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NASPD Steel Pipe Basic Education Course
Monday, October 26, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Steel Making, Pete Kullen, Metallurgical Engineer, U.S. Steel
12:45 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. Methods of Pipe Manufacturing, Gerald Merfish, Chairman of Merfish Pipe Holdings
02:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Break
02:30 p.m. – 03:15 p.m. OCTG, Rusty Fisher, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing of the Americas, Welspun Global Trade, LLC
03:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. API Line Pipe, Rusty Fisher, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing of the Americas, Welspun Global Trade, LLC
04:00 p.m. – 04:45 p.m. Standard Pipe, Gerald Merfish, Chairman of Merfish Pipe Holdings
04:45 p.m. – 05:45 p.m. Test – Day One (Open Book Test)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (Note: Breakfast NOT Served)
08:30 a.m. – 09:15 a.m. Structural Shapes, Square & Rec., and Round Pipe, Jim O’Shea, Midwest Outside Sales Representative, Zekelman Industries
09:15 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Used/Secondary Pipe, Darren Sparks, General Manager, International Pipe & Supply, LLC
09:30 a.m. – 09:45 a.m. Break
09:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Coating, Todd Womble, Vice President, Womble Co., Inc.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Quality Control/MTR, Stephanie Sanders, Metallurgist, Berg Steel Pipe Corp.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break/Box Lunches - DNOW Tour
01:00 p.m. – 02:15 p.m. General Pipe Subjects
- Transportation: Darren Sparks, General Manager, International Pipe & Supply, LLC
- Sales, Math, Ethics: Bill Buckland, President, Mandal Pipe Company
02:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Test – Day Two (Open Book Test)
05:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. NASPD Houston Happy Hour – Cash bar with appetizers
- Location TBA
- Attendees need to provide their own transportation
NASPD OCTG Specialty Education Course
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (Note: Breakfast NOT Served)
08:00 a.m. – 09:45 a.m. Exploring for Energy Products, Tan C. Nguyen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
09:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exploring for Energy Products (cont.),
12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Lunch Break/Box Lunches - Videos of the oil industry will be played during lunch at 12:30 p.m.
01:00 p.m. – 02:45 p.m. OCTG – Casing
02:45 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. Break
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. OCTG – Production Tubing
04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. Test
The purpose of the Steel Pipe Basic Education Course is to introduce the attendee into the world of steel pipe by offering an overview of its uses and distinct language, production and certification, value added products and its final distribution concepts and methods.
The purpose of the OCTG Specialty Education Course is to give the attendee an understanding of the basic market dynamics, standard and customer requirements vs technology and supplier limitations by relating form to function through API standardized terminology associated with oil and gas exploration and production.
The Steel Pipe Basic Education Course qualifies for 10.0 Professional Development hours and the OCTG Specialty Education Course qualifies for 6.75 hours. Both classes are taught in a classroom environment.
Business practices and ethics are included in the courses. The last revision date is November 2019.
Industry experts created the content based on the things steel pipe distributors need to perform their jobs effectively. A survey is taken following each session to confirm the information was taught in an effective manner.
A test is taken at the end of the course to assess the understanding and absorption of the content presented.