PHMSA Tags Construction Damage as Cause of Keystone Pipeline Spill
Weights used in the original construction of TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota were identified as a preliminary cause of the failure that resulted in a 210,000-gal spill in November.
Vessel Contractors Reshape for the Rebound
As the offshore market downturn and bankruptcy take their toll among vessel contractors, industry consolidation and bargain vessel acquisitions take shape.
Project Safety is Critical in Construction and Commissioning
With events such as the BP Macondo blowout in the US Gulf of Mexico (2010) and the Pemex Ayatsil-C platform accident (June), the safety risks inherent in oil and gas projects are evident.
Offshore Construction and Installation Innovations Aim for Deeper Waters
During OTC in Houston last month, offshore construction capabilities drew a room-capacity audience to a technical session about advances in deepwater construction techniques and vessels, including pipelaying and heavy lifting.
Overseas E&C Firms Shake Up North American Market
A wide variety of factors have drawn foreign engineering and construction (E&C) firms to North America, and their presence has changed the dynamics of bidding on projects over the past few years, a panel of experts said recently.
Discipline, Focus, Execution, and Personnel Development Help E&C Firms Thrive
Change has remained a constant in the E&C industry for decades, but the firms that have thrived are those that remain true to a core set of basic principles.
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