Preston Pipe
OCTG & Line Pipe Forecast Summit
World Steel Dynamics Inc.


A fact-driven one day OCTG & Line Pipe forecasting summit, followed by cocktails and networking, exploring key inputs and topics influencing Preston Pipe’s North American OCTG & Line pipe demand, supply and price forecast for the next 3 years. The summit is key for those seeking to understand the near term outlook to help build budgets, assess risks and investments, and more.

Opportunities to learn for producers, buyers, suppliers, analysts and investors. Understand the drivers as presented by experts. Take home the tools to build your budgets for the next 3 years.


Rick Preckel and Paul Vivian, Principals of Preston Pipe, are bringing their industry renowned expertise to the stage. Conference attendees will be able to hear and question these two experts on the factors that will be driving OCTG and line pipe demand in the USA & Canada for the next three years.

Joining them in the second year of this singular one day forecasting and networking event, will be headline speakers discussing: oil and gas market conditions including the "call" on regional USA & Canadian supplies; transportation infrastructure requirements – upstream and midstream; OCTG and line pipe demand makeup – size, weight & grade trends; pipe and tube manufacturing raw material outlook; source of pipe and tube supply issues – trade topics, HRC availability, price differentials, import and domestic trends; legal, environmental, governmental and social influencers; project finance; mergers and acquisitions and more!

The goal of this information packed event will be to provide conference attendees with all the tools needed for a complete understanding of the OCTG and line pipe market, forecast and expectations for the next three years.

About the event

Last year’s one-of-a-kind forecasting event drew over 130 manufacturers, buyers, suppliers, end-users and analysts to hear the experts walk through the assumptions and core inputs necessary for forecasting and budget building for the next 3 years.  Presentations included:

  • The outlook for oil & gas demand, supply, price & drilling from 3 industry experts.
  • The outlook for oil & gas gathering & transmission activity
  • OCTG and Line Pipe technology outlook
  • A review of trade activity in the OCTG & Line Pipe sector
  • A 3 year OCTG & Line Pipe forecast for the U.S. & Canada
  • A 3 year outlook for steel raw materials

Building on the success of last year’s conference, and including suggestions from conference evaluations, this year’s conference will be BETTER!  We’re lightening the schedule, focusing & deepening the content, and selecting more speakers on topics you asked to be covered.  Topics like logistics, pipe manufacturing technology and well & pipeline design trends.

Still fact-driven, still a walk-through from demand drivers to the forecast - whether you are a pipe mill supplier or pipe manufacturer looking for volume, price, raw material, and transportation expectations; a distributor looking at who will be active along with where and how much; an end-user trying to figure out what they will have to pay for pipe; and an investor/analyst assessing risk or looking for opportunity – this conference will answer your questions.  Use the conference materials to plug into your model and, with the background you gain by attending, your work will be finished.

Who should attend?

Oilfield exploration and production companies, Oilfield equipment and service companies and contractors, Drillers and Rig manufacturers, Completion service providers and equipment manufacturers, Other oilfield equipment and/or service providers, Pipeline and Pipeline supplier companies and contractors, OCTG and Line Pipe manufacturers along with distributors, Importers, Suppliers, Analysts, Investors, Lenders, and Others.

Why attend?

This forecast-focused, one day workshop will provide expert views on oil and natural gas upstream and midstream activity for the next 3 years, including expectations for wells drilled, with a focus on U.S. and Canada along with a detailed, North American OCTG and Line pipe demand, price and source of supply forecast.

If your role involves understanding this sector and your business is driven by upstream or midstream oil and gas activity, this conference will provide valuable, expert insights into this ever-changing market.

If you are involved in the OCTG and line pipe industry as a consumer, manufacturer, distributor, importer, supplier, analyst, or lender you will walk away with Preston Pipe’s 3 year OCTG and Line Pipe forecast and all the information and background you need. 

BeeMac Logistics

Reception Sponsor

Established in 1984 by owner Richard Macklin, Beemac Logistics is a full-scale, asset-light truckload, LTL, and intermodal service provider that offers transportation and logistics services, material management, storage services and warehousing to more than 14,000 customers across a wide range of industries.

Beemac Logistics handles thousands of loads per month across all major freight modes including flatbed, van, refrigerated, rail, barge, ocean and air. The Company provides cost effective solutions to your transportation and logistics challenges throughout North America by partnering with over 15,000 carrier partners, along with Class-1 railroads, steamship lines and all major barge lines. Beemac Logistics is a single source solutions provider for all transportation related needs including end-to-end visibility and 24/7/365 service.


Silver Sponsor

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. Our mission is to advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.


Silver Sponsor

The “Better Business” publication of the exploration, drilling, and production industry, The American Oil & Gas Reporter is an independent industrial trade publication that also serves as the Official Publication for 29 associations of independent oil and gas producers and operators.

Agenda (content and schedule is subject to change)

Preston Pipe's North American OCTG & Line Pipe Forecast Summit
Budget Building for the Next 3 years

September 27, 2018

7:30 - 8.30 Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 8:40 Opening Remarks
8:40 - 9:10 Keynote Speaker - Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas, U.S. Department of Energy
9:10 - 10:10 Part 1 – Setting the OCTG Stage – Oil & Natural Gas Demand, Price, and Geography of Supply for the next 3 years. 
Speakers Include : Matt Hagerty – BTU Analytics, Ben Chu – Genscape, Sami Yahya – S & P Global
What will oil & gas demand and supply look like for the next 3 years? Where will energy prices drive oil & natural gas sourcing? U.S. & Canadian role? How many wells & where?
10:10 - 10:25 Refreshment Break & Networking
10:25 - 11:05 Part 2 – What’s in the Pipeline? NA upstream, midstream, & downstream activity 2019-2021
Speakers include: Todd Bush – Energent Group, Greg Haas – Stratas Advisors
Where will oil & gas demand in the U.S. & Canada push the pipeline industry?
11:05 - 11:50 Current Well Design and Pipeline Design Trends
Speakers include: Dennise Loya – Energy Transfer Partners, Randy McCorkle – JFE
How they affect pipemakers, importers, distributors and end-users.
11:50 - 1:00 Lunch & Networking
1:00 - 1:30 Trade in Steel Pipe in Today’s World – 232, AD, CVD and the WTO
Speaker: Robert DeFrancesco, III – Partner, Wiley Rein
1:30 - 2:15 Part 3 – U.S. & Canada OCTG Demand and Supply Forecast for the Next 3 Years
Presented By : Preston Pipe
What will the morning forecasts mean for OCTG consumption? How will trade issues affect supply sources? Key assumptions and alternate cases. Pricing?
2:15 - 2:35 Transporting pipe for the next 3 years - Speaker: Mike Ceravolo – Beemac Logistics 
How will current and future transportation trends affect pipe?
2:35 - 2:50 Refreshment Break & Networking
2:50 - 3:30 Part 4 – U.S. & Canadian Line Pipe Demand & Supply Forecast 2019-2021
Presented By : Preston Pipe
How much line pipe will be consumed based on the morning forecasts? How will sources of supply evolve? Pricing?
3:30 - 4:20 Part 5 – Sourcing Steel to Meet Pipe Demand – Price, Availability, Etc., for the Next 3 Years         
Presented By : World Steel Dynamics Inc.
What will the U.S. and Canadian steel supply picture look like? How will global forces influence raw material sourcing?
4:20 - 4:30 Conference Wrap-up
4:30 - 5:30 Cocktails, Snacks, and Networking


Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria 2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Accommodation Facilities at discounted rate:

A block of rooms at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria has been reserved. The number of rooms are limited and available on first come, first served basis. Please call the hotel at (713) 961 9300 to reserve rooms at a discount rate of US$209 per night. We encourage all to register for rooms early.