X80 Grades for Risers and Flowlines: Enabling Ultra-Deepwater Field Development
12 April 2022

Sponsor: Vallourec


Oil and Gas field developments in Deep or Ultra-Deep waters present new challenges for pipeline installation. The high pressures found in these environments require heavy wall pipes in standard grades with thicknesses above 40mm. Such line pipe designs lead to specific installation methodology mastered by a limited number of pipe laying companies and require higher use of accessories such as buoyancies, as well as specific welding expertise to guarantee fatigue and sour service performance. These challenges directly result in additional costs.  For the last decade, Vallourec has worked extensively to develop and qualify two new line pipe X80 grades (SMYS 555MPa) with sour service performance in order to optimize cost installation.

In this webcast, Harold Evin will present these new grades which include an X80 grade for mild sour environment (NACE Region 2) for risers and flowlines up to 40mm in wall thickness, and an X80 grade for more stringent sour service conditions (Nace Region 3) available up to 30mm in wall thickness. Both grades allow a reduction of up to 20% in pipe wall thickness compared to the standard X65 grade, therefore generating significant installation cost optimization.


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Enhancing Situational Awareness with Modern SCADA Platforms
29 March 2022

Sponsor: Emerson


Quick, easy access to the right information at the right time is essential to ensuring efficient, safe, and reliable pipeline operations. Modern SCADA platforms that offer graphical user interfaces ensure users can rapidly assess situations and make informed decisions without hesitation, leading to greater uptime, fewer incidents, and lower costs.

During this webcast, Emerson’s Oil and Gas SCADA experts will discuss the value of situational awareness and how it has evolved to provide more advanced insight, including visualization and embedded GIS data. The discussion will cover a range of topics, including:

  • What is Situational Awareness and how does it really improve the user experience,
  • Regulations and best practices related to Situational Awareness (API 1165, 1167 and 1168),
  • The importance a tightly integrated SCADA system plays in achieving Situational Awareness in the control room,
  • The future of SCADA and how Situational Awareness will continue to steer development efforts going forward.

This webinar is highly recommended to anyone who plays a role in, or is responsible for, specifying a SCADA platform. You will get expert insight on the most important considerations to keep in mind along with advice on how to reduce human error by turning volumes of data into actionable information.

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2022 Global Pipeline Construction Outlook
17 February 2022

Sponsor: PLH Group and Midwestern Contractors


Pipeline & Gas Journal’s annual survey of pipeline construction activity provides a unique snapshot of project mileage in development or under construction on a global and regional basis, along with insights into key market drivers influencing midstream investment decisions in the new year.

In this webcast, Editor-in-Chief Michael Reed and Executive Editor Jeff Awalt will share key findings from P&GJ’s 2022 Global Pipeline Construction Report, discuss the outlook for midstream recovery in a post-pandemic era, and review some of the key infrastructure projects that are now underway on a region-by-region basis. 

In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in this interactive webcast by submitting questions in real time during a live Q&A session with P&GJ editors.

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The Evolution of SCADA and Enterprise
8 February 2022

Sponsor: Stratus Technologies

The change that is now permeating our industry is not constrained to how we operate but also extends to the tools that are now being employed to further optimize our processes and to deliver cost cutting improvements. Advanced analytics using AI and ML are optimizing recurring activities such as scheduled maintenance and equipment inspections.  Combined with Edge and Cloud technology, these tools are changing the industry landscape by redefining automation and allowing a previously unheard-of level of efficiency.

To realize the benefits of this technology, additional hardware and software will need to be deployed to collect and cleanse data at the edge.  The edge platform employed to do this must be designed with both hardware and software geared to be easily installed and maintained and it must enable the current IT support staff to increase network size while minimizing workload impact. 

Participants will learn about: 

  • Next evolution of automation and autonomous operations
  • Utilizing solutions to enable edge to enterprise 
  • Important factors to consider a scalable edge solution


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How Pipeline Operators are Planning to Evolve Their SCADA Platforms Through 2030
14 December 2021

Sponsor: Emerson

Join us as we unpack the results of our recent supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system survey and learn which steps oil and gas pipeline operators are taking to protect their systems and critical data long term. This Emerson-sponsored survey addresses a range of topics, including cybersecurity, systems integration, user experience, situational awareness, and data warehousing.

There is significant upside to implementing an integrated SCADA platform, but this integration may extend beyond what you are familiar with today. We will discuss how to securely drive optimization enterprise wide by cohesively managing data in a single SCADA platform, from operations to commercial requirements.

This webinar is highly recommended to anyone who plays a role in, or is responsible for, specifying a SCADA platform. You will get expert insight on the most important considerations to keep in mind along with advice on how integrate advanced applications to maximize your return on investment.

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Strategies and tactics to comply with new DHS Cybersecurity Requirements
7 December 2021

Sponsor: Stratus


Address the new requirements from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration TSA) with simple scalable technologies. Join the Oil and Gas teams from Xage Security and Stratus Technology to discuss approaches to security posture for Pipeline Operators.

Highly available and scalable cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure are part of the Xage Security Fabric in ztC Edge and ftServer, protecting operational data from controller to enterprise without disrupting operations.

Key insights include:

•    DHS/TSA/CISA guidelines
•    Hardening of IT/OT systems from ransomware and cyber attack
•    Strategy for meeting reporting requirements

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Industrial Autonomy Secures a Path Forward for Every Pipeline
9 November 2021

Sponsor: Honeywell

The operational and business success of industrial facilities requires systems that increase safety, reliability and efficiency, plus demonstrate the flexibility to adapt to market innovations and pressures. Technology available today is providing a timely response to industry needs, including the desire for preparedness and resilience. Industrial autonomy is the thoroughfare to this next level of performance, and for industrial operators this means knowing which technology to focus on to get you there.

Get a path forward for your pipeline operations and learn how others already on the journey to industrial autonomy got started.

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API RP 1173 – Pipeline SMS Assessments: Overview and Implementation
28 October 2021

Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute

API Recommended Practice (RP) 1173, Pipeline Safety Management Systems, allows companies to take a principled and performance-based approach to managing complex pipeline operations. Implementing a Pipeline SMS (PSMS) using API RP 1173 improves pipeline safety performance and ultimately moves the industry closer to our shared goal of zero pipeline incidents.

The API PSMS Third-Party Assessment Program, based on API RP 1173, was created as a consistent, out-of-the-box solution to satisfy PSMS assessment requirements. It uses the industry approved tools and maturity model, coupled with real-time benchmarking. During this webinar, Colin Frazier, Senior Manager at API, will give an overview of the API Third-Party PSMS Assessment Program. Dwight Johnston, an experienced API PSMS assessor, will follow to discuss key implementation barriers seen during assessments, highlighting key sections of RP 1173 that warrant additional consideration. Questions will be taken at the end of the presentation.


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