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Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s $1.5 billion, 270-mile Acadian Haynesville Extension began service Nov. 1. With the completion of the project, producers in Louisiana’s Haynesville/Bossier shale play will have access to 1.8 Bcf/d of incremental takeaway capacity.

Enterprise Products Partners announced several new construction projects that will extend and expand its natural gas and NGL infrastructure in South Texas to accommodate expected production growth from the Eagle Ford shale play.

New products from Lincoln Electric, Phoenix Contact, R&M Energy Systems, TD Williamson, Dyna Torque-Numax, Brice Tool & Stamping and more.

Along with a new $224 billion five-year plan focusing on Brazil’s development of recently discovered offshore, subsalt reserves, Petrobras announced it has regulatory approval to build a 140-km pipeline in Amazonas state.

Explorer Pipeline Company plans to build a 24-inch diluent pipeline extension from its existing Peotone Station, which is located on its 24-inch mainline between Wood River, IL and Hammond, IN, in order to allow shippers to transport diluent directly from Explorer to the Enbridge Southern Lights pipeline origin at Manhattan, IL.

Karl Trauner, outgoing president of the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) and Managing Director of HABAU, welcomed more thanr 600 delegates to Beijing, for the 45th annual convention. This first IPLOCA convention to be held in China was an opportunity to develop business relationships not only with other members but with clients and partners in the region. Participants were also invited to attend the China International Pipeline Expo which followed the convention.

Ziff Energy recently completed the 8th edition of its Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Improving Field Performance (IFP) study, which evaluates 2010 operations for 36 deepwater-producing assets in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Consortium operating Block BM-S-11, formed by Petrobras (65% - operator) in partnership with BG Group (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A. - Galp Energia (10%), has opened up the Lula-Mexilhão gas pipeline.

Colonial Pipeline announced a capacity expansion in Virginia that can increase deliveries to the Tidewater area by 24,000 bpd.

Oceaneering Umbilical Solutions has opened its $2 million TQR (Test, Qualification and Reliability) laboratory in Fife, Scotland to evaluate and assimilate the long-term behaviour of deepwater umbilical cables.