New ptj Issue 3-2019
Digitalization in the Pipeline Industry
The new PALIMEX®-880/-855
The two-tape system reliably protects your pipeline – and saves your budget.
Operations & Integrity Management and Compliance in an age of IIOT
Steve Hill >>> Honeywell Process Automation Solutions
New Technologies Drive Operational Performance by Connecting Smart Stations to Distribution Networks
Rossella Mimmi >>> Emerson Automation Solutions
Intelligent Predictive Maintenance in the context of Maintenance 4.0 for Oil & Gas Industry
Dr. Rama Srinivasan Velmurugan >>> GAIL (India)
Digital disruption will occur in Midstream as it is underway in other asset intensive industries
Sam Hemeda >>> Arundo Analytics
The Big Data Revolution: Detecting Pipeline Leaks, Encroachments and more Using Satellites
John Zhou & Caroline Beck >>> Satelytics
Best Practices for Cybersecurity Diagnosis in Industrial Environments
Ernesto Landa >>> Compania Operadora de Gas del Amazonas

Latest News

German Steel Mill Receives Record-Breaking Order for Azerbaijan - Europe Gas Pipeline

Blast furnace No. 2, Bremen, Germany  (© 2012 ArcelorMittal)

The Arcelor Mittal steel plant in Bremen has secured a landmark $7 billion order for 310,000 tons of steel for the proposed 2000 km Azerbaijan - Turkey - Europe natural gas pipeline. The steel provided will constitute one-third of the overall amount necessary to complete the project. Deliveries will begin this year and continue until 2017. Company spokesperson Stephane Tondo declared that "this will be a challenging project for us."

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) issues Invitation to Tender for Large Diameter Ball Valves (© 2014 TAP AG)

Invitations to Tender (ITT) covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators include significant safety features of a high engineering standard in order to ensure the highest quality of the TAP pipeline in relation to technical quality and safety.

Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company

Synodon Signs Collaboration Agreement with Spanish Pipeline Service Company

Synodon Inc. ("Synodon") announces that at an earlier ceremony organized by the Managing Director of the Agency for Local Development (“PROMALAGA”) for the City of Málaga, it has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Aganova Grupo (“Aganova”), a natural gas and water pipeline inspection service provider headquartered in Malaga, Andalucía, Spain.

Libya still struggling to free blocked oil pipeline

Southern Libya (© 2006 Roberdan)

One of the largest oil reservoirs in the world in Libya's El Sharara, once producing some 300 000 barrels per day, is ready to resume production if a blocked pipeline is eventually cleared.

The pipeline has fallen victim to Libya's long and protracted civil war, with rival groups contesting the pipeline's ownership, preventing the shipment of oil to commercial markets.

Libya's economy is virtually dependent on the sale of oil for its income. The lack of any cohesive leadership in Tripoli continues to undermine sustained re-development of the country's petroleum sector.

European Union wants South Stream to proceed

Boyko Borissov, on the left, and Jean-Claude Juncker (© 2014 European Union)

Countering Russian President Vlamimir Putin's assertion this week that the $40 billion South Stream natural gas pipeline project was dead in the water, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared the project was very much alive and can go ahead.

EU funds for Ukrainian pipeline

Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (© 2014 EIB)

Ukrtransgaz, the Ukrainian pipeline operator, has secured a 150 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to upgrade a 120 km section of its transnational gas pipeline including two compressor stations to Europe. Similarly the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to lend the Ukraine 163 million euros for this purpose later this month.

The section, known as Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod, is defective, giving rise to increasing gas emissions and reducing the pipeline's efficiency.

Ever more Russian gas bound for Turkey: Fallout from South Stream

Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Mehmet Konuk, Chairman Botas sign MOU (© 2014 Gazprom)

Russia and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct a new offshore natural gas pipeline from the Russian Federation across the Black Sea to Turkey. The pipeline will have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters per annum with 14 billion cubic meters envisioned for the Turkish market and some 50 billion cubic meters for Europe.

Israel seeks to enter the European gas fray

Silvan Schlomo, Israel's Energy Minister, visits a processing plant off the coast of Ashdod in March (© 2014 Moshe Binyamin/Energy and Water Ministry)

Looking to capitalize on a massive natural gas reservoir discovered in disputed territorial waters 90 km off the joint Israel - Lebanese border, Israel has proposed that the EU invest in a multi-billion euro 1530 km offshore pipeline to carry the product to Europe.

Israel began exploiting the estimated 8.5 trillion cu ft of natural gas in 2009 for its own domestic market. With the potential supply far exceeding the country's internal requirements, Israel will soon be in a position to begin supplying foreign markets.

Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor

Fathom Solutions joins ptc 2015 as Platinum Sponsor

In the past, data availability and reliability characterized the main challenges to understanding and improving operations in the oil & gas industry. Today, data flows in by the millisecond, however - most of the engineering practices remain the same. Are oil companies extracting the full potential of their investments in data infrastructure? Fathom Solutions offers a Deeper Understanding to the vast databases of information available in the Oilfield today.

Fathom Solutions from Saudi Arabia is a first time exhibitor at the Pipeline Technology Conference.

Latest interactive digital edition of Pipeline Technology Journal is online

Pipeline Technology Journal (ptj) - September 2014

Free access to the digital issue! You are welcome to visit the website to download and view the new edition.

NACE International joins ptc as supporter

NACE International joins ptc as supporter

NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, serves nearly 33,000+ members in 116 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

ptc in Middle East and Africa

ptc Logo

Besides the main show in Berlin, additional ptc-related events will take place in other "regional hubs". Upcoming: Kuwait (gateway to the Middle East) and Tunisia (gateway to Africa).

Europe’s biggest pipeline conference took place in Berlin for the first time

Europe’s biggest pipeline conference took place in Berlin for the first time

Delegates from 42 different nations travelled to Berlin for the 9th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) from 12-14 May, in order to gather information from nearly 70 presentations on the latest trends in design, construction, operation and maintenance of onshore and offshore pipelines. A new attendance record was set with over 420 participants.

The Pipeline Technology Journal published its third special issue with integrated technical videos

Pipeline Technology Journal 1/2014

The May issue will again focus on pipeline safety and reliability aspects and it includes technical reports on Sustainable Rehabilitation, The Linear Risk Integral (LRI) approach in pipeline QRA, Turkmen Gas to Turkey & EU and Challenges for Biogas Feed-In Plants. For the first time the Pipeline Technology Journal also features technical videos with additional information in the e-journal.

The organizer of Pipeline Technology Conference ptc hosts the first Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East in Dubai

Participants of the Pipeline Technology Seminar (Middle East), Dubai, February 2014

The annual Pipeline Technology Conference, ptc (www.pipeline-conference.com) is known for its enduring dealing with the latest technological developments in the pipeline industry. Besides the annual conference and exhibition in Berlin and the publication of the electronic Pipeline Technology Journal, ptj (www.pipeline-journal.com) the ptc organizer EITEP Institute offers a range of specialized seminars.

Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East 25-26 February 2014 in Dubai

Pipeline Technology Seminar Middle East

Following the success of the International Pipeline Seminar Week in Hamburg, Germany in October 2013, we would like to invite you to participate in the Pipeline Technology Seminar (Middle East) 2014. It will take place from 25-26 February 2014 in Dubai city.

Through the 2-days seminar on "Pipeline life-cycle extension strategies“ the participants will get a deeper insight into the success story of decades of failure-free and economic pipeline operation in Germany.

The second issue of the electronic magazine Pipeline Technology Journal ptj 2013 is now available

Pipeline Technology Journal - Issue# 2

The second issue of the new ptj covers reports about research, development and technology, news from industry and practice and latest information about pipeline conferences and other related event information. It especially focuses on the safety and reliability of pipelines.

1st International Pipeline Seminar Week provided comprehensive operational knowledge

Site visit at E.ON Hanse gas storage and dispatching center Hamburg Reitbrook

The annual Pipeline Technology Conference ptc is known for its permanent dealing with the latest technological developments in the pipeline industry.

Participants have increasingly requested to treat some developments with regard to a deeper application in their companies. Therefore in the past 1-2 years special seminars have been appended to the conference.

Given the scope of the topic "Pipeline life-cycle extension strategies - new technologies in operation” a new seminar was extended to one week separated in time from the conference.

Managing Director of ONTRAS Uwe Ringel appointed as new co-chair of the Pipeline Technology Conference

Uwe Ringel will succeed Heinz Watzka as co-chair of the Pipeline Technology Conference from today.

Uwe Ringel started his professional career in 1984 as Engineer for gas supply technology (FH; University for Applied Science) within the Dispatching Department of the present VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig. Since 1990 Ringel worked in the Gas Purchase Department. 2002 he changed into the Gas Transmission Department where he was the responsible Director from 2004 to 2005.

Reserve your place at the "1st International Pipeline Seminar Week"

IPSW - International Pipeline Seminar Week

The 5-day seminar on "Pipeline life-cycle extension strategies - new technologies in operation" gives detailed information about well-approved strategies for a failure-free and economic operation and maintenance of high-pressure oil and gas pipeline systems. It will take place from 21-25 October 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. Three of Germany’s largest pipeline operators (Open Grid Europe, Thyssengas, Ontras) give an insight into their experiences and new technologies in operation.

Pipeline Technology Conference, ptc moves to Berlin

Berlin, Brandenburger Tor (© visitBerlin | Scholvien)

Having grown up as part of HANNOVER MESSE, Europe’s leading pipeline conference and trade show, Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), will move to the capital Berlin next year.

The ptc has grown steadily over the years and, in addition to the conference itself and the accompanying exhibition, it is now also directly followed by several special workshops and in-depth seminars. International participants from over 30 different countries use the opportunity to come to Europe and obtain information about cutting-edge technologies and new pipeline projects.

Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Technical Director of Open Grid Europe is new member of the ptc Advisory Committee

Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Technical Director of Open Grid Europe is new member of the ptc Advisory Committee

On 1 March 2013 Dr. Thomas Hüwener provisionally took over the technical directorship of Open Grid Europe from Heinz Watzka who left the company at his own request for personal reasons on 28 February 2013.

Dr. Thomas Hüwener will be new member of the ptc advisory committee.

First three sponsors signed for ptc 2014

First three sponsors signed for ptc 2014

The first three companies have already booked their sponsorship package for Pipeline Technology Conference 2014 and will from now on be part of the international marketing of the event.

  • Rosen Group (Platinum)
  • NDT Systems & Services (Golden)
  • Gottsberg Leak Detection (Silver)

Please visit our sponsorship section for more information and contact us if you are also interested in joining ptc as sponsor.

First issue of the new Pipeline Technology Journal launched successfully during ptc 2013

ptj - Pipeline Technology Journal

The first issue of the new ptj covers reports about research, development and technology, news from industry and practice and latest information about pipeline conferences and other related event information. The ptj was sent to more than 11,000 international decision makers and experts of the pipeline industry shortly before the Pipeline Technology Conference 2013 opened and hard copies were handed out to the ptc delegates.

First ptc seminar on ILI attended by 16 international participants - more specialized seminars will follow

First ptc seminar on ILI attended by 16 international participants - more specialized seminars will follow

The 2-day seminar on "In-line inspection of transmission pipelines" started directly after the 8th Pipeline Technology Conference on 21 March 2013. Some of the international ptc delegates from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Switzerland and Germany made use of the opportunity to stay for two more days in Hannover in order to go further into details and to meet some potential future business partners. The two lecturers Dr. Michael Beller and Dr. Konrad Reber gave a comprehensive overview on the technical backgrounds, latest ILI technologies in the market, reporting and defect assessment.

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