You better hurry if you plan to submit an abstract for the fourth annual SALDS (Subsea & Arctic Leak Detection Symposium) because the deadline is Friday October 26. Each abstract should be a 300 word summary of the speaker and topic; no formal paper is required. Please contact Haley Parker for additional details, or with any questions. The Technical Program Committee will review the abstracts before making a decision on which ones to accept.

The event addresses the gaps and begins solving the problems with multiphase pipelines, as an industry. Methods which can function for the full well-stream gathering pipelines, commonly used in these developments, are of special interest.SALDS presentations provide case studies and give technology and regulatory overviews, while the panels and breakout sessions address capability gaps and qualification methods and standards. SALDS provides vital information for subsea and pipeline engineers, regulators, and legal professionals.

The authors of the selected abstracts make their presentations at SALDS, Dec. 5-6, 2012 at the Norris Conference Center at CityCentre in Houston, Texas. This 1.5 day conference, begins at noon Wednesday and runs all day on Thursday. This symposium addresses the special challenges of leak detection in subsea, surface and arctic environments. All leak detection issues are discussed but SALDS provides a special focus on multiphase lines, where it has previously been thought leak detection was not possible.

For additional information on how to submit your abstract or to register for the Symposium, please contact: Haley Parker – Event Coordinator for PetroleumETC;; Tel: (979) 268-8959