Editorial

Editorial: An interesting pipeline year lies ahead

Editorial 6-2019
Editorial 6-2019
The pipeline community do not usually think in terms of individual years - the projects are usually too long-term for that. But some individual years are special. 2020, for example, will be interesting in various respects. On the one hand, legal disputes about specific projects are moving into the next round. Coastal GasLink, for example, continues...

Editorial: Pipelines & Politics

Editorial 5-2019
Editorial 5-2019
It was not surprising that both chambers of the U.S. Congress signed a bill that will put sanctions in place against some companies that are currently working to finalize the much-disputed Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The pipeline will still be completed, though, because Russia already made clear that it will replace every company necessary that is...

Editorial: ptj - moving forward with new services and a new design

Editorial 4-2019
Editorial 4-2019
You have certainly noticed it already: the ptj now looks different than before. This is the result of an extensive improvement process to which we have committed ourselves in order to provide the international pipeline community with even better content. Of course, the appearance plays only the smallest part, even if it is the most conspicuous at...

Editorial: Moving forward with digitalization and data smart technologies in the pipeline industry

Editorial 3-2019
Editorial 3-2019
Each year at DNV GL we produce a report which is an industry benchmark study on the outlook for the year ahead in the oil and gas industry. The 2019 report, ‘A test of resilience’ is based on a global survey that incorporates the views of 791 senior industry professionals. Our survey found that digitalization is comfortably the leading R&D priority...

Editorial: Instruments of ptc: ptj and seminars

Editorial 2-2019
Editorial 2-2019
The “Pipeline Technology Conference”, ptc is known and recognized worldwide despite its young age of 14 years. It is the most international and balanced Pipeline Technology Conference in the world. Participants and exhibitors come from over 55 countries. They are roughly from the following sectors: Operator/Authority/Research (30%) planning...

Editorial: Competition stimulates business

Editorial 6-2018
Editorial 6-2018
Under this well-known slogan one should classify what can currently be observed in pipeline technology: Large TSO with their technology subsidiaries from Asia and Eastern Europe (e.g. Transneft, Sinopec and others) are pushing their way into the markets in North America and Western Europe. This development naturally has several facets: On the one...

Editorial: Safety, Reliability, Profitability – the main drivers of a good integrity management system

Editorial 3-2018
Editorial 3-2018
Pipelines are the veins of a worldwide energy system, serving industry and clients with all kinds of liquids and hazardous fluids and gases. In the 1920s to 1950s they have been built with a commercial lifetime of 25 to 30 years, but today some of the systems are reaching their 100 years of operation anniversary. The main bulk of high pressure...

Editorial: Qualification in the pipeline industry

Editorial 2-2018
Editorial 2-2018
Studies indicate that we in the international pipeline industry are heading for a shortage of well-trained engineers and scientists. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that in recent years there have been fewer and fewer young people starting engineering or scientific studies, and on the other hand to the fact that the scope of tasks has...