|Tuesday, August 25||8am-5pm|
|Wednesday, August 26||8am-5pm|
The use of in-line tools for inspection and cleaning is accepted as essential for the safe and profitable operation of all pipelines. Now, Regulations require internal inspections using geometry pigs for detecting changes in circumference and MFL or ultrasonic pigs for determining wall anomalies, or wall loss due to corrosion in onshore pipelines in the US. Offshore, pipeline operators wage a constant battle for flow assurance against paraffin, hydrate, and asphaltene formation in deepwater lines, and pigging technology combined with chemical treatment is their primary weapon. The course content will be fully illustrated, with actual pigs and models being used to aid understanding and help overcome any language difficulties.
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of utility and in-line inspection pigging. Led by four of the most experienced, independent experts in this field today, the course will be conducted as a workshop, and attendees will be actively encouraged to participate.
Who should attend
The course is especially designed for
Included with the course fee is a detailed set of lecture notes and the reference handbook Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Technology, 3rd Edition, by J.N.H. Tiratsoo (600pp hardcover - a $125 value) providing invaluable reference documents after the course.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Dr. Tom Bubenik is a Senior Principal Engineer at DNV GL, responsible for technically advising sections and personnel in the Pipeline Services Department. He joined DNV GL in January of 2004 to manage and grow the Pipeline Integrity Section. Here, he was responsible for development, management, and implementation of projects related to all aspects of pipeline integrity management, including but not limited to in-line inspection, stress corrosion cracking management, seam weld integrity, mechanical damage, etc. He is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in technologies related to in-line inspection and the effects of defects on pipeline integrity.
Mark Olson is Principal Engineer at DNV Columbus (formerly CC Technologies). He has over 20 years’ experience in pipeline integrity and inspection. Mark was one of the founders and also a president of PEI Pipeline Services, as well as a founder of Cornerstone Pipeline Inspection Group (CPIG), and Inspection Services manager for Baker Hughes PMG. Prior to entering the pipeline services field Mark spent 15 years working in pipeline design, maintenance, operation, and integrity for Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Marathon.Dr. Jack Smart has been working in corrosion control and pigging in pipelines for more than 35 years, with Amoco and, since 1991, as an independent consultant. Jack also served three years as an engineering supervisor and Chief Engineer for Amoco in their offshore Trinidad operations. Jack has been active in NACE, where he has chaired numerous committees, in particular pipeline corrosion in and on pipelines; in SPE; and he represented AIChE on the Board of Directors of the Offshore Technology Conference. He is a frequent author for NACE and for related industry conferences, having published papers on corrosion and fatigue, cathodic protection, coatings, corrosion inhibitors and chemical treating, erosion-corrosion, Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion, corrosion monitoring, movement of black powder in pipelines, pipeline flow performance, pigging and combined pigging and chemical treating for more effective lower cost pipeline maintenance. He has a BE in Chemical Engineering from Yale and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.George Williamson, is currently Segment Engineering Technical Authority – Inspection, for the Upstream Global Projects group within BP. He has more than 25 years of Operations, Maintenance and Integrity Management experience. He is a registered professional engineer, NACE certified corrosion and a cathodic protection specialist. He has managed compliance and integrity programs for production facilities, gathering systems, liquid and gas transmission pipelines.
Pigging for Operation and Maintenance
In-line Inspection (ILI) Tools - Theory, Performance, and Detection Limits
Designing and Implementing an In-line Inspection (ILI) Program
Preparation for ILI
Post In-line Inspection Issues
Quality Assurance Check of the Data
Development of Protocols for Response
Prioritization of the Dig Plan
Validation of Results:
Fitness for Purpose: Assessment