The Norwegian based company TSC Subsea has designed a new remotely deployed tool. The ART vCaliper is designed specifically to inspect ovality and wall thickness in constricted locations.
Q1) Which models or methodologies for data management are best suited for pipeline asset management?
Following the completion of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the energy ministers of Ukraine, the United States, and Germany met on Monday to discuss guarantees for Ukraine's future as a transit country. Ukraine's energy minister said the discussions focused on Ukraine's future.
The energy industry as a whole has come to realize the potential of hydrogen as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. However, this hydrogen economy cannot function without a safe and efficient infrastructure. A large part of hydrogen transportation will take place via existing gas networks and/or newly constructed pipelines dedicated to hydrogen.
TDW performed the inspection on a new, 20-inch diameter refined multi-product transmission pipeline that runs 450 km (279 mi) from Mombasa to Nairobi using TDW multiple dataset (MDS) technology. The pipeline is owned and operated by the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC).
MSA Safety announced it has been named a preferred supplier of portable gas detection equipment for Royal Dutch Shell. This is part of a three-year agreement to supply portable gas detection equipment and other safety technology to Shell’s offshore and onshore facilities and installations worldwide. The agreement continues the 30 years of cooperation between Shell and MSA.
In Europe for distances of up to around 10,000 km, hydrogen transport in pipelines is the most economical option. The “European Hydrogen Backbone” (EHB) study states specific transportation prices of approx. 0.16 €/kg per 1,000 km, with pipelines almost fully utilised.
Prisma Photonics ltd and Israel Natural Gas Lines (INGL) have signed an agreement to monitor the Israeli natural gas transmission pipelines. Each PrismaFlow module will monitor a 50-100km long pipeline segment.
T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global solutions provider, completed its first SmartPlug® isolation in offshore Nigeria, working for a major operator through its local partner, Strides Energy & Maritime Ltd. (Strides). Isolating the 267-km (165-mi) natural gas pipeline enabled the safe change-out and leak testing of platform valves without depressurizing the system.
In a long-standing partnership with Bayernwerk Netz GmbH, MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA is building a ring line in the town of Plattling (around 130 km east of Munich) to strengthen the regional power network.