The European Pipeline Research Group e.V. (EPRG) is a registered association of European pipe manufacturers, pipeline operators, installation contractors and service providing companies that are active in the field of pipeline safety. The group was formed to address areas of common interest concerning technical integrity of gas transmission pipelines. There are now 26 EPRG members, based in nine countries, who are responsible for pipe manufacturing capacity of around 4,000,000 tonnes/year, and over 120,000 km of operational high-pressure oil & gas transmission pipeline.
The Pigging Products and Services Association (PPSA) is an industrial members association representing companies and individuals in the pipeline industry. PPSA services include a Buyers Guide, a Buyers and Technical Enquiries Service and an Annual Seminar.
The ROSEN Group is a worldwide provider of cutting-edge solutions in all areas of the integrity process chain. Innovation, know-how and a strict orientation on customer needs are the key factors of ROSEN’s unique success story.
Dr Phil Hopkins is an independent consultant, with his own company: Phil Hopkins Limited (PHL), which is an engineering consultancy company based in the UK. PHL offers consultancy in pipeline engineering and presents training courses and education programmes in pipeline engineering and management. PHL specialises in pipeline integrity consultancy (including defect assessment, risk management, and failure analysis), and in pipeline engineering training (onshore pipeline engineering, and pipeline integrity engineering). PHL also offers a wide range of coaching and mentoring services to staff on all levels.
IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers) is a chartered professional body, licensed by the Engineering Council, serving a wide range of professionals in the UK and the international gas industry through Membership, events and a comprehensive set of Technical Standards.
Aubin Group is globally recognised as a leading developer and supplier of chemical solutions to the oil and gas industry with manufacturing, stocking and office locations in the UK and various regions in the Middle East. The company commits resources to developing effective and reliable products and delivering these promptly to clients around the world. Using chemistry in a number of ways, Aubin develops innovative and proprietary materials technology to solve industry problems.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.
NDT Global is a leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and data analysis. Its state-of-the-art inspection fleet provides the entire inline inspection service (ILI) spectrum for onshore and offshore pipelines worldwide. The full range of services includes geometry and deformation inspection, metal loss and crack inspection, defect assessment and fitness for purpose investigations.
For nearly a century, TDW has helped customers around the world safely transport product to their communities. Chairman Emeritus Richard Williamson, who represents the third generation to lead the family business, says there are ample advantages to that kind of longevity. For example, lasting relationships with pipeline owners and operators have enabled TDW professionals to work with a broad range of technologies, learn distinct operating and management practices, and help develop industry leaders for the future. Those are experiences rare in many other companies.
Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) is a community of the world’s leading pipeline companies, and the vendors, service providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations supporting our industry. Since 1952, PRCI has been recognized around the world as a unique forum within the energy pipeline industry delivering great value to its members and the industry — both quantitative and qualitative — through the development and deployment of research solutions to the operational, maintenance, and regulatory challenges that face it.