IEA World Energy Investment 2016
In an inaugural annual report on energy investments around the world, the International Energy Agency (IEA) looks at the lifeblood of the global energy system: investment. The ability to attract and direct capital flows is vital to transitioning to a low-carbon economy while also maintaining energy security and expanding energy access worldwide. The success or failure of energy policies can be measured by their ability to mobilise investments.
Gas Key to Growth
The gas-rich Southeast Asian region has limited crude pipelines but is aiming to grow its natural gas pipeline network. This report looks at the infrastructure in four member countries of the region.
A Perfect Storm – Conquered
This article, a case study documented almost like a movie screenplay narrative, enumerates how Shawcor tackled three of the largest APAC projects simultaneously and survived.
Pipelines in the Pipeline
Dismantling barriers to digitalization
Energy companies are discovering how smart data strategies can deliver cost and operational benefits
Seam Assessment and Regulatory Compliance: Multiple Datasets + EMAT
As technology advances and regulations expand, pipeline operators change the way they manage line integrity, which necessarily includes updating their integrity management programs (IMP). When a pipeline operator creates, or updates, an IMP, it provides detailed procedures for monitoring, maintaining, and repairing pipelines to help avoid failure and mitigate future repairs. These safety precautions not only serve to protect the environment and personnel, but prove to regulatory bodies, such as the United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), that the pipeline can operate safely and under compliance. This case study illustrates a scenario in which an operator must choose new inline inspection (ILI) technologies for future seam assessments, and create a new IMP to help address the multitude of integrity threats detected by advanced ILI tools. The specific scenario outlined in the case study took place in the United States, with PHMSA as the regulatory body, but the resulting comparison of ILI technologies can benefit pipeline operators in any country.
Reducing Deepwater Pipeline Inspection Costs
This article will discuss how using bespoke inspection technology, combined with greater involvement of pipeline inspection engineers early in the pipeline design process, helps to reduce the complexity and costs of inspecting deepwater pipelines.
Splash Zones In-Situ Solutions
Risers and platform legs are subject to severe damage due to environmental conditions which cause corrosion. Composite repairs offer in-situ solutions to combat these issues.