Pipelines International Editor-in-Chief John Tiratsoo had the recent privilege of sitting down with pipeline veteran Professor Andrew Palmer. Professor Palmer has been instrumental in subsea pipeline engineering design and solutions and is the author of an impressive body of work of pipeline literature.

Effective implementation of a crack in-line inspection programme


Crack in-line inspection (ILI) technology plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of a pipeline....

Aging Pipelines Conference is a hit in Belgium


The first-ever conference to discuss issues concerning ageing high-pressure oil and gas pipelines was held in Ostend, Belgium, on 5-9 October.

Pipeline industry experts to meet in Bahrain as region prepares for pipeline development


International pipeline industry experts will meet in Bahrain in April to discuss pipeline management, technologies, and operating developments and issues, as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain prepare for the development of...

From the editor


In our September issue, Pipelines International published an important article from the American Petroleum Institute (API) announcing the publication of its new Recommended Practice (RP) 1173 – entitled Pipeline safety...

Young pipeliners lead the way


With the baby boomer generation heading towards retirement within the next decade, leaders of the pipeline industry have recognised the need...

Record-breaking Polarled Pipeline opens up new gas route


The final pipe was recently laid in the Statoil-operated Polarled Pipeline, which will open up a new highway for gas from the Norwegian Sea to Europe.

Liquid pipeline leak detection from airborne platforms


The pipeline industry is investigating the implementation of airborne leak detection surveys that utilise various sensor technologies in...

Real-time demand for a gas pipeline design: dealing with modern challenges


There were the days, decades ago, when a gas pipeline designer would punch some cards and go to another room of...

SCADA virtualisation


In the past several years, virtualisation has been transforming the information technology world. Organisations are faced with ongoing challenge of IT budget reductions, stricter regulatory requirements and...

Cased pipeline integrity management


France’s Bureau Veritas and TIGF have developed a smart sampling approach which...

Choosing the right pipelayer for your needs


Pipelayers and sidebooms are a key piece of machinery on any pipeline construction site. With a wide variety of machines currently available, and issues such as safety and the environment...

Unpiggable Forum offers solutions for the industry


The Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions Forum (organised by Clarion Technical Conferences and Tiratsoo Technical on 12-13 May) aims to present...

Certification: The Leaning Tree Incident


An operator recently experienced damage to their pipeline when a metal pipeline marker post was driven into the ground by a falling tree – the...

How to get the most out of the 2016 PPIM Conference and Exhibition


Now in its 28th year, the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management (PPIM) Conference and Exhibition, being held on 8-11 February, attracts over 2,000 attendees active in the pipeline integrity sector...

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