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2021 API/AGA Joint Committee on Pipeline Welding Practices

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When: January 11, 2021 - January 21, 2021

Where: API Virtual Event, in conjunction with the 2021 Exploration & Production Winter Standards Meeting

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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.
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Monday, January 18 – 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ET
General Session - "API’s Key Advocacy Goals"
Presenter: Mike Sommers, President, API

Mike Sommers, API’s President and CEO, will share policy and advocacy priorities for the oil and natural gas industry heading into 2021. As Mr. Sommers noted in a recent statement on the incoming administration’s nominees for the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior and Department of Energy: “Energy impacts every American and is not a partisan issue – it’s what modern life depends on.”

Join the Meeting via Microsoft Teams Live
Dial-in: +1 253-203-1795; Conference ID: 274 489 993#

Wednesday, January 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
Technical Session - "API Energy Excellence"
Presenters: Debra Phillips, SVP, Global Industry Services
Alexa Burr, VP, Standards and Segment Service System Program

Debra Phillips and Alexa Burr will present on API’s new Energy Excellence Program, designed to assist API member companies in accelerating safety and environmental performance while meeting the global demand for affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy.

Join the Meeting via Microsoft Teams Live
Dial-in: +1 253-203-1795; Conference ID: 290 565 529#


Registration: Brittany Ellis, 202-682-8195, or Michael Viola, 202-682-8193,
Logistics: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or
Program: Roland Goodman, 202-682-8571 or
API Membership status: 202-682-8475 or

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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