Technicians remove the crack in the seam weld with a grinder to prepare the surface of a carbon steel crude oil pipeline for a composite repair. Photos courtesy of CSNRI

Composite Solutions Improve Midstream Asset Integrity

Keeping pipelines operating safely and efficiently is critical to the world economy, so diligent maintenance and effective repairs are critical for the millions of miles of lines transporting oil and gas around the world. While traditional repairs often are the first choice, they are not always the most effective or…

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Executive Vice President, Strategic Opportunities -

Andrew Patrick’s career spans more than 30 years and encompasses all aspects of pipeline engineering, from construction to inspection to repair. He entered the industry working in offshore pipeline construction and has extensive experience with repairs in refineries and petrochemical plants and on midstream projects. Andrew began his 20-year career with ClockSpring|NRI as its sole sales executive for the western hemisphere and now manages the global sales team as executive vice president, strategic opportunities.

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Global Manager - Plants/Refineries -

Tim Mally, ClockSpring|NRI Global Manager - Plants/Refineries, has worked in engineering and sales roles in the composite repair industry for 9 years. He has worked to advance composite repair testing, validation, education, and awareness within the oil and gas industry, and has authored 15 conference and journal papers and articles to date. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the ASME Mid-Continent Chapter, Tulsa Pipeliners Club, and the Composite Repair Users Group.

3 Ways Technology is Going to Shape the Oil and Gas Industry Free to Download Today

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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