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Lamia Lafdil recently joined the IDC Energy Insights worldwide oil & gas analyst team.  Lamia is located in our Dubai office and is supporting the Worldwide Oil & Gas IT Strategies program as well as the regional Middle East & Africa IT Opportunity: Oil & Gas program.  Prior to joining IDC Energy Insights she held business analyst positions with Total in Dubai and with Shell in The Hague and in Morocco.  She is fluent in Arabic, French and English. As part of our worldwide oil

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Wipro, Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, announced April 1, 2011 that it will be buying oil and gas business of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC’s Global Oil and Gas Information Technology practice provides Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing Services to Global oil companies.

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Pipeline Integrity Revisited

By Jill Feblowitz

Pipeline integrity as established in the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act may need a refresh. The gas pipeline explosion at San Bruno was a wake-up call for gas pipeline safety.   At Pipeline Safety Forum on April 18th in Washington, DC, most attendees agreed that it was time to take another look at this close to 10-year-old legislation.  In addition, Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Ray LaHood, has called for a comprehensive review of oil and gas pipeline systems to identify hig

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