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Technip and Heerema Awarded Angola SURF Contract

Total and partners are developing the Kaombo ultra-deepwater project offshore Angola. The project in Block 32 offshore Angola has an anticipated spend of $16billion USD and production facilities will process up to 230,000 barrels of oil per day from 59 subsea wells tied back to two FPSOs with start-up in...

Huntingdon shut in on Pipeline Restrictions

The EON operated Huntingdon field located in the North Sea has had its output capacity severely restricted by access to the BP CATS pipeline due to fluid composition issues. The field is currently restricted to 40% of capacity. The 36” diameter CATS pipeline is one of the UK’s most strategic...

MIC Joint Industry Project

Corrosion is one of, if not the greatest risks to pipeline integrity whether that is onshore or offshore. One of the trickiest forms of corrosion to deal with is MIC or, Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion which if left undetected and untreated can lead to significant corrosion growth rates and in many...

Forties Pipeline SSIV

The Forties Pipeline is a 36” diameter 169km long pipeline which originates at the Apache North Sea operated Forties Charlie Platform and transports crude oil to landfall at Cruden Bay on the North East coast of Scotland. The pipeline is owned and operated by BP FPS but Apache North Sea...

PPSA Annual Seminar

On the 19th November 2014 the Pipeline Pigging and Products Association will be hosting their annual exhibition and conference at Ardoe House Hotel in Aberdeen. This is usually a well-attended event and this year’s papers look very interesting and Origin’s Technical Director will be attending to hear what is said....

Importance of leak testing

Pipeline design codes require thorough leak testing following the breaking of containment; this can either be hydraulic or pneumatic. The purpose of this leak test is to provide assurance of the integrity of re-made or new joints to ensure they are fit for purpose. The HSE have recently released a...

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