2015 IPLOCA New Technologies Award Winners

The 2015 IPLOCA New Technologies Award sponsored by BP was presented during the Annual Convention held in Singapore, in the presence of Michael Hiam, Engineering Manager, BP Integrated, Supply and Trading. The award is given in recognition of a significant achievement in the development of new pipeline technologies.

Jean Claude van de Wiele, Chairman of the IPLOCA New Technologies Committee, made the presentation and addressed the members of the audience on the subject of new technologies. To review his presentation please click here.

If you are interested in any specific submission, please contact Sébastien Goetschmann


http://www.iploca.com/platform/content/element/24887/2015NTechAwardSelmersDenys-JCVdWVanWassenhoveAppelmanHoppenbrouwersHiam.txtThe committee decided to present the award to Denys and Selmers, represented by Luc Hoppenbrouwers, Johan van Wassenhove and Bart Appelman, in recognition of their work on their onshore automatic vacuum field joint blasting.

Pictured: Jean Claude Van de Wiele, Johan van Wassenhove, Bart Appelman, Luc Hoppenbrouwers and Michael Hiam

The Adjudication Committee selected this entry because:

- the new tool improves HSE conditions for workers in the field

- it is a development coming from a contractor and a manufacturer working together

- it is an example of technology transfer from the offshore to the onshore industry.

To review a summary of their entry, please click here 

In recognition of its members' commitment to new technologies IPLOCA also named two runners-up (in alphabetical order): 

http://www.iploca.com/platform/content/element/24887/2015NTRunner-UpHerrenknecht-JCVdWMallaneyHiam-5067.txtHerrenknecht AG, represented by Alexander Mallaney, for their new drilling tools increasing performance of HDD.
To review a summary of their entry, please click here

http://www.iploca.com/platform/content/element/24887/2015NTRunner-UpPipeSak-JCVdWConnorsHiam-5080w.txtPipeSak, represented by Geoff Connors, for their PipePillo Structural Pipeline Pillow, a simple and very creative method.
To review a summary of their entries, please click here


IPLOCA would like to congratulate all those who participated in the 2015 New Technologies Award sponsored by BP for their commitment in this field. We encourage continuing efforts and applications for the next New Technologies Award.