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February 2014

The February issue includes articles on precommissioning, corrosion control and deepwater pipeline engineering. The regional report focuses on the energy-rich states in Central Asia and we offer some insight into planning a pipeline and intelligent pigging, with our annual Intelligent Pigging Q&A.


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Contents

Survival of the fittest
Ng Weng Hoong discusses how Central Asia maintains its winning streak as energy-rich states exploit superpower rivalry.

Political suasion: the new norm
Gord Cope examines the host of worries faced by pipeline companies.

Pigging Q&A

Intelligent pigs and best practice
Baker Hughes, Canada; NDT Global, Germany; T.D. Williamson Inc, USA; and Weatherford, USA.

Erosion-corrosion protection
Hugh Roarty, Senior R&D Chemist, and Henry Smith, Technical Service Engineer, Belzona, UK.

Not a guessing game
Joe LiPetri, Extech Instruments, USA.

Sunshine on Leith: investing in the future
Mark Taylor, Bredero Shaw, UK.

Tamar: deepwater operations
Mark Slaughter, Weatherford, UK.

Wireless solutions
Ian Crowther, WFS Wireless For Subsea, UK.

Tracking down the leaks
Dr. Graham Brown, Sonardyne, UK.

Finding the right formula
Ravi Menon and Jack Wallin, Stoody Company, Victor Technologies, USA.

Buckling under pressure
Ian Matheson, Atkins Global, UK.

Novel applications
Don Darling, SeaRobotics, USA.

Preserving pressure, keeping control
Mark Clark, Rotork, UK.

Coming of age
Kenneth Engblom, Wärtsilä, Finland.


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