North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

SEP 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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4 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | SEPTEMBER 2 018 napipelines.com ON THE COVER: 18 Off the Right of Way Highlighting the hobbies and special interests of those who work in the industry. By Mike Kezdi September DEPARTMENTS 8 News 16 Project Roundup 36 Big Equipment Showcase 42 Calendar COLUMNS 6 Editor's Message MARKETPLACE 41 Pipeline Connection 42 Index of Advertisers Published by Benjamin Media Inc. North American Oil & Gas Pipelines (ISSN 2166-6334) is published nine times per year. Copyright 2018, Benjamin Media Inc., 10050 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141 USA All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted by any means without written permission from the publisher. One year subscription rates: complimentary in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Single copy rate: $10. Subscriptions and classified advertising should be addressed to the Brecksville office. Periodicals Postage paid at Cleveland, Ohio and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send Changes of Address to North American Oil & Gas Pipelines, 10050 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 USA. Canadian Subscriptions: Canada Post Agreement Number 40830553. Send change address information and blocks of undeliverable copies to Canada Express; 7686 Kimble Street, Units 21 & 22, Mississauga, ON L6K 1S2 Canada North American Oil & Gas Pipelines Magazine is not affiliated or associated with North American Pipe Corporation of Houston, Texas. 22 28 26 2018 Volume 11 • Issue 7 30 FEATURES: 22 Against All Elements A look at how pipeline software kept a large Northwest Alberta project efficient, despite deep mud, extreme cold. By Jason Rossback 26 Permian, We Have a Gas Problem The Permian Basin is experiencing its first natural gas problem. Gas production is starting to exceed pipeline capacity exiting the production region, and in-basin prices are falling as a result. By Jamie Brick 28 NDT Services Critical to Diagnosing Integrity Issues, Ensuring Safe Pipeline Operations Pipelines can be dangerous assets. Periodically taking measure of their structural integrity is critical to safe operations. By Cole Morehead and Eric Germann 30 Fixing Myths Dispelling composite repair misconceptions through case studies. By Casey Whalen 18

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