Monday, 12 March 2018

Registration Coffee (Exhibition Hall)


(Exhibition Hall)

  • ptc / PASC Exhibition
  • Poster Session
  • Meeting area
  • ptj job & career market
  • Conference Lounge
  • Coffee Break
  • Lunch Break
  • Get together

Opening Ceremony

Keynote Speech

Dr. Gerald Linke, CEO, DVGW, Germany

Opening Panel Discussion


Lunch Break & Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)

Inline Inspection

Cyber Security


Panel Discussion

"Construction and Rehabilitation in Megacities"

Get together

(Exhibition Hall)

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Inline Inspection

Offshore (Materials & Design)

Leak Detection

Trenchless Technologies

Asset Management


(Exhibition Hall)

  • ptc / PASC Exhibition
  • Poster Session
  • Meeting area
  • ptj job & career market
  • Conference Lounge
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch Break

Coffee Break (Exhibition Hall)

Integrity Management

Offshore (Inspection)

Leak Detection


Water Supply Networks

Lunch Break & Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)

Integrity Management

Management & Qualification

Fiber Optic Sensing

Planning & Design

Gas Supply Networks

Coffee Break (Exhibition Hall)

Operational Improvements

Environmental Impact

Maintenance & Repair

Valves &


Sewer Networks

China Forum

Iran Forum

India Forum

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Plenary Session

"Remarkable Projects"


(Exhibition Hall)

  • ptc / PASC Exhibition
  • Poster Session
  • Meeting area
  • ptj job & career market
  • Conference Lounge
  • Coffee Break
  • Lunch Break

Coffee Break (Exhibition Hall)

Closing Panel Discussion

"Public Perception / Social Acceptance"

Closing Remarks

Lunch Break (Exhibition Hall)

Post-Conference Workshops


Post-Conference Seminars

(Thursday - Friday)

Listing of the already confirmed presentations

"A Case Study On Retrieval Of Stuck Scrapper From An In Service LPG Pipeline - Challenges And Learning"
Shankar Datt Pande, General Manager, Operation & Mantenance, Indianoil Corporation, India

"A New Level Of Accuracy For Geometry Inspections With Ultrasound"
Dr. Thomas Hennig, Global Manager Product Management, NDT Global, Germany

"Acoustic Wall Thickness Testing Technology For Water Pipes"
Kevin Laven, VP of Technical Services, Echologics, Canada

"An Innovative Technology Of Non - Contact Magnetic Tomography Method For Subsea Pipeline"
Raja Zahirudinbin Raja Ismail, Principal Engineer (Pipeline Integrity), Petroliam Nasional Berhad Malaysia (Petronas), Malaysia

"An Investigation Into How To Optimize The Effect Of Drag Reducing Agents On The Flowrate And Pressure In Single Phase Fluid Pipelines"
Ahmad Mamoun Y. Naffa'a, Engineer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

"Assessing Repeat ILI Data Using Signal-To-Signal Comparison Techniques"
Sarah Jane Dawson, Principal Consultant, Integrity Engineering, Baker Hughes, a GE company, United Kingdom

"Case Study On Environmental Cracking Resistance Assessment Of Welded Segments Of An Interconnecting Sour Gas Feed Pipeline"
Reza Ghorbani, Head of Corrosion, South Pars Gas Complex, Iran

"Challenges With CO2 EOR Production Pipelines"
Ivana Kalicanin, Lead expert for E&P investment projects, INA, Croatia

"Concept Of Designing Lightning Protection Systems In Hazardous Areas - Advantage Of Special 3D Planning Tools"
Manfred Kienlein, Global Account Manager Process Industry, DEHN + SÖHNE, Germany

"Condition Assessment For Optimizing Gasunie’s Network Improvement Program (GNIP)"
Martin Hommes, Principal Consultant Asset Integrity Management, DNV GL, The Netherlands

"Crucial Steps For Pipeline Integrity Management System Establishment In South Pars"
Emad Farahani, Deputy of Supervisor of Corrosion and Inspection Eng. Dep, Pars Oil and Gas Company, Iran

"Cyber Security For Pipelines"
Stephen Hill, Sales Leader, Honeywell, United Kingdom

"Data-Driven Approaches To Pipeline Cleaning"
Otto Huisman, Product Manager, Sales Manager, ROSEN Germany, Germany

"Deep Water ILI Tool Development And 5 Years Operational Experience"
Ollivier Gillieron, NDT/Inspection Engineer, Total E & P, France
Basil Hostage, Business Development Manager, 3P Services, Germany

"Development Of Subsurface Monitoring And Leak Detection System"
Adrian Banica, CEO & CTO, Direct-C, Canada

"Effect of welding defects on mechanical properties and fatigue life of girth welds of X80 steel pipe"
Lihua Qi, Senior Engineer, CPRO - China Pipeline Research Organization, China

"Emergency Pipeline Repair In Practice- Insight In Today’s EPRS System"
Rahul Raghukumar, Pipeline Engineer, IRM Systems, The Netherlands

"Emergency Response For Colombian Crude Oil Pipeline"
Dr. Michael Kasch, Project Manager – Pipeline Systems, ILF Consulting Engineers, Germany

"Enhancing Pipeline Integrity with Fiber Optic Sensing"
Marco Rettig, Business Development Eastern Europe & Middle East, OptaSense, United Kingdom

"EO Pipeline Monitoring"
Andrea Galvagni, CEO, Orbital Works, United Kingdom

"Faster Welding With 2-Wire Uphill Flux-Core"
Chris Penniston, Senior Researcher - Welding Engineering, Innotech Alberta, Canada

"Fiber Optic Pipeline Monitoring Technology - Perspective Of New Generation"
Markus Dorn, Product Management, Siemens, Austria

"Finite Element Analysis, Full-Scale Testing And Case Study Of Composite Reinforcement Of Defected Girth Weld Joints On Vintage Pipelines"
Dr. Mahdi Kiani, R & D Testing Engineer, Citadel Technologies, United States

"First Full-scale Deployment of Nonmetallic Piping in a Newly Developed Oil Field Increment at Saudi Aramco"
Abdulelah Almehlisi, Lead Engineer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

"EUGAL - For a Secure Supply of Natural Gas in Europe"
Bernd Vogel, Technical Director, GASCADE Gastransport, Germany

"Geohazard Challenges Facing Major Oil And Gas Pipelines In East And North Africa"
Prodromos Psarropoulos, Structural & Geotechnical Engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Greece

"Geotechnical Monitoring Of Pipelines Located In Difficult Climatic Conditions"
Arif Akhundov, Senior Researcher, The Pipeline Transport Institute (PTI, LLC), Russia

"Getting The New Generation To Choose For Pipelines – And Keep Them! Establishment Of Young Pipeliners Association (YPA) Europe"
Cindy Dirkx, Operations Manager / Chair, IRM Systems / Pipeliner Foundation, The Netherlands

"Good practices for the diagnosis of Cybersecurity in Industrial Environments"
Ernesto Landa, Coordinador de Seguridad de la Información, COGA - Compañía Operadora de Gas del Amazonas, Peru

"High Fidelity Dynamic Sensing with Advanced Fiber Optic Technology"
Steven Koles, President & CEO, Hifi Engineering, Canada

"How To Organize The Cyber Security Of Your Pipeline Management System?"
Martin te Lintelo, Business Development Manager Oil & Gas, Yokogawa Europe, The Netherlands

"Hydrogen Infeed To Natural Gas Grid - Overview"
Guntram Schnotz, Technical Head of Inspection Body Natural Gas Sector, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service, Germany

"Improved Charpy Toughness in the Inter-critically reheated Coarse Grained HAZ of High Strength Steel Welds"
Frank Barbaro, Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia

"Improvements of an inspection technique for unpiggable pipeline diagnostics from above ground"
Markus Glinka, Managing Director, Electromagnetic Pipeline Testing, Germany

"Influence Of Processing Parameters On Recrystallization Behavior For API-X70 Steel"
Abdullah Al-Shahrahani, Lead Scientist, SABIC, Saudi Arabia

"Innovation in Construction – Practical Approach"
Dr. Mustafa Abusalah, Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, CCC - Consolidated Contractors Company, Greece

"Innovative Trenchless Solutions For Pipeline Crossings And Landfalls"
Diana Rennkamp, Product Manager Pipeline, Herrenknecht, Germany

"Inspecting Pipelines With Discovery™, The World’s First Subsea CT Scanner"
Jennifer Briddon, Integrity Engineer, Tracerco, United Kingdom

"Inspection Of Challenging Pipelines - Latest Developments And Case Studies"
Ulrich Schneider, Business Development Manager, KTN, Norway

"Interconnectivity And Traceability Applied To Continuous Methane Emissions Monitoring In The Gas Industry"
Alan Vidal, Mnaging Director, GAZOMAT, United States

"Is The Gas N-1 Standard Of The EU Regulation A Good Indicator Of The Security Of Gas Supply Of A Country?"
Nicola Zaccarelli, Scientific Technical Officer, European Commission, Italy

"Is The Water The New Oil? Towards A Better Integrity Management Of Water Network"
Julian Piquemal, Specialist Engineer, Bureau Veritas, Germany

"Nonintrusive Pipeline Internal Deposition Mapping Service Provides Insight To Operators"
Keith Drummond, Region Technical Sales Manager - Pipeline & Process Services - Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa, Halliburton, United Kingdom

"Numerical Simulation Of External Loads On Buried Pipelines"
Johannes Brückner, Structural Engineer, Open Grid Europe, Germany

"On-Bottom Stability Design Challenges For Subsea Pipelines With Extensive Crossings"
Yasser Soliman, Subsea Pipeline Engineer, ADNOC Offshore, United Arab Emirates

"Optimizing Your Asset Replacement Strategy"
Huub Roeterink, Principal Consultant Oil & Gas, DNV GL, The Netherlands

"Pipe Manufacturing Challenges For Nord Stream 2 Project"
Christian Kassel, Senior Manager, EUROPIPE, Germany

"Pipeline Burst Valve"
Kishen Prathivadi, Engineering & Construction Contracts Manager, Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside, United States

"Pipeline Leakage Detection Solution For Middle Eastern Pipelines"
Ashim Mishra, Senior Project Engineer, GASCO, United Arab Emirates

"Pipeline Monitoring As A Tool Against Fuel Theft And Accidental Leak"
Noe Lucero, Chief Technology Officer, Asel Tech, United States

"Pipeline Safety In Germany - Why The Lines Are So Safe With Regard To Leak Detection"
Rene Landstorfer, Operations Manager, GOTTSBERG Leak Detection, Germany

"Reduction In Risk From Third Party Damage To LPG Pipelines In India"
S. S. Gupta, General Manager (Inspection), Indian Oil Corporation, India

"Risk Based Model For Sectionalizing Valves In Liquid Pipelines"
Mohanned Waleed Khalid Tarabzouni, Oil & Gas Pipeline Engineer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

"Safer & More Environmentally Friendly Material Handling Solutions Using Vacuum"
Rob Verwilligen, European Business Director, Vacuworx Global, United States

"Security Risk Mitigation Of Oil Pipelines While Operating In High Risk Areas"
Kaleem Ahmad, Chief Security Officer (Pipelines), Pak Arab Refinery, Pakistan

"Smart Pipeline Management: Operating Pipelines Safely And Cybersecure"
Peter Sieber, Vice President Strategic Business Development, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Germany

"Steel Pipeline Failure Probability Evaluation Based On In-Line Inspections Results"
Witek Maciej, Magager, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM, Poland

"System pressure test for offshore pipelines - Are there alternatives?"
Asle Venas, Senior Pipeline Specialist, DNV GL, Norway

"The Countermeasure Method And The Monitoring Of Fatigue Failure Of Irrigation Pipelines"
Yoshikazu Tanaka, Senior Researcher, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan

"The Definition Of The Application Boundaries Of Directional Drilling Technology In The Construction Of Underwater Passages Of Main Pipeline"
Dmitry Shatalov, Deputy Head of Laboratory of Linear Part and Underwater Passages, The Pipeline Transport Institute (PTI, LLC), Russia

"The New 2016 Pipeline Operators Forum (POF) Specification; A Vendors Experience"
Dr. Mike Kirkwood, Market Segment Director - Transmission Solutions, T.D. Williamson, United Arab Emirates

"The New TRFL 2017 And How To Fulfil The Requirements Regarding Leak Detection Systems"
Daniel Vogt, Product Management, KROHNE, Germany

"Trial Of A Process For The Identification Of Reduced Depth Of Cover On Buried Pipelines"
Paul Ogden, Senior Civil Engineer, National Grid, United Kingdom
Daniel Finley, Senior Engineer, ROSEN Group, Switzerland

"Verification For Plastic Manholes - Uplift By Water Pressure"
Ricky Selle, Director, Selle Consult, Germany

"Wastewater Resilience Planning"
Kishen Prathivadi, Engineering & Construction Contracts Manager, Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside, United States

Status as of 18 Dec. 2017. The detailed conference program will be available shortly. Please subscribe to our newsletter in order to stay updated.