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December 2013

The December issue closes the year with a look at the global trend of shale gas pipelines - one to watch! In addition we feature articles on pipeline integrity management, inline inspection, coatings rehab and directional drilling.

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Global shift to shale
Gordon Cope discusses global pipe trends for the international shale gas revolution. Pipeline integrity management

Testing with waves
Hermann Schubert, MISTRAS Group, Germany, and Thomas Vogt, GUL Ltd., UK.

Subsea survey
Jose H. Garcia and Adriana Botto, Wood Group Integrity Management, USA.

A valuable framework for risk evaluations
David Rodrigues de Miranda, Gassco AS, Norway, Bente Helén Leinum and Felix Saint-Victor, DNV GL, Norway.

Precision piglet
L.J. Gruitroij (Hans), A.Hak Industrial Services B.V., the Netherlands.

Nord Stream: inaugural inline inspection
Jean-François Plaziat, Deputy Technical Director Operational Maintenance/Engineering, Nord Stream AG, Switzerland.

Defect diagnosis
Marceli Lewandowski, Senior Engineer, CDRiA Pipeline Services Ltd., Poland.

Dedicated to drilling: the ultimate operator
Darrin Cline, Vermeer, USA.

Hard rock drilling
Jeri Lamerton, Ditch Witch, USA.

Optimised welding systems
Giovanni Merli, SICIM, Italy.

A full package of subsea services
Paul Schipper and Christian Veraart, Boskalis Offshore, the Netherlands.

Finding flaws around every bend
Hugh Davies, Optical Metrology Services (OMS), UK.

Composites, not just for repair
Molly Laughlin, Clock Spring, USA.

In the field and over the ditch: repair & rehabilitation
Ray Sams, Technical Consultant, Spencer Coatings, UK.

World Pipelines' pipeline machinery review
Featuring CASE Construction Equipment; Maats; PipeLine Machinery International; and Worldwide Machinery.

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