Pipeline Integrity Forum
10 March 2020

Sponsors: Polyguard Products, Inc., and Stanley Inspection

During this 60-minute live webcast, we will discuss the following topics:
1) "Developing Field Applied Coating Criteria for PHMSA Compliance", with presenter, John Strong, Technical Field Specialist, Polyguard Products, Inc. 2) "NeXray: Real-Time Radiography System", with presenter, Jeremy Guretzki, President, Stanley Inspection.

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Asia's Natural Gas Midstream in Focus: Tracking Key Investment Patterns and Potential Impacts
6 February 2020

Speaker: Chris Cothran

Asia drives global LNG demand!

LNG exporters to Asia have a slew of challenges to contend with, including the prospect for project sanction delays, demand-side factors impacted by global health scares, relative economic underperformance and trade disputes and wars. Constraints continue as the global natural gas prices keep decreasing.

In this webcast we will discuss:

  1. Key drivers, challenges, and the impact on the Asian LNG capacity investment thru 2025.
  2. The effects of potential oil-linked vs hub-based pricing in the Asian project economic context.
  3. Critical factors supporting or inhibiting project progression.
  4. A five-year outlook on anticipated capacity expansion for key Asian LNG import nations, including China, Japan, India, and South Korea. 
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Transform Pipeline Operations with Integrated Digital Twin to Boost Performance and Safety
12 December 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA

Midstream Oil and Gas pipeline companies have been generating huge amounts of operational data from SCADA Systems, Pipeline Applications, ERP systems and others, long before the term ‘Digital Twin’ was coined. However, extracting actionable insights to improve business performance is challenging due to disparate systems, often leading to missed business opportunities. The approach to Digital Transformation, if well executed, will enable companies to significantly maximize business performance from operations to maintenance through informed decision making, improved asset utilization and safety.  

Learn how an integrated Digital Twin, combined with predictive analytics and pipeline management tools, empowers companies to:

  1. Improve pipeline performance and integrity with real-time insights and analytics
  2. Proactively reduce or eliminate pipeline downtime by quickly responding to early warnings of asset failure 
  3. Allow better collaboration and visualization by centralizing asset performance data     
  4. Improve workforce productivity while reducing safety risks, operations and maintenance costs
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Meeting Europe’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Challenge: Opportunities and Outlook 2020
5 December 2019

Demand for Europe’s natural gas transmission infrastructure is increasingly in focus as the continent’s natural gas dependency continues to reach all-time highs. Amid steep year-over-year declines in natural gas production, the continent is increasingly reliant on LNG imports and international pipelines to supply key regions. But key restraints remain in areas where import capacity has insufficient access to growing demand centers. Additionally, emerging demand factors and remote upstream developments amid a push for lower carbon fuels provides a context for midstream infrastructure investment.

We examine the implications for managing the supply of natural gas through Europe to consumers. We examine capital investments, potential, and identify areas where a conflux of issues may lead to a gas transmission system shortfall. We examine regional natural gas transmission capacity and import facility capacities compared to the prospects of domestic supply and growing demand centers. Which areas require additional investment by midstream operators and what are the implications of this for the broader gas dynamics of Europe?

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Save time and money during pipeline construction with Smartengo Best Fit
4 December 2019

Sponsor: Vallourec

Nothing slows down the pipeline construction process more than trying to fit together pipe ends that just don’t match. The HiLo is too great, construction is stopped, whilst the un-matched pipe is taken off the firing line and quarantined, slowing down operations and costing you time and money.
Imagine then a smart digital solution that accurately predicts the HiLo of all possible pipe-end combinations, that anticipates operational constraints and using a unique pipe-end identification technology, enables you to maximize compatibility of pipes on the firing line to speed up construction and secure planning.  An as-built digital tally of the line pipe construction is automatically generated in an easy to exploit format with alert functionalities.
Gonzague Vollaire and Nicolas Gotusso will share the results and feedback of recent projects from around the world. On spool bases and offshore, for welded and seamless pipes, with no additional personnel, each project achieved direct time savings in excess of 10%. With Smartengo Best Fit, the HiLo can be reduced by up to 30% leading to improved weld quality and other benefits.  

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BISEP with Integrated Bypass – A New Approach for Temporary Double Block and Bleed Pipeline Isolation
17 September 2019

Sponsor: STATS Group

Pipeline operators are faced with challenges maintaining pipeline operation during required repair and maintenance activities. Traditionally operators have had to use multiple split tee fittings or temporary suspend pipeline operation to allow for these necessary activities to take place. STATS Group has successfully introduced a new approach to pipeline isolation that not only provides for the highest possible level of safety (via STATS’ patented BISEP® technology) but also an active bypass through the BISEPs themselves when installed in pairs, thereby allow for temporary flow around the area requiring repair/maintenance. The presenters will speak to the technical underpinnings of the technology, the key advantages of this new BISEP system and provide for a series of practical case studies on real world applications showing the BISEP with integrated bypass in action. It is expected that attendees will be able to incorporate learnings from this webinar into their upcoming pipeline repair/maintenance projects and provide valuable options that avoid temporarily shutting down the pipeline.

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Environmental Considerations for Gas Pipeline Construction in Sensitive Areas
11 September 2019

Presented By: Vepica

Ambioconsult, a subsidiary of Vepica, developed an environmental and social impact assessment for a subsea/land gas pipeline in Venezuela. This webcast will provide details on how the project lessened environmental impact and complied with regulations and stringent conditions, such as the presence of national parks and endangered species. The presenters will provide the steps they used to achieve social and environmental sustainability in a capital-intensive natural gas pipeline project.

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Permian Basin Midstream Update & Export Capacity Outlook
17 July 2019

In this webcast, the data experts at Energy Web Atlas and editors of Pipeline & Gas Journal bring order to the construction chaos with a comprehensive update on key Permian-Gulf Coast pipeline projects and their overall impact on export capacity and production growth in this dynamic region.

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