The 30th INTERNATIONAL
Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference
plus Training Courses and Exhibition
George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
January 29 - February 1, 2018

Conference Program

Updated December 20, 2017

Program Advisory Committee

  • David Aguiar – Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Dr Tom Bubenik – DNV GL
  • Matt Hastings – Williams
  • Everett Johnson – Marathon
  • Dr Keith Leewis – L & A, Inc.
  • BJ Lowe – Clarion Technical Conferences
  • Jim Marr – Marr Associates Pipeline Integrity Ltd.
  • Garry Matocha – Enbridge
  • Bryan Melan – Tide Water Integrity Services LLC
 
  • Paul Monsour – Sempra Utilities
  • John O’Brien – Chevron Corporation
  • Steve Rapp – Spectra
  • Jerry Rau – RCP
  • Terry Shamblin – EQT Midstream
  • John Tiratsoo – Tiratsoo Technical
  • Nelson Tonui – Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.
  • George Williamson – BP

 

Wednesday 31 January
1 - Opening Plenary Session

8:00

Opening remarks

Session chairman: George Williamson, BP, Houston, TX, USA

8:15

[1] Keynote address: 30 years – technology, materials, and integrity looking back and into the future, by Dr Simon Webster, Chief Engineer Materials, BP, Sunbury-on-Thames, UK

8:45

[2] ILI validation: what are we trying to prove?, by Ian Smith, IDSMITH Pipeline Engineering, Inc., London, ON, Canada

9:15

[3] Analysis of ILI vendor performance on Enable Midstream’s pipeline system, by Joel Anderson, Enable Midstream, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

9:45

Coffee

10:30

[4] Quality management systems: starting your pipeline off on the right foot, by Melissa Gould and Megan Weichel, DNV GL, Katy, TX, USA

11:00

[5] Identification of a unique geometry that contributed to pipeline ratcheting:  numerical and metallurgical findings, by David B. Futch, Dr Melanie Sarzynski, and Brent A. Vyvial, Stress Engineering Services, Houston, TX, USA

11:30

[6] Key differences of integrity management regulations and recommended practices for hazardous liquids versus gas pipelines, by Andrew R. Lutz, Satish Pabba, Jay Kaufmann, and Dr Tom Bubenik, DNV GL, Katy, TX, USA

12:00

[7] Benefits of networking between the pipeline industry and the AIST Pipe & Tube Technology Committee, by John Cline, Vectren, Evansville, IL, USA

12:30

Lunch

 

2 - Corrosion and SCC

3 - Cracks

4 - ILI (1)

 

Chairman: Terry Shamblin, EQT Midstream, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Chairman: Roland Palmer-Jones, Rosen Group, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Chairman: Garry Matocha, Enbridge, Houston, TX, USA

2:00

[8] Asset-specific mechanical properties from in-ditch pipeline inspection, by S. D. Palkovic 1,2, K. Taniguchi1, and S. C. Bellemare1,2
1: Massachusetts Materials Technologies, LLC, Cambridge, MA
2: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

[23] A probabilistic method for prioritizing repairs following an ILI crack tool run, by Dr Ted Anderson, TL Anderson Consulting, and Jim Andrew and Jason Moritz, Koch Pipeline, Wichita, KS, USA

[38] A case study for ILI false-positives, by Matthew Ellinger, DNV GL, Dublin, OH, USA

2:30

[9] Pipeline operator and inspection company collaboration to improve in pinhole and pitting corrosion inspections, by Thomas Hennig, Thomas Meinzer, and Nathan Leslie, NDT Global, Dublin, Ireland, and Josh Dobrzeniecki, Marathon Pipe Line

[24] CorLAS - the next generation, by Dr Tom Bubenik and Steven Polasik, DNV GL, Dublin, OH, USA

[39] Baseline and follow-up inspections: getting a head start on pipeline health, by Kai Xin Toh, Quest Integrity Malaysia, and Lisa Barkdull, Quest Integrity, Stafford, TX, USA

3:00

[10] Safe criterion for eliminating SCC on pipelines by metal removal, by Dr Jing Ma and Michael Rosenfeld, Kiefner and Associates, Inc., Dublin, OH, USA

[25] Assessment of pipeline crack and crack-like colonies: a case study, by Jonathan Hardy, T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, and Dr Mike Kirkwood, T.D. Williamson Middle East FZE, Dubai, UAE

[40] IWEX a full matrix capture technique and the next generation of advanced ultrasonic testing, by Jeff Vinyard and Harvey Haines, Applus RTD Technology Center, Houston, TX, USA

3:30

Coffee

 

 

4:30

[11] Limitations associated with ILI technologies used for assessing corrosion under insulation, by Andrew Kendrick, Kendrick Consulting LLC, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

[26] Is the Paris fatigue crack growth relation the only model appropriate for pressure cycle fatigue analysis of pipelines?, by Sergio Limon, Elevara Partners, Salt Lake City, UT, USA,  and Robert Pilarczyk, Hill Engineering, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

[41] Stress analysis of an exposed pipe with an ILI tool, by Dr Deli Yu, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd, Calgary, AB, Canada, and Dr Yuan Wei, Simon Park, and Dr LePing Li, University of Calgary, AB, Canada

5:00

[12] Preventing the onset of corrosion and removing safety hazards for the pipeline industry, by Matthew Boucher, Buddy Powers, ad Bart Davis, Clock Spring Company LLC, Houston, TX, USA

[27] Crack inspections in liquid natural gases, by Dr Thomas Hennig, Ernesto Suarez, Rogelio Jesus Guajardo, and Peter Haberl, NDT Global, Dublin, Ireland

[42] The development of in-situ test spools for assessing the performance of ILI tools during pipeline inspections, by Colton Sheets and Dr Puneet Agarwal, Stress Engineering Services, Inc., and Matt Krieg, Marathon Pipe Line, LLC

5:30

End of day, Exhibition reception

 

 

             


Thursday 1 February

 

5 - Modeling

6 - Composites and repair

7 - ILI 2

 

Chairman: Everett Johnson, Marathon Oil Company, Kenedy, YX, USA

Chairman: Dr Keith Leewis, Leewis & Assocs, Duncan, BC, Canada

Chairman: Dr Tom Bubenik,
DNV GL, Dublin, OH, USA

8:00

[13] Recent PHMSA protocols for improving models to consider complex loadings and interactive threats, by Eduardo Munoz, Kiefner and Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA

[28] A comparison of steel vs composite sleeves for pipeline repairs, by Jerry Rau, RCP, Inc., Houston, TX, USA, and Shawn Laughlin, Pipe Spring LLC, Houston, TX, USA

[43] A case study how reduced uncertainties of latest generation of ultrasonic crack-detection ILI technology benefit engineering-criticality assessments, Stephan Tappert, Baker Hughes, Stutensee, Germany

8:30

[14] Modeling pipeline metal loss defects at tool speed, by Matthew Romney and Adrian Belanger, T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

[29] Monitoring the condition of a pipeline repair and the anomaly beneath the repair, by Alan Turner, Lloyd’s Register Energy - Drilling, Houston, TX, USA, Ryan LaVergne, and Dr Chris Alexander, ADV Integrity, Inc., Magnolia, TX, USA

[44] Multi-diameter ILI tools: a cost-effective solution for the inspection of complex pipeline systems, by Dr Hubert Lindner and Michael Schorr, Rosen Group, Lingen, Germany

9:00

[15] Modeling of real crack profiles using finite element analysis, by Alex Brett and Dr Bob Andrews, Rosen Group, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

[30] Utilizing consecutive ILIs to monitor corrosion growth underneath composite repair applications, by Kevin Spencer, Baker Hughes, Calgary, AB, Canada, and Kevin Seaman, Williams Gas Pipeline

[45] Finding and assessing the severity of interacting threats using ILI, by Sarah Jane Dawson and Geoffrey Hurd, Baker Hughes, Cramlington, UK

9:30

Coffee

 

8 - Data

9 - Integrity assessment

10 - Offshore

 

Chairman: Jim Marr,
Marr & Assocs, Calgary, AB,
Canada

Chairman: Jerry Rau, RCP, Inc., Houston, TX, USA

Chairman: TBA

10:30

[16] Teaching old data new tricks using data science, by Jeffrey Lachey and Tony Alfano, DNV GL, Columbus, OH, USA

[31] Determining the acceptability of bottom side dents with metal loss, by Rhett Dotson and C. Holliday, Rosen Group, Houston, TX, USA

[46] Effective inspection solutions for coated & non-coated subsea pipelines, by Andreas Boenisch, Hans Gruitroij, and Sebastian Hartmann, Innospection Ltd, Aberdeen, UK

11:00

[17] Statistical approaches for assessment of ILI data: two case studies, by Dr Puneet Agarwal, Stress Engineering Services, Houston, TX, USA

[32] Considerations and methodology for seam integrity analysis, by Dr Ramsey Hilton and Michael Rosenfeld, Kiefner and Associates, Columbus, OH, USA

[47] Minimum bore restriction in offshore liquid pipelines, by Wayne Fleury, Halfwave A/S, Øvre Ervik, Norway, and Kelly P. Angelette
Shell Pipeline Company LP

11:30

[18] Benefits of leveraging advanced data integration and information analysis methods, during the ILI criticality analysis and repair decision process, by Chad Haegelin and Eric Coyle, Integrity Solutions Ltd, Texas A&M University, Houston, TX, USA

[33] Engineering-critical assessment for maximum allowable operating pressure verification, by Pushpendra Tomar, Phillip Nidd, and Benjamin Mittelstadt, Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc., The Woodlands, TX, USA

[48] Parametric study of deep-water pipe-in-pipe flowline during installation, by Mary Tayo Akolawole and Yongchang Pu, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

12:00

[19] Assessing repeat ILI data using signal-to-signal comparison techniques, by Sarah Jane Dawson and Geoffrey Hurd, Baker Hughes, Cramlington, UK

[34] Pipeline integrity for industrial metropolitans: managing the urban infrastructure crisis, by Ron Maurier, Quest Integrity, USA, and T.Y. Liang, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Taiwan

[49] External subsea pipeline inspection through coating, by Willem Vos, Halfwave A/S, Øvre Ervik, Norway

12:30

Lunch

 

11 – Unpiggable Pipelines

12 - Integrity assessment (cont’d)

13 - ILI 3

 

Chairman: Dr Keith Leewis, Leewis & Assocs, Duncan, BC, Canada

Chairman: TBA

Chairman: Jim Marr,
Marr & Assocs, Calgary, AB,
Canada

2:00

[20] The challenge of small pipelines, small defects, and small flow figures, by Peter van Beugen, Pipesurvey Internatisonal, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

[35] Quantification of uncertainty in input variables to understand the variance in fitness-for-service assessments, by Bruce Young, Jennifer M.O'Brian, and Mitchell A. Doerzbacher, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, USA

[50] ILI of hydrogen-carrying pipelines, by Tod Barker, T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, and Ronald M Wills, Air Products, USA

2:30

[21] Small diameter tools for low-flow and low-pressure environments, by Tod Barker, T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

[36] Going from in-situ nondestructive testing to a probabilistic MAOP, by Michael Rosenfeld and Dr Jing Ma, Kiefner and Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA, and Troy Rovella and Peter Veloo, Pacific Gas & Electric, Los Angeles, CA, USA

[51] ILI: a superior tool over pressure testing for integrity management, by Scott Riccardella and Dr Pete Riccardella, Structural Integrity Associates, Centennial, CO, USA, and Dave Katz, Williams, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

3:00

[22] Robotic ILI of various unpiggable pipelines; over a bridge, under a river, buried, and compressor station piping, by Aaron Huber, Diakont, Calle Fortunada, CA, USA

[37] Novel and practical approach to consistently assess risk for multiple asset types, by Mauricio Palomino, Christian Calvi, and Yeliz Cevik, G2 Integrated Solutions, Houston, TX, USA

[52] Using state-of-the-art ILI services to support fitness-for-purpose assessments, by Simon Slater, Rosen Group, Houston, TX, USA

3:30

Coffee, End of conference

 


 Organized by:

Clarion Technical Conferences     Tiratsoo Technical

 Platinum Elite Sponsor

Rosen

 Platinum Sponsors

Riccardelli Consulting Services, Inc (RCS)   Enduro

Gold Sponsor

 NDT    Halfwave

 Silver Sponsors

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 Supported by

the In Line Inspection Association        PRCI     PPSA    

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