Dennis Fandrich

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Marcelino Guedes Gomes together with his orchids
Marcelino Guedes Gomes together with his orchids

Pipeline People: Marcelino Guedes Gomes, Petrobras

Marcelino Guedes Gomez joined PETROBRAS in 1987 where he worked in several different positions before he became Executive Manager, responsible for developing and applying solutions for illegal tapping in pipelines at PETROBRAS from 2015 to 2020.

Concawe Logo (copyright by Concawe)
Concawe Logo (copyright by Concawe)

European oil pipeline spillage report by Concawe now available online

The latest Concawe report on ‘’Performance of European cross-country oil pipelines - statistical summary of reported spillages in 2018 and since 1971” is now available online.

The key message of the report is that there is no ageing in the pipeline systems due to high-quality supervision and maintenance programs.

Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference and Exhibition ptc for the First Time Virtual (copyright by EITEP Institute)
Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference and Exhibition ptc for the First Time Virtual (copyright by EITEP Institute)

First Time Virtual - Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference and Exhibition ptc

The first ever online ptc 2020 was successfully held from 30 March to 2 April 2020. The digital version of the renowned Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) was put in place on short notice by the organizer EITEP Institute, after the Corona-Pandemic led to a global shutdown.

Cofferdam installation at the Russian landfall (© 2019 Nord Stream 2 / Vladimir Postnov)
Cofferdam installation at the Russian landfall (© 2019 Nord Stream 2 / Vladimir Postnov)

New study gives estimates on the impact of Nord Stream 2 on the EU labour market

More than 1,000 contractors from all over Europe and Russia are contributing to the realization of the Nord Stream 2 project. This includes both large international firms providing materials or construction services and small enterprises providing expert services.

Pipeline Operators from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa Exchanged Views on Illegal Tapping at ptc 2019 in Berlin (@ Philip Wilson / EITEP)
Pipeline Operators from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa Exchanged Views on Illegal Tapping at ptc 2019 in Berlin (@ Philip Wilson / EITEP)

Pipeline Operators from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa Exchanged Views on Illegal Tapping at ptc 2019 in Berlin

Crude oil remains the world's leading energy source. The value of the total annual production of the global oil industry in 2018 was around 2 trillion US dollars. A flourishing black market is not surprising. Fossil fuels worth around 133 billion US dollars are stolen every year [1].

Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics
Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics

Europe's leading pipeline event with additional key topics

From 18-21 March 2019, the international pipeline community will meet for the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) in Berlin. More than 700 participants and over 80 exhibitors from 50 different nations are expected. Delegations from more than 70 different pipeline operators took part in the last ptc.

TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins (Copyright: TurkStream)
TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins (Copyright: TurkStream)

TurkStream: Construction of receiving terminal begins

South Stream has announced the start of construction works on the receiving terminal of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline. The project is now being implemented in three construction areas: onshore Russia, onshore Turkey and offshore in the Black Sea.

Delegates at Pipeline Technology Conference 2017, Berlin
Delegates at Pipeline Technology Conference 2017, Berlin

Pipeline safety focus at Europe’s leading pipeline show ptc 2018 in Berlin

From 12-14 March 2018 Berlin will again host Europe’s leading pipeline conference and exhibition. The 13th edition of the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) provides a comprehensive overview of all developments in the onshore and offshore pipeline industry – covering planning & design, construction, operation and maintenance.