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A harbor in Christiansö  (© konradkerker / Adobe Stock)

Denmark Investigates Yacht Linked to Nord Stream Blasts

used to blow up the pipelines."The police was searching for a specific boat that had moored here in September," Soren Thiim Andersen, the highest authority on the island of Christiansö, told Reuters.The Sept. 26 explosions on the Nord Stream pipelines, constructed to supply Russian natural gas to Europe, have become a flashpoint between the West and Russia after last year's Russian invasion of Ukraine.Authorities in Sweden, Germany and Denmark, who are currently investigating the blasts, say the explosions were deliberate but have not said who might be responsible.However, this

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New Intelligence Points to Pro-Ukraine Group in Nord Stream Attack

of Ukrainians or Russians - attacked the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September, but there are no firm conclusions, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.There was no evidence that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy or other Ukrainian government officials were behind the attacks which spewed natural gas into the Baltic Sea, the newspaper reported, citing U.S. officials.Reuters could not independently verify the report.The Sept. 26 explosions on the pipelines connecting Russia and Germany occurred in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark. Both countries have concluded the blasts were

The gas leak at Nord Stream 2 in September seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm. Photo: Danish Defence

Nord Stream Breaches a Stark Reminder of Undersea Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

On the night of September 26, near the end of the calm season on the Baltic, a broiling kilometer-wide circle disturbed the face of the sea and a huge mass of methane erupted into the air. The gas formed a cloud that crossed Europe, in what’s considered the greatest single release of this potent greenhouse gas ever recorded.It was caused by four breaches of Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, located in or near the territorial seas of Denmark and Sweden. Seismologists detected explosions at a depth of 70-90 meters on the seabed. These were not earthquakes.Danish, Swedish and German

Castorone (Photo: Saipem)

Saipem Wins Contract to Install Pipeline off Italy

Italian energy industry services provider Saipem said it has secured a contract worth approximately €300 million for the transport and installation of an offshore gas pipeline offshore Italy.The E&C contract was awarded by Eni subsidiary Enimed.In total, 60 kilometers of 14-inch gas pipeline will connect the four wells of Argo and Cassiopea fields to the Sicilian coast. Maximum water depth is 660 meters. Saipem said it intends to use its pipelay vessels Castorone and Castoro 10 for the project.In addition, the company's Saipem 3000 crane ship will install umbilicals connecting Cassiopea

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TechnipFMC Wins Contract for Gas to Energy Project in Guyana

, alongside its co-venture partners on the Stabroek Block Hess and CNOOC, is progressing plans for the Gas to Energy Project in cooperation with the Government of Guyana. Start up is expected by the end of 2024. The pipeline would transport up to about 50 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas to the facilities.TechnipFMC did not reveal the value of the contract, but said it is "significant" within the range of $75 million and $250 million.Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, said, “The Gas to Energy Project is another example of how we are helping deliver

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Fugro Completes USV Remote Inspection for Woodside

Fugro has used its first operational Blue Essence uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 12 m Fugro Maali, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of three gas trunklines in the North West of Australia for the Woodside operated North West Shelf Project.Fugro’s Blue Essence next-generation USVs are operated remotely from onshore remote operations centers (ROCs) and the Fugro Maali is the first Blue Essence in service anywhere in the world. The name Maali is a Noongar term for “black swan”, which is both the state bird and emblem of Western Australia, where the USV is based.

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Subsea Pipeline Could Double Israeli Gas Exports to Egypt

A subsea pipeline that would connect Israel's Leviathan gas field to Egyptian liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals could double Israel's gas export capacity to Egypt, the Israeli energy minister said on Tuesday.Israel started exporting gas to Egypt at the beginning of last year through an existing pipeline that runs offshore before crossing the north of the Sinai Peninsula overland. The gas can be liquefied at Egyptian plants of Idku and Damietta and re-exported to Europe or Asia.Last month the two countries said they had agreed to plan the second pipeline.The governments would promote the

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Allseas: No Plans to Resume Nord Stream 2 Work

Swiss-Dutch company Allseas Group said it has no plans to resume laying pipes for Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Monday.Russia said it has its own vessel to complete the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany after Washington placed sanctions on the project.(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh, editing by Louise Heavens)

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Allseas Suspends Nord Stream 2 Work

Swiss-Dutch company Allseas said last week it had suspended its pipe-laying activities in the Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline in anticipation of U.S. President Donald Trump's signing of a defense policy bill."In anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Allseas has suspended its Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities," the company said in a statement dated Dec. 21."Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation's wind down provision and expect guidance comprising of the necessary regulatory, technical and environmental

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