Tiratsoo Technical, previously known as Scientific Surveys, is now a division of Great Southern Press. For over thirty years, principal John Tiratsoo (pictured above) has planned and organised high level technical training courses and events in a wide range of pipeline-engineering subjects, as well as editing various industry publications including the Journal of Pipeline Engineering.

The range of training courses, specially customised to the needs of utilities and major companies, is being expanded also to include trenchless training.

  • Technical training experience
  • Worldwide experience
  • Worked closely with asset owners and stakeholders
  • Respected and well known


Training programmes have been held in Houston, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Singapore, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.


Pipeline courses include, in partnership with Clarion: defect assessment, inline inspection, evaluation and rehabilitation, pipeline pigging and integrity management, risk management, stress corrosion cracking, and onshore and subsea engineering.


Great Southern Press is the publisher of the world’s two leading trenchless journals and has previously offered training in horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, pressure pipe rehabilitation, condition assessment among other subjects.