Jun 10. till Jun 10.

Tech Talk: Pipeline Integrity Management - Introductory Session

Key Note:
This talk will look at the current status of pipeline integrity management, then “look into the future” to suggest some improvements and changes we need to consider if we want to continue operating safe pipelines.

Mind the Gap:
With the energy industry seeking to increase the economic life of assets, many will remain in operation longer than anticipated. Alternative use (e.g. hydrogen) of our pipeline systems – incentivized by the energy transition – adds an additional challenge in managing our aging assets. Best practices from projects are a major component contributing to the success and safety of the industry. With cost pressures, an aging workforce and delivery deadlines, the time and effort required to capture and share those lessons are frequent casualties of those challenges. At the same time, pipelines are increasingly under the watchful eye of the public, demanding what has been referred to as a Roadmap to Zero Incidents. Systematic approaches derived from industry best practices may not sound like rocket science, but, working with many operators around the world, we experience many approaches and collect hard evidence on the results of those approaches. We firmly believe that most operators can achieve substantial efficiency gains and cost reductions by taking a value-chain approach. We will discuss a generic Pipeline Integrity Framework that enables the sharing of best practices and adds value to risk-based pipeline integrity decision-making. In addition, the described Framework will be instrumental in harvesting the value of the “digital promise” on data analytics and predictive analytics, ultimately contributing to efficiency and operational cost reduction.

Learn more and join our regional session, which will be presented on June 10, 2020 at 10:30 am (BST).

This session is part of our series “TECH TALKS - Regional sessions on technical topics” with weekly discussions on a diverse range of topics on asset integrity management and regulatory ramifications for the oil and gas industry.

June 10, 20202020-06-10T12:00:00 - June 10, 2020 2020-06-10T03:59:00
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