Tutorials are intended to provide information to conference participants, which will enhance their ability to enjoy the conference. Persons interested in providing a tutorial for IPC should contact the Conference Technical Coordinator at info@InternationalPipelineConference.com
09:00 to 17:00
Presenter: Alan Murray, Principia
Overview of the following fundamentals:
Presenter: Mark Stephens, C-FER Technologies
An introduction to pipeline risk management based on quantitative analysis methods.
The course will focus on:
Presenter: Andrew Cosham, Atkins Boreas
An introduction to the assessment of defects in pipelines. Defect types will be discussed, with emphasis on their potential to result in failure. The background to the commonly applied defect assessment methods will be presented, ranging from simple, quick assessments, to more detailed 'fitness-for-purpose' analysis.
Presenter: Bill Amend, DNV
This overview of welding technology covers procedure qualification, welder qualification, weld inspection, failure mechanisms, welding on in-service piping, historical welding practices and the influence of evolving pipeline metallurgy and construction practices.
Presenters: Alex Baumgard, BGC Engineering
Mark Leir, BGC Engineering
The purpose of this workshop is to emphasize the importance of identifying and managing the impact of geohazards, such as landslides and river erosion on pipeline feasibility and operations. This course is intended for engineers and project managers involved in pipeline routing, design, and operations and pipeline integrity. Major themes will include:
Presenter: Dr. Julia Race, Newcastle University
An overview of the mechanical properties of pipeline materials and how they relate to pipeline integrity:
Presenter: Mark Marley, DNV
Co-presenters: Prof. Kenneth Macdonald (Univ. of Stavanger),
Bente Leinum (DNV)
An overview of offshore pipeline engineering. Topics include:
Presenters: Carl E. Jaske, DNV
Tom Bubenik, DNV
An overview of fracture mechanics principles including:
09:00 - 12:00
Presenter: Phillip Nidd, Dynamic Risk
This tutorial will address what companies need to do after the data is received from the ILI vendor. The checks that should be done to determine whether the inspections meet the contractual quality communicated by the vendor (ex. +- 10%, 80% of the time). In addition to the analysis of reporting quality, the session will also discuss how to use tool tolerance in making decisions based on tool data (ex. Re-inspection intervals). Issues such as probability of detection and probability of indication will also be covered.
Presenter: Robert Worthingham, Worthingham Professional Services Inc.
This tutorial will discuss the primary methods of external corrosion control for pipelines. A brief summary of the science of external corrosion will be provided followed by theory and practical aspects of pipeline coatings and cathodic protection. Both plant and field applied coating application concepts will be discussed. Conventional impressed current cathodic protection systems and associated monitoring will be presented.
Presenters: Mike Yoon
The tutorial will provide an overview of pipeline SCADA systems and leak detection systems for hydrocarbon liquids. The SCADA overview will begin at field end-point devices and follow the processing of this information through the facility PLC/RTU through the communication system to the SCADA host. The tutorial may look at data accuracy, data formats, data security, polling methodologies, communication system alternatives and provide a description of the basic functions within the SCADA host. Leak detection will discuss material balance methods, with and without line pack compensation, and will discuss basic principles as they relate to instrumentation selection and SCADA system design, together with a discussion on leak detect ability and uncertainty.
13:00 - 17:00
Presenter: Sandy Williamson, Ammonite Corrosion
Designed as a basic introduction to corrosion in the Western Canadian conventional oil and gas industry. Topics to include the following,
Presenter: Maher Nessim, C-FER
An Introduction on Reliability Based Design and Assessment
Presenter: Rafael G. Mora
In the early 21st century, Integrity Management Program (IMP) approach was formally introduced in North American pipeline transmission companies via regulations (i.e. NEB OPR-99 Canada and US DOT 49 CFR 195-2000, 192-2003) and industry consensus standards (e.g. API 1160-2001, ASME B31.8S-2001). However, the need for continuously improving the IMP effectiveness in a systemic way has led regulators and industry to advance towards to Integrity Management Systems (IMS).
The purpose of this tutorial is to transfer technical knowledge and experience on the historical evolution, purpose, elements and referenced standards, interrelations and strategies for advancing from Integrity Management Programs to Integrity Management Systems.
The attendees will interactively participate in group activities for understanding the differences and interrelations between universal IMP and IMS elements as described by latest industry standards (API, ASME, CSA and ISO) and North American regulations as well as developing their own strategies for implementation.
13:30 - 16:30
Presenter: Wytze Sloterdijk, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
Managing Facility Integrity. Topics to be discussed include:
Presenter: Bob Smyth - Petroline
Discussion on pipeline integrity issues, repair and new technologies with a focus on
Presenter: Jenny Been, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Overview of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) and Corrosion Fatigue (CF)
Regulatory Requirements and Industry Best Practices
Round Table on SCC Management Programs and Practices with Panel of US and Canadian Transmission and Midstream Operators (2 gas and 2 liquid line operators)
Presenter: Phil Kormann, Kormann & Associates Inc
This session will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of piping stress analysis. Topics to be covered include pipeline monitoring and analysis related to surface loading and geotechnical concerns.
Presenter: Keith Leewis, Process Performance Improvement Consultants
This session will focus on the theoretical and practical fundamentals of piping stress analysis. Included in the discussion are: