North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

JUL-AUG 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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6 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | JULY/AUGUST 2 018 napipelines.com Each new pipeline project brings along a different set of challenges. Whether it's navigating a difficult installation or fostering public sup- port, strong leadership always shines through the difficulties. Leadership is embodied by the people who rally support for a project, by projects that highlight innovative practices or companies that embrace new processes to improve efficiency, safety and integrity. Each year we shine a spotlight on those leaders with the Pipeline Leader- ship Award. The award was created to recognize industry leadership and the implementation of innovative tech- niques and methods, proven on actu- al projects or process management to improve quality and integrity in the oil and gas pipeline industry, as well as to reduce the cost of construction, operation and maintenance. Nominations for the 2018 Pipeline Leadership Award are due Aug. 3. I encourage you to enter distinguished individuals, companies, projects or initiatives to be recognized for excel- lence in leadership in the oil and gas pipeline sector. Winners will be featured on the cover of the November/December 2018 issue of this magazine and of- ficially honored at the Pipeline Lead- ership Conference, Nov. 7-8, in The Woodlands, Texas. The annual award honors impor- tant advances in the construction, operation and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines, including innovations in the construction process, design, procurement, contract administra- tion, management, labor relations, training and safety that improve the global pipeline industry. The Pipeline Leadership Award also recognizes projects for their innovative concepts and methods. Award winners are selected from a pool of nominations obtained through the Pipeline Leadership Conference website. Nominations are open to anyone wishing to partici- pate. Pipeline industry members are encouraged to nominate successful in- novations by their colleagues, clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers and trades persons. Self-nominations are also encouraged, since many subjects are best understood and presented by their creator. Past winners include Chuck Shafer of NiSource in 2015, Pat Michels of Mi- chels Corp. in 2016 and Pat Tielborg of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) in 2017. Each of these individ- uals showcased their leadership skills to overcome the intrinsic obstacles that the oil and gas pipeline industry faces, day in and day out. So, who's leading the pipeline in- dustry? Let me know! You can do so by visiting plconference.com and click- ing on "Pipeline Leadership Award" in the navigation bar to find the entry form. Or, you can email me directly at bkramer@benjaminmedia.com. Let's share the successes of the pipeline in- dustry and shine a light forward for future generations. Who's Leading the Pipeline Industry? PUBLISHER Bernard P. Krzys bkrzys@benjaminmedia.com EDITORIAL Editor: James W. Rush jrush@benjaminmedia.com Managing Editor: Brad Kramer bkramer@benjaminmedia.com Contributing Staff Editors: Sharon Bueno • Chris Crowell • Andrew Farr Keith Gribbins • Mike Kezdi • Pam Kleineke SALES+MARKETING Marketing Director: Kelly Dadich kdadich@benjaminmedia.com Advertising Sales Manager: Ryan Sneltzer rsneltzer@benjaminmedia.com Advertising Account Manager: Todd Miller tmiller@benjaminmedia.com Events Sales Manager: Brittany Cline bcline@benjaminmedia.com PRODUCTION+FULFILLMENT Production Manager: Chris Slogar cslogar@benjaminmedia.com Graphic Artists: Sarah Haughawout • Deb McManus • Joan Satow Director of Web/Audience Development: Mark Gorman mgorman@benjaminmedia.com Audience Development and Sustainability Coordinator: Cayla Poteete cpoteete@benjaminmedia.com REPRINTS Wright's Media Ph: (877) 652-5295 • Fax: (281) 419-5712 EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Mark Bridgers Principal, Continuum Capital Matt Fleming Director, Business Development, Industrial Products, The Lincoln Electric Co. Butch Graham Senior Auctioneer, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Eric Kleinhenz Executive Vice President, Managing Director — Pipeline Operations, Mott MacDonald Tara Podnar McMahan Head of Section, Integrity Solutions, DNV-GL Bob Osborn Senior Vice President, Pipeline Division, Michels Corp. Neil Waugh Senior Vice President, NPL Canada Ltd. John Weaver Corporate Business Manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry Division Chris Yoxall Senior Executive Vice President, ROSEN Group Chief Executive Officer: Bernard P. Krzys bkrzys@benjaminmedia.com President: Robert Krzys robk@benjaminmedia.com Controller: Marianne Saykes msaykes@benjaminmedia.com 10050 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville, OH 44141 USA Change of Address/Subscription Updates (330) 467-7588 www.napipelines.com subscriptions@benjaminmedia.com Brad Kramer | Managing Editor bkramer@benjaminmedia.com Twitter: @NAOGP1 Editor's Message We're looking for a few good pipeliners.

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