The
Onshore Pipeline Engineering Course
Led by Dr. Phil Hopkins and Dr. Roger King
May 7-11, 2018, Houston

"One of the best courses I have ever taken"
-Nick Montebello, Plains All American Pipeline, LLP

 

Participate online via our state-of-the-art video conferencing technology

Course schedule
Day 1-4:  8am-5pm
Day 5: 8am-12:30pm

This course has won extensive praise as a comprehensive technical review of what a pipeline engineer must know - seating is limited.

The Need

Many staff in the pipeline industry have not received basic pipeline engineering training, and some staff are only exposed to specialized areas. This course is a formal introduction to pipeline engineering.

Scope

The course will therefore cover:

  • The history of pipelines - their design and regulation
  • Engineering design - general introduction and basic principles
  • Pipeline routing, construction, and testing
  • Equipment and systems – pumps, compressors, leak detection
  • Cathodic protection - design and monitoring, interference
  • Coatings - application, selection, limitations
  • Selection of materials - API steels, corrosion-resistant alloys, alternative materials
  • Inspection techniques - intelligent pigs, setting inspection levels and intervals, assessment of intelligent pigs vs hydrotesting
  • Surveying and monitoring pipeline integrity - internal corrosion, cathodic protection, coatings
  • Internal corrosion mechanisms - sweet corrosion, sour corrosion, microbiological corrosion
  • Assessing fitness-for-purpose of pipelines with defects - corrosion, dents, gouges, and weld defects
  • Repair and rehabilitation methods
  • Evaluating pipeline management and safety systems
  • Risk and integrity management and analysis - the latest Standards and Codes including API 1160 and ASME B31.8's recently revised Appendix
  • Internal corrosion mechanisms - sweet corrosion, sour corrosion, microbiological corrosion

An extensive interactive design exercise will also be featured, providing an opportunity for participants to apply the learning in active, practical simulation.

Designed for

Engineers who are new to the pipeline business, pipeline engineers, pipeline construction engineers, project managers, maintenance engineers, contractors, supervisors, inspectors, operators, equipment suppliers, inspection and quality engineers, pipeline design engineers

Continuing Education Units

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 3 CEUs.

About the instructors

Dr. Phil Hopkins has over 35 years' experience in pipeline engineering, and is an independent consultant based in Newcastle, UK. Prior to establishing his consultancy, Phil was Technical Director with the engineering company Penspen Ltd., and Managing Director of the pipeline engineering consultancy Andrew Palmer and Associates. He has worked with most of the major oil and gas companies and pipeline companies around the world, providing consultancy on management, business, design, maintenance, inspection, risk analysis and safety, and failure investigations. He is the past-chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division, and has served on many other professional committees, including the British Standards Institution, European Pipeline Research Group, the Pipeline Research Committee International, and the DNV Pipeline Committee. More than 6000 engineers and technical personnel around the world have attended his courses. He has also contributed extensively to master's programs at Newcastle and Northumbria universities in the UK.

Dr. Roger King has more than 30 years' experience of corrosion in the oil and gas, civil and nuclear industries, specializing in sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition, monitoring of corrosion, microbiological corrosion, and the design of cathodic protection systems for pipelines, flowlines, structures and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September 1989 and prior to this was a founding member of the Corrosion and Protection Centre Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Dr. King is coauthor, with Prof. Andrew Palmer, of the reference book Subsea Pipeline Engineering, 2nd Edition.

Tom Miesner spent 25+ years at Conoco Pipeline, retiring as President in 2003. Over those 25+ years Tom held many industry positions and served on a variety of boards and management committees. In 2004, Tom became a pipeline consultant, and in 2008 he founded Pipeline Knowledge & Development. Since 2008, Tom has taught over 150 classes to over 2,500 students. Tom is currently producing video based training materials and working on the second edition of Oil and Gas Pipelines in NonTechncal Language. Tom is also an angle investor and works with a variety of midstream stakeholders to improve the safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance of the industry.

Program (sequence of topics is subject to change)

Day 1

Class

Title

Trainer

Class

Title

Trainer

1

Welcome

PH, RK

8

Pipeline Materials – Carbon Steel

RK

2-5

Oil and Gas, and Pipelines

PH

9

Pipeline Materials – Sour Service

RK

6

Pipeline Parameters

PH

10

Pipeline Materials – Corrosion Resistance

RK

7

Pipeline Failures

PH

Day 2

Class

Title

Trainer

Class

Title

Trainer

11

Pipeline Design

PH

15

Pipeline Welding

RK

12-14

Pipeline Bends, Crossings, and Protection

PH

16

Internal Corrosion

RK

Day 3

Class

Title

Trainer

Class

Title

Trainer

17

Inspection for Internal Corrosion

RK

20

Pipeline Routeing

PH

18

Monitoring for Internal Corrosion

RK

Pipeline Design Exercise

PH

19

Pipeline Hydraulics

PH

21

Pipeline Construction

PH

22

Pipeline Testing

PH

Day 4

Class

Title

Trainer

Class

Title

Trainer

23, 24

Pipeline Operation,  Inspection, and Surveillance

PH

28

Facilities – Equipment, Leak Detection

TM

25

Pipeline Inspection using ‘Smart’ Pigs

PH

Facilities – SCADA, Facilities Design

TM

26

Pipeline Repair

PH

27

Integrity Management (with tutorial)

PH

Day 5

Class

Title

Trainer

29

Preventing External Corrosion

RK

30

Cathodic Protection Systems, Cathodic Protection Monitoring

RK

End of Course

RK


 Organized by:

Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical

Supported by:

Pipelines International    Journal of Pipeline Engineering