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, PE has over 41 years of experience in mechanical and structural engineering and project management in the upstream and midstream oil & gas industries, including 28 years specializing in pipeline integrity management and engineering. He was formerly with Amoco Production and Sun Pipe Line Company, and retired from Marathon Oil in 2015, 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 advice and expertise on pipeline and fixed equipment structural integrity engineering: risk assessment, inspection, data integration, data validation, asset fitness-for-service, repairs, and design life-extension analyses for pipelines, process piping, pressure vessels, and tanks. He has also been engaged to provide expert witness services in new pipeline construction routing and patent infringement litigation.
The objective of this course is to understand important considerations in developing plans for Managing Onshore Gathering System safety and integrity. The intent is to provide a background of systems and processes to develop U.S. regulatory-compliant Mechanical Integrity Management plans and strategies. Many of these individual topics are covered in greater detail in other course offerings.
Introduction – Why are Onshore Gathering Systems Critically Important Today?
Types of Gathering System Configurations
Integrity Threats Affecting Gathering Systems and Flowlines
Gathering System Construction Materials and Practices
Risk Assessment (Managing Consequences and Probabilities)
Risk Management (Managing Operations to reduce overall risk)
Codes and Regulations Applicable to Gathering Systems
Anomalies, Imperfections, and Defects