Projects

Steelhead LNG Corp. and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (HFN) have signed an Opportunity Development Agreement that will see them work together to explore developing an LNG project on HFN-owned land at Sarita Bay, 10 km north of Anacla at the southern end of Alberni Inlet on Vancouver Island.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Enbridge Inc. recently announced that the 512-mile loop of the Seaway Pipeline system from Cushing, OK to the Jones Creek storage and terminal facility near Freeport, TX was mechanically complete. The 30-inch Seaway Loop Pipeline is expected to more than double the capacity of the Seaway system to 850,000 bpd.

A consortium that includes Brazil’s Odebrecht was awarded a $935 million contract by Mexico’s oil giant PEMEX to construct a portion of the Phase 2 north section of the Los Ramones pipeline.

Energy Transfer Partners’ Board of Directors has approved building the 1,100-mile Bakken Pipeline to transport crude supply from strategic receipt points in the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, IL where the Bakken Pipeline will interconnect with the company’s existing 30-inch Trunkline Pipeline, which is being converted from natural gas to crude transportation service.

Inter Pipeline Ltd. plans a $100 million expansion of its Mid-Saskatchewan pipeline system. The project involves construction of over 50 km of mainline pipe, 40 km of pipeline laterals and associated pumping and metering facilities.

A subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. is the first to install rigid reel-lay pipe-in-pipe in Asia-Pacific for the Siakap North-Petai (SNP) development project offshore Malaysia. Located in more than 3,900 feet of water, the SNP development is one of the industry’s most challenging deepwater projects.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is continuing pre-qualification of potential suppliers for the construction of the 540-mile-long high pressure natural gas pipeline across Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, with landfall in Southern Italy.

According to a Douglas-Westwood report, Western Europe will continue to rely on imported Russian gas into the 2020s as mature offshore provinces struggle for growth, while large-scale shale gas extraction looks increasingly unlikely in the medium term. Following Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine and the resulting strained diplomatic ties with the West, it is unclear if North Sea production can support any drop in gas flow from Russia.

Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Co. (TANAP) awarded WorleyParsons a five-year contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the 1,841-km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project, which has an estimated total cost of US$11.7 billion.

UPI reported strong bipartisan majorities of registered North Carolina voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, citing a poll by the North Carolina Petroleum Council.

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