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The
Onshore Pipeline Engineering Course
Led by Dr. Phil Hopkins and Dr. Roger King
November 28 - December 1, 2017, Houston

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

 

Course schedule
Day 1-4:  8am-5pm

There are millions of kilometers of onshore oil and gas pipelines around the world. As the industry expands and new staff are introduced into it, there is an increasing need for full appreciation of the engineering design of pipelines. Additionally, 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.

Lecturers

Dr. Phil Hopkins is a consulting engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in pipeline engineering. Phil formed his consultancy company in 2015, after being Technical Director with Penspen Ltd in the UK, and previously Managing Director of Andrew Palmer and Associates, in the UK. 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 is a Fellow of ASME. More than 15,000 engineers and technical personnel around the world have attended his courses. He also teaches extensively on masters’ programmes at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities in the UK.

Dr. Roger King has over 30 years' experience of corrosion in the oil, gas, civil, and nuclear industries. Dr King ran the premier microbiological corrosion group at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) for seven years; the group accumulated over 150 man-years of research into corrosion by micro-organisms. The group published over 100 theses, dissertations and papers on bacterial corrosion and its prevention and treatment. He also has specialist knowledge of sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition, monitoring of corrosion and the design of efficient cathodic-protection systems for flowlines, structures, and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September, 1989, and prior to this was a founder member of the Corrosion and Protection Centre Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at UMIST.

Tom Miesner is president of Pipeline Knowledge & Development, a company focused on improving the safety, supply reliability, and efficiency of the pipeline industry through its management consulting and training services. He spent 25 years with Conoco Pipe Line Company, where he held multiple engineering, operations, joint-venture, business development, and executive positions, serving for six years as President. Tom is a past chairman of AOPL and has also been active in the API's Pipeline Committee. He has worked extensively with FERC in areas of liquid pipeline rate matters and is the author of the popular book Oil and Gas Pipelines in Non-Technical Language and co-author of the PRCI report The Role of Energy Pipelines and Research in the United States.

Scope

The course will 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.

Who Should Attend

Engineers who are new to the pipeline business and those who need a refresher or a wider understanding of the overall field, including: 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 2.4 CEUs.

Program

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

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

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

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

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