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Zero Harm As An Achievable Target - How To Build A Journey Towards Zero For People, Significant Impacts On The Environment And The Community
Zero Harm As An Achievable Target - How To Build A Journey Towards Zero For People, Significant Impacts On The Environment And The Community
NTS is committed to ensuring everyone return home safely at the end of each day, and that our assets are operated in a safe manner. This commitment to safety is based on caring for employees, our contractors, the communities in which we operate and the environment. We are certain that Zero Harm is an achievable target and for this we focus on…
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,…
Are we filling the pipeline with a capable “Next Generation Workforce?”
Are we filling the pipeline with a capable “Next Generation Workforce?”
“For the first time in the history of mankind, there are four generations in the workforce. There are 35 million Traditionalists (Silent Gen) and 84 million Baby Boomers, the largest number of workers, which began to retire in 2010-11. There are 68 million Generation Xers and 79 million Generation Yers (Millennials as they are better known).…
Calculation of a laser-scan-like 3D defect profile from conventional MFL data
Calculation of a laser-scan-like 3D defect profile from conventional MFL data
Calculation of a laser-scan-like 3D defect profile from conventional MFL data – For more-accur ate defect assessment and prediction of safe operating pressure. Reliable pipeline safe pressure prediction is increasingly required. Complex shaped volumetric metal loss is a challenge in this regard. Methodological In-line Inspection (ILI)…
Over-Voltage Protection on Pipelines
Over-Voltage Protection on Pipelines
Pipelines are commonly exposed to over-voltage conditions created by AC faults, lightning and induced AC voltage from high voltage power transmission lines. To protect personnel and the pipeline from the hazardous effects of these conditions, it is critical to properly ground the pipeline and provide continuity across isolation joints for AC and…
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…
Advanced Detection Technologies and Collaborative Information Systems for Leak Detection and Response
Advanced Detection Technologies and Collaborative Information Systems for Leak Detection and Response
A recent newcomer in the global energy mix, natural gas will represent the second biggest share after oil by 2040 , according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Demand on natural gas is rising globally with the economic growth of developing countries and the significant move from coal to gas initiated by governments to meet the challenge of…
Digital Pipeline Integrity with Spiral Wound Pipe
Digital Pipeline Integrity with Spiral Wound Pipe
Interest in using digital systems for pipeline integrity management are growing and the potential both for cost saving on time based manual inspection and for improved real time data is huge. A onshore new pipeline system, MASiP, (Mobile Automated Spiral Interlocking Pipe) has been developed that incorporates spiral wound optical fibre as a means…
Pipeline Leak Detection via Machine Learning
Pipeline Leak Detection via Machine Learning
As physical entities, pipelines are subject to numerous points of failure including corrosion, mechanical damage, and natural hazards. Despite being infrequent, pipeline failure can have disproportionate consequences resulting from environmental clean-up and lost production. Best practices in pipeline risk management employ both leak-prevention…
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…
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©Shutterstock.com/ Inked Pixels; katatonia82
Pipelines may observe significant axial displacement or force at the ends that tie-in with connected equipment and/or facilities. These axial forces are mainly driven by pipe size, temperature, pressure, length and surrounding soils or supports, and can have devastating effects on connecting facilities if not properly accommodated in the design.…
Current View of Design and Evaluation of Sulfur Pipelines
Current View of Design and Evaluation of Sulfur Pipelines
The global production of natural gas is increasing continuously leading to development of gas fields with challenging contents such as sour gas containing highly toxic hydrogen sulfide. In a process called “gas sweetening” the hydrogen sulfide is removed, yielding liquid elemental sulfur. This substance is not just a by- product of the natural gas…
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© LogIC
Pressurized fluid transport structures are subject to regulatory obligations for which the system operators must ensure compliance with the administration. In order to meet the obligations and ensure safety of the networks, in addition to the regulatory documents, the managers demand from the holders of laying contracts, the provision of documents…
River crossing and water crossing survey by airborne bathymetric laser scanning - Case study TAG
River crossing and water crossing survey by airborne bathymetric laser scanning - Case study TAG
Airborne bathymetric laser scanning delivers the same results as regular airborne laser scanning, but with one major difference, this technology is able to penetrate water. The technology has matured through the past years, meanwhile it is used for the bathymetric survey of lakes, harbors, coastal shore lines and rivers. The Trans Austria…
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…
GAIL (India)
GAIL (India)
Scenario of oil prices fluctuations has not only forced inefficient Oil & Gas companies to improve their productivity and supply chain costs, but it will also push the efficient companies to find ways to protect their top & bottom lines. A set of new digital technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 promises to aid Oil…
Emerson
Emerson
Natural Gas distribution companies have been historically slow to adopt new technologies, especially so-called “Smart” technologies, in their networks. Their counterparts in electric utilities, process plants, and even gas transmission have widely adopted connected components and solutions to quickly give them access to data to make decisions,…
Honeywell
Honeywell
There are approximately 4 million miles of pipelines spanning some 120 countries across the globe, carrying oil, gas and other potentially volatile liquids and gases. The pipelines cross deserts, oceans and some of the most inhospitable environments known to man. Honeywell have provided control systems for pipelines for over 30 years, and now we…
COGA
COGA
In recent years attacks against information infrastructures have become ever more frequent and complex, while at the same time perpetrators have become more professional. Every day the mass media around the world releases news related to cyber activities, which report the attempts of one country trying to get advantage over another country using…
Arundo
Arundo
The massive growth in Permian production further underscores the role Midstream companies play in the Hydrocarbon value chain. A lack of processing facilities and pipeline capacity adversely impacts the value of E&P onshore pure plays.  The access to markets is curtailed for these E&P companies by lack of capacity to process and transport…
Satelytics
Satelytics
Benefiting from the vast capacity and speed provided by cloud computing, remote sensing technology is quickly expanding from infrequent projects to becoming an integral part of on-going operations. We have seen many innovative applications in this arena, particularly at oil & gas, pipeline, and power companies, where their large spatial…
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/…
Halliburton
Halliburton
This paper discusses pipeline internal deposition mapping and the benefits to operators of end-to-end pipeline internal diameter mapping, the practical application of this unique, nonintrusive technology, and insight about the full technical reach of this diagnostic service. A pulse of pressure is induced in a pipeline by using the operation of a…
PETRONAS
PETRONAS
The costs of pipeline failure are immense i.e. fatalities, environmental damages, loss of revenue and reputation. EGIG and OGP provides solid evidences and causal analyses of pipeline failures. PETRONAS has a structured methodology and system in eliminating pipeline failure. Nevertheless, failures do happen on newly constructed pipelines and those…
Reinhart Hydrocleaning
Reinhart Hydrocleaning
The relationship between company Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH (DOW) with its underground brine chamber sites around Ohrensen, Germany and Reinhart Hydrocleaning SA (RHC SA) is a success story in itself. Prior to explaining the different ways of mechanical cleaning brine pipelines one has to know that RHC SA has worked with DOW since…