Projects

Energy giants Gazprom and Shell, along with E.ON and OMV, signed a memorandum Thursday to construct a third technical line for a LNG plant on Sakhalin Island on Russia’s Pacific Coast.

Under the agreement, the companies would build a new route under the Baltic Sea from Russia with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters a year. No timeline on the project was announced.

Wood Group Kenny will support the Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) in pipeline engineering and flow assurance engineering studies for the Kamansu East (KME) field offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

The work will include concept select studies and definition engineering on subsea heating options, thus preventing hydrates, for the 30 km gas pipeline that runs from the KME field in 750 meters of water to the company's new shelf edge Kebabangan platform.

The pipeline heating technology could be the first application for deepwater gas development in Malaysia.

TransCanada made a positive final investment decisionfrom LNG for the proposed Pacific NorthWest (PNW) LNG liquefaction and export facility in the Port Edward district of British Colombia.

“This development is a significant step forward,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer.

The move advances the company’s $46 billion capital growth plan, which includes more than $13 billion in proposed natural gas pipeline projects in support of the emerging LNG industry on the B.C. coast.

Energy Transfer Partners has entered into long-term gas gathering, processing, and fractionation agreements with EdgeMarc Energy. To facilitate these agreements, ETP has purchased 20 miles of high-pressure pipeline from EdgeMarc and will build a new cryogenic gas processing plant, a new fractionator and additional gas gathering pipelines.

ShawCor's Bredero Shaw pipe-coating division has been notified the work suspension on its contract with Europipe for the concrete weight coating of Line 1 of the South Stream Pipeline has been lifted.

In December 2014, ShawCor announced suspension of the majority of work on its $100 million pipeline contracts with
Europipe and with Marubeni Sumitomo Consortium and with Saipem SpA, a contract valued at about $30 million.

TULSA, OK – Alpha Crude Connector has has begun construction of its 400-mile Alpha Crude Connector Pipeline. The crude oil transportation pipeline serves Lea and Eddy counties in New Mexico and Culberson, Loving, Reeves and Winkler counties in Texas.

The system will have more than 100,000 bpd capacity from more than 250 lease tank batteries, other local pipeline systems, and truck terminals in the Northern Delaware Basin. Shippers will have access to several downstream pipelines and a rail terminal, providing markets at local refineries, Cushing and the U.S. Gulf Coast.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources has filed lawsuits against 27 Virginia landowners it says haven't allowed surveyors to access their property for a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Dominion announced Wednesday the lawsuits are the first of what could be more than 100 separate complaints filed against landowners Dominion says are legally obligated to allow surveyors to enter their properties, which are along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's proposed route.

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC decided to keep its oil output target on hold Friday and predicted prices would remain low for the foreseeable future — good news for both for oil-hungry international industries and consumers at the gas pump.

The cartel said its output level would remain at 30 million barrels a day despite the fact that prices were still low compared with a year ago. It left it to member states to restrain any overproduction, an acknowledgment of the cartel's inability to enforce its own limits as it struggles to control world supply and prices.

ExxonMobil has resumed drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online.

“The Point Thomson field is a vital part of unlocking Alaska’s North Slope gas resources,” said Jim Flood, ExxonMobil Development Company’s Arctic vice president. “The initial production will give us invaluable insight into the potential development of the reservoir and help provide Alaskans with economic benefits.”

Southcross Energy Partners announced the launch of a binding open season to solicit commitments for its proposed Y-Grade pipeline. Once complete, the pipeline will allow Southcross to offer transportation services of Y-Grade from a point near Woodsboro, TX to a point near Robstown.

The pipeline will have access to the Y-Grade pipeline of Southcross’ holding company that runs from Pettus to Robstown.

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