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April 2010

The April issue is bursting to the seams with our annual Offshore Review – detailing offshore operations from a host of pipeline companies, eager to discuss their most challenging projects this year and their hopes for OTC 2010 and the coming year. The issue also includes articles on pipelaying, repair and rehabilitation, and coatings for offshore application. A special report from Dr. Hooman Peimani analyses new threats to pipelines.


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Contents

Sunny climes
Gordon Cope explains why the Gulf of Mexico is one of the few bright spots in the North American oilpatch.

Be prepared
Mark Sim, T.D. Williamson, North Europe.

Offshore review
Featuring: Arc Energy, Belzona Polymerics Limited, BJ Services, Boskalis Offshore bv, Brenntag, Corus Tubes, CRC-Evans Automatic Welding, CRC-Evans Engineered Systems, Dow Hyperlast, Global Pipelines, Jan De Nul Group, Jee, Mathey Dearman, Pipeline Engineering, SAS, ShawCor Ltd (including Bredero Shaw, Canusa-CPS and Shaw Pipeline Services); Subsea 7, Sulzer Pumps Ltd, Van Oord Offshore B.V., and Weatherford International Ltd.

Looking out for a leak
Chris Teal, Neptune Oceanographics Ltd, UK.

The art of precommissioning
Guy Bell and Rob Preston, J.P. Kenny, UK.

Protecting the bend
Steven Bray, Trelleborg Offshore, UK.

What goes around comes around
Greg Ehm, on behalf of McLaughlin Group, USA.

Pioneering continuous reaction
Dr. Wayne Stevens, Technical & Operations Director, Rosehill Polymers.

Three steps to maintenance
Thomas W. Burker, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, USA.

Preventing peeling
P. Collet, BS Coatings, France.

Applying commercial software
Pradeep Ittycheria, Energy Solutions International, Inc., USA.

Partnership: the key to success
Jim Walsh, Vice President, System Optimisation and Effectiveness, Alliance Pipeline, Canada and Jeff Nagel, Vice President Global Services, GE Oil & Gas, Italy.

Linking ligistics: HDD around the world
Virginia Fraguio, Manager of Administration and International Logistics, Mears Group Horizontal Directional Drilling division.

Finding a solution
Robert Bischof, Robin Götschl and Dr. Michael Fiedler, Böhler Schweißtechnik Austria GmbH.

New threats
Dr. Hooman Peimani describes the natural and man-made threats posed upon oil and gas pipelines worldwide.


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