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

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Advanced Pipeline Risk Management

"The course was very informative in that it provided a wide variety of perspectives on Risk analysis and a comparison of the pros and cons of each."
J. Roberts
GeoFields

"The course was enjoyable and very thorough. I was initially concerned that there would be little applicability of the information for me (offshore focus) but I was quite wrong."
J. E.Hults, E.I.T.
Senior Specialist
Risk & Integrity Management
Technip

API 1173: Pipeline Safety Management Systems

"The course content, facilitator and venue all exceeded my expectations.”
Chris Martinez

Defect Assessment in Pipelines

“Great Course! Teacher Phil Hopkins very patient and knowledgeable-explained difficult concepts very well.”

“I appreciated the instructor's ability to answer technical, metallurgical questions..it's critical that the person teaching the course is able to do this, to expand on the concepts discussed beyond the information presented in the slides. Phil did a great job of this.”

“Surpassed my best expectations”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the content and the presentation. Hats off to Prof. Hopkins”
A. Ellison
Pipeline Integrity Coordinator
Centurion Pipeline L.P.

“Excellent class, good blend of teaching and student participation”
M. Odigie
Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited

“Can't wait to take another class from Dr. Phil Hopkins.”
Cameron Nuss, System Engineer, Suncor Energy

“I've taken previous classes from Dr. Hopkins and fully enjoyed his presentations. I specifically look for classes from him.
Cameron Nuss, System Engineer, Suncor Energy

“Very knowledgeable lecturer. Excellent delivery of the material.
Tijani Elabor, National Energy Board

I enjoyed this training course a lot. I think that Dr. Phil Hopkins is a great teacher and delivered a great course.
Felipe Radilla, TransCanada

This is an excellent course which provides detailed information for assessment of a variety of defects. The instructor is very knowledgeable with great experience.
Zhenjin Zhu, Husky Energy

Phil is a very engaging speaker and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot and appreciate his approach to teaching with all the background info he provides.
Niteesha Falcon, Pipeline Integrity Engineer, TransCanada

Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Engineers

“All material was well distributed … covered a great amount of material in a short time.”
Daniel Gutierrez, IMP Technical Leader, Dow Chemical

“Very well arranged and well presented.”
Thomas Windt-Jensen, Maersk Oil

“Very enlightening! The presentation contained very detailed information. The software is great … Good balance.”
Steven Axtell, Senior Metallurgist, Northern Natural Gas

Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines

“Hands on. Real-world examples. Interactive. This course improved my understanding of the elements involved in the hydrostatic testing of pipelines.
Ehren Koelsch

“Great presentation on several aspects of hydrotesting… Covered real-life examples. Great explanations on the physics behind fluids.”
Vera Idemudia, Integrity Engineer, DowDupont

“Hugely informative and eye-opening for me. I believe that I can much more effectively manage a project like this and will be able to ask the right questions of contractors and consultants in order to maximize the quality of any tests we choose to conduct.”
Brendan Eirich, ATCO Gas Transmission

“Having attended a number of pipeline training courses, this is among the best. The course was extremely well put together and very well presented.”
Justin Pabst, Staff Engineer, WBI Energy Transmission

“Great course. Will recommend more of our project managers attend.”
Jeff Wuenschel, Project Manager/Estimator, BlueFin Services

Inspection of Challenging Pipelines

“Very competent lecturers, good overview of possibilities for challenging inspections.”
Ole N. Mortensen, Business Manager, FORCE Technology

“Great course, packed full of good material. Very knowledgeable presenters.”
Greg Knopinski, Enbridge Gas Distribution

“Very good class on all inspection techniques, not just challenging-to-inspect lines.”
Chuck Bartunek, Andeavor Logisitcs

“The speakers had great knowledge and experience.”
Daniel Fortin, ATCO Gas Transmission

Introduction to Excavation Inspection & Applied NDE for Pipeline Integrity Assessment

“The course was an excellent overview of the tasks of a pipeline integrity engineer, reinforcing the confidence and intellect behind daily project decisions. It also provided a forum for recent developments in the industry, as well as share thoughts with others.”

Great topics and use of case studies and actual hands on NDE equipment... . Presenters were extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain things. The hands on was great.
Brian Bruce

“Thanks to Jim and Rick for their professional teaching skills and for sharing all this knowledge. The class material was robust and explained very well.”
Elena Nikonova, Integrity Engineer, Southern Company Gas

“Exceptionally informative!
Jeremi Frazier, NDT Global

“A very comprehensive short course that gives a good overall picture of the process.”
Bruce Sirotiak, Acuren Inspection

“Great class and presenters...very knowledgeable and a lot of valuable experience.”
Richard Burns, Buckeye Partners

Managing Cracks and Seam Weld Anomalies on Pipelines

“Very good course and well taught; numerous takeaways to review and use to be a better operator.”
Erick Hallett

“Really informative and well organized. The presentation was high quality.”
Cassandra Stacey

Course content was very informative and well presented.
Ross Adamson, Pipe Integrity Engineer, TransCanada

“The course was useful in understanding the fundamentals of crack management and assessment.”
Alex Brett, Rosen

Sergio put complex ideas and concepts into easy to learn analogies and examples.
Crystina Fisher, Supervisor, Southwest Gas

Pigging & In-line Inspection

“All instructors have a high level of knowledge and teach with confidence.”
Randall Heath
BP

“Time well spent!! Very comprehensive and detailed. Do not change a thing!”
J. Ryman
BP

“I came with very high expectations and was not disappointed. I have been presenting adult education for 10yrs. Very professional from introduction to closing ”
D. Hennerbichler
ESSO

“Good speakers who know their stuff”
I. King
ConocoPhillips

“Great overview of ILI tools and ILI program considerations.”
Rob Sterling, Senior Pipeline Engineer, Union Gas Limited

Pipeline Integrity Management

Pleasant, interactive, sincere and extremely knowledgeable are all qualities that help make an instructor good. Dr. Murray was great.
Travis Hallam

"The instructor was excellent. I like that he pushed us hard to maximize value.
Olin Valby

Excellent course! So much of the material applies to what I do at work. Alan is good speaker, funny and very knowledgeable.
Travers Schwarz

Great job! Very knowledgeable speaker … I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Joe Teneyuque, Enginering Tech., Golden Pass LNG

Excellent instructor and class. I enjoyed it immensely.
David Vasnaik, SMUD

Excellent! The instructor kept things interesting throughout.
Jeff Hieber, Vice President, Business Development, Percheron, LLC

Pipeline Repair Methods, Hot Tapping, and In-Service Welding

“Bill Bruce is an obvious expert on in-service welding. Confident delivery of presentation. I enjoyed learning from him.”
D. M. Halferty
Plains All American
Pipeline Integrity Specialist

“Great Course! Bill Bruce did an excellent job. I look forward to future courses”
P. Kenny
Welding Opeartions Lead
National Grid

“Found the information on Procedure Development & Qualification very useful for practical application”
C. Hartig
Sr. Specialty Engineer
Xcel High Pressure Gas

Safety and Engineering Assessment of Onshore Pipeline Gathering Systems

"Excellent course; very helpful summary of the RP, especially the sections on history and how to comply."
Jake Murray

"The instructor was excellent with relative experiences and stories."
Gary Peterson

“Bryan Melan knows his stuff. Lots of good updates and lots of good comprehensive info.”"
Dave Agerton


 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

A. Hak    N-Spec      TD Williamson       Circor Energy - Pipeline Engineering.png

 Supported by

the In Line Inspection Association        PRCI     PPSA    

 Official Media Partners

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