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Global Pipeline Community to Meet Again in Berlin in May 2023
Global Pipeline Community to Meet Again in Berlin in May 2023

Global Pipeline Community to Meet Again in Berlin in May 2023

After two years of online Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) and a hybrid event, ptc 2023 will once again emphasize face-to-face networking. From 8-11 May 2023, participants from all over the world will again travel to Berlin for the Pipeline Technology Conference and exhibition. About two-thirds of ptc visitors come from abroad.

Last Nord Stream 2 Pipe on Board of Fortuna with Crew (copyright by Nord Stream 2)
Last Nord Stream 2 Pipe on Board of Fortuna with Crew (copyright by Nord Stream 2)

Nord Stream 2 Finished: Last Pipe Has Been Welded in the Baltic Sea

Today, specialists on the laybarge Fortuna welded the last pipe of the two strings of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline.The pipeline will be lowered to the seabed and finally connected to the other end, Nord Stream 2 AG announced on Monday.

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Future Fuels in the Pipeline: 4th Virtual Pipeline Summit to Focus on Decarbonization

2020 will be remembered as the year the Covid 19 pandemic changed the world. But there was also a conspicuous growing momentum behind the campaign to address the longer-term global challenge of climate change. More and more countries made pledges to achieve "net zero" emissions.

Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)
Video streaming of Session 2.2 "Hydrogen" (© 2021 Philip Wilson / EITEP)

ptc 2021 Successfully Converted into Online-only Event with Record Attendance

With around 1,000 participants and an above-average number of participants from pipeline operators, the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) is a unique meeting place for the exchange of operator knowledge across national borders and continents. This defining characteristic was confirmed again this year at the purely online ptc.

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.

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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.