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May 2017

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

YPP Annual Symposium

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, 2301 North Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380 United States

The First Annual YPP Symposium was a massive success! See photos from the experience here. 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.

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