Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment

Mr. Marian Copilet (UK), is currently one of the Directors of Durham Pipeline Technology (DPT), a British company that is operating at the cutting edge of research and development in pipeline technology and a supplier of innovative technical solutions for pipeline access, inspection and cleaning based on patented bristle tractor technology. DPT bristle-actuated pipeline tractors, also known as "pipeline crawlers", are self propelled, reversible and bi-directional, overcome significant debris and obstacles and can travel though unpiggable lines, damaged or partially collapsed pipes and flexible risers.


Mr. Copilet has over 20 years of Industrial experience in Pipeline Inspection/Pigging with an extensive knowledge of pigging technology, automated pig and sphere launching and receiving systems incorporating plc-based control panels, subsea pig launchers & receivers and intrusive & non-intrusive pig signallers. Before joining DPT, he worked as the Technical Manager for GD Engineering, where he was in charge of the supply and support of pigging equipment for oil and gas pipelines. GD Engineering portfolio of products includes the Bandlock 2, the world's safest and most reliable quick opening closure, specified by name by major operators, including Shell, BP Amoco, British Gas, Statoil, Saudi Aramco and Petrobras. Their Hi-T Pigalert pig signallers are the only signallers approved by BG Transco for use in the UK on the national gas pipeline network and are tested and approved by PII for use with inspection vehicles (intelligent pigs). Further, Mr. Copilet worked as a University Lecturer, Proposals Engineer, QA/QC Engineer and Welding Engineer.

During his career life, Mr. Copilet worked with major international clients like BG Transco, Bechtel, Kellog, Brown & Root, Fluor Daniel, Foster Wheeler, Shell (UK), Statoil, Aker, Kvaerner (Norway), Snamprogetti (Italy), Preussag, Suedrohrbau (Germany), Technip, Total (France), Single Buoy Moorings (Monaco), Sonatrach, ENPPI, Petrojet (Egypt), National Iranian Gas Co. (Iran), China Petroleum.

Mr. Copilet has BSc and MSc (Hons.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering.



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