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March 2012

Welcome to the March issue of World Pipelines: we’ve got a China regional report and in-depth reports on HDD jobs, repair operations and leak detection. We’re also covering developments in SCADA technology, route planning and intelligent pigs. Finally, there are three substantial pipeline equipment articles to get your teeth into.

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Developments in the year of the dragon
Ng Weng Hoong covers China: increased deal-making on permanent US$ 100/bbl oil, geo-political instability and financial crises.

Hole in one
Randy Happel, Vermeer Corporation, USA.

Big machines in Big Foot’s backyard
Billy Cleveland, Delta Directional LLC, USA.

Repairs without welds
Paul Hughes, Hydratight Connectors Product Manager, UK.

Stronger than steel
Steve Goodman, Neptune Research Inc. (NRI), USA.

Behind every cloud there is an advantage
Larry Combs, Vice President, Customer Service and Support, InduSoft, USA.

Machinery to meet expectations
Sherry Gettis, Communications Manager, PipeLine Machinery International, USA/Canada.

Raised up results
Dave McGuinness, International Business and Product Manager, Schoenbeck, Germany.

Reaching across the globe
Derek Payne, Managing Director – Operations, Outreach Ltd, UK.

IPLOCA info and insight
News from IPLOCA on upcoming meetings, the annual convention and how to get involved in the new wiki venture.

Delicate detection
David Russell and Yuwu Yu, Russell NDE Systems Inc., Canada.

Intelligent cleaning
David Cockfield, Operations Director, Pipelines2Data (P2D) Ltd, UK.

Desktop study: the un-exploited resource
Raphaël Denis, Business Developer Manager, Pipeline Services, Fugro, Belgium, and Ian Nash, Director of Operations & Business Acquisitions, EAME, Peritus International, UK.

Working with worst case scenarios
Tony Collins, Simulation Sales Manager, Telvent, USA.

A pipeline’s song
Konstantinos Bollas, Dimitrios Kourousis and Dr. Athanasios Anastasopoulos, Envirocoustics S.A, Greece.

Safety scans
Stewart Duthie, Business Development Manager, Flexlife, UK.

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