Australia Leads Pacific Network
Australia, rich in hydrocarbons and uranium, was the world’s second-largest coal exporter in 2012 and the third-largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in 2013.
Maui Pipeline NZ’s Crown Jewel
Although New Zealand’s pipeline sector is not as developed as Australia’s it is the proud host of the nearly 40-year old pipeline.
Through The Looking-Glass: 50 Years in Polymer Repair Market
PetroMin Pipeliner had an opportunity to get insight from Geoff Binks, who has dedicated 50 years to a major polymer coating and composite manufacturer, to ask him about his experience in the industry and maintenance sector. Geoff was born and raised in Harrogate and joined Belzona in 1965 direct from Technical College with a chemistry background. He first worked in R&D on a broad range of products, particularly the Belzona Metals which saw radical development in 1968 with the introduction of the first Belzona Super Metal formulation. In the early 1980s, Geoff joined a newly formed Technical Service Department, the Molecular Engineering Department (MED), responsible for field visits, inspecting and supervising applications and delivering in-plant training. Mr Binks’ exposure to all aspects of Belzona’s business, ultimately lead to his position as Technical Service Coordinator acting as a link between chemists, engineers, sales and marketing.
With his wide ranging knowledge and experience, Geoff provides global technical support to Belzona customers, distributors and staff. After celebrating 50 years in Belzona, we thought it would be a good time to ask this “Belzona Guru” a few questions about his experience and get his account on how the industry changed
over the years.
Testing and First-Time Success Prove Small-Diameter EMAT Tool Has Big Capabilities
The only 10-inch electromagnetic acoustic transducer tool on the market, TDW’s SpirALL® EMAT helps natural gas operator find cracking on pipeline.
SAGE to Alleviate India’s Hunger
Known as the SAGE pipeline (for South Asia Gas Enterprises Ltd., the Indian company leading the project) or the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline (MEIDP), the trans-Arabian pipeline would be one of the longest and deepest oil or gas pipelines ever built, running for 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) at depths of more than two miles underwater. Projected to cost $4.5 billion, the new pipeline would bring 1.1 billion standard cubic feet of gas a day to India, roughly doubling the country’s gas imports and bringing much-needed energy to the country.
Inside Iraq: Stringent Security Required for First Inline Inspection at New Oil Field
T.D. Williamson uses KALIPER® 360 tool and gas magnetic flux leakage technology to prove pipeline integrity and avoid future production disruption.
STATS Group Get Green Light for Mechanical Connectors
STATS’ Connectors provide a mechanical pipe joint for the modification or repair of piping and pipelines throughout the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. These maintenance-free connectors eliminate the need for time consuming, costly and potentially hazardous hot work.
Maintaining Deepwater Pipelines
Maintaining deepwater pipelines has its own particular brand of issues to deal with. Inaccessibility, harsh conditions and water pressure are some of the said issues. This article highlights some technology providers and their solutions to help maintain deep water pipelines.