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November 2009

The November issue includes a special feature on Right of way and route selection, with a keynote report from Dr. Hooman Peimani, Head of Energy Security at the Energy Studies Institute, Singapore. Elsewhere in the issue, we look at a recent hot tap carried out on the Ettrick field in the North Sea; a collaboration between Vermeer and McLaughlin on an HDD job in Texas; and the regional review looks at West African pipeline infrastructure.


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Contents

COMMENT
Comment

PIPELINE NEWS
Pipeline news

WEST AFRICA: THE RACE FOR OIL AND GAS
Ng Weng Hoong discusses the role of West Africa as one of the hottest battlegrounds in the race for increasingly scarce oil and gas resources.

FINDING OUT WHAT’S DOWN UNDER
Pat Fournier, Neptune Marine Services, Australia.

MAPPING IT ALL OUT
Víctor Domínguez and José Luis Mora Mendoza, Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, México; Arturo Godoy Simon, Jorge Canto Ibáñez, Lorenzo M. Martinez de La Escalera, Leonardo de Silva Muñoz and Lorenzo Martinez Gómez, Corrosión y Protección Ingeniería, México.

LOCATION LOCATION
Carl Tiltman, Subsea Asset Location Technologies Ltd (SALT), UK.

AIMING FOR BETTER VISUALISATION
Guy Van Wijmeersch, Barco, Belgium.

ENGINEERING EVOLUTION
Charles Cantrell, Darby Equipment Company, USA.

MISSION CRITICAL
Lou Frank and Cliff Johnson, NACE International, USA.

TACKING LARGE DIAMETER BORES
Randy Happel, Vermeer Corporation, USA.

CONCRETE CONCEPTS
Michael D. Lepech, PhD, Stanford University, USA; Vlad Popovici, Bredero Shaw, Canada; Gregor Fischer, PhD, Technical University of Denmark; and Victor C. Li, PhD, University of Michigan, USA.

TWO-PART POLYURETHANES
Bill Rider and Matthew Lines, Irathane Futura, UK.

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING PROVIDES PIPELINE TIE-IN POINT
Alan Cassie, Acergy, UK and John Harrison, T.D. Williamson S.A., UK.

CLASS INDUCTION
Mike Roth, Miller Electric Mfg. Co., USA.

AN UPLIFITING SOLUTION
Nick Latham, Modulift Group, UK.

OUT IN THE FIELD
Derrick Butterfield, Volvo, Germany.

PIPELINE MACHINERY REVIEW
Pipeline machinery review


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