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Registrations still available for Rio Pipeline 2017

Registrations still available for Rio Pipeline 2017

Registrations are still available for the Rio Pipeline Conference and Exhibition, which will take place next month at the Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24-26 October 2017.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Connecting the future: trends and challenges’, which will explore solutions to current industry challenges, technological innovations, market changes, security issues, and promoting business opportunities.

There are several categories of registration, ranging from a US$300 one-day pass to a US$558 full pass for non-members of the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute.

Click here to register for Rio Pipelines 2017.

The conference plenary sessions will follow four themes:

  • Technical challenges for the next decade
  • Brazil’s midstream sector
  • Transportation activity in Brazil’s offshore production
  • The role of regulators in future pipeline activity

The event will also feature forums that will cover a variety of topical issues, including:

  • Current and future applications and restrictions for drone technology in the industry
  • The minimum technical requirements for the supply of forged steel for pipeline and submarine equipment
  • Challenges and opportunities regards stress corrosion cracking mechanisms in pipelines

On Thursday 26 October, there will also be workshops on the integrity of natural gas distribution pipelines.

The discussion will focus on technical recommendations and case studies relating to the cathodic protection and mitigation of electric interference, external interference, the applicability of the Regulatory Standard NR-13, and integrity management of natural gas distribution pipelines.

Two awards will be presented at the conference: the Calgary Award and the Global Pipeline Award.

The Calgary Award is awarded to the best technical paper submitted to the conference, and will be included in the program for the next International Pipeline Conference (IPC) held in Calgary, Canada.

Rio Pipeline will sponsor the travel and accommodation costs for one of the authors to present the paper at the next IPC.

The Global Pipeline Award is granted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to recognise the innovation and technological advancement by organisations in pipeline transportation.

For more information visit the Rio Pipeline website.

If you have an event that you would like featured in Pipelines International contact Managing Editor Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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