Unpiggable Pipeline Solutions

Provisional Conference Program

(Updated 6/1/2017 • Subject to change without notice)

DAY 1

8:15   Welcome and opening remarks
INNOVATIONS IN UTILITY PIGGING sponsored by
8:30 1

Small-diameter cleaning pigs

Doug Batzel, Batzel Engineering, Moosic, PA, USA

9:00 2

Wax removal from large-diameter pipes using ice slurries

Steve Wheeler, iNPIPE Products, Brompton on Swale, UK

Dr. D. Rhys, Suez Advanced Solutions Limited, Bristol, UK

9:30 3

Development of smart pig technology for launching and receiving through pigging valves

Steve Banks, i2i Pipelines, Manchester, UK

10:00   Coffee
CROSS-OVER TECHNOLOGIES
11:00 4

Nondestructive evaluation of heat exchanger tubes and pipelines using electromagnetic waves

Dr. Ronald Focia, Pulsed Power Laboratories, Edgewood, NM, USA
John DeWees, WaveTrue, New York, NY, USA

11:30 5

Comparison and overlaps of tools for internal inspection of pipelines and in human blood vessels

Dr. Stephen Igo, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

12:00   Lunch
DEVELOPMENTS AND EXPERIENCE WITH ROBOTIC INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY
1:30 6

Data quality of robotic pipeline inspection methods in addressing pipeline threats

Rod Lee, Pipetel Technologies , Toronto, ON, Canada
Francis Gracias, Pipetel Technologies, Toronto, ON, Canada
Paul Monsour, Southern California Gas Co., Los Angeles, CA, USA

2:00 7

Robotic crawler ILI of an unpiggable 10” natural gas pipeline

Steven Trevino, Diakont, Houston, TX, USA

2:30 8

In-line MFL inspection of a subsea vent line with a self-propelled robotic unit

Corey Richards, ROSEN Group, Lingen, Germany
Frank Mueller, ROSEN Group, Dubai
Benny Hendra Syamsuddin, ROSEN Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Daniel Schaller, ROSEN Group, Stans, Switzerland

3:00   Coffee

TOOL SELECTION, CHALLENGING PROJECTS

3:45 9

Not all pipelines are constructed equal – how to determine the right inspection technology based on expected damage mechanisms

Dan Revelle and Ron Maurier, Quest Integrity, Houston, TX, USA

4:15 10

Facility integrity - underground and underutilized piping inspection

Kevin Ostergren, Phillips 66, Houston, TX, USA

4:45  

Chairman’s review of Day 1

5:00   Cocktail reception in the Exhibition Hall

DAY 2

CHALLENGING INSPECTION PROJECTS (cont'd) sponsored by
8:30 11

Pigging four-phase crude pipelines for flow assurance, corrosion control, and inspection: challenges and solutions

Everett F. Johnson, Sr. and Randy Heath, Marathon Oil Eagle Ford Asset Team, Kennedy, TX, USA

9:00 12

Inspection of unpiggable large-diameter pipelines utilizing tri-axial MFL sensor technology

Paris Brad, Troy Hempel and Dale Simpson, Baker Hughes, Calgary, AB, Canada
Aaron Schartner and John Tang, TransCanada Pipelines, Calgary, AB, Canada

9:30 13

Inline inspection of multi-diameter gas pipelines at low pressure

Stefan Krieger and Michael Pieske, ROSEN Group, Lingen, Germany
Stefan Vages, ROSEN Group, Calgary, Canada

10:00   Coffee
NEW INSPECTION TOOLS, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS sponsored by
11:00 14

INCOTEST tool for ROV deepwater inspection of unpiggable pipelines

Roger Warnock and Robin Bennett, Delta Subsea, Houston, TX, USA

11:30 15

ILI in a 2-inch pipeline – miniaturized tool development for arctic environments

Basil Hostage and Daniel Schaper, 3P Services, Lingen, Germany

12:00 16

Developments in remote magnetic monitoring of carbon steel pipelines to locate and measure abnormal stress

Hamed Habibi, Paul Jarram and Chau Vo, Speir Hunter Ltd., Long Bennington, UK

Presented by Michael Staite, Speir Hunter North America, Nisku, AB, Canada
12:30   Lunch
2:00 17

PRCI research update

Hans Deeb, PRCI, Houston, TX, USA

2:30 18

Magnetic Tomography Method (MTM) as a new approach for pipeline integrity and health assessment

Igor Kolesnikov, Svetlana Kamaeva and Kang Kim Ang

3:00   PANEL SESSION
Current and pending PHMSA regulations affecting internal inspection and assessment requirements

Program Advisory Committee
Briefing by Anita Cuevas, Kendrick Consulting LLC, Denver, CO, USA

4:00   Adjourn

 


 Organized by:

Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical

 Platinum Sponsor

A. Hak   

 Gold Sponsors

A. Hak    Rosen

 Silver Sponsor

Pipetel Technologies   

 Supported by:

Pipelines International     PIPE     Journal of Pipeline Engineering              PRCI     PPSA     PGJ     Oil and Gas Journal     Inspectioneering