Pieridae Energy will buy gas assets in Alberta from Royal Dutch Shell for $144.8 million. The assets will consist of all of Shell’s midstream and upstream assets in the southern Alberta Foothills area, which produce 29,000 boe/d. Pieridae is also buying three sour gas plants. The move will enable it to secure the remaining supply needed for the first phase of its proposed Goldboro LNG plant in Nova Scotia. If it goes ahead Goldboro will be Canada’s first East Coast LNG project, producing 10 mtpa.
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S & B Modular Operations installed a new 24,000-square-foot covered module assembly bay at their Baytown, Texas, location. The existing 50,000 square feet of covered production space has been converted to provide full pipe fabrication services for both carbon steel and alloy pipe.
Steel pipe manufacturer Bellville Tube Company has been reinstated by an undisclosed U.S. investment group. The owners expect to be in production in the third quarter of 2019 and at full capacity in 2020. The company’s newly acquired production facility is located on 80 acres of land, 50 miles west of Houston. The company said production will expand to 130,000 tons annually.
ClockSpring/NRI acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, previously a subsidiary of Milliken & Company. The acquisition expands ClockSpring’s line of composite solutions for industrial process and transmission pipelines and adds new technologies for water and wastewater infrastructure restoration.
TC Energy will sell some of its Columbia Midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin to energy distributor UGI Corporation for $1.28 billion. The Columbia Midstream Group holds five natural gas gathering systems with capacity of roughly 2.68 billion Btu/d and 240 miles of pipeline in the southwestern core of the Appalachian Basin.
Plains All American Pipeline began a binding open season for long-term commitments for light crude oil transportation service on its Western Corridor Pipeline System. The open season service will originate in northern Montana for delivery to Gulf Coast markets. The existing system capacity could expand by up to 70,000 bpd beginning in the second quarter of 2021.
ROSEN was awarded the Pipeline Industries Guild 2019 Prestigious Technology Award for its Pipeline DNA and Pipe Grade Determination service. The award ceremony was hosted by the Pipelines Industries Guild.
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MBW hired Christy Matuszewki as engineering manager. She has 20 years of experience having developed continuous improvement methodologies program validation strategies for development and qualification of new products.
Michels promoted Robert Osborn to vice president of Energy and Matt Westphal to senior vice president of Pipelines. Osborn joined Michels in 2001 and has almost 40 years of experience and Westphal has more than 30 years of experience.
Stakeholder Midstream has promoted Josh J. Roberts to chief operating officer and Brett Baker to chief commercial officer. San Antonio-based Stakeholder is focusing on the San Andres play of West Texas and New Mexico.
Meritage Midstream hired T. Jeffrey Layne as chief operating officer, and Matthew DeNezza has joined as chief finance officer. DeNezza serves as chief financial officer. They joined the Denver-based company as it prepared to commission its Steamboat Cryogenic Processing Plant in Converse County, Wyo., during third quarter.
Range Resources appointed Margaret K. Dorman to the Board of Directors. She retired as the executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Smith International, now part of Schlumberger. Dorman will serve on the Board’s audit committee.
DNV GL appointed Nick Brod to head its energy management Program Design and Implementation (PDI) team in North America. He has extensive global experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining DNV GL, he held senior leadership positions at CLEAResult and Portland Energy Conservation (PECI).
Vacuworx promoted Alan Odgers to senior vice president of Strategy, hired William Bomprezzi as director of Business Analytics and promoted Paula Bell to director of Marketing.
Lane Construction’s Mark Schiller was promoted to president and CEO of Lane Industries and its subsidiary Lane Construction. He is a 30-year employee of the company and succeeds Robert E. Alger, who assumed the role of chairman of the Board. Schiller will continue as executive vice president and COO officer of Operations-Construction.
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OPITO, a not-for-profit skills body for the energy industry, appointed Brandon Grosvenor to the new role of vice president of strategic development for the Americas region. Grosvenor previously spent more than a decade with National Oilwell Varco, most recently as global business development manager.
ASTM International presented the Award of Merit to George R. Wilson, principal scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. The award, which includes the title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards.
Pipeline Line Contractors Association (PLCA) moved its headquarters from its long-time Dallas, Texas, home to Arlington, Va. The transition also involved changing the office phone number to (571) 570-2700.