Pipeline People

Pipeline People is a new section in the Pipeline Technology Journal in which we would like to personally introduce important people from the pipeline industry on a regular basis. The ptj editorial team is happy to receive suggestions for further interviews. You can reach us at ptj@eitep.de.

Emmanuel Guilhamon (right) & Matt Graves during ADIPEC 2023 (© Emmanuel Guilhamon/Matt Graves/Rockwell Automation)
Emmanuel Guilhamon (right) & Matt Graves during ADIPEC 2023 (© Emmanuel Guilhamon/Matt Graves/Rockwell Automation)

Current Developments in Pipeline Automation and Monitoring—Emmanuel Guilhamon

Automation and digitization of pipeline systems remain key to improving efficiency, increasing productivity, and reducing operation costs by making repetitive cumbersome work done automatically by advanced artificial intelligence-based systems.

Mahmoud Farhadiroushan at ADIPEC 2023 (© Silixa/Mahmoud Farhadiroushan)
Mahmoud Farhadiroushan at ADIPEC 2023 (© Silixa/Mahmoud Farhadiroushan)

Current Developments in Well and Pipeline Monitoring: Distributed Acoustic Sensing Technology

During ADIPEC 2023 we met with Garth Naldrett, Chief Product Officer of Silixa and talked about current developments in Well and Pipeline Monitoring.

As oil becomes harder to find, many reservoirs are located at greater depths and further offshore, and there is an increasing need for reliable mechanisms for transmitting sensor signals over long distances deep underseas.

Danny Haykal at ADIPEC 2023 (© Proliner Pipeline Services/Danny Haykal)
Danny Haykal at ADIPEC 2023 (© Proliner Pipeline Services/Danny Haykal)

Proliner Pipeline Services providing solutions in the Oil & Gas Pipelines sector - Danny Haykal

Exploring Innovation in the Pipeline Sector: A Conversation with Danny Haykal of Proliner Pipeline Services, a startup from the MENA region met at ADIPEC 2023

Can you provide a detailed overview of Proliner Pipeline Services' GRE-lined OCTG and its applications? What makes it a superior solution for addressing internal corrosion in pipelines?

Vinooth Rajendran with Cindy Dirkx representing the award sponsor Dirkx PM&S (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)
Vinooth Rajendran with Cindy Dirkx representing the award sponsor Dirkx PM&S (© 2023 Ralph Thiele / EITEP)

Interview with YPI Emerging Young Pipeline Professional Award winner Vinooth Rajendran

Winning this Award is a significant achievement. Can you share with us how you felt when you received the news and what it means to you?

Members of the Young Pipeliners Engagement Committee - YPEC (© Pipeline Technology Conference)
Members of the Young Pipeliners Engagement Committee - YPEC (© Pipeline Technology Conference)

ptc Announces Establishment of the new Young Pipeliners Engagement Committee (YPEC)

The Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) announces the establishment of a Young Pipeliners Engagement Committee (YPEC), a group of young professionals dedicated to promoting young talent in the international pipeline industry.

Dr. Sameera Naib, Chair, Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE)
Dr. Sameera Naib, Chair, Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE)

Pipeline People: Dr. Sameera Naib, Chair, Young Pipeline Professionals Europe (YPPE)

Dr. ir. Sameera Naib is working as Senior Integrity Engineer at ROSEN. He specializes in remaining life estimations, crack assessments, fracture mechanics, risk analysis and integrity management.

Challenges in Pipeline Industry and Possible Solutions - Pipeline Expert Mohd Nazmi
Challenges in Pipeline Industry and Possible Solutions - Pipeline Expert Mohd Nazmi

Challenges in Pipeline Industry and Possible Solutions - Pipeline Expert Mohd Nazmi

While the effects of climate change are a stark reminder of how reckless industrialisation can be detrimental to the universe, achieving efficiency, pipeline safety, and business productivity in an environmentally friendly manner remains a real-time challenge in the energy and pipeline sector.

Dr. Kshama Roy
Dr. Kshama Roy

Pipeline People: Dr. Kshama Roy, Chair, YPI

Kshama is currently working as Principal, of Integrity Solutions and Compliance at the Energy Systems division of DNV. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Manitoba and a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Calgary. He is an industry renowned expert in pipe-soil interaction and pipeline integrity.

Current Developments in Saudi Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry— Eng. Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani
Current Developments in Saudi Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry— Eng. Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani

Current Developments in Saudi Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry— Eng. Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani

As the energy crisis in Europe continues to hit the European Union member states hard, the oil and gas industry in Saudi Arabia is very promising. According to Engineer Abdullah S. Al-Zahrani, an expert consultant in the oil and gas industry specializing in drilling and exploration, the Master Gas System expansion phase III project would be a significant boost to the Saudi oil and gas markets.

Marcelino Guedes Gomes together with his orchids
Marcelino Guedes Gomes together with his orchids

Pipeline People: Marcelino Guedes Gomes, Petrobras

Marcelino Guedes Gomez joined PETROBRAS in 1987 where he worked in several different positions before he became Executive Manager, responsible for developing and applying solutions for illegal tapping in pipelines at PETROBRAS from 2015 to 2020.