November 8-9, 2023 | Hyatt Regency Houston West | HOUSTON

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November 6-7, 2023 | HOUSTON

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Abstract submission deadline:
July 17, 2023
Draft presentations deadline:
September 5, 2023
Final presentations deadline:
October 16, 2023

Abtracts should be sent via email to:
Ben Stroman @

Program Advisory Committee

Tony Alfano, DNV
Trevor MacFarlane, Independent consultant
Kent Muhlbauer, WKM Consultancy
Mark Stephens, C-FER Technologies

Download Call for Presentations pdf file


The International Pipeline Risk Management Forum is the first of its kind to address this important, timely, and sometimes controversial subject specifically for the pipeline industry. The objective is to advance the state-of-the-art of risk assessment (RA) and risk management (RM) by convening a forum for idea- and technology-exchange.


The focus is specific to pipelines and closely associated facilities, specifically:

  • Pipelines – gathering, transmission, distribution, onshore/offshore
  • Compressor stations
  • Pump stations
  • Tank farms
  • Loading facilities
  • Underground storage

Content and contributions sought

The organizers seek presentations* that will address risk-related issues for these facilities, in particular:

  • RA/RM for regulatory compliance
    • IMP
    • Environmental assessments
    • Permitting/siting
  • RA/RM in business strategy
    • Asset development
    • New construction
    • Acquisitions due diligence
    • Asset retirement
    • Corporate risk appetite
    • Insurance
  • RA/RM for sound asset management
    • Inspection frequencies
    • Planned preventive maintenance
    • Administrative support of RA/RM programs
    • Competency
  • Special issues
    • RA methods/tools
    • Data issues in support of RA
    • Emerging methods, tools, technology
    • Risk-appetite thresholds: acceptable risk, tolerable risk, ‘safe enough’, reliability targets
    • Cost/benefit of risk-reduction measures
    • Monetization of risk

Presentations will be peer-reviewed by the advisory committee to ensure the highest quality discussions are held at this Forum. This vetting process will lead to greater engagement and a high quality program. Draft presentations will be required by September 5 to give enough time for review, delivery of notes back to the author and the delivery of final presentations back to the committee.

*White papers are not required