Virtual Meetup Recordings


As the world moves towards a decarbonized future, global demand for fossil fuels continues to rise. The challenge is to meet the increased energy demand while reducing overall emissions along the entire value chain. In this context, renewable hydrogen will play an important role as a flexible energy carrier, which in turn will have an impact on how we manage our (converted) pipelines.

Come and join us for a discussion about the importance of hydrogen for the energy transition and the role of existing pipelines. We will summarize the unique properties of hydrogen and the differences between hydrogen pipelines and natural gas pipelines. In addition, we will introduce a framework approach outlining a structured approach for the assessment of existing pipelines and the management of their conversion to, and operation under, hydrogen service. We are interested in your experience in this area. Curious? Just click and attend.

Neil Gallon - Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group

Neil Gallon is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer working for the ROSEN Integrity Services division in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer, a professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an International / European Welding Engineer. He has over 20 years' experience in manufacturing and consultancy, including working for companies such as Tata Steel and GE. His current interests include the impact of gaseous hydrogen on materials and welds.


Many of us in the oil and gas industry have become disillusioned with the grandiose promises of “big data” and “artificial intelligence.” So with oil demand seeing record lows lately, perhaps data really is the new oil – just not in the way we had hoped. But what if we dispensed with the buzzwords and silver-bullet solutions and instead focused on small but tangible data-science applications?

Meet Michael Smith as he opens the debate on why operators and service providers need to focus on discrete problems – commensurate to the datasets, technologies and skillsets that are actually accessible within their organizations – so they can see immediate value. With the experience of solving a small problem comes the confidence and competence to pursue a slightly larger one, as well as the buy-in from stakeholders to grow the data-science function across their organization.

Michael Smith - Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group

Michael Smith is a chartered Chemical Engineer and Data Scientist with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Within ROSEN he leads the development of new asset integrity technologies, with a specific focus on 'Integrity Analytics' – the use of data analytics to support integrity management decisions.


We hear a lot about competence development in the pipeline industry, knowing it is a key to developing a young pipeline professional's career. But do we know what it really means? And can you fast-track this development? Is it your responsibility or your employer's? Can you get away without it? 

And last but not least, have you ever asked yourself these questions? 

Join us to discuss these issues and find out what is next for our Competence Club project at ROSEN.

Michelle Unger - Education Systems and Services, ROSEN Group

Michelle is the Head of the Group Business Line 'Education Systems and Services' for the ROSEN Group, and is based in the UK. She has over 20 years of experience: her early career involved pipeline integrity consultancy, but her more recent experience is in technical training, learning, education, and competence development. Michelle is a Visiting Lecturer at Newcastle University in the UK, and was a member of the development team of the MSc in Subsea Engineering and Management at Newcastle University.

Last modified: Friday, 9 July 2021, 6:40 PM