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Operational Pipeline Pigging


for operators, contractors and engineers

presented by the


Ardoe House Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen, UK

Seminar Wednesday 8th November 2017

Tutorials Tuesday 7th November 2017

The Seminar programme and Tutorials will be announced when they are ready.

Registration will open from 22nd August 2017.

Call for Papers

Please submit paper and tutorial ideas by 22nd June 2017.

We are looking for papers covering the entire process of pigging, from pigging during construction, pigging during operation, cleaning, inspection, pigging for general maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and decommissioning. We welcome case studies on long distance pigging, onshore/offshore and subsea installation and inspection, unpiggable pipelines, as well as presentations on regulations and health and safety. Papers can be jointly authored with an operator.

The paper should be educational and must not be a sales pitch or an advert for a product or service. The paper should be a technical paper that adds knowledge to the industry. Preferably the paper should cover new information and/or contain novel techniques. You will need to provide a written paper AND a powerpoint presentation, both of which will be published on the PPSA web site after the seminar.

Examples of past papers can be seen here.

PPSA members and pipeline operators are invited to submit papers.

If you would like to present a paper, please download and complete the Abstract Submission Form and email it to . The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 22nd June 2017. To suggest a tutorial, please complete and return the Tutorial Idea Submission Form.

Authors of selected papers will present their papers at the PPSA seminar and the written papers will be published in the seminar proceedings and on the PPSA web site.

Finished written papers will be required by 6th October 2017 at the latest to allow time to produce the delegate packs and courier them to the hotel. It is vital that everyone meets this deadline. Your PowerPoint presentation will be required after the event for publication on the PPSA web site.