The Guild has three Technical Panels which focus on the sectors for: Offshore, Onshore and Utilities. These panels are made up of a group of pipeline industry experts with experience in the manufacture, operation,management, maintenance, design, construction, commissioning,decommissioning, health & safety, security and environmental aspects of pipeline engineering. The panel members include a cross-section of the members and their interests including engineers, managers, manufacturers,a range of specialisms including legal representatives and consultants.

The primary roles of the panels are:

• To act as a focal point for technical issues related to pipelines on behalf of Guild Members and help communicate these to members (by e-mail and on the Guild’s website, by giving presentations at conferences and seminars and by arranging appropriate technical visits for Guild members)

• To maintain a matrix showing the network of expertise available to the Panel (available on the website)

• To meet on a regular basis and discuss current areas of concern tomembers and the pipeline industry

• To propose solutions to technical questions and issues both for individualmembers and for the Guild’s Board

• To provide information to allow lobbying of appropriate government departments and other bodies on any pipeline-related issues

• To provide a means of liaison for all Guild technical interests and areasof common interest amongst the membership

 To propose topics and assist with the organisation of annual Technical Forums on subjects of key interest to Guild Members

• To consider recent incidents from around the world and to assess whether the UK pipeline industry is taking sufficient precautions to prevent similar occurrences and to prevent damage

• To consider any forthcoming changes to legislation and standards and how that may impact on members; in the UK and internationally

• To review presentations from external experts such as the Health & Safety Executive on possible future issues or areas of interest with a view to their inclusion in future Technical Forums

• The Guild Technical Panels are committed to delivering meaningful engagement, content and representation with members and industry through Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Forums

To find out more click on your preferred panel using the Panels sub menu.