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Andy Lukas made Honorary Member of IPLOCA

Andy has been given the highest honour of the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) and made an Honorary Member.

Honorary Membership is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the onshore or offshore oil & gas industry and/or the Association. It is one of the highest honours that IPLOCA can grant to a member in recognition of their accomplishments and achievements.

Andy, IPLOCA President 2006-2007 and a board director for eight years, has over 50 years' experience in the design and management of directional drilling, pipelines and related facilities across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. A recognised pioneer in the development and use of HDD technology, he has overseen pipeline projects which have broken world records in size and technical complexity.

“I am most flattered to be awarded Honorary Membership. My wife Donna and I very much enjoyed our time at IPLOCA. We were made very welcome and much appreciated the good-natured easy friendliness and bonhomie. We are grateful for the many friendships we made. We hope that we contributed to IPLOCA’s continued success and it is good to see that IPLOCA is moving to value its role as a trade organisation, as a place to meet and exchange ideas, as well as the terrific celebration of the industry at the conventions. The staff at IPLOCA have taken us to some fantastic and exotic venues and we have been able to cement lifelong friendships en route.”

There have been 15 Honorary Members since IPLOCA was founded 53 years ago. For the full list visit


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