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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4 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | MAY 2 018 napipelines.com Pipeli ne Project Roundup 14 ON THE COVER: 18 Persistence Pays Off Bill Solomon started Vacuworx in 1999, and introduced a new method of lifting steel pipe that would revolutionize the oil and gas pipeline industry. By Bradley Kramer May DEPARTMENTS 8 News 14 Project Roundup 36 Big Equipment Showcase 40 Calendar 42 Pipeline Takeaways COLUMNS 6 Editor's Message 16 Washington Watch MARKETPLACE 40 Index of Advertisers 43 Pipeline Connection 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 26 2018 Volume 11 • Issue 4 18 34 30 FEATURES: 22 Protecting Pipelines Integrating GNSS with advanced technologies for underground asset location improves accuracy and boosts productivity. By Erik Dahlberg 26 Water for Energy Winkler Services partnered with Garney Construction and Parkhill, Smith and Cooper to build a water pipeline to serve energy producers in the Permian Basin. By Travis Cram 30 To Buy or Rent? A Q&A with United Rentals president and COO Matt Flannery to discuss the age-old question as the summer construction season looms. By NAOGP staff 34 Trumped Up Tariffs Industry advocates are concerned that new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could negatively impact pipeline construction. By Bradley Kramer

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