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June 2013

The June issue includes: a China regional report; pre-commissioning pigging; flow metering; planning a pipeline; plus a look into extreme environments.


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Contents

China: significant challenges ahead
Chinese state oil companies face tougher times, says Ng Weng Hoong, amidst rising barriers to growth in Asia.

Reeling in changes
Mike Wilson, Managing Director, Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd, UK.

A workforce under water
V.P. Sharma, President - Offshore, Punj Lloyd, India.

Innovation in full flow
Jack Sine, on behalf of Flexim Americas.

Installing flowmeters in the real world
Craig Marshall, Project Engineer at NEL, part of the TÜV SÜD Group, UK.

Understanding coatings: a many layered thing
Craig J R Thomas, Jotun Powder Coatings A/S, Dubai, UAE.

It's the inside that counts
Michael P. Adams, Global Line Pipe Product Line Manager, NOV Tuboscope, USA, and Robert S. Lauer, Director – Corrosion Control Technology, NOV Tuboscope, USA.

Automated application
Adam Wynne Hughes, Managing Director, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd.

Mapping Colombia from above
Oscar Fernando Parada, Civil Engineer, AnteaGroup, Colombia and Taylor Davis, LiDAR Applications Specialist, Terra Remote Sensing Inc., Canada.

Don’t put your pipeline planning to bed without a pillow
Geoff Connors, President & Founder, PipeSak Inc., Canada.

Pre-commissioning in full flood
Steve Thornton, Pipeline Business Development Manager for the Eastern Hemisphere, and Val Greig, Technical Support Manager for the Eastern Hemisphere, Baker Hughes Process and Pipeline Services.

Keeping covered in arctic conditions
Michael Schad, DENSO GmbH, Germany.

Secure & stable
James Bell, Managing Director, FoundOcean, UK.

Making the right selection
Dr. Shiladitya Paul, Senior Scientist – Metallurgy, Corrosion & Surface Engineering, Dr. Bernadette Craster, Polymer Materials Specialist, and Mr Stuart Bond, Section Manager – Materials Performance and Ferrous Alloys, TWI Ltd, UK.

An evolving landscape
Ben Wait, Customer Group Manager, Trelleborg Offshore, North and South America.


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