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In case you hadn’t realized it, the construction business is no longer strictly a man’s domain. Thanks to inspired and inspiring executives such as Gretchen Gagel, president of Continuum Advisory Group, that image is undergoing a gradual change and will continue to do so as long as we build houses, factories and yes, pipelines.

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide services for its Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) in the Harweel Cluster of fields in the south of Oman.

PLS Inc., a leading Houston-based research, transaction and advisory firm, in conjunction with its international partner Derrick Petroleum Services, reports global upstream oil and gas M&A activity for Q1 2014 of $40.7 billion spread across 192 transactions (including 133 with deal value disclosed).

The Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline consortia are going forward with key contracts for the development of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 and South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX) projects in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. The contracts, covering both project management services and construction, follow the final investment decisions announced in December 2013.

Polyethylene (PE) has revolutionized low-pressure gas distribution pipeline design on a global basis. PE’s combination of flexibility, ease of joining, lack of corrosion, long-term durability and lower installation cost make it the gas transporter/operator’s preferred material.

Chevron Corporation confirmed its subsidiaries have signed agreements with the Argentine oil company YPF S.A. to continue development of shale oil and gas resources from the Vaca Muerta formation located in the Neuquén province in Argentina.

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles concerning research developments in the oil and gas business.

To hear Harvey Hack tell it, engineers like he, by their very nature, are not the best subjects for interviews.

New products from Pergam, McElroy, Black Powder Solutions, Mattracks, Dresser-Rand, Olympus, American Innovations, DNV GL and more.

T.D. Williamson (TDW) has completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea on behalf of a major operator.

Compressor stations are the unsung heroes of the pipeline and gas industry. Given the media hype lately, the public’s focus has been driven primarily to the extraction and refining components of the energy equation with little notice paid to the engines – literally – that transfer products from one end of the country to the other.