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November 2012

November kicks off with an interesting look at the Pacific region, where security and political concerns are shaping oil and gas moves. The issue then includes technical articles on automatic welding, flow metering and offshore operations. IPLOCA gives us an update; we hear from Halliburton about recent pipeline cleaning projects; and we offer a review of the unconventional gas market in the US.


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Contents

Territorial imperatives
Security and political concerns in Asia and the Pacific region mount as oil and gas demand continues to grow. Ng Weng Hoong reports.

A wealth of welding knowledge
G. Bandera and W. Santucci, S.A.L.P. S.p.A., Italy.

Clever welding control
Olivier Jouffron, Serimax North America Technical Manager.

On budget pipe welding
Jeff Nelson, Application Manager, Bug-O Systems, USA.

A surge of solutions
Patrick Curry, General Manager of Expro Meters, USA.

Going over to gas
David Crandall, Oil & Gas Sales Manager, Cameron, North America.

Looking into the future
Emmelyn Graham, Flow Consultant, NEL, UK.

Measuring high value goods
James H. Smith, Product Manager, FMC Technologies, USA.

IPLOCA convention round-up
East meets West in Istanbul.

Unmanned and ready for deployment
Don Darling, SeaRobotics Corporation, USA.

A deep clean
Amelie Tang, Total Gabon, Gabon, Neil Mackay and Jim MacLennan, Halliburton Pipeline and Process Services, UK.

Pigging fit for a god
S. Krishna Kumar, Mechanical Engineer, VP Engineers, IGP Group, India.

Making sense of corrosion
Peter Collins, CEO of Permasense Ltd, UK.

Making sense of corrosion
Peter Collins, CEO of Permasense Ltd, UK.

Understanding microbiologically induced corrosion
Tesfaalem Haile, Pat Teevens, and Zhenjin Zhu, Broadsword Corrosion Engineering, Ltd, Canada.

Inspector gadget
John Fletcher, Elcometer Limited, UK.

Foot off the gas pedal
The incredible expansion of unconventional gas in North America is drawing to a close. Gordon Cope takes a closer look.

World Pipelines product news
Featuring KAMAT Pumpen GmbH.


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