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April 2012

The April issue once again brings with it the Annual Offshore Technology Review – a snapshot of recent operations from a variety of companies working offshore today. This issue also showcases pipeline work in extreme environments (with articles from DNV, Carollo and Dow Corning), along with features on offshore welding (Serimax), pipeline corrosion (Trenton, Pemex, Farwest Corrosion Control, Polyguard Products), and coatings for offshore application (ShawCor, Perma-Pipe, CRC-Evans Pipeline Induction Heat).

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World Pipelines' Offshore Technology Review 2012
Featuring ClampOn, CRC-Evans Offshore, Dyna-Torque, Heat Trace, Hydratight, Jan De Nul, Kuanson, Land & Marine, McDermott, Nexans, NRI, Online Engineering Limited, Serimax, Socotherm, Stopaq and Subsea 7 A.S.

Going to the extreme
Asle Venås, DNV Global Pipeline Director, Norway.

Pipeline protection
Louis Scatena, Structural Engineer, Carollo Engineers, Inc., USA.

Sealing for saving
Viktor Parashchuk, Application Engineer, Dow Corning Industrial Assembly and Maintenance (Russia/CIS, Turkey, CEE).

In-depth insulation testing
Marcus Heydrich and Vlad Popovici, ShawCor, Canada.

Insulation at any depth
Hank Reuser, Perma-Pipe Oil and Gas.

Insulation through injection
Michael George, Head of Research and Development, CRC-Evans Pipeline Induction Heat, UK.

Offshore CRA welding observations
Julien Lavaux, CRA-LNG Project Manager, and Cyril Petit, North & Central America Regional Manager, Serimax.

Cool, calm and cost-effective
Rune Haddeland, Quickflange, Norway.

Two phases are better than one
B. Chandragupthan, Saipem India Projects Ltd, India, and Girish Babu Nounchi, JP Kenny Ltd, Abu Dhabi.

From pyramids to pipelines
Bob Ashby, Trenton Corporation, USA.

The human element
Diego M. Martinez de la Escalera and Lorenzo Martínez Gómez, Corrosión y Protección – ITESCAM Alliance, Mexico and Juan Carlos Sanchez Ghenno and Francisco Fernández Lagos, PEMEX, Mexico.

Cathodic complexities
John Bollinger, Farwest Corrosion Control Company, USA.

Seeking industry standards
Richard Norsworthy, Polyguard Products, Inc., USA.

External solutions
Mark Stone, Sonomatic, UK.

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