Hyatt Regency, TELUS Conference Center, Calgary, AB, Canada

CONFERENCE
September 24-28, 2018

Program - Awards

 

Award Descriptions

IPC 2018 Best Paper Competition (The Rio Pipeline Award)

The "Rio Pipeline Award" will be presented to the Best Paper by the Pipeline Systems Division of ASME. It includes airfare and expenses to present the winning paper at the 2019 Rio Pipeline Conference. Being nominated is quite an achievement! There were over 700 Abstracts received for consideration at IPC 2018. Finalists are selected by a team of highly respected industry subject matter experts based on originality, engineering significance, completeness, acknowledgement of work by others, organization, clarity and graphic quality. The presentations were judged during the conference and scored based on criteria related to:

  1. Strong Opening
  2. Quality of Slides (Clear, Right Information, Text and Graphics legible from back of room)
  3. Body (Technical Content, Clear, Accurate)
  4. Closing (Summary)
  5. Voice and Projection
  6. Mannerism and Enthusiasm
  7. Overall Impression and Feedback from the Audience
  8. On Time

The combined score of written and presentation elements determined the winning paper.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize long time contributors to the pipeline industry. The key criteria is a person or group that has demonstrated through their work and actions that the safety and economy, of pipeline systems has been advanced. This demonstration could include a combination of long service, mentoring, development of new technologies, or processes. The inspiration for the award was to recognize long time contributors to the pipeline industry such as the 2016 winner Mr. Henry Yamauchi. Mr. Yamauchi continuously provided mentoring and guidance to young pipeline professionals and peers, and contributed to pipeline standards development and the advancement of pipeline technologies and practices. Henry recently retired at the age of 90 after starting his career in the oil and gas industry in 1947, which included almost 60 years of employment at Westcoast Energy. Westcoast was acquired by Duke Energy and later became known as Spectra energy. Award key criteria: "A person or group that has demonstrated through their work and actions that the safety and economy, of pipeline systems has been advanced. This demonstration could include a combination of long service, mentoring, development of new technologies, or processes."

IPC 2018 Poster Awards

The Poster Session has been a popular venue over the past two conferences allowing conference attendees direct access to you and other authors of Technical Papers that will be published as part of the conference proceedings. The Poster Session is unique from the other technical sessions at IPC as it offers direct one-on-one interaction and engagement between conference attendees and the authors and co-authors, and promotes open discussion and exchange on the Technical Papers. The Selection of the winner is by conference attendees based on Technical Content, Visual Display and Creativity and engagement by the authors with the poster session attendees.

YPAC IPC Global Young Pipeliners Poster Award

The purpose of the Award is to recognize a young pipeliner who has submitted a paper to the International Pipeline Conference 2016 (IPC 2016 and draw attention to the young professionals in the pipeline industry as well as the current challenges that the industry is facing and the work the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC) are doing. In order to take part in the competition the applicants satisfied the following criteria:

  • Be under 35 years old, or have less than 10 years of experience in the industry
  • Have a paper accepted by the IPC 2018
  • Register the accepted paper on YPAC website
  • Present a poster on the accepted paper at the IPC 2018 Poster Session

The Poster Session has been a popular venue over the past two conferences allowing conference attendees direct access to you and 20cother authors of Technical Papers that will be published as part of the conference proceedings. The Poster Session is unique from the other technical sessions at IPC as it offers direct one-on-one interaction and engagement between conference attendees and the authors and co-authors, and promotes open discussion and exchange on the Technical Papers. The Selection of the winner was by you the conference attendees based on Technical Content, Visual Display and Creativity and engagement by the authors with the poster session attendees.

ASME PSD Student Paper Award

The ASME Pipelines System Division is organizing the Best Student Paper Competition as part of the International Pipeline Conference 2018. Entrants were judged by a committee of pipeline experts selected by the ASME Pipeline Systems Division Committee. A full-length paper must be officially submitted to the IPC and the Authors are enrolled as a University Graduate or Undergraduate student in 2017 or 2018. While other authors may be listed on the paper, the student must have contributed the majority of the effort presented and in the writing of the paper and the Finalists were notified after acceptance of final papers have been determined through the regular IPC peer review process. The student author committed to attending the conference and presenting the paper in the technical session as well as in the poster paper session in addition to their regular assigned technical session and the determination of the winner considered both the technical and poster presentations.