PPIM 2017

February 27 - March 2, 2017


The industry's only forum devoted exclusively to pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as pipeline integrity evaluation and repair will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis Hotel in 2017. This event will draw engineering management and field operating personnel from both transmission and distribution companies concerned with improved operations and integrity management. Read more...



Following the success of the Forums in 2011, 2013, and 2015, our 2017 Unpiggable Pipelines Solutions Forumcontinues with the objective of addressing capabilities and guidance concerning tools for corrosion and mechanical damage inspection of 'unpiggable' oil, gas and hazardous liquids pipelines. The focus will be on the capabilities of existing technologies as well as those in research and development. Read more...

Pipeline decommissioning conference


The first conference on pipeline decommissioning for nearly 30 years will discuss the procedures and equipment required, the regulatory aspects, and the economics that affect decision-taking in this field. Read more...

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Pigs Unlimited expands for the future
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

In July Pigs Unlimited started construction on a new 5,575 m2 facility in Tomball, Texas, to keep...

Trudeau makes decision on three pipeline projects
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

The Canadian Government has made decisions on three pipeline projects, approving two and...

Sunoco and ExxonMobil agree on JV
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

Sunoco Logistics has entered into a strategic joint venture (JV) with ExxonMobil, called Permian...

BSOG awards Xodus FEED contract
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

Xodus Group has been awarded the contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of...

PPIM releases registration brochure
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

The registration brochure for PPIM 2017 has been released, and includes details of the...

Pipelines International opens Christmas sale
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

Buy before Christmas to take advantage of great offers, including a 10 per cent discount on the...

TransCanada fails in search for viable mainline proposal
Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016

TransCanada has decided not to proceed with any proposals to flow natural gas along the Canadian...

STATS supports first installation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016

Earlier this year, STATS Group was contracted by Subsea 7 to provide pipe end plugs to facilitate...

Williams revises Atlantic Sunrise service targets
Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016

Williams Partners has revised the full-service target for the Atlantic Sunrise expansion project...

Pennsylvania creates funding to accelerate availability of natural gas
Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has created the Pipeline Investment...

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Pipeline Pigging & Integrity in Non-Technical Language

Houston: February 27

Safety and Engineering Assessment of Onshore Pipeline Gathering Systems

Houston: February 27-28

Pipeline Defect Assessment Workshop

Houston: February 27-28

Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines

Houston: February 27-28

API Recommended Practice 1173 - Pipeline Safety Management System Requirements

Houston: February 27-28

Pipeline Repair Methods, Hot Tapping, and In-Service Welding

Houston: February 27-28

Advanced Pipeline Risk Management

Workshop is designed to equip attendees with the information and the know-how to set up and implement a comprehensive risk management program for pipelines.

Houston: February 27-28

Defect Assessment in Pipelines

Explains current defect-assessment methods and how to translate into maintenance decisions.

Houston: February 27-28

Pigging & In-line Inspection

Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of utility and in-line inspection pigging.

Houston: February 27-28

Introduction to Excavation Inspection & Applied NDE for Pipeline Integrity Assessment

Houston: February 27-28

New Pipeline Regulations - Impacts & Guidelines for Compliance

Reviews major compliance requirements of DOT regulations affecting the operation of gas and hazardous liquids pipelines.

Houston: February 27-28

Managing Cracks and Seam Weld Anomalies on Pipelines

Houston: February 27-28

Inspection of Challenging Pipelines

Houston: February 27-28

Pipeline Integrity Management

Houston: February 27-28

Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions Forum 2017

Houston: June 14-15

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Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Engineering

This book is an introduction to oil and gas designed to be both accessible to absolute beginners who know nothing about the subject, and at the same time interesting to people who work in one area (such as drilling or seismic exploration) and would like to know about other areas (such as production offshore, or how oil and gas were formed, or what can go wrong). Read more...


Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook
This new book presents a comprehensive and detailed reference guide on the integrity and safety of oil and gas pipelines, both onshore and offshore. Read more...

Pipeline Risk Assessment: The Definitive Approach and Its Role in Risk Management
Pipeline Risk Assessment: The Definitive Approach and Its Role in Risk Management
Presents the definitive approach to assessing risks from pipelines—an approach that overcomes the limitations of previous methodologies. Read more...

Pipeline Rules of Thumb
Just Published! MACAW's Encyclopedia of Pipeline Defects
Illustrates the range of defects that may be encountered in high-pressure steel pipelines and their pipeline coatings. Read more...

Pipeline Rules of Thumb
New Edition! Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook, 8th Edition
E McAllister
Presented in easy-to-use, step-by-step order, this is a quick reference for day-to-day pipeline operations. Read more...



Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Technology
Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Technology,
4th Edition
John Tiratsoo
This book provides an overview of some of the latest thinking and achievements in the area of pigging technology and integrity management. Read more...
Three ways to buy:
Print Book | E-book
Print Book + E-book Combo

Pipeline Pigging Handbook eBookPipeline Pigging Handbook eBook
Jim Cordell,
Hershel Vanzant

This hugely popular reference is now available in e-Book (PDF) format. Read more...

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Pipeline IntegrityEncyclopedic Dictionary of Pipeline Integrity
Reference guide to the broad range of topics that fall under the umbrella of "pipeline integrity."
"This is one of the most useful books on the subject I’ve ever seen."
  -Iain Colquhoun, Chief Engineer,
    National Energy Board of Canada
Three ways to buy:
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Clarion is a provider of training courses, technical conferences, books, and technical journals for engineers and technical management within the oil and gas production and pipeline transportation industries, both on- and offshore.


Today, managers at all levels must have a solid understanding of technical operations and a firm grasp on management issues and technologies that are available to improve operational performance, safety, and reliability. Clarion's products provide this knowledge and expertise on a continuous worldwide basis through the Clarion Technical Conferences group and its affiliate, Clarion Technical Publishers.


The PIPE is the international membership organization for those who work in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines as well as those with an interest in the development of pipelines for the transportation of captured CO2. The PIPE provides an essential network of contact and information exchange for its membership. Read more...