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October 2009

The regional report in the October issue focuses on China and how its oil and gas industry might fare in the global recession. A special feature looks at the potential for mergers and acquisitions by, and of, pipeline companies, with PIPC predicting a new wave of activity in this field. Dhatec writes about new developments in pipe stacking supports, and IHC and Mustang provide some interesting pipelaying case studies.


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Contents

STAYING IN THE FAST LANE?
Dr. Hooman Peimani looks at China’s current position in the oil and gas industry, given the recession.

DESERT ENERGY
Robin Knight, Rolls-Royce, UK.

SAFETY IN STORAGE
Ing. Idsart van Assema, Dhatec, The Netherlands.

STOP THE CLOCK
Doug Nordstrom and Tony Walters, Swagelok, USA.

PIG INTELLIGENCE
Markus Ginten and Carsten Heinks, ROSEN Technology & Research Center, Germany.

INTEGRITY MATTERS
Chris Priestley, Lloyd’s Register, UK.

LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION
Chris Norton, Senstar, UK.

WHAT’S THE BUSINESS WORTH?
Greg Charney, President of Lone Star Investments Corp., USA.

A NEW WAVE OF MERGERS?
Ben Tye, PIPC, UK.

PLOUGHING AHEAD
Toby Bailey, IHC Engineering Business, UK.

PIPELAY IN THE LAND OF LAKES
Rod Aldrich and Danny Dial, Mustang Engineering, USA.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Charles Cantrell, Darby Equipment Co., USA.


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