Why having Integrity and Risk Processes are a must for 21st Century Pipeline Operators?

Overview

Many of our oil and gas transmission pipelines have exceeded their design life, and several more are nearing it. Incidents with inadvertent releases are front page news bringing negative attention to operators; especially when some incidents have fatalities. Even the best designed and maintained pipelines can have failures if not managed in a very systematic manner. This very fact requires that the operators identify the necessary steps to mitigate, or at least minimize, the potential of failure by controlling the events.

This workshop attempts to discuss and amplify on the basic principles of pipeline integrity. Its goal is to bring a systems approach to pipeline integrity. In general, the discussion will introduce the following seven concepts:

  • What is Integrity Management?
  • What is Risk Management?
  • What causes affect the integrity of pipelines and facilities?
  • What steps could be taken to mitigate or limit risk to a pipeline?
  • What are resources that can be used to make integrity management effective?
  • What tools can be used to make the integrity management system effective?
  • How to use Risk Based analysis to optimize limited resources.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The improved technologies for inspection combined with modern defect assessment and maintenance methods can provide very powerful and cost-effective tools. This introductory course is designed to make participants of any level gain a fundamental understanding of the above concepts. It also provides attendees with techniques for developing integrity processes, risk evaluation and management of their pipeline data, while teaching the importance of correct evaluation for various inspection techniques.

In addition, this course introduces regulatory requirements and some basic concepts, such as pipe material terminologies, DSAW, ERW vs EW, LFW and HFW, NDE methods and their advantages and limitations, Risk, Probability, Consequence, Hazards, Hazardous Consequence Analysis, In-Line Inspections, etc.

The workshop is set up in a highly interactive format. We provide lectures, review case studies, discuss ongoing problems that the attendees are experiencing and brainstorm potential solutions that attendees can implement immediately.

REGISTRATION AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

      • Registration for the November 29th & 30th, 2017 workshop in Houston, Texas open now.
      • Held at the Texas Training and Conference Centers, 11490 Westheimer Rd #600, Houston, TX 77077
      • Breakfast, lunch & refreshments will be provided 
      • The workshop cost is $2000 per attendee. Seats are limited!
      • This covers the workshop related expenses. Travel expenses (travel, lodging, meals other than those provided and other incidentals) are the responsibility of the attendees
    Unable to make this workshop? Other workshops will be given once per quarter through the Gulf Coast Region. Dates will be announced on the G2-IS website.

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Anyone interested in developing their understanding of pipeline integrity will benefit from this workshop whether they are responsible for day-to-day operations, maintenance, or in charge of the following activities:

  • Pipeline Integrity Program Leaders
  • Inspection and Technical services
  • Pipeline Integrity Engineers
  • Pipeline Installation & Commissioning
  • Pipeline Design
  • Pipeline Maintenance & Repair
  • Pipeline Engineering
  • Pipeline Systems Management
  • Pipeline Risk Specialists
  • QA/QC Managers & Specialists
  • Pipeline Operations
  • Reliability & Asset Integrity
  • Corrosion/Coating/Cathodic Protection
  • GIS Specialists and P/L Data Administrators

SPEAKER and Sponsor INFORMATION 

G2-Integrated Solutions (G2-IS) is the sponsor for this workshop.

G2 Integrated Solutions’ Asset Integrity Services provide compliance to corporate and regulatory integrity programs, and safeguard the long-term sustainability of enterprise assets by minimizing risk points. Our methodology leverages a full suite of proven programs and processes to deliver effective solutions that enhance the integrity of facilities and pipelines.

Customers gain access to an asset integrity team with extensive hands-on operational experience, as well as access to a highly sought after regulatory, GIS and engineering staff. This comprehensive and integrated approach connects processes, programs, documentation, and metrics to enhance long-term reliability and sustainability in the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream energy sectors.