company in Canada recently contacted STATS Group to provide leak-tight double block isolation of a 24-inch crude oil line that required to be rerouted because of terrain stability issues.

A Guide to New Robotics, Drone Technologies for Pipelines

Today, the pipeline industry can buy a wide range of technologies for automating, managing, monitoring, repairing and improving safety of pipeline infrastructure and operations.

Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines

Ruptures of natural gas pipelines in right-of-ways of roadways are less common, but when they occur, the devastation can be far more extensive than the more common ruptures.

Carbon+Intel: Pembina Pipeline Looks to Work with Rival Canada Carbon Capture Plans

Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. is asking backers of two competing proposals for carbon capture hubs in the oil-producing province of Alberta to combine efforts with its own plan.

PRCI Collaborates with PHMSA to Enhance Underground Storage Safety and Integrity

Pipeline Research Council International has been awarded a research project from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Carbon+Intel: ASCO Norway Supports Horisont Energi in Move Toward Net Zero Future

Horisont Energi will build Europe's first large-scale factory to produce clean ammonia from natural gas and renewable energy, which means that CO2 is captured during the production process and stored permanently in sandstone reservoirs.