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December 2014

The December issue finishes up the year with: a round-up of gas pipeline projects throughout the world; articles on buoyancy, subsea inspection and field applied coatings; technical pieces about primers and cyber security; plus comment on the Brazilian oil and gas industry, and European energy security.


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Contents

2014: the year of gas
For a number of reasons, gas consumption has been growing globally. Dr Hooman Peimani discusses the large number of significant pipeline projects that have emerged throughout the year.

Specialised services in Australia
Kris Vlaeminck, Jan De Nul Group, Luxembourg.

Inflatable buoyancy: making light work of pipelaying
Chris Sparrow, Unique Seaflex, UK.

Avoiding common mistakes
Neil Parkinson, Technical Director, AV Technology Ltd (AVT), UK.

A new method for subsea inspection
Rienk de Vries, Technical Director at Applus RTD, the Netherlands.

Field applied coatings: rethinking paradigms
Nathan Muncaster, Polyguard, USA.

Novel primers
Sanjeev Naik and Aurélie Rexach, TWI Ltd, Cambridge, UK, and Dirk Bentz, INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany.

Reaching for European energy security
Johan Desaegher, Belgium, and Mike Kirkwood, T.D. Williamson, UAE.

The five stages of cyber grief
Tom Cross, Director of Security Research, Lancope, Inc., USA.

Staying at the forefront
Dr. Rod Martin, Executive Vice President, Oil & Gas, Element Materials Technology, USA.

The future of Brazilian operations
Angus Townley, Market Intelligence Manager, Tata Steel, UK.

UT: a review of new techniques
André Lamarre, Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas, USA.

Keeping the gas moving in China
Debby Wadsworth, Emerson Process Management, USA.

A promising investment
Rick Barnes, Schneider Electric, Canada.

Pumping from El Paso to Houston
Aaron Burton, Lead Field Engineer for Sulzer, USA.

Keeping it simple
Mike Fynes, Smith Flow Control Ltd, UK.

A vital chore
Mike Shelton, GE Measurement & Control, UK.

World Pipelines' pipeline machinery review
Featuring Pipeline Machinery International; CLIMAX Portable Machining & Welding Systems; and Xiris Automation.


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