North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

FEB 2017

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 | FEBRUARY 2017 ON THE COVER: 20 Welded Together An old-fashioned business model has led Lincoln Electric to the forefront of the welding industry. A focus on continuous improvement has kept the company looking toward the future. By Bradley Kramer February DEPARTMENTS 8 News 16 Project Roundup 36 Pipeline Product Expo 40 Calendar COLUMNS 6 Editor's Message 18 Washington Watch MARKETPLACE 40 Index of Advertisers 41 Pipeline Connection Published by Benjamin Media Inc. North American Oil & Gas Pipelines (ISSN 2166-6334) is published ten times per year. Copyright 2017, 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. 32 34 20 24 26 FEATURES: 24 The Odyssey A market overview of oil and gas pipeline construction amid the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. By Mark Bridgers and Dan Campbell 28 2017 Canadian Oil Pipelines Report The recent revival of the Keystone XL pipeline project could lead to more activity in the provinces in 2017 and beyond. By Bradley Kramer 32 Level Playground A quick snapshot of the land clearing implements used on pipeline rights of way. By NAOGP staff 34 How to Survive and Thrive in a Variable Economy Data analytics help energy companies be more agile to increase efficiency and maintain margins. By Brent Potts 2017 Volume 10 • Issue 2

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