The appraisal of the structural capacity and serviceability of a pipeline past its design life presents an exciting challenge to the pipeline industry.

New pipeline inspection and remediation company formed in Houston

Bryan Melan, former pipeline integrity subject matter expert for Marathon Oil Co and Marathon Oil UK Ltd, has formed Tide Water Integrity Services LLC, operating from Houston, Texas.

Major new Houston research centre

The ambitious and industry-leading Technology Development Center (TDC) constructed in Houston from scratch by Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) was inaugurated on 23 July. Less than a year after breaking...

Emerson acquires Energy Solutions International

Emerson has acquired Energy Solutions International Holdings (ESI), a leading global supplier of decision-support software and services that enhance operational efficiency, commercial profitability, and safety across the oil and gas...

Bypassing additional cost with isolation system housing

It’s not news that pipelines are high-maintenance assets and, for most operators who need to perform maintenance, shutting...

A new standard for achieving zero pipeline incidents

This article, provided by the API, gives the background to its Recommended Practice 1173, published in July 2015.

A specialist for pipelines in steep terrain

Newly established contractor LCS Pipelines focuses on the construction of pipelines in critical sections such as steep mountains and swamp area crossings.

Iran’s pipeline industry is moving forward

Interview with Jafari Nasab, Managing Director, Iranian Oil Pipeline & Telecommunication Co.

Nord Stream’s offshore inspection survey

To ensure the integrity of its pipeline system, Nord Stream is conducting an external survey of its pipeline through the Baltic Sea. The geophysical...

Securing Thailand’s gas supply through innovation

Since June 2014 McConnell Dowell has been working on a project that will meet increasing gas demand in Thailand. Fourteen months later, the project has achieved mechanical completion and has...

From explorer to leader: the Rosen Group is bound up in the history of ILI

The company that bears his surname was founded in 1981 in Lingen, Germany, by Hermann Rosen following his realisation of a need for reliable inspection systems in the pipeline industry.

Overcoming inspection challenges using non-traditional ILI

Emerging non-traditional (NT) in-line inspection (ILI) technologies are providing new solutions for pipeline operators to inspect and gather...

South America snapshot

With the pipeline industry gearing up for the Rio Pipeline Conference and Exhibition, Pipelines International highlights recent pipeline developments in South and Central America.

Overcoming Latin America’s toughest infrastructure projects

Chile’s Atacama Desert is considered one of the most arid and tough places on earth. Its lack of rain is outweighed by the abundance...

The economics of acceptable risk

While avoiding the many nuances of ‘acceptable’ vs ‘tolerable’ risk and ‘How safe is safe enough?’ issues, let’s scratch the surface of setting, moving towards,...

Filling the knowledge gap with valve technician safety training

Servicing pipeline transmission system valves isn’t simply about pumping grease and cycling valves. There are obvious dangers involved with working around high-pressure systems but the most perilous risks are the...

Call for papers open for Middle East pipeline event

Papers are now being accepted for the Pipeline Operations & Management Middle East 2016 (POMME) event – submit yours now!

Programme released for industry’s first ageing pipelines event

The programme for the 2015 Ageing Pipelines Conference is now available – mark the date in your diaries and make sure you are in Ostend for this first-of-its-kind event.

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