Pipeline Integrity Courses
Westin Calgary Hotel • Calgary, Alberta, Canada • November 30 - December 4, 2015
Pipeline Pigging & Inspection
November 30-December 1, 2015
|Day 1 & 2:||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.
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.
The course is especially designed for
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.
Matthew Ishoy has spent over eith years in the oil and gas industry and is currently the Operations Manager of In-Line Pigging Solutions (ILPS). Over his career with ILPS, Matt has worked in all aspects of in-line inspection, from ILI inspector to senior project manager. As an ILI inspector, Matt was responsible for executing cleaning and smart-tool programs for various clients in natural gas, oil, water and NGL pipelines. As a Senior Project Manager he has planned and organized a variety of pigging projects, ranging from conventional ILI inspections to stuck-pig retrievals and large UT inspections in gas lines (requiring a liquid couplant). Matt’s diversity of experience allows him to successfully plan, organize, and execute pigging projects for clients of all different sizes and scopes.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.
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