API-AGA JOINT COMMITTEE ON
OIL AND GAS PIPELINE FIELD WELDING PRACTICES
2012 WINTER MEETING MINUTES
Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Ft. Worth, TX
Jan 25-26, 2012
Alex Afaganis EVRAZ Inc.
Bill Amend DNV
Fabian Anne Technip
Garrett Atkins Alaska Pipeline Project
Ed Baniak American Petroleum Institute
Bob Bates AUT Consulting
Kevin Beardsley Lincoln Electric
Alan Beckett Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Matt Boring Edison Welding Institute
Chris Bradshaw Technip
Con Brouwers Shell Global Solutions
Bill Bruce DNV (USA) Inc.
James Burk BP plc
Tim Burns Shell International E&P
Bill Byrd T. D. Williamson
Eric Carlson CRC Evans Offshore
Bhaven Chakravarti Wyman
Matt Cheney Applied Consultants Inc
Mike Childers Southwest Gas Corp.
Rene Colon Koch Pipeline
Dave Culbertson El Paso Corp.
Glen Davis Applied Consultants Inc
Don Drake Exxon-Mobil
Keith Dryden Serimax
Jan van der Ent Applus RTD
Chris Ersig Aquilex WSI
Brad Etheridge DNV (USA) Inc.
Doug Fairchild Exxon-Mobil
Marshall Farley Consumers Energy Co.
Bill Fazackerley Stanley
Scott Funderburk Lincoln Electric
Robert Gatlin Global Industries
Robin Gordon Microalloying
Alan Holk El Paso Corp.
Antonio Howard Computer Engineering
Jordon Hunter Kinder Morgan
Bob Huntley RMH Welding Consulting Inc.
Jim Ibarra BP plc
Tom Jarvie Shell International E&P
Olivia Jouffron Serimax
Bob Karlin Tenaris Coiled Tubes
John Kern GE Inspection Technologies
Floyd Kiel Bohler Welding
Robert Lazor Trans Canada
John Leask UT Quality
Jonathan Lee Chevron
Kenneth Lee U.S. DOT - PHMSA
Bill Marhofer Serimax
Spencer Merrell AR Pub Serv Comm
Brian Moidel Dominion East Ohio
Peter Nicholson Michels Corp.
Fabian Orth Edison Welding Institute
Robert Parks Southwest Gas Corporation
Ron Pietrowski Con Edison
Karl Popielarczyk CAM
David Preston EN Engineering
V. B. Rajan Lincoln Electric
Tom Reeder Central NDT Inc.
Marty Ritz AUT Specialists
Robert Robinson Technip
Jeremy Ryder Stork
Sam Saha U. S. Steel
Bridget Sammons Shell International E&P
Elizabeth Skalnek MN OPS/NAPSR
Eugene Smith EN Engineering
Larry Sportsman WTIQT
Russell Steel Smith International
Warren Stelk Northern Natural Gas
Donald Stevens DM Stevens Assoc
Roger Spencer EWI
Zhenzeng Tang Shaw Pipeline Services
Paul Tews Subsea 7
Charles Tingley Oneok Partners
Joel Troyer Technip
Yong-Yi Wang Engineering Mechanics Corp
Kevin Wigren APSC
Ronnie Wise Price Gregory Construction
Chuck Woodruff SeaOne Maritime Corp.
Qiang Zeng Technip
2012 WINTER MAIN COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
OPENING SESSION – First Day (Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012)
The meeting called to order by the Chairman, Tim Burns at 1:00PM at Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.
All committee members and visitors were welcomed and each introduced themselves, and encouraged to fill the attendance sheet. (see Attachment A). The Main Committee roster was circulated for review and updating as needed.
A safety review of the fire exits and general layout of the facility was completed.
Review of committee members and new officers. There were no new voting members.
A count of voting members present and proxies was conducted, it was determined that a total of 21 were present, which meant that a quorum (15) was present and the meeting could proceed.
Recognition Awards were presented by Dan Mueller, Conoco Phillips, Vice Chairman of API CSOEM (Committee on Standardization of Oil field Equipment and Materials).
Dave Culbertson for Past Chairman for volunteer service
Scott Metzger for Past Vice Chairman for volunteer service
Jim Ibarra for Past Secretary for volunteer service
Bob Weiss for 30 years of dedicated service
Jordan Hunter for 50 years of dedicated service
The minutes of the 2011 Spring Meeting held in Houston, TX on May 17th and 18th were proposed for approval, no comments, motion by Marshall Farley moved and seconded by Tim Burns. 21 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.
The agenda for the Jan 2012 Winter meeting was proposed for approval, no comments, motion by Bill Marhofer and seconded by Tom Reeder. 20 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.
Election results of New Committee Officers were presented
Tim Burns – Chairman
Robert Gatlin – Vice Chairman
Pam Michalski – Secretary
API 1104 21st Ed ballot and publication update
Mike Childers sent the latest version of the ballot resolution spreadsheet to all subcommittee chairs.
The goal of each subcommittee is to review and resolve each of the ballot items germane to their subcommittees.
Tim Burns explained that some of the items were deemed editorial and resolutions were proposed by the editorial subcommittee. Each subcommittee is requested to review these proposed resolutions and revise as necessary.
Subcommittee rosters were reviewed and hard copies were available. The subcommittees and chairmen are as follows:
- Yong-Yi Wang & Doug Fairchild
General Interest Members Selection
- Don Thorn
- Bill Bruce & Matt Boring
- Don Thorn & Robert Gatlin
Modifications, Interprets & Policy
- Wayne Klemcke & Marshall Farley
- Chuck Woodruff & Tom Reeder
Repair Welding Task Group
- Alan Beckett & Geoff Rodgers
Weld Procedures & Welder Qual
- Bill Marhofer & Robert Lazor
API 1104 - 21st Edition Editorial Group - Pam Michalski
In her absence it was recognized that Pam Michalski had done a tremendous amount of work in preparation for this ballot resolution round. Her efforts are greatly appreciated.
Subcommittee discussion items and assignments
Subcommittee co-chairs to return comment resolutions in the ballot resolution spreadsheet with changes highlighted.
API Awards reception from 6pm – 7:30pm in Brazos I and II
Breakfast in Pecos 2 from 7:30am – 8am
2:00pm to 5:30pm – Subcommittee Meetings
Second Day Activities (Thursday January 26th , 2012)
8:00am to Noon – Subcommittee Meetings
1:00pm to 6:30pm – Main Committee Meeting
All committee members and visitors were welcomed and each introduced themselves, and encouraged to fill the attendance sheet. (see Attachment B). The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Tim Burns and Jan van der Ent, Applus RTD, was introduced.
Presentation entitled “Future NDT Development for New Construction Pipelines” – by Jan van der Ent (see Attachment C)
OPS/DOT activity information report provided by Ken Lee. (see Attachment D)
Modification, Interpretations and Policy – Wayne Klemcke and Marshall Farley - No Quorum, No Meeting
Nondestructive Testing – Chuck Woodruff and Tom Reeder. Tom Reeder reported (See Attachment E)
Repair Welding Task Group – Alan Beckett and Geoff Rodgers. Alan Beckett reported, no formal minutes generated
Welding Procedures and Welder Qualifications – Bill Marhofer and Robert Lazor. Bill Marhofer reported (see Attachment F)
API 1104 – 21st Ed Editorial Group – Pam Michalski
Tim Burns reported, recommendation was to review each ballot resolution in Main Committee.
A procedural challenge was raised that Subcommittee resolution was sufficient to revise 1104 and that no further discussion was required. Some thought we needed to vote in Main Committee again.
Main Committee was adjourned and all subcommittee chairs and past executive officers were requested to meet with the Chairman to discuss API 1104 bylaws. API staff was consulted and it was confirmed that subcommittee resolution was appropriate.
The meeting was called back to order by the Chairman.
The findings were reported to the main committee. Additionally, it was explained that all subcommittee resolutions would be provided to the editorial group and incorporated into API 1104 21st Ed for ballot. The ballot would be inclusive of only revised areas, which are highlighted. Comments may be submitted for only the revised areas.
Fracture Mechanics – Yong-Yi Wang and Doug Fairchild. Yong-Yi Wang reported, over 40 items to be reviewed and all items resolved and ready for ballot. (see Attachment G)
General Interest Members Selection – Don Thorn. No activity.
Maintenance Welding – Bill Bruce and Matt Boring. Bill Bruce reported, short meeting on 12 items. (see Attachment H)
The Chair asked if there was interest in extending the meeting length to spread out subcommittee meetings and reduce the amount of overlap, and hence conflicts of schedule for individuals wishing to participate in more than one subcommittee. General discussion resulted in a straw poll vote to extend the meeting into Friday on an as needed basis.
The Chair asked for a straw poll vote to either accept the API 1104 – 21st Ed Editorial Group finding to not work each ballot resolution individually or to reconvene the subcommittees to allow additional questions by those unable to participate during ballot resolution.
35 votes for API 1104 – 21st Ed Editorial Group finding, edit the document and send for up or down vote
5 votes for send back to subcommittee for further comment
Voting members were now asked to vote on API 1104 – 21st Ed Editorial Group finding, Moved by Chuck Woodruff and seconded by Dave Culbertson. 21 for, 0 oppose, 0 abstain
Alan Beckett is requesting a volunteer for co-chair of the Repair Welding Task Group
Alan Beckett wants us to consider establishing a task group to review the full document for continuity. Dave Culbertson suggested that perhaps the editorial committee could accept that responsibility.
Ed Baniak reported on the schedule for the next edition of API Standard 1104.
Next meeting will be located in New Orleans, LA Jan 23rd - 25th, 2013
API Washington office information report – Ed Baniak
Reported by Tim Burns, no meeting will be held this summer. Reviewed how the balloting process will work.