Operational Pipeline Pigging

Wednesday 15th November 2023

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Tuesday 14th November 2023

1/2 day tutorials
Networking Reception

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Seminar Presentations and Exhibition
Seminar Registration from 8.15 am
Seminar Commences 8.50 am
Networking Drinks 5.00 pm
Social Dinner / Scottish Ceilidh 6.30pm

Ardoe House Hotel and Spa

South Deeside Road
Aberdeen AB12 5YP

Tel: +44 1224 867 355
Website: https://www.ardoehousehotel.co.uk/

Call for Papers and Call for 1/2 day Tutorials


PPSA members and pipeline operators are invited to submit proposals for seminar papers by 28th June 2023.

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, energy in the future including decarbonisation and hydrogen and their impacts on pigging and pipeline integrity. Also how machine learning and AI are assisting the pigging processes.

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.

The paper must not be a sales pitch or an advert for a product or service.

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.

We welcome papers authored by operators. We also welcome jointly authored papers.

Examples of past papers can be seen here.

To submit a proposal, please download and complete the Call for Papers Form and email it to . The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 28th June 2023.

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 Tuesday 17th October 2023 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.


We are also looking for PPSA members and/or operators who would like to run a 1/2 day tutorial on the day before the PPSA seminar (Tuesday 14th November 2023). The content must be educational and not a sales pitch.

If you have an idea for a tutorial you would like to run, please complete and return the following tutorial submission form to by Wednesday 28th June 2023.