The Road to Success


The third edition of the Onshore Pipelines: The Road to Success are now available in three formats:

  1. Via the IPLOCA wiki
  2. Online: Volume IVolume II
  3. On CD by contacting IPLOCA at email

The document provides the basic knowledge necessary to improve the delivery of a pipeline construction project, i.e. cost and schedule, while reducing the environmental footprint and achieving the desired safety objectives.

The following new and updated sections were added to the third edition:

  • Welding
  • Pipelines and the Environment
  • Logistics 
  • Crossings
  • New Trends and Innovation

Development of the Document via IPLOCA's Novel Construction Initiative

IPLOCA originally formed the Novel Construction Initiative to examine pipeline laying efficiency and installation standards for large diameter onshore pipelines with the aim of improving the installation and to provide the pipeline stakeholders with cost reductions. As the initiative evolved it was decided to review in depth all the phases of an onshore pipeline project, analyse the elements that lead to successful projects and draw from the significant project experience of the participant companies.

The main objective of this exercise was to identify the key drivers in a pipeline project and thus:

• Improve the preparation process of pipeline projects for mitigation of risks

• Improve the relationship between pipeline owners/investors and construction and specialized contractors

• Improve the competitiveness of the pipeline industry through sound engineering and construction practices and innovative solutions

A wide range of companies and individuals from oil & gas investors & owners, design companies, construction contractors, suppliers and specialised subcontractors continue to collaborate in a series of technical meetings and discussions to produce a "live" document intended for wide use in the pipeline Industry. 

Phase IV

We now entered Phase IV of development and we welcome and encourage all support in furthering this collaborative industry initiative.

To participate in the development of Phase IV,  please contact





Regional Meeting

Regional Meeting in France
28 May 2015
Dunkerque, France

Road To Success Wiki

The Road To Success Wiki version is now open to the public

Please check it out and post your comments.