Engineering Assessment of Onshore Pipeline Gathering Systems
Led by Bryan Melan
September 12-13, 2018: Houston
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
The aim of this course is to help engineers understand the most important considerations in developing a plan for managing onshore gathering system integrity. The intent is to provide a thorough background of systems and processes in order to develop customized Mechanical Integrity Management plans and strategies. Accordingly, the course will focus on these primary areas:
Participants will receive a full set of course slides and notes in paper and electronic form, in color throughout.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 CEUs.
Project managers, pipeline engineers and maintenance personnel who are involved or responsible for the maintenance, inspection, assessment and repair of pipeline systems.
Bryan Melan has 40 years of experience in mechanical and structural engineering and project management in the upstream and midstream oil & gas industries, including 27 years specializing in pipeline integrity management and engineering with Sunoco Logistics and, for 16 years, with Marathon Oil, where he was most recently Pipeline Integrity Subject Matter Expert for Marathon’s worldwide assets. Bryan is currently owner and principal engineer at Tide Water Integrity Services LLC, an engineering consultancy providing expertise on pipeline and fixed equipment structural integrity engineering: risk assessment, inspection, data integration, data validation, asset fitness-for-service and design life-extension analyses for fixed equipment such as pipelines, process piping, pressure vessels, and tanks. He is also currently engaged to provide expert witness services in new pipeline construction and patent infringement litigation.
Types of Gathering System Configurations
Integrity Threats Affecting Gathering Systems and Flowlines
Gathering System Construction Materials and Practices
Codes and Regulations
Anomalies, Imperfections, and Defects