Projects

UTEC Survey (Australia) Pty Ltd was awarded a contract by Saipem for offshore survey and positioning services during the pre-lay, lay and post-lay installation of a 42-inch, 889-km pipeline that will connect the INPEX operated Ichthys LNG project’s offshore central processing facility situated 200 km off the coast of Western Australia with its onshore gas processing plant near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 231, held March 19, 2014, garnered $872,143,771 in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres.

Malaysia's upstream segment could see good days ahead in the short-to-medium term as the completion of both greenfield and brownfield developments brings new volumes of oil and gas online, Business Monitor predicted in a new report.

Williams Partners L.P. is moving ahead with key construction milestones and progress on a tieback expansion as its proprietary Gulfstar FPS (Floating Production System) nears completion in the eastern deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Gulfstar One project is the first spar-based floating production system with major components built entirely in the United States.

Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) is moving forward with a series of heavy oil developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt that will allow a significant increase in production while requiring the development of massive new infrastructure, Ruben Figuera, director of new developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt, told the World Heavy Oil Congress 2014 in New Orleans.

Failures of installed pipes, umbilicals and cables during installation can potentially lead to higher costs for the oil and gas industry and delayed start-ups. There are no standards or recommended practices that address analysis methodology related to the laying of such products.

Ukraine and Poland are in talks to extend the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline to Plock, Poland.

South Stream Transport B.V. CEO Oleg Aksyutin and Saipem Senior Vice President Stefano Bianchi, have entered into contracts for constructing the first of the four offshore lines of the South Stream gas pipeline.

At the recent EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, Belgium, European leaders asked President Obama to share the nation’s shale gas bonanza with Europe by speeding gas exports to help counter the stranglehold Russia has on the continent's energy needs.

Magellan Midstream Partners, LP received sufficient commitments during its recent open season to move into the next phase for its potential pipeline to Little Rock, AR. The partnership continues to finalize the scope and engineering estimates for this potential project, which may include using an existing third-party pipeline for a portion of the route.

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