|February 14, 2011|
|7:30am||Registration & coffee|
|February 15, 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).
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.
Pam Moreno is Principal Consultant / Business Development – Oil & Gas sector, with DNV GL in Houston. Ms. Moreno has over 30 years’ experience in the field of in-line inspection and served as Director of Analysis Worldwide for Tuboscope Pipeline Services, which is now part of the NDT Systems & Services Group. She has also served as President of the In-Line Inspection Association, has chaired the NACE Pipeline Integrity Symposium, and has helped to develop numerous standards and best practices in ILI. In her current position, she assists clients in managing the integrity of their pipeline assets.
Gary Smith is president of Inline Services, a Houston-based company specializing in pigging equipment and services. He has 27 years experience in the pipeline pigging industry, working in services such as commissioning and maintenance of pipelines as well as with designing and manufacturing pigging equipment.
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