Technology/R&D

Digitized Testing System Takes Flight

IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH (IMA) boosted its testing capabilities with an all-digital measurement and control chain that automates shell testing.

DNV to Evaluate Use of Hydrogen in Czech Republic Pipeline

DNV, an assurance provider, has been asked by NET4GAS, the international gas transmission system operator based in the Czech Republic, to evaluate the hydrogen suitability of an existing DN 1400 pressure natural gas transmission pipeline and related stations.

What's New July 2022

Endress, Trimble, Honeywell, Sensor Networks, Dinkle, Juniper, ROSEN and more.

Pipeline & Gas Journal Accepting Nominations for Annual P&GJ Awards

Pipeline & Gas Journal is accepting nominations for its annual Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards, which will honor the midstream energy segment’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions to the industry.

Tellurian Commissions Baker Hughes for Driftwood Pipeline Project

Tellurian's subsidiary, Driftwood Pipeline, has commissioned Baker Hughes to provide decarbonization technology for its upcoming Lines 200 and 300 projects in southwest Louisiana.

Emerging Trends, Approaches in Engineering Assessments Pipeline Safety

The increased application of robust engineering assessments/fitness-for-service evaluations is expected to play out in several key ways.

Pipeline Isolation, Cross Compression Virtually Eliminate Emissions

For corporations, countries and individuals alike, both long-range planning and daily behavior are increasingly influenced by two little words: net zero.

What's New June 2022

IDEC, Fecon, Polygon, Rockwell, OleumTech, Netzsch and Antaira.

NWP 12 Up for Review Again

The Army Corps of Engineers is undertaking a review of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12), which allows gas and oil pipelines to avoid a lengthy, expensive environmental review when building facilities near wetlands.

PHMSA Finalizes New Remote Valve Requirements

After more than a decade of considering whether pipelines should install automatic shut-off valves (ASVs), the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule; however, it fell short of what the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wanted.

RTUs Working in the Field for Oil and Gas Pipelines

The second line of the China-Russia crude oil pipeline began commercial operation in January 2018 and doubled China’s annual imports of Russian crude oil from 15 million to 30 million tons.

PIT and CNX Resources Partner on Emission Reduction Measures

Natural gas will be used at the airport and transformed into alternative fuel through CNX technology.

Enhancing Pipeline Security: Cybersecurity Alone Is Not Enough

Like any industrial operation, pipeline operators strive to provide safety and reliability in the delivery of their products. However, impacts from a variety of factors – from natural and environmental processes to vandalism and terrorism – threaten to disrupt the safety and reliability of pipeline systems.

What's New May 2022

Emerson, RegO, Sick, Dekotec, Esco Tool and Polygon.

Preventing Hydrate Formation Problems at Storage Sites

In natural gas storage facilities in underground salt caverns, hydrates can easily form in the pipes, clogging them and making regular measurement of the gas pressure difficult.

Strategy Garners $100 Million in Project-Related Contracts

EnerMech secured more than $100 million of pre-commissioning and new pipeline contract awards, following a $30 million equipment investment program across its global locations.

HDD Implemented in Nueces Bay Intersect Bore

NuStar Energy, based in San Antonio, Texas, tapped Hard Rock Directional Drilling to extend one of its three South Texas Pipeline Systems.

Enbridge Invests $6.6 Million in Smartpipe’s Innovative Pipeline Technology

Smartpipe Technologies has received a $6.6 million investment from Enbridge Inc. for its innovative pipeline technology, designed to improve pipeline safety and allow for the transportation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

Virginia Natural Gas to Deploy Drones to Inspect 5,500 Miles of Gas Pipeline

Virginia Natural Gas said it will use drones to perform equipment inspections across its natural gas infrastructure. The drones will begin flights across Hampton Roads conducting inspections of critical infrastructure, right-of-way assessments, and 5,500 miles of gas pipeline.

Engineer’s Role in Hazardous Area Classification

Hazardous area classification is not a new technique to address the risk associated with flammable gas, vapor, liquids and dust. It involves evaluating a location or process for hazards of fire or the probability of incident.

Using Motion Cameras to Evaluate Flow-Induced Vibration

Piping vibration issues is an area of concern for the oil and gas industry, because it may cause severe plant production interruptions, impact plant integrity, compromise workers safety and/or impact the environment.

Cheniere Launches Program to Monitor GHG Emissions on Natural Gas Systems

Cheniere Energy Inc. has entered a collaboration with natural gas midstream companies to implement quantification and monitoring of GHG emissions on natural gas gathering, processing, and storage systems.

CPCM – An ILI Methodology to Assess the Effectiveness of CP

The role of cathodic protection (CP) is to mitigate damaging corrosion from the surface of the structure being protected.

Engineering Renewable Natural Gas Solutions

Environmental regulations across the globe are mandating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and methane is a particularly high-profile target due to its high global-warming potential (GWP).

BP’s Argos Platform Pushing Digital Boundaries in GOM

When it arrived at its offshore home on the Mad Dog Field in Green Canyon Block 780 at the end of 2021, BP’s Argos floating production unit (FPU) became one of the most digitally advanced platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

What's New April 2022

News from Vermeer, NDT Global, Sensirion, Fine Tubes, NevadaNano and Ralston.

Advanced Cameras Measure Infrared Absorption from Methane

With ESG (environmental, social, governance) being today’s hot three-letter acronym, the industry is clearly focused on re-establishing itself as a clean-capable energy provider.

Baker Hughes to Provide Hydrogen-Ready Compressor Upgrade for Greece Pipeline

Baker Hughes has been awarded a contract to supply gas turbines and compressors that can run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen for a new compression station of the Greek Natural Gas Transmission System.

Norway and Germany to Study Possibility of Hydrogen Pipeline Link

Norway and Germany agreed to study the transport of hydrogen via a pipeline between the countries to reduce dependence on Russian energy.

Using Remote Monitoring for Evaluation in a Flash

Can lightning cause corrosion? It’s a question people don’t often consider. However, when it comes to pipelines, it’s a legitimate concern.