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OI 2016: monitoring structural integrity to understand risk and reliability

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The contribution of the monitoring of offshore structures to reduce risk and improve reliability is key to achieving operational efficiencies in the offshore oil and gas industry and is a new topic to come under the conference spotlight at Oceanology International 2016 (OI 2016), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference.

A half-day session on Wednesday 16 March will look at ‘Monitoring Structural Integrity: Understanding Risk and Reliability’ through the eyes of its co-chairmen, Tom Johnson, President, BMT Scientific Marine Services and Feargal Brennan, Director of Energy, Cranfield University and six experts in the field.


“Those attending the session will learn how regulators, certification authorities and industry practitioners use measurements and monitored information to conduct quantitative assessments of risk and reliability across a range of offshore engineering functions,” explain Tom Johnson and Feargal Brennan.

“Presentations will address uncertainty and fitness-for-service approaches for non-standard operations and the session discussions will explore how novel technologies can be further developed to better support structural integrity offshore.”

“Presentations in this highly relevant session will be mirrored by some of the exhibits on a packed exhibition show floor,” explains Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions. “Naturally at this challenging time for the offshore industry operational efficiency is vital, and we are delighted to host such an important session.

Down to detail

Taking place on the morning of Wednesday 16 March, Alex Stacy, Structural Inspector, Energy Division, Health & Safety Executive will be addressing ‘Management of risk and reliability in structural integrity during the life cycle of offshore installations by the implementation of structural monitoring techniques’. His presentation will be followed by ‘Design of a monitoring system for determining wellhead fatigue utilisation’ by Prahlad Enuganti, Technical manager, 2H Offshore; and ‘Jackup motions monitoring for safety and operational efficiency’.

Following a short break for networking, Sandip Ukani, Engineer Director, Pulse Structural Monitoring Ltd will be talking about ‘ROV deployable curvature sensor for pipeline span monitoring’; his presentation will be followed by Robert J Barker or BMT Scientific Marine Services who will be considering ‘Marine and structural integrity monitoring for the Glen Lyon FPSO’. The final speaker in the session will be Neptune Geomatics’ Project Manager, Gwilym Conran, looking at ‘NepCAT 3D catenary monitoring system’.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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