September 24 - September 28, 2018

The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

David J. Horsley Distinguished Lecture Series

Presented by the ASME Pipeline Systems Division


To recognize the technical contributions of individuals that have stood the test of time.


The goal of the Distinguished Lecture Series is to present technical content that was produced over the past several decades that have provided a foundation for modern pipeline technology.

IPC is proud to present the Distinguished Lecture Series in honor of David J. Horsley to recognize his significant technical contribution to the pipeline industry. Mr. Horsley has been a significant contributor to the International Pipeline Conference as an author, track chair, and Technical Committee Chairman. He is also a contributor to many industry organizations such as API, ASME, CSA, EWI, PRCI, and others. Mr. Horsley will be presenting a lecture summarizing some of his IPC contributions in line with the conference theme of Leading and Innovating.

Date / Duration

Wednesday afternoon panel session for 1 hour and 15 minutes

  • 5 minute introduction to the Distinguished Lecture Series
  • 5 minute introduction to the Mr. Horsley
  • 30 to 40 minute presentation by Mr. Horsley
  • 10 to 15 minutes of questions and answers

David J. Horsley

David Horsley has been very active across the pipeline industry in his 27 year career. David spent the first 25-years of his career working for pipeline operators including Nova/TransCanada (18 years) and BP (6 years). Since 2013, David has worked through his consulting company, Horsley Consulting Ltd., and has continued to provide expert consulting in the areas of materials, welding and fracture control. David holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Mechanical Engineering from University of Calgary, that he earned after a more hands-on education including work experience, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from SAIT Polytechnic, and Certificate in Welding Technology from PEI Provincial Vocational Institute. David is and has been a key volunteer and participant for the International PipelineConference (IPC) and has contributed to the process that made IPC the premiere pipeline conference in the world. David served as a Track Leader for the 2004, 2006 and 2008 conference. He was the Technical Committee Co-Chair in 2010 and 2012 and the Technical Committee Chairman in 2014.  He has served on the IPC Executive Committee since 2010. While serving as a steward of the conference in these capacities, he also contributed technical content to various tracks with a total of 41 papers. He is currently Chairman for the Design, Materials, and Construction Committee within Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI). In David’s role as Chairman, the industry relies upon his expertise to help prioritize and execute research used across the industry. In his time at PRCI he has led the completion of number of projects that have led to criteria that we use in the industry today. David was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by PRCI in 2009.  David has also been involved with American Petroleum Institute (API), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems, Natural Resources Canada /CANMET Program on Energy Research and Development (PERD), and others. Through all of his industry activities he has demonstrated his personal commitment to the industry and the engineering profession.

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