Projects

ExxonMobil began production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied back to the nearby Lucius project, reducing additional infrastructure requirements.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. has a 50-50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure B.V., a Mexico City-based natural gas infrastructure company, to build a pipeline transporting gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to Mexico.

The Roadrunner Gas Transmission project extends from ONEOK Partners' ONEOK WesTex Transmission gas pipeline system at Coyanosa, TX, west to a new international border-crossing connection at the U.S. and Mexico border near San Elizario, TX, where it will connect with Fermaca's Tarahumara Gas Pipeline.

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) recently delivered its Expanded Containment System (ECS), designed for well-containment capabilities and response readiness for operators in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The enhanced system builds on the equipment and technology put into place with MWCC’s Interim Containment System, made available in February 2011.

The Columbia Pipeline Group has embarked upon a strategic program to build pipeline infrastructure and compression equipment to deliver natural gas from production areas to homes and businesses throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S.
The proposed Leach XPress project involves 160 miles of natural gas pipeline and compression facilities in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia’s northern panhandle.

The $1.4 billion investment will transport 1.5 Bcf from the heart of the Appalachian supply basin to consumers served by the Columbia Gas and Columbia Gulf pipeline systems.

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and First Reserve announced a US$1 billion agreement to mutually invest in energy infrastructure for Mexico. The first of the investments includes the 744-km natural gas Los Ramones pipeline that is comprised of three sections and is being implemented in two phases.

Construction of the projects has already begun with full commercial operations expected in mid-2016. The companies are also planning large-scale infrastructure opportunities.

Statoil Petroleum and Gassco recently awarded the 2015 annual pipeline inspection contract to Fugro. The contract covers inspection of defined sections of subsea pipelines between Norway and continental Europe: Europipe 1, Europipe 2, Franpipe, Zeepipe and Norpipe.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the Central Gulf oil and gas lease sale 235 on March 18 which drew $538,780,056 in high bids for tracts on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A total of 42 offshore energy companies submitted 195 bids on 169 tracts, covering about 923,700 acres. The sum of all bids received totaled $583,201,520.

Flames engulfed a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) platform in the Bay of Campeche on April 1, killing four workers and forcing others to leap into the waters below.

Based in Queensland, Australia, the GLNG project involves gas field developments in southeast Queensland and an LNG plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.

Sanctioned in January 2011, GLNG includes the development of coal seam gas (CSG) resources in the Bowen and Surat Basins, construction of a 420-km underground gas transmission pipeline to Gladstone, and two LNG trains with a combined nameplate capacity of 7.8 mtpa on Curtis Island.

The project has an estimated gross capital cost of US$18.5 billion and is on track for first LNG in the second half of 2015.

The Offshore Technology Conference 2015 (OTC 2015) set for May 4-7 at NRG Park in Houston will bring together more than 100,000 industry leaders and buyers from 130-plus countries, all of whom want to explore how technology, best practices and emerging trends can provide the energy needed for the world.

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