(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Bahrain will host the "First International Conference and Exhibition on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations and Integrity Management" from March 19 to 21.
The event is being organized by Tiratsoo Technical and Clarion Technical Conferences, with collaboration from Global Webb Energy Consultants and in co-ordination with the National Oil and Gas Authority.
The conference will be opened by Bahraini Energy Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza, in the presence of senior representatives and professionals from local, regional and global enterprises serving the energy industry.
The event will bring together a significant number of engineers and experts in pipeline operations and major operators and suppliers.
The conference will present technical reviews from regional and international corporations from Bahrain, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, UK and US, as well as several other countries from around the world.
It will also be attended by delegates from leading national oil companies in the region. A number of researchers and specialists in the discipline will participate and exchange information and experiences in all aspects of pipeline operations and engineering to gain practical skills and transfer knowledge.
The participants will discuss several issues related to the industry, notably the status of current and future oil and gas pipelines projects in the region.
The design and construction of pipelines on land and in sea, leakage control, concepts of safe pipeline operation, economics of pipeline transportation of oil and gas and environmental protection measures are just a sample of the topics that will be covered during the event. It will provide participants with a great opportunity to meet petroleum industry professionals and technology experts in pipeline installation and transportation of hydrocarbons. (QNA)
Efficient Equipment Could Save 1 Trillion of Energy in US: Report
Frankfurt, March 10 (QNA) - Energy savings of more than 1 Trillion and 3.3 Million jobs, over a ten-year period, could be achieved in the United States by replacing energy-consuming equipment in buildings or by retrofitting energy-efficient systems, according to a new whitepaper on investment research.
This offers an important capital investment opportunity, with the potential for significant economic, climate, and employment impacts, the Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors report said.
In the US alone, more than 279 Billion could be invested across the residential, commercial, and institutional market segments.
This investment could yield more than 1 trillion of energy savings over 10 years, equivalent to savings of approximately 30% of the annual electricity spend in the US.
If all of these retrofits were undertaken, more than 3.3 Million cumulative job years of employment could be created. These jobs would include a range of skill qualifications, and would be geographically diverse across the US.
Additionally, if all of these retrofits were successfully undertaken, it would mitigate more than 600 million metric tons of CO2 per year, reducing by nearly 10% US emissions in 2010.
Over the past few years, there have been new emerging financing structures, such as Energy Service Agreements (ESAs), Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), and On-Bill-Finance options, which offer significant potential to address historical barriers and achieve scale across the different market segments.
These provide additional options beyond Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), which operate primarily in government markets (which include both commercial and institutional segments).
PACE has potential as a model for all segments, but it requires significant regulatory support and acceptance from the mortgage industry, the research report said.