Integrity 2019 is a two-day online conference for pipeline professionals. Since this is a completely virtual conference, you can join us from anywhere in the world, absolutely free.
What you can expect from two days of tuning in
In-line inspection (ILI) is recognised as the method which provides the most complete view of the current condition of an entire subsea pipeline system. Modern ILI tools can inspect both risers and subsea flow lines, generating gigabytes of high resolution data. But too often, inspection is viewed as an afterthought resulting in unnecessary complexity and compromise.
Proper planning can reduce the cost of inspection while also maximising the value of the data gathered, to better understand any corrosion growth. Comparing data sets of multiple inspections, including baselines, allow operators to recognise and understand changes in a pipeline so that they can be managed without expensive repairs.
20 years ago the incidence of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and fatigue cracking was unusual. Today the picture is very different and with our global network of inspection services we are helping pipeline operators face up to the challenge of managing pipelines with both SCC and fatigue cracking.
In this presentation Roland Palmer-Jones, Head of Group Business Line Integrity Solutions, ROSEN Group, will explore how, working with different pipeline operators, ROSEN have used the crack management framework approach to assist communication and understanding between operator and service provider, thereby collaboratively developing appropriate safe and effective management plans for both SCC and fatigue cracking threats.
Seal for Life Industries is a manufacturer of 5 unique technologies of coatings, all focused on controlling or stopping the corrosion process on steel pipelines. Bob Buchanan, Director & Senior Technical Advisor, Seal for Life Industries, will provide details about these technologies including history, current activities and future opportunities.
Unplanned incidents which cause damage to pipelines or result in a loss of integrity can have huge environmental, safety and reputational implications. A potential pipeline failure or interruption to production can have major consequences in fuel supply to the client and commercially for the operator.
Operators can often encounter difficulties in isolating sections of their pipeline to facilitate repair or maintenance activities if appropriate valves are absent from the line, or if the existing valves do not provide the required level of isolation.
This presentation by Dale Millward, Technical Advisor, STATS Group, will describe high integrity isolation methods that enable piggable and unpiggable pipeline systems to be safely isolated to double block and bleed isolation requirements.
For as long as pipelines have been transporting hydrocarbons, operators have faced integrity challenges, successfully battling ‘traditional’ threats such as corrosion, material defects and third-party damage.
But what about emerging threats? As pipelines transport biogas or produced hydrogen from wind power, and the search for energy goes to extreme environments, how can operators prepare for the unexpected?
In this presentation Dr. Jeff Wilson, Vice President of Global Solutions Engineering, T.D. Williamson, provides insight into the future of integrity threats and how better data, improved monitoring and materials and new algorithms will help the industry stay ahead and in control.
Composite repairs are now well established as a standard repair method for restoring the integrity of impaired pipelines. Results from test programmes completed over the last 15 years have been reviewed and distilled and are now codified in ASME and ISO guidance documents, meaning best-practice is available to all operators. However, the requirements set out in these documents are not always clearly understood or followed in the field.
This presentation by Paul Hill, Global Technical Director, TEAM Inc., will provide an overview of the key points and what is required to satisfy them, giving the operator greater understanding of how to make best use of this technology.
An operator in the Gulf of Mexico experienced a loss of containment on a recently installed subsea system. Recognising the potential of CT scanning to characterise the integrity and the contents of the pipeline non-intrusively at the same time – information which would be crucial for verifying the integrity of the rest of the system – they commissioned Tracerco to perform an inspection on selected locations.