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Led by Dr. Tom Bubenik and George Williamson
October 18-19, 2023 | Online

Register before October 4, 2023 and save $200!

Day 1:  9am-1:30pm CDT
Day 2:  9am-1:30pm CDT


The use of in-line tools for inspection and cleaning is accepted as essential for the safe and profitable operation of all pipelines. Now, Regulations require internal inspections using geometry pigs for detecting changes in circumference and MFL, ultrasonic pigs and/or EMAT tools for determining wall anomalies, metal loss and flaws in the pipe or the welded segments. To keep the pipelines flowing properly, operators wage a constant battle for flow assurance against paraffin, black powder and, offshore, hydrates and asphaltenes, In this battle pigging technology combined with chemical treatment is their primary weapon.

The Pigging and In-line Inspection Course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of utility and in-line inspection pigging. Led by two of the most experienced, independent experts in this field today, the course will be conducted as a workshop, and attendees will be actively encouraged to participate. The course content will be fully illustrated, with actual pigs and models being used to aid understanding and help overcome any language difficulties. Comprehensive course notes will be provided, which will form a valuable source of reference afterwards.


The course is especially designed for project managers, engineers, maintenance and technical personnel responsible for pipeline integrity assurance, flow assurance, corrosion control, and safety.

Course structure and delivery

The course consists of:

  • Pre-recorded topical lectures comprising a total of 8 hours over two days (4 hours a day).
  • The delivery platform will be GoToWebinar.
  • The instructors will be online with you during the Lecture sessions.
  • Live Question & Answer sessions with the instructors that will follow each lecture. 15 minutes per session, with a 30-minute summary Q&A at the end of the course.
  • You will be able to submit your questions to the instructors via live Chat during the lecture sessions, and they will address them in the Q&A session that follows.
  • Access to a recording of the course afterward.

Course documentation

Included with the course fee is a detailed set of lecture notes (provided as a PDF download) 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.

Recording available after the course

You can access the entire webinar-course recording online for 60 days following the webinar sessions.

Continuing Education Units

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive .7 Continuing Education Units.

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Clarion Technical Conferences