Recent Event Highlights

The photos above illustrate some of the fantastic events and competitions that are a result of the continuous hard work from the Onshore Panel.

  • Site Visit to United Utilities | West Cumbria Poject 100km pipeline, a joint meeting with the Utilities Panel

Our Panel

The Onshore Technical Panel is made up of a group of Pipeline Industry experts with experience in the manufacture, operation, maintenance, design, construction, commissioning, decommissioning and health, safety, security and environmental aspects of pipeline engineering. Its members include practitioners, managers, legal representatives and consultants. The primary roles of the forum are as follows:

  • To act as a focal point for technical issues related to pipelines on behalf of Guild Members and helping to communicate these to members (by email and on the Guild’s website, by giving presentations at conferences and seminars and by arranging appropriate technical visits for Guild members)
  • To maintain a matrix showing the network of expertise available to the Panel
  • To meet on a regular basis and discuss current areas of concern to members (including pipeline standard, safety, security, etc)
  • To propose solutions to technical questions and issues both for individual members and for the Guild’s Board
  • To provide information to allow lobbying of appropriate bodies on any pipeline-related issues
  • To liaise with the Utilities and Offshore Panels on areas of common interest and to invite their representatives to attend the Onshore Panel
  • To propose topics and assist with the organisation of annual Technical Forums on subjects of key interest to Guild Members
  • To consider recent incidents from around the world and to assess whether the UK pipeline industry is taking sufficient precautions to prevent similar occurrences and to prevent damage – the most urgent of these is still the matter of establishing a central data reference system for all underground pipelines, cables and equipment (such as that being proposed by NUAG
  • To consider any forthcoming changes to legislation and standards and how that may impact on members
  • To review presentations from external experts such as the Health & Safety Executive on possible future issues or areas of interest with a view to their inclusion in future Technical Forums.


Panel Committee

Sean Greenwood | Panel Chair - Mott MacDonald Bentley

Martyn James | Deputy Chair - Deter Management 

Vince BraniffPanel Member - Deter Management 

Paul ClaytonPanel Member - Rosen

Ken LaxPanel Member - Corroconsult 

Andrew AustinPanel Member 

Emily Tetley-JonesPanel Member - Field Fisher 

Phillip Clisham Panel Member - PClisham Consulting

Matthew SumerlingPanel Member - National Grid 

Andrew WildePanel Member - DNV GL 

Bruce McCulloughPanel Member - Consultant 

Andrew Caley | Panel Member  - Baker Hughes 

Mariano MadridPanel Member  - GPS