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  1. IOG in talks to re-use North Sea pipeline for gas export

    Offshore staff LONDON – Independent Oil and Gas is negotiating to acquire a currently disused gas pipeline in the UK southern North Sea. The company has entered into a memorandum of understanding that contains exclusivity provisions that run until Feb. 28. Assuming the negotiations are successful, IOG would assume operatorship of the pipeline and liability for its future decommissioning, and of the associated onshore facilities. The reception terminal has the capacity to receive more than 400 bcf of gas at rates of up to 200 MMcf/d for more than 20 years. Following the acquisition, the company plans an intelligent pigging inspection to ensure the pipeline’s integrity for safe re-use, and will then re-commission it to enable evacuation of gas from IOG’s Blythe and Vulcan Satellites hubs. This would involve the installation of inter-field pipelines and tie-in points. The existing pipeline, with its 300 MMcf/d capacity, could also accommodate gas from IOG’s Harvey discovery , subject to further appraisal, and further supplies from third-party users. Britain’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is said to be supportive of the proposals, which have been incorporated in the draft Blythe field development plan that IOG submitted to the OGA last month. In the UK northern North Sea, IOG operates the heavy-oil Skipper field, where an appraisal well was drilled last summer. Samples of oil retrieved from the well show a high density of around 11° API, a high viscosity, and a high total acid number. However, the oil is said to be mobile in the very high permeability reservoir and also mobile at ambient conditions due to its low wax content.  IOG is performing evaluations that include building a reservoir model to simulate the oil’s mobility in the reservoir. If it can come up with an economic field development plan, the oil properties will be challenging, it says, in terms of refining and marketability.  Depending on where and when the crude is sold, it would likely trade at a significant discount to the prevailing quoted Brent oil price. 01/16/2017

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Serica scales back development scope for North Sea Columbus

    Serica Energy continues to seek a solution for its Columbus field in the UK central North Sea.

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    Tue, 10 Jan 2017

  3. Pipeline News: The future of intelligent pigging services to expand

    The global intelligent pigging services market is set to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the period 2015-2025, reaching $826.5 mil by 2025.

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    Thu, 13 Aug 2015

  4. Barakah Offshore to supply pipeline pigging services in Malaysia

    The work scope covers the procurement and supply of pipeline inspection gauges, procurement of refurbishment kits, refurbishment of pigs, training and ad hoc services related to pipeline pigging operations.

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    Thu, 13 Aug 2015

  1. Marsol and Aubin partner to offer pigging solution for oil and gas operations

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    Thu, 24 Apr 2014

  2. Persian Gulf gas pipeline undergoes pigging

    Pigging has started on a gas pipeline in the Persian Gulf connecting Siri Island to Assaluyeh on the Iranian mainland.

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    Mon, 2 Jun 2014

  3. North Caspian Operating Co. awaits results from Kashagan oil and gas pipeline pigging program offshore Kazakhstan

    North Caspian Operating Co. (NCOC) has issued an update on its program for the shallow-water Kashagan field offshore Kazakhstan.

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    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

  4. STATS provides pipe isolation measures at Aasta Hansteen

    STATS Group has completed a program commissioned by Subsea 7 for Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen development in the Norwegian Sea.

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    Fri, 4 Nov 2016

  5. Liquid, gas downstream slab gate valves

    Valbart TCSGV through conduit slab gate valves are newly announced to prevent leakage and minimize losses from process contamination for liquid and gas applications.

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  6. Jee secures subsea contract with BP

    The subsea contract involves project coordination, risk and corrosion management, span assessment, intelligent and operational pigging support and ad hoc engineering studies.

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    Tue, 13 Oct 2015

  7. Shell contracts subsea pipeline services off Sarawak and Sabah

    Sarawak Shell Berhad/Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd. has awarded PBJV Group Sdn Bhd a contract to supply pigs, pigging accessories, and related equipment and services.

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    Tue, 26 May 2015

  8. North Sea Erskine back online following pipeline clearance

    Serica Energy plc says oil and gas production has re-started from the Erskine field in the UK central North Sea, following clearance of a pipeline blockage and the completion of scheduled maintenance works on the Lomond platform.

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    Fri, 29 Jul 2016

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