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August 2017

The August issue features a variety of articles, covering topics ranging from equipment safety and HDD, to intelligent pigs and welding technologies. This issue also includes our annual Contractors’ Directory, which provides our readers with a comprehensive look at oil and gas pipeline contractors and their recent midstream activities around the world.


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Contents

Hardship still on the horizon?
Ng Weng Hoong considers Central Asia’s oil and gas market and outlines some of the region’s midstream pipeline projects.

Tackling dents
Brad Whelan, Neptune Research Inc., USA.

Making discoveries
Dustin Traylor and Charles Zhou, Axalta Coating Systems, USA.

Managing operations in Greece
Patrizio Sala (Italy) and Adam Kopystynski BSc MSc (UK), Shawcor.

Overcoming the elements
Merrick Alpert, EonCoat, USA.

A spotlight on safety
Robert Linder and Johannes Mayr, LIEBHERR, Austria.

Committing to a safety culture
Dawn Rivera, PipeLine Machinery International, USA.

Contractors’ directory
Arendal, Bonatti, Conduto Ecuador S.A., Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), CRC-Evans, DENSO Group Germany, Denys, Gulf Interstate Engineering Company, Horizontal Drilling International (HDI), Laney Directional Drilling Co., LCS Cable Cranes, Lift Technologies, Inc., Michels Corporation, MMEC Mannesmann, Saipem, SICIM S.p.A., STATS Group, Tesmec Group, The Streicher Group, and Winn & Coales International.

Keeping up with trenchless technologies
Anne Knour, TRACTO-TECHNIK, Germany.

A new era approaches
Eric Fischer (Oceaneering, USA) and Kelci Martinsen (2G Robotics, Canada).

Pipeline DNA, uncovered
Joel Coleman, Christopher De Leon, Simon Slater, Matthew Hadden, Thomas Eiken, Daniel Molenda and Jochen Spalink, The ROSEN Group, Switzerland.

Timely defect detections
Vyacheslav Orlov and Alexei Mezhuev, Transneft Diascan, Russia.

Improvement through innovation
Thomas Hennig, NDT Global, Ireland.

Hunting new technologies
Callum Jones, i2i Pipelines, UK.

The ins and outs of mass balancing
Wim Volmer, NMi Certin B.V.

Go with the flow
Werner Botha, PPG Protective and Marine, the Netherlands.

Facing up to the challenge
Jürgen Krüger (Polysoude S.A.S, France) and Alexander Spies (SALWO TRADING Ltd., UAE).

Setting the pace
D. dos Santos, YXLON Copenhagen, Portugal.


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