Alliance is co-sponsoring with PPII Pipeline Solutions (a company that offers pipeline inspection and integrity solutions and services worldwide) the Student Paper Awards program at the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) in Calgary September 29 to October 3. As part of this program, post graduate students in the field of pipeline engineering from around the world submit the results of their work. The finalists present their papers at the IPC conference, where a winner is selected.
“Alliance is thrilled to support the 2014 International Pipeline Conference Student Paper Competition for the second time. We are excited about this year’s competition and being able to bring the talented technical minds in our industry to present their application of new concepts to an audience of pipeline professionals worldwide. This competition offers an opportunity for the best and the brightest to connect with us. We value interacting directly with these future innovators,” said Arti Bhatia, Alliance’s Director, Pipeline and Corridor Risk Management.
In addition to supporting student papers at this year’s conference, Alliance’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael McGonagill, is joining other distinguished leaders on a panel at the IPC YPAC (Young Pipeliners Association of Canada) session. The discussion will inform aspiring young pipeline professionals about our industry’s job opportunities and career paths. Always with an eye on the future, Alliance knows that connecting with the next generation of pipeline professionals is an important part of maintaining safe, reliable operations over the long term.