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March 2017

PPIM-Young Professional Presentation by Chris Yoxall and Eric Lang

March 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar by Jerry Rau on Pipeline Regulations

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 2017

Deepwater Services site visit (Houston)

April 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Deepwater Corrosion Service Facility (Houston), 13813 Farm to Market Rd 529
Houston, TX 77041 United States

YPP will be visiting Deepwater Corrosion Service’s Houston facility to see a presentation on cathodic protection solutions for onshore and offshore pipelines, tour their manufacturing shop to review how the CP equipment is manufactured, and view a showcase of their most recent development for cost-efficient submerged/subsea pipeline excavation.

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How to HDD: Horizontal Directional Drilling for difficult pipeline installations – Design and Construction

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

YPP members are invited to participate in a presentation by Travis McCartney and Justin Taylor, P.Eng., P.E. on Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). The presentation will include an introduction to HDD, design and overview, pipe stress analysis, Environmental requirements, inspection/certification, and much more. The presentation will conclude with a general HDD construction process run-through (from start to finish). Travis McCartney is the General Manager of CCI & Associates and has consulted for several years on a wide variety of challenging HDD…

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May 2017

Introduction to Steel and Pipe Making Webinar

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All YPP members are invited to sit in on a presentation by Dr. Tom Bubenik on steel and pipe making. The presentation will be presented in person at DNV GL’s facility in Dublin, Ohio as well as broadcasted via a webinar. Dr. Bubenik’s webinar will cover steel and pipe making and the long term implications of the methods used historically and today. He will discuss smelting, tapping, de-oxidation, alloying, casting, cooling, plating making, rolling, finishing, cutting, inspection, trimming, and potential…

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NTSB presentation at Shell

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

YPP will be sitting in on a presentation by Richard Klasen speaking on his first-hand account of the Bellingham, WA pipeline incident. On June 10th, 1999 a 16-inch pipeline in Bellingham, Washington ruptured releasing gasoline into a creek that was ultimately ignited. The incident resulted in the loss of three lives, eight injuries, and damage to surrounding structures and environment. The presentation and subsequent discussion will include a first-hand account of the events and decisions that preceded the incident, details…

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June 2017

PHMSA Webinar: A Summary & Perspective of Major Programs and Pipeline Safety Challenges for US/DOT/PHMSA

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join YPP USA for a fascinating and critical discussion on pipeline safety, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 12pm to 1pm (CST). Robert Smith, from the U.S. pipeline regulator, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), will present on the Administration's background and discuss several of the safety challenges the pipeline industry/PHMSA face. Robert graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with a BS in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. He coordinated and managed the offshore pipeline and human factors research program at…

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July 2017

YPP-Enbridge – Pipeline Failure and Root Cause Analysis Webinar

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summary: Texas Eastern Transmission experienced a pipeline failure and fire on a pipeline in Western Pennsylvania on April 29, 2016.  The presentation will cover the incident, Company response, root cause, and lessons learned from the work conducted to verify the integrity of the system following the incident. Presenter Bio: Rick Kivela graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Upon graduation, Rick was hired by Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company in the Engineering…

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August 2017

Seikowave – 3D Imaging for Direct Assessment and ILI Validation Webinar

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hi YPP, I hope you will be able to join this webinar by Seikowave’s Steve Siever for a basic introduction to the use of 3D imaging for direct assessment and ILI vailidation. Summary: Steve will talk about 3D NDT and how asset owners are getting faster, safer and more accurately repeatable results using 3D structured light technologies. Bio: Steven Siever is a 24-year veteran of sales and marketing to the oil and gas industry. In his career, he has held…

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September 2017

2017 YPP USA Symposium

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

  h3.timeline-heading { color: #cc0052; border-bottom: 2px solid #cc0052; } Welcome to the Inaugural Young Pipeline Professionals USA Symposium!    This premier 2-day event will provide young professionals the opportunity to network with and learn from top industry leaders on a variety of topics. From financial analysis to construction and risk management, the YPP USA Symposium offers in-depth review of all aspects of the pipeline industry. Propel your career and make critical connections by joining us this fall. Space is limited,…

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