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February 2012

World Pipelines February contains a report on oil and gas projects in Central Asia: detailing the scramble for resources in the Caspian Sea. This issue also includes an intelligent pigging question & answer feature; along with articles on deepwater engineering, pipeline pre-commissioning and compressors, engines and turbines.

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Central Asia’s chessboard
Pipeline politics in Central Asia intensify in place of an outright scramble for oil and gas resources. Ng Weng Hoong investigates.

A clean break
Justin Marshall, Business Development Manager, SECC Oil & Gas.

Laying it on the line
Alan Porterfield, General Manager – Pipeline Services, Aker Qserv, UK.

As clean as a whistle, as good as new!
Ali Sadedel, IPEC Pipeline Engineering & Services, Iran.

Joint coating up his sleeve
Matthew Lines, Technical Services Manager of ITW Irathane Futura, UK.

Corrosion contained
P. Collet, R. Turcas, BS Coatings, France and A. Anwar, SIPCO, Saudi Arabia.

Computing on cloud nine
Sara Heath, RSK Orbital Ltd, UK.

Scheduled for success
Hubert Geier, Managing Director, Linear Project, Germany.

T.D. Williamson, Inc., ILI, Weatherford Pipeline & Specialty Services, and ROSEN Inspection
World Pipelines asked three intelligent pigging companies some pressing questions about technology and techniques for inline inspection – and they answered!

What is a failure and why investigate?
Glyn Morgan, Senior Scientist & Engineer, GL Noble Denton Materials and Corrosion, UK.

Efficiency driven home
Jim Berry, Industry Consultant, USA.

Environmentally sound combustion
Tomas Rönn, Director, Oil & Gas Business, Wärtsilä Power Plants, Finland.

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