Trelleborg Awarded Thermal Insulation Project in Norway

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Trelleborg Awarded Thermal Insulation Project in Norway

Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway has been awarded a contract by Randaberg Industries AS, to provide Vikotherm® R3 thermal insulation for the 10 in. VFS-2 spool skid to be installed on the Hod Field Development Project, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea. This collaboration between Trelleborg, Randaberg Industries AS and Subsea 7,

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Future PennEast Pipeline Taken Up by Supreme Court

The nation’s highest court will decide the future of a $1 billion pipeline planned in New Jersey and set a precedent for pipeline construction across the country. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday that it would hear the appeal of the PennEast Pipeline Company, which plans to build a 120-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania’s

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Europe Offshore Pipeline Market Forecast to 2027

The Europe offshore pipeline market is expected to grow from US$ 4,959.17 million in 2019 to US$ 6,612.02 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2020 to 2027, according to the “Europe Offshore Pipeline Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Diameter, Line Type,

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Michigan Approves Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Permits

Michigan’s environmental agency has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. The decision, a victory for Enbridge Inc., comes as the Canadian company resists Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s demand to shut down its 68-year-old line in the Straits

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Biden Admin Issues More than 30 Drilling Permits

The Biden administration has issued at least 31 new drilling permits, despite an order putting political appointees in charge of the decisions. The move signals those drilling authorizations are continuing to flow, despite President Joe Biden’s plan to pause oil and gas leasing — and a Jan. 20 order temporarily putting decisions about oil and

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How to Prevent Bank Erosion

The force of water against banks can cause erosion by dislodging soil particles. If a pipeline crosses a stream with eroding banks, the line is susceptible to exposure and damage if the erosion issue is not addressed. What is LPSTP? A common method of bank stabilization is longitudinal peaked stone toe protection (LPSTP), which was

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FBI Aids in Investigation of Gas Pipeline Sabotage

The name of a radical environmental advocacy organization was scrawled on a pipe at a natural gas pumping station near Aspen that was vandalized. It was not clear whether members of the “Earth First!” group were involved in the intentional disruption of gas service to the Aspen area – which resulted in thousands of people

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Over 100 Oil and Gas Companies Went Bankrupt in 2020

More than 100 oil and gas companies declared bankruptcy in 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic plunged the energy sector into the worst downturn in a generation. 46 exploration and production companies and 61 oil-field service companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, according to Haynes and Boone, a Dallas law firm tracking bankruptcies. The

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Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Alternative

Many solutions exist to mitigate depth of cover issues or exposed pipelines; however, some are more efficient and cost-effective than others. Let’s compare two of the most common solutions for establishing adequate cover over pipelines: horizontal directional drilling and articulating concrete mats. What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a trenchless method

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