Technical Experts

The course director Heinz Watzka will be supported by different technical experts who will provide a deeper insight into state-of-the-art technologies in operation and new developments in the international pipeline market.

Listing of Previous Technical Experts

ILF Consulting Engineers

ILF Consulting Engineers is a independent, fully private owned engineering and consulting company with more than 40 years of experience and ranks among the world’s top engineering companies in its core areas of expertise - oil & gas, energy & climate protection, water & environment and transport & structures. ILF provides comprehensive, full-scope services for major industrial and infrastructure projects and combines world class consulting expertise and a broad international background with project-specific know-how.

NDT Global

NDT Global is a leading supplier of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and pipeline integrity management. The company counts about 500 specialists based in Germany, the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia, UAE, Malaysia and Singapore. Its state-of-the art inspection fleet provides the entire inline inspection service spectrum for onshore and offshore pipelines worldwide. First Run Success, best data quality and fast report delivery are key benchmarks. A skilled engineering and project management team, complemented by one of the best data analysis teams in the industry, has inspected and analyzed millions of kilometers of pipelines worldwide.


ROSEN is a leading privately owned company serving the oil and gas industry with inspection, integrity, and rehabilitation products and services. For over 30 years, ROSEN has provided the industry with advanced inspection and integrity solutions to ensure safe and economical operation of a wide range of assets and facilities. The ROSEN Group operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 2,000 people. Founded by Hermann Rosen in Germany in 1981, ROSEN has been headquartered in Switzerland since 2000. In September 2011, ROSEN celebrated its 30th anniversary.


KROHNE is a full-service provider for process measuring technology. For pipeline transportation networks, KROHNE offers a broad range of measurement solutions. The E-RTTM based leak detection system PipePatrol is the most sensitive internal leak detection system available, providing very fast and accurate leak detection and localisation in pipelines.