North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

MAY 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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12 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | MAY 2 018 Be sure to stay on top of the latest news in the pipeline industry. The North American Oil & Gas Pipelines website is updated daily with news from around the industry. Some of those stories don't make it into the monthly print edition, so you might be missing out on some interesting stories online. Here are the top trending posts from from the last month. Updated Cat PL61 Pipelayer Offers Performance, Safety Features, Easy Maintenance and Transport The updated Cat PL61 pipelayer delivers 40,000 lbs of maximum load capacity while retaining its familiar comfort and easy maintenance features, with updates for added safety and performance. Its 128-in. transport width, combined with the experienced support of the Cat dealer network, means pipe line equipment is available when and where you need it. FERC Initiates Notice of Inquiry into Pipeline Certificate Policy Statement The FERC, on April 19, launched an inquiry seeking information and stakeholder perspectives to help the Commission explore whether, and if so, how, to revise existing policies regarding its review and authorization of interstate natural gas transportation facilities under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act. certificate-policy-statement/ Final Section of TransCanada's 2017 NGTL Expansion Program Placed in Service TransCanada Corp. announced April 2 that has completed the final section of its major pipeline expansion in Western Canada. The company placed its Northwest Mainline Loop-Boundary Lake pipeline into service, completing the final section of its 2017 expansion program on the NGTL System. Assessing Best Practices in the Energy Industry Operations training is critically important to the energy industry due to the high risk and danger of work being performed, both to employees and to the public. And the unprecedented level of change facing the industry is requiring a shift in the way companies approach training. Don't miss the latest news in the industry. Visit napipelines. com for more stories and while you're there, sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter. R.I.P. Mark Osadchuk, 83, of Ozzie's Companies A long-time veteran and entrepreneur of the pipeline industry has died. Mark Osadchuk passed away April 12, peacefully at home, at 83 years old. Before inventing an innovative machine for pipeline jobsites and founding a number of companies, Osadchuk was born in Smokey Lake, Alberta, on Nov. 18, 1934. He attended school in Smokey Lake and Waskatenau, Al- berta. He left home as a teenager during the drilling boom of the early 1950s to work in the oil fields of Western Canada. After learning to operate heavy oil field equipment he started working for several pipeline contractors, including Michael Curren, R. H. Fulton, Banister Pipeline Ltd. and Williams Brothers Pipeline Co. Ltd. In 1954, Osadchuk married his wife Vera Hut of Chip Lake, Alberta. He, along with others formed, Central Pipeline and Cable Co. in 1965. He remained with the company as president until 1967, when the company was liquidated and he organized Natural Pipeline Co. Inc. This new company was based out of Lakeville, Minnesota, and was engaged in the installation of all types of underground utilities. In 1980, he formed Southeast Pipeline Contractors Inc., and it grew to be one of the largest mainline pipeline contrac- tors in the United States. Osadchuk introduced his major invention, the Ozzie Pipe- line Padder, in 1989 and formed Ozzie's Pipeline Padder Inc., Ozzie's Pipeline Padder of Germany Inc. and Ozzie's Pipeline Padder of Australia Inc. This ground-breaking invention is used worldwide in the pipeline in- dustry and is covered by 19 patents throughout the world. In 1995, Ozzie's Directional Drilling came into existence. Then, in the fall of 2000, he sold all of the Ozzie companies and contin- ued on as CEO until his retirement in 2001. Osadchuk was a member of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Associa- tion (IPLOCA) and the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA), of which he served on the Labor Committee for many years and was elected as an Honorary Member in 2008. His son, Dwayne Osadchuk, currently serves as PLCA treasurer. Osadchuk enjoyed playing golf and played in many Pro- Am Tournaments. He and his wife, Vera, loved to travel worldwide or in their motor coach throughout the United States and Canada. He is survived by his wife, Vera; their two children and their spouses, Velma (Osadchuk) and Bob Hope of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dwayne and Tina Osadchuk, also of Scottsdale; and their two grandchildren and spouses, Amanda (Osadchuk) and Craig Ciliberti of Scottsdale, and Nicholas and Alisha Osadchuk of Oak Creek, Colorado. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Kidney Dialysis Unit at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Devel- opment, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. With a note of "In Memory of Mark Osadchuk." Osadchuk

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