|13 October, 2011|
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
|14 October, 2011|
Who should attend
The course is especially designed for project managers, engineers, maintenance and technical personnel responsible for pipeline integrity assurance, flow assurance, corrosion control, and safety.
Included with the course fee is a detailed set of lecture notes and the reference handbook Pipeline Pigging Handbook, 3rd Edition, by J. Cordell and H. Vanzant (272pp - a $125 value) providing invaluable reference documents after the course.
Continuing Education Units
Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
LecturersDr. Michael Beller has more than 28 years’ experience in the pipeline inspection industry. Having served in both technical and management positions with Preussag Pipeline Services, Pipetronix, PII and NDT Systems & Services, he is currently Director of Corporate Strategy - Pipelines with Rosen Technology & Research Center in Karlsruhe, Germany. Michael holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and obtained his PhD in fracture mechanics. He has been involved with a large number of inspection projects all around the world, including on- and offshore inspection work. Michael has considerable experience as a presenter and trainer, and in lecturing. He has authored more than 75 papers on the subject of pipeline inspection and intelligent pigging, and is also co-author of a German reference book on pigging technology. Currently, Michael serves on a number of Technical Committees and is also a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Pipeline Integrity. He is a former president of the Pipeline Products and Services Association.
Thomas Beuker has more than 19 years experience in developing pipeline inspection solutions. Currently he is the Marketing Manager at ROSEN responsible for the business segment pipelines, Thomas holds a Master degree in Geophysics from the University of Muenster, Germany. His expertise lies in data analysis, finite element modeling, development of new sensor technologies and management of international research projects. He is the author of several international published papers and presented inspection solutions on various international conferences all over the world. Thomas has been a member of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing since 1992. Since 1997, he has been ROSEN's representative at the Pipeline Research Council International.
Paul Birkinshaw joined Penspen Integrity in 2008 as a Pigging Technical Specialist. Prior to this, Paul spent 15 years working in the oil and gas industry for a major pigging services provider, gaining first hand experience in project managing, selling and delivering a broad range of pipeline inspection and associated pigging and integrity management services to major oil and gas operators globally.
André Gonçalves is a Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer with extensive experience in the integrity management of onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines. André has worked on a wide range of pipeline integrity projects for numerous operators around the world. André’s experience includes the detailed assessment of pipeline defects, pipeline risk based inspection, inspection planning, pipeline pigging and pigging technology, pipeline repair, and pipeline fracture control. André is an experienced lecturer and has delivered numerous training courses in pipeline engineering topics including pipeline defect assessment, on-line inspection, and inspection of unpiggable pipelines. He has lectured extensively in the UK and also world wide including Rio de Janeiro, Houston, and Tripoli. As well as in English André is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Introduction to Pigging & Pipelines
Pigging for Operation and Maintenance
In-line Inspection (ILI) Tools - Theory, Performance, and Detection Limits
Launch & Receive of Pigs
Pigging Project Feasibility
Operational conditions (how they affect pig
Pig Inspection Data Reports
Planning and carrying out Verification digs
Overview of Unpiggable Pipelines