T.D. Williamson, Inc. (TDW) has opened its first facility in Bogotá, Colombia, in response to demand for its pipeline pressure isolation and repair services. To mark the occasion, TDW hosted an “Open Day”, attended by 30 guests from the local oil and gas industry. TDW also sponsored a technical seminar on the same day, during which TDW specialists discussed how pipeline downtime can be reduced while making critical repairs, conducting planned maintenance or inspection operations. There were also presentations on magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection of pipelines, emergency preparedness and pipeline pressure isolation. According to Tomas Arroyo, Country Manager, Colombia for TDW, in order to supply optimal service to customers in Colombia, it was essential that TDW offer a solid, on-the-ground presence and the new Colombia facility makes it possible for them to deliver that much more efficiently. TDW houses specialized hot tap, plugging and intervention equipment in the 450 sq/m facility and Colombia becomes the fourth country in Latin America in which TDW operates, in addition to Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela.