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Episode 25: Enhancing Pipeline Security: Does Cybersecurity Alone Provide Adequate Protection? with Michael Nushart

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 5:00 AM

This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Michael Nushart of Black & Veatch discussing pipeline security. Visit pipelinepodcastnetwork.com for a full episode transcript and show notes. 

Episode 24: Leak Detection and Revisions to API 1130 and 1175 with Jason Dalton

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:00 AM

This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Jason Dalton discussing leak detection and how it is involved in the new revisions to API RP 1130 and 1175. In this month’s episode, you will learn about the current state of leak detection in our industry as well as where it is headed. Jason and Russel also go through the similarities and differences of API RP 1130 and API RP 1175, and where operators may need to make changes in the future. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 23: A 27-Day ILI Run; A Case Study of a Low-Pressure, Low Flow Line with Denise Earles

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 5:00 AM

This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Denise Earles of Pipesurvey USA discussing her company’s 27-day-long ILI run and how they worked through low pressure and low flow obstacles to produce accurate results. In this month’s episode, you will learn why the run took 27 days and how low pressure and low flow caused other issues, such as paraffin buildup and having to calculate the batteries for the ILI tool to run properly over that long period of time. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 22: Rethinking Practices Can Reduce Carbon Footprint for Pipeline Projects with Peter Bortolin

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:00 AM

This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Peter Bortolin discussing ways to reduce the carbon footprint being left behind by the oil and gas industry. In this month’s episode, you will learn about the three key areas to reduce emissions throughout the industry, the value of renewable energy and how it is becoming more commonly used, how artificial intelligence is going to improve our consumption of energy, and ways you can lower your own carbon footprint. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 21: Northeast Gas Update with Charles Crews

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:00 AM

This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Charles Crews, President and CEO of the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), discussing the latest in the industry, specifically in the Northeast United States. In this month’s episode, you will learn about the NGA and its mission to support its member companies to ensure that pipelines continue to be safe, ways to achieve clean energy goals, and the transition to renewable natural gas and hydrogen-enriched natural gas. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 20: Cybersecurity Directive for Oil & Gas Pipelines Targets Vulnerabilities with Marco Ayala

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast, sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, ICS security expert Marco Ayala joins host Russel Treat to discuss the recent cybersecurity directive issued to oil and gas pipeline operators. In this episode, you will learn about the key lessons from the high-profile Colonial cybersecurity incident, the two cybersecurity directives issued in the aftermath of Colonial, what’s contained in the newly-revised API 1164 standard for pipeline cybersecurity, the future of pipeline cybersecurity, why all pipeline operators need to start thinking about cybersecurity (not just large, critical operators), and more important security topics. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 19: Promises and Risks of Carbon Capture Investment with Jeff Lee

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 6:00 AM

This month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Jeff Lee of Kronos Management discussing the promises and risks of carbon capture investment. In this episode, you will learn about the latest developments around Carbon Capture, including current projects, methods, benefits, and government incentives for carbon capture. Jeff and Russel also discuss the future of CO2 and what pipeline operators should expect in the coming years. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 18: Germany Ups Ambition on Hydrogen to Meet Climate Targets with Andreas Walstad

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6:00 AM

This month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features freelance journalist Andreas Walstad discussing Germany’s recent emphasis on the development of hydrogen to help meet their country’s climate targets. In this episode, you will learn about current hydrogen production in Germany and across Europe to meet government goals, how this push affects oil and gas pipeline companies, the different types of hydrogen (e.g. blue, green, and gray), and the challenges and opportunities related to the new global push for hydrogen. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinePodcastNetwork.com.

Episode 17: 2021 Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards Recap with Michael Reed and Andy McDowell

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:00 AM

This month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal features Michael Reed and Andy McDowell of P&GJ discussing the inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards gala, which was emceed by podcast host Russel Treat. In this episode, you will learn about the application process, how winners were chosen, and how the event was planned. Russel, Michael, and Andy also recount their favorite moments of the award ceremony, including presenting unique award categories, having cherished conversations with guests, and watching the reactions of the winners. Finally, Michael and Andy discuss what to expect for the 2022 awards event. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 16: Using Isolation Plugs in Remote Area Pipeline Rerouting with Stephen Rawlinson and Wes Gardner

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Stephen Rawlinson and Wes Gardner of STATS Group discuss using isolation plugs in remote area pipeline rerouting from their November 2021 article in Pipeline & Gas Journal. In this episode, you will learn about the STATS project featured in P&GJ, including pigging and the pigging methods utilized for the project, the purpose of isolation certificates, and what every pipeliner should know about pipeline isolation and rerouting, especially in remote areas.

Episode 15: Halliburton Develops Non-Intrusive Pipeline Inspection Method for Unpiggable Lines with Stephen Newman

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Stephen Newman of Halliburton discusses his article in P&GJ talking about the capabilities of InnerVue, a Non Intrusive Pipeline Inspection Method for Unpiggable Lines, recently developed by Halliburton. In this episode, you will learn about the technology behind InnerVue, specifically the survey methods and their assistance in risk mitigation and pigging campaigns, the key factors that go into this non-intrusive inspection approach that reduces downtime for pipeline operators, and the future developments of the technology.

Episode 14: Reassessing Value Placed on System Pressure Tests with Harald Wathne and Olivier Royet

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Harald Wathne and Olivier Royet of DNV discuss their recent P&GJ article, “Reassessing Value Placed on System Pressure Tests.” In this episode, you will learn about the current use of system pressure tests in Integrity Management of pipelines, how to manage the costs of pressure tests when performed in an offshore environment, the emergence of new alternatives to system pressure testing through the analysis of potential failures, the importance of having complete information about each asset to support decision-making about potential failures, and more key aspects of this IM topic. - Access the full show notes and episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 13: Cybersecurity Directive for Oil & Gas Pipelines Targets Vulnerabilities with Marco Ayala

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, ICS security expert Marco Ayala joins host Russel Treat to discuss the recent cybersecurity directive issued to oil and gas pipeline operators. In this episode, you will learn about the key lessons from the high-profile Colonial cybersecurity incident, the two cybersecurity directives issued in the aftermath of Colonial, what’s contained in the newly-revised API 1164 standard for pipeline cybersecurity, the future of pipeline cybersecurity, why all pipeline operators need to start thinking about cybersecurity (not just large, critical operators), and more important security topics. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 12: Midyear International Outlook for Pipeline Construction with Jeff Awalt

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Jeff Awalt of P&GJ joins Russel Treat to discuss the latest developments with international pipeline construction at the mid-way point of 2021. In this episode, you will learn about changes in pipeline construction in key global markets, what countries are driving demand for natural gas and crude, how governments and other macro factors are affecting the future outlook for pipeline construction, how to get out ahead of these macro factors, and other key topics for pipeline operators and midstream companies. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 11: Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Raises Alarm for Midstream Companies with Niyo "Little Thunder" Pearson

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Niyo “Little Thunder” Pearson of ONE Gas discusses his timely article on why the recent Colonial Pipeline cyberattack should raise alarms for midstream companies. In this episode, you will learn about what caused the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity attack, the lessons learned from the attack, what every pipeline operator and midstream company needs to look at concerning their cybersecurity program, how to achieve top-down buy-in to achieve cybersecurity improvements, the advanced military-style strategy and tactics utilized by bad actors and state-sponsored attackers, what’s next for cybersecurity affecting pipeliners, and more topics. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 10: Application of Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity & Security with Dr. Alasdair Murray and Jeff Williamson

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Dr. Alasdair Murray and Jeff Williamson of OptaSense discuss their recent article, “Application of Distributed Fiber-optic Sensing for Pipeline Integrity and Security.” Listen to this episode to learn more about how fiber optic technology has evolved over the past decade, the application of fiber optic sensing to support leak detection in pipelines, how fiber optic technology can support the delivery of real-time data for decision-making, how the cost has improved to implement fiber cables to reach a favorable price point, the opportunity to dramatically reduce the effects of a pipeline incident, and more valuable topics. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 9: Edge Computing Optimizes Pipeline Management with Corie Allemand

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Corie Allemand of Stratus Technologies discusses his recent article on how edge computing optimizes pipeline management. Listen to this episode to learn more about why edge computing is a game-changer for the pipeline industry, the main focus of edge computing to collect the appropriate data to support decision-making, the difference between edge devices and edge services, how to use predictive analytics to support critical areas of pipeline management, the future of edge computing in the IoT era, and more topics. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 8: Choosing & Using Composite Repair Systems with Casey Whalen

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Casey Whalen of ClockSpring|NRI discusses his recent article, “Choosing, Using Composite Repair Systems.” In this episode, you will learn about the ideal use of composites in pipeline repair, the versatility of composites, the goal of a composite to reduce stress and reduce the amount of load on the pipe throughout the life of the repair, the various considerations that go into a “permanent” composite repair, how aerospace technology is being brought over to pipelining to support composite repair, and much more. - Access the episode show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 7: Pipeline Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021 and Beyond with Richard Nemec

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Richard Nemec of PGJ joins Russel Treat to discuss the fluid M&A environment in the oil and gas pipeline industry. In this episode, you will learn about the impact of COVID-19 on mergers and acquisitions, how the market changed in 2020 with deals down but dollars up, the impact of the recent cold snap in Texas and other parts of the U.S. affecting the pipeline business, what 2021 looks like for M&A activity, which players are in the mix to participate in asset consolidation, and other timely topics. - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 6: When Pipelines Strain Assessment Exceeds Capacity with Inessa Yablonskikh

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Inessa Yablonskikh of Baker Hughes discusses her recent P&GJ article, “When Pipelines Strain Assessment Exceeds Capacity,” with host Russel Treat. In this episode of the podcast, you will learn about the different types of pipeline strain loads, how the construction of pipe is critical to understand the effects of corrosion and defects, the need for tools to pull information together to understand risks, and more topics critical to supporting pipeline integrity management. - Access the episode show notes and full transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 5: Pipeline Challenge Limits of Leak-Tight Pipeline Isolation with Angus Bowie

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Angus Bowie of STATS Group discusses the pipeline challenge limits of leak-tight pipeline isolation. In this episode, you will learn about how to perform a pipeline isolation, the different types of temporary isolations available, the lessons learned from a major pipeline repair project in extreme conditions, how logistics factors into a pipeline rehabilitation project, the interesting use of 3D animation to support project understanding, and more information. - Access the full show notes and episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 4: Using Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing in Lieu of Radiography for Weld Inspections with Guy Maes

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Guy Maes of Zetec, Inc. discusses various Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods that can be used to support weld inspections. In this episode, you will learn about ultrasonic testing (UT) techniques, Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT), Full Matrix Capture (FMC), Total Focusing Method (TFC), and Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD). You will also learn about where the technology is heading to improve NDT techniques, improve data processing, and expedite data analysis. Access the episode show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 3: Installation, Operating Considerations for Pipeline Composite Repair with Colton Sheets

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:00 AM

In this month’s edition of the Pipeline Technology Podcast sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, Colton Sheets of Stress Engineering Services discusses his recent PGJ article, “Operating, Installation Considerations For Pipeline Composite Repairs.” You will learn about the fundamentals of pipeline composite repair, the importance of understanding how to install composite repair material, the need for quality control for complex composite repair projects, the results of a 10-year PRCI study on the long-term degradation of composites installed on pipelines, and much more. Read the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 2: Evolution of ILI and Metal Loss Detection with Thomas Meinzer

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:00 AM

Thomas Meinzer of NDT Global joins the Pipeline Technology Podcast to discuss his recent article in Pipeline & Gas Journal, “Evolution of Ultrasonic Inline Inspection.” In the discussion hosted by Russel Treat, you will learn about how ILI has advanced over the past 20 years, the significant improvements in data digitization to support data analysis, how pipeline professionals can use tools to support metal loss detection, the underestimated role of lamination in pipeline integrity, how robot technology is supporting pipeline inspection capabilities, and more topics. - Access show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

Episode 1: Introduction to the Pipeline Technology Podcast with Michael Reed

Monday, September 14, 2020 7:19 PM

This month’s Pipeline Technology Podcast (PTP) episode sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal (PGJ) features podcast host Russel Treat and Michael Reed, editor of PGJ, discussing the launch of a brand-new podcast. Listen to the first episode to learn more about why the podcast launched, the role of Pipeline & Gas Journal in sponsoring the new podcast, and what you can expect to hear covered in future episodes of the podcast. - Access show notes and the episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.