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2020 API/AGA Joint Committee on Pipeline Welding Practices

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When: January 21, 2020 - January 24, 2020

Where: Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

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Preliminary Program

This is an invaluable opportunity to be a part of how the U.S. petroleum industry develops and maintains state-of-the-art standards for the fabrication of pipe and tubular goods. As well as technical sessions for two API groups that lead the industry in developing and maintaining state-of-the-art standards for oil well cements and drilling and completion fluids, tubular goods and quality programs.

The informative program will include:
  • Modification Interpretation and Policy
  • Mechanized Welding
  • Weld Procedures and Welder Qualifications
  • Maintenance Welding
  • Fracture Mechanics

Reason for Attending

  • You will have access to technical committee meetings covering API standards and best practices used throughout the industry to promote safe and environmentally sound operations.
  • You will learn about the latest research and development on refining process equipment, including future R&D efforts that may benefit your business in the long run. 
  • You will have many opportunities to make contacts with your colleagues and establish new business connections.

Questions?

Registration: 202-682-8195 or registrar@api.org
Membership status: 202-682-8475 or saundersl@api.org
Logistics: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or smitha@api.org
Program: Ed Baniak, 202-682-8135 or baniake@api.org

Preliminary Program

Who Should Attend

Members of API/AGA Joint Committee on Oil and Gas Pipeline Field Welding Practices and Subcommittees
The meeting should also be of interest to:

  • Oil and Gas Welding Supervisors
  • NDT Experts
  • Pipeline Welding Experts
  • Pipe Manufacturers
  • Pipeline Contractors
  • Personnel of Service and Supply Companies
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817-535-6664

Online Reservations

Room Rate: $209 single or double occupancy
Mention the API Winter Standards Meeting, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations questions? If you need additional assistance, please call 800-843-6664 (central reservations). You may also call the hotel directly at 817-535-6664 and ask for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservations Deadline: December 27, 2019 by 5:00 pm, CT, or until room block is sold out. 
After this date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space and room type availability basis and at the hotel's best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold your reservation. Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained, or your credit card will be charged for the first night’s room rate.

Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to registrar@api.org. Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact registrar@api.org with any questions.