Maintenance

Gazprom CEO Sees No Solution to Nord Stream 1 Repair Delays Caused by Sanctions

Gazprom sees no solution to an ongoing equipment issue at the Portovaya compressor station, part of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that carries Russian gas to Germany, its CEO said on Thursday.

Nord Stream Gas Capacity to Europe Constrained by Repair Delays

The capacity of Gazprom's Nord Stream 1 pipeline to supply gas to Europe is partly constrained as sanctions make it impossible for equipment supplier Siemens Energy to return a turbine being maintained in Canada, the companies said.

Finland, Baltic States Postpone Gas Pipeline Maintenance to Secure Supply

The gas transmission system operators of Finland and the Baltic states have agreed to postpone summer maintenance on the Balticconnector pipeline, Finland's Gasgrid said

How to Choose a Regulator in Five Steps

Pressure regulators play a crucial role in many industrial fluid and instrumentation systems, helping to maintain or control desired pressure and flow in response to system changes.

Deadly Explosion Rocks Hotel in Cuba, Gas Leak Suspected

A deadly explosion hit a well-known hotel in downtown Havana on Friday, tearing a gash several floors high into the side of the building, killing at least eight people and sending another 30 to hospital, witnesses and Cuban state media said.

Application of Pipeline Cleaning Robot in Liquefied Natural Gas Pipelines

Pipelines used to provide gas for the production of LNG use many butt-jointed valves. Similarly, when welding the valves, debris for grinding and welding spatter slag and dust will remain inside the pipes.

A Case Study: Distortion, Buckling of 52-Inch Gas Pipeline Related to High Temperature

Pigging as a means of cleaning in-service hydrocarbon pipelines is a critical activity that requires stringent precautions to be followed by the pipeline operator.

ICR Integrity Plays Critical Role in Cruden Bay Terminal Regeneration

CR Integrity (ICR) recently completed a crucial scope of work for Doosan Babcock on the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) shutdown project at the Cruden Bay Booster Station in Northeast Scotland.

Managing the Threat of Hard Spots

Hard spots are believed to result from application of a local thermal cycle, such as localized quenching of the surface, to produce a microstructure that is different from (and harder than) the surrounding parent material.

Green Stream Pipeline to Resume Libya Gas Flows to Italy

Gas flows into Italy from Libya will restart on Thursday, ahead of schedule, following unplanned maintenance on facilities at the Mellitah Complex, Italian energy group Eni said.

TC Energy's 590,000-bpd Keystone Pipeline Resumes Operations

TC Energy's 590,000-barrels-per-day Keystone oil pipeline resumed operations after it was shut the previous evening for unplanned maintenance.

Leveraging 2 Kinds of Wisdom to Support Asset Integrity

For most pipeline integrity and risk assessment programs, there are two main sources of information, including measurement-driven data that is fed into computational risk assessment tools and information obtained from human observation or perception.

UK's Interconnector Announces 10-Day Planned Maintenance Shutdown

The operator of Interconnector gas pipeline between Britain and Belgium said on Monday it will start a planned maintenance shutdown for 10 days starting Nov. 16, 2021.

Maryland Cove Point LNG Export Plant to Start Work Next Week

Officials at Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Wednesday confirmed the pipeline and compressor station maintenance will start on Sept. 20 but would not confirm the shutdown of the liquefaction plant until about the day before an outage.

Reassessing Value Placed on System Pressure Tests

Since the cost of failures during the construction of offshore pipelines is significant, over time, an extensive quality management regime has been developed. One such measure is to pressure test the whole pipeline system when the build is completed.

Gazprom Helping Determine Lawful Ownership of Russian Gas Pipelines

In the absence of lawful owners, gas networks and pipelines lack proper control and maintenance. More than 70% of such facilities are in the North Caucasus, Volga and Siberian Federal Districts.

Life Extension of Pipelines with Crack Defects Using Composite Repairs

Composite repairs are being used widely to restore the integrity of pipelines impaired by wall thinning arising from corrosion anomalies.

CERAWEEK: Texas Needs to Winterize its Grid or Interconnect with Neighbors

Texas should winterize its electric generation plants or consider connecting its grid with other parts of the country to help avoid another deadly blackout like the one last month that left people without heat, power or water for days.

Choosing, Using Composite Repair Systems

There are many variables when considering a composite repair, making it almost impossible for a single, ready-made composite to work well in every situation.

Appropriate Methods for Repairing Pipelines

Over many decades now, the ever-growing network of on- and offshore pipelines has transported an increasing volume of refined petroleum products, industrial chemicals, crude oil and natural gas to commercial and household customers. North America is a case in point.

CenterPoint Completes $240 Million Pipeline Modernization Plan, Seeks Cost Recovery

CenterPoint Energy's Southern Indiana Gas and Electric utility has asked regulators for a rate increase to recover the costs of its 7-year, $240 million natural gas pipeline modernization plan.

Fluor Awarded Pipeline Construction, Maintenance Contract in Peru

Fluor has been awarded a pipeline construction and maintenance contract in Peru by Compañía Operadora de Gas (COGA) under the Consorcio Mantenimiento de Gasoductos del Peru (CMgP) consortium.

How to Repair Large Pipes at Break Point Using FRP Laminates

The new version of SuperLaminate under development will enable installing the system through bends, so that point repairs can be performed utilizing launch pads, without causing any damage to the existing pipe.

T.D. Williamson Crews Isolate Burning NGL Pipeline for Repair

Crews at T.D. Williamson isolated a ruptured 14-inch NGL pipeline, while gas continued to flare off, enabling them to repair the system while it remained in service.

Genesis Energy Oil Pipeline Unlikely to be Restored Before October

An oil pipeline owned by Genesis Energy in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is unlikely to return to operations before October 1, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Pipeline Challenges Limits of Leak-Tight Pipeline Isolation Capabilities

Maintaining the integrity of piping and pipeline infrastructure continues to be of vital importance to owners and operators, particularly as a higher number of pipelines move into their fourth and fifth decade of operation, far beyond their original design life.

A Clearer Picture: How Phased Array UT Delivers 3-D Results

Today’s advanced phased array UT instruments and software give technicians the computing power to transform traditional 2-D inspection data into full-color 3-D visualizations

Using Phased Array UT in Lieu of Radiography for Weld Inspections

Since its introduction in the early 2000s, phased array ultrasonic testing (UT) instruments have been embraced by NDT service providers for weld inspections in lieu of RT.

Proper Prepping Promotes Greater Profits in the Permian

As the oil and gas industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability for service companies to be responsive and nimble is vital.

Chevron Delays Restart of Gorgon LNG Train for Additional Repairs

Chevron is delaying the restart of Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG plant in Western Australia until October to allow for additional repairs.