On April 25, 2014, the Hotel Baltchug Kempinski Moscow welcomed the 10th International Technical Symposium “Pipeline Transport – 2014: Diagnostics, Operation and Rehabilitation”, a premier pipeline industry event offering an excellent opportunity for sharing best practices in technological development of pipeline systems, showcasing innovative Russian and international research and technology projects for the sector, gaining useful insights about effective approaches to design, construction, operation and rehabilitation of pipeline systems.

Speakers at the symposium included Vasily V. Klimov, a lead consultant for the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade; Alexei I. Grivach, deputy general director of the National Energy Security Fund; Sergei Yu. Sluzhenko, deputy department head of the TMK RF and CIS Technical Sales Support Directorate; Yuri V. Firsov, General Director of Energoavtomatika; Denis V. Degtyarev, department head at АNO Industrial Risk Research Agency; Georgy I. Makarov, professor of petroleum facility welding and monitoring at Gubkin Oil and Gas University, Svyatoslav A. Timashev, director of the Reliability and Safety of Large Systems and Machines engineering research center at the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Valery S. Rammo, technical director at Industrialnye Pokrytiya (Industrial Coatings);Irina A. Koroleva, vice president of Incal Pipeline Rehabilitation, Inc; Vladimir Ye. Udovenko, general director of Polimergaz; Tatyana I. Lapteva, a senior research fellow at Gazprom VNIIGAZ; Andrei V. Korneyev, manager of the Energy Security Research Center at the RAS Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, and others.

The symposium audience included top management of oil and gas transmission companies; managers, engineers and technical specialists in integrated diagnostics, refurbishment and construction of pipeline systems; pipeline system designers; consultants for rehabilitation and construction of pipeline systems; and government and petroleum upstream companies.

The conference organizer, RPI, extends it thanks to the sponsors of the event – Selrus and Industrialnye Pokrytiya – for their support.

We invite industry players to get involved in putting together a 2015 Symposium program. If you would like to showcase new technologies and share insights about oil and gas pipeline systems, please contact Symposium Director Elena Konstantinova at Konstantinova.Elena@rpi-inc.ru, +7 (495) 778 9332 / 778 4597, and your application will be reviewed by the event’s Program Committee.