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October 2017

The October issue opens with a report on the Middle East; specifically the current tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Contributor Ng Weng Hoong writes that: “As recent as May, the scenario of an open intra-conflict among Sunni Arab nations did not feature in any mainstream risk analysis of the Middle East […] Equally surprising, the oil and gas markets have paid little heed to this latest geopolitical upheaval.” Also in this issue are articles on pipe supports, trenchless technology , pipeline equipment and composite coatings.

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No winners in Gulf crisis
Ng Weng Hoong discusses how the clash between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has injected further risk into the global oil market.

Hiding in plain view
Robert P. Thibault and Christopher J. Reagen, Haynes and Boone, LLP (USA), with Professor Eric N. Smith, Energy Institute at Tulane University (USA).

Innovating with integrity
Tim Mally, Citadel Technologies, USA.

Combining multiple leak technologies
Hartmut Leistner, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH, Germany.

Reducing vibration risks
Jim McGhee, Xodus Group, UK.

A case for cutting costs
Jennifer O’Brian (Battelle, USA), Sean Moran (T.D. Williamson, USA) and Dr. Mike Kirkwood (T.D. Williamson, UAE).

A route less travelled
S. Morgante, V. Nisii, F. Pace and S. Romiti, Saipem, Italy.

Safe stabilisation
Meghan Connors, PipeSak Incorporated, USA.

Sink or swim
Aaron Wheeler and Stephen Willis, P.E., S.E., TorcSill Foundations LLC, USA.

Showing some support
Martin Hawkswood and Matthew King, Proserve Ltd, UK.

Innovations in the pipeline
Erik Hoogakker, Royal IHC, the Netherlands.

Digitalisation in action
Håvard Devold, ABB, Norway.

Securing gas supplies in Thailand
Ben Byth, McConnell Dowell, Australia.

A joined up approach
Chris Davies, Victaulic USA.

Tapping into a strategic project
Derrick Butterfield, Volvo Construction Equipment, Germany.

Bringing pipes back to round
Warrick Howard, Sawyer Mfg. Company, USA.

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