Our world is rapidly changing. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory facing new challenges each day. As each one of us is faced with the necessity of adapting to this new situation, we believe that now, more than ever, the exchange of knowledge is critical. That is why we invite you to join our free webinar series, Integrity Insights.

In this webinar series, our experts will examine a diverse range of topics relating to integrity management. Our aim is to help ensure the safety and progression of our industry, while helping operators successfully navigate this difficult climate.

Find out more information about the webinars to be featured in this series, below.
More information on upcoming webinars will be added regularly.

Session #1: Advances in Corrosion Growth Assessment

3 April 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Overview of methods of corrosion growth assessment from repeat ILI data
  • Explanation of how data analytics and machine learning techniques can be used to corrosion behavior estimates
  • Exploration of how corrosion growth can be estimated when in-line inspection data is not available

Michael Smith

Accurate estimates of corrosion growth behavior are critical for effective integrity management, to reduce uncertainty in future predictions, and enable continued safe and economic pipeline operation. Following a brief description of conventional methods of corrosion growth assessment from repeat ILI data, this webinar will go on to show how data analytics and machine learning techniques can be used to enhance the resulting corrosion behavior estimates. It will further demonstrate how corrosion growth distributions can be estimated for a pipeline, where in-line inspection data is not available.

Presenter: Michael Smith
Michael Smith is a chartered Chemical Engineer and Data Scientist with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Within ROSEN, he leads the development of new asset integrity technologies, with a specific focus on 'Integrity Analytics' — the use of data analytics to support integrity management decisions. As a subject matter expert in post ILI corrosion growth assessment, Michael has contributed to numerous publications on corrosion growth rate estimation, optimization and prediction.


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Session #2: Qualification of Products for Use on Gas Distribution Networks

8 April 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Overview of methods to ensure the compliance of all introduced and utilized products, equipment and techniques for gas distribution networks
  • Examination of how risks can be controlled and fitness for purpose can be ensured when introducing new products, equipment or techniques to the business

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Prioritization for the repair or replacement of aging assets is well established, but the future integrity of the distribution network depends on ensuring that all introduced and utilized products, equipment and techniques are suitable for their intended purpose. It is essential that the process by which these are evaluated ensures compliance with legislative requirements, gas industry/company standards, recognized specifications and relevant operational procedures, including best practice. Field trials may also be required to confirm the product, equipment or technique is suitable for the required application and to ensure risks are properly controlled before any full-scale introduction into the business, i.e. making sure that the products are “fit for purpose.”

Presenters: Chris Reed, Ben Smith, Lynsey Stevenson


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Session #3: Corrosion Management in a Strained Economic Climate — Part 1

16 April 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Overview of ways to optimize corrosion management regardless of the oil stock price
  • Introduction of ways to reduce the short to long-term costs of managing corrosion threats

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When the oil and gas industry suffers a pronounced economic slow-down, with a crude oil stock price slump, there is a consequential steep decline in the workforce and available funds to undertake the fundamental integrity management activities in order to reduce costs. Crude oil production may be reduced while the stock price is low, however it does not stop completely, and therefore the integrity issues do not fluctuate with the stock price. For asset integrity, it should always be business as usual; however, there are ways to reduce the short to long-term costs of managing the corrosion aspect of the integrity threat through optimization.

Presenter: Ian Laing
Ian Laing is a Principal Corrosion Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in materials and corrosion engineering in the nuclear and oil and gas industries. He has provided corrosion consultancy for Front-End-Engineering and design projects, and for continuous corrosion management of new and mature projects. Ian completed his MSc / PhD in Corrosion Science and Engineering at the UMIST Corrosion and Protection Centre. Ian is NACE Coating Inspector Level 3 certified, and he is currently working as the Corrosion Management Group Business Area Lead for ROSEN UK Integrity Solution in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he holds NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist certificate.


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Session #4: Corrosion Management in a Strained Economic Climate — Part 2

23 April 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Continuing the basic principles and optimization of the corrosion management process, regardless of the oil stock price

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When the oil and gas industry suffers a pronounced economic slow-down, with a crude oil stock price slump, there is a consequential steep decline in the workforce and available funds to undertake the fundamental integrity management activities in order to reduce costs. Crude oil production may be reduced while the stock price is low, however it does not stop completely, and therefore the integrity issues do not fluctuate with the stock price. For asset integrity, it should always be business as usual; however, there are ways to reduce the short to long-term costs of managing the corrosion aspect of the integrity threat through optimization.

Presenter: Marguerite Forde
Marguerite Forde has over 9 years’ experience as a corrosion and integrity management consultant in the oil and gas industry. As a Senior Corrosion Engineer, her expertise focuses on developing internal and external corrosion risk assessment and corrosion control schemes for onshore and subsea pipelines with extensive experience in the delivery and project management of these items. Most recently, she has been applying her corrosion knowledge to flow modelling and how pipeline flow effects corrosion characteristics. Marguerite has a first-class degree in Civil Engineering from University College Cork. She is also qualified as a NACE Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist (SICT).


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Session #5: A NIMA Use Case – Risk-Based Inspection for Storage Tanks

29 April 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Understand the key elements of successful RBI programs
  • Learn about the data required for a valuable RBI assessment
  • Gain insights into current AST inspection technology updates
  • Optimize inspection effectiveness by aligning inspection technologies to damage mechanisms

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In the evolution of inspection programs, fixed-interval inspection regimens were replaced by a condition-based monitoring approach where calculations were made for corrosion rates and thought was given to damage progression and damage mechanisms. Condition-based monitoring was better than the time-based approach, but the consequences of failure were not yet factored into the decision-making process. Condition-based monitoring was then followed by Risk-Based Inspection (RBI), where inspection programs are defined on a risk basis, considering damage mechanisms, probability of failure and related consequences.

The NIMA RBI approach was developed based on the guidance given in API Recommended Practices 580/581, focusing on the generation of inspection programs that improve operator knowledge about the damage state of their equipment to reduce uncertainties and clearly define the level of risk. NIMA Tanks RBI provides the basis for intelligent decision-making regarding inspection frequencies, the extent of inspection and the most suitable type of Non-Destructive Testing applicable to Atmospheric Storage Tanks (AST).

Presenters: Veronica Andrea Dominguez, Richard Elsdon, Ryan Gane, Wizwan Bin Abdullah Nawawi


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Session #6: Taking the Long View

7 May 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Exploration of potential long-term issues facing the industry as a result of COVID-19
  • Examination of future working practices, investment in intellectual capital, future demand and the move to greener energy solutions

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The global oil and gas industry has regularly experienced price volatility. Nevertheless, it has survived and thrived, although it is not always clear that it has taken on board the lessons from these downturns. In this current downturn, managing aging assets in a cost-effective manner is central to the economic survival of many operators. Now more than ever, the industry needs to focus on a long-term strategic approach to asset management, and that probably means a different relationship, possibly with closer collaboration, between operators and service providers.

Presenter: Ian Sharples Diggory
Ian is a principal consultant at ROSEN (UK). Now in his 40th year in the oil and gas industry, for much of his career Ian has worked on developing technical solutions, such as risk models, that address plant and pipeline integrity issues. Ian joined the industry as an acoustics consultant at British Gas’ Engineering Research Station, following 5 years of research into environmental noise. He studied physics and mathematics at university, followed by postgraduate studies in nuclear structure and cosmic ray physics. He has published papers and written articles on a wide range of topics including traffic noise predictions and a probabilistic approach to the assessment of pipeline corrosion defects.


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SESSION #7: Perspectives of Operators and Experts During COVID-19 Times

12 May 2020, 8 am and 3 pm BST
13 May 2020, 3 pm BST Live Q&A Session with the operators

  • Learn how pipeline operators around the world are managing their assets during the COVID crisis as well as their short term and long term priorities
  • Attend the Live Q&A Session and hear how the industry is responding to the harsh market forces in the oil and gas business

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The oil and gas industry is experiencing unprecedented market forces, including the first 'negative' price for a barrel of oil, the decrease in energy demand and the oil and gas majors cutting costs. Every company and its workers in this industry will be affected both in the short and long term. How is the industry surviving in these difficult times and how do key players see the future? This webinar, hosted by Dr. Phil Hopkins, will focus on the pipeline business and ask pipeline operators and experts from around the world how they are managing their assets during the current crisis and how they see the future. The questions posed will give an insight into what the operators' priorities are, as well as the measures they are taking to ensure supply and security.

Presenters: Phil Hopkins, PHL; Terri Steeves, TCE; Marcelino Gomes, Petrobras; Tom Miesner, Pipeline Knowledge LLC; Polad Rustamov, TANAP; Jeroen Zanting, Gasunie
Dr. Phil Hopkins is a consulting engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in pipeline engineering. Phil formed his consultancy company in 2015, after being Technical Director with Penspen Ltd in the UK, and previously Managing Director of Andrew Palmer and Associates in the UK. He has worked with most of the major oil and gas companies and pipeline companies around the world, providing consultancy on management, business, design, maintenance, inspection, risk analysis and safety and failure investigations. He is the past-chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and a Fellow of ASME. More than 15,000 engineers and technical personnel around the world have attended his courses. He also teaches extensively (as a Visiting Professor) on masters’ programmes at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities in the UK.


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SESSION #8: RELIABLE OPERATION IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY

19 May 2020, 8 am and 3 pm BST

  • Regulatory impacts, essential critical infrastructure workers, review of target inspection date and impact assessment of ILI deferral

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In this webinar, ROSEN will share insight to regulatory compliance requirements and a case study on how our experience and knowledge assist our customers with engineering-based and compliance services that bring confidence and clarity to unplanned extensions of integrity activities without compromising the safety of critical infrastructure. This session will focus on the requirements in CFR 195 and 192 associated with assessment and remediation scheduling and what can be done when those schedules need to be changed.

Presenters: Tad Nowicki, Erika Santana, Roland Palmer-Jones
Tad Nowicki, Compliance Consultant at ROSEN USA. Tad draws on a decade of pipeline operator experience leading GIS, Drafting, and DOT/PHMSA regulatory compliance programs to deliver consulting services and solutions that solve operator’s business challenges. Tad's broad regulatory knowledge coupled with database experience is demonstrated in his practical approach to integrity management, compliance, data management and risk mitigation efforts. He offers a unique perspective and insightful guidance to ensure that pipeline operators' internal systems and processes meet the needs of the organization, regulatory minimums, and ensure sustainability.
Erika Santana has a Master in Fracture Mechanics, a Doctorate on nano-damage mechanisms and over two decades of hands-on experience in the oil and gas industry. Since she joined the ROSEN family in 2018, she had been working in the development of digital technologies and as analytics domain expert on pipeline integrity.
Roland Palmer-Jones is the head of integrity management services for the ROSEN Group. He has been involved in R&D and consultancy for the onshore and offshore oil and gas pipeline industry for more than 20 years. His latest area of interest is how to leverage the data collected during many years of delivering inspection and integrity services to better understand the condition of pipelines and optimize integrity management.


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SESSION #9: CONNECT AND COLLABORATE IN THE DIGITAL ERA – PART 1

21 May 2020, 8 am and 3 pm BST

  • Learn how to connect and collaborate with your consultant in the digital era: Digitally-enabled decision support in challenging times
  • Understand how basic fitness-for-service assessment principles can be implemented in a cloud-enabled platform to allow for flexible execution and review

Webinar8

Corrosion does not face a lock-down. Join our webinar to see how a thorough metal loss fitness-for-purpose assessment can lead to actionable insights and can be combined with other failure mechanisms for a holistic view of an asset.

This webinar provides insight into the assessment capabilities of NIMA – particularly related to the information collected and reported by in-line inspection services. It will emphasize assessments such as fitness-for-service, corrosion growth and future integrity planning, and how these can be integrated to allow for a seamless execution towards actionable decision support – both for short-term actions and mid-term planning.

Presenter: Erika Santana
Erika Santana has a Master in Fracture Mechanics, a Doctorate on nano-damage mechanisms and over two decades of hands-on experience in the oil and gas industry. Since she joined the ROSEN family in 2018, she had been working in the development of digital technologies and as analytics domain expert on pipeline integrity.


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Please note, you will be re-directed to the Competence Club.

SESSION #10: WHEN DIGGING MAY BE DEADLY – DEALING WITH DENTS WITH METAL LOSS IN TODAY’S CLIMATE

26 May 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Demonstration of how the integrated MFL and lift-off technology can serve to reduce excavations while still ensuring safe pipeline operations

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Dents interacting with metal loss remain as a significant challenge to operators. Existing regulations require that dents with metal loss be treated as immediate repairs or 60-day repairs, resulting in costly excavations for many operators. At the time when these regulations were written, it was not clear whether in-line inspection technologies could discriminate the nature of the metal loss (i.e. corrosion or mechanical damage) or provide accurate sizing. Furthermore, advanced analysis techniques such as finite element analysis were limited, and fitness-for-service evaluations were not common. While the technological hurdles regarding evaluating interacting dent and metal loss features have been overcome, sensor lift-off remains a challenging issue for magnetic flux leakage (MFL) inspection tools, as sizing accuracy degrades at larger lift-off distances.

Until recently, the sensor lift-off issue limited the ability to perform engineering critical assessments (ECA), because the metal loss in dent features could not be confidently sized. This presentation demonstrates, how integrated lift-off sensors can be used to quantify the lift-off as the MFL sensors pass over a dent. This technology integration has allowed the confident application of sizing specifications for many dents with metal loss, thereby permitting robust ECAs.

Presenter: Rhett Dotson
Rhett Dotson has worked as a consultant in the oil and gas industry for 15 years. Rhett has developed technical expertise in analysis and testing for structural components and pipeline systems. His work with offshore systems has included strength and fatigue analysis performed on topsides and subsea components. His work with pipeline systems has included assessment and engineering support for anomalies such as dents and wrinkle bends in vintage pipeline systems as well as accident investigations due to third-party damage in both onshore and offshore pipeline systems. Rhett has also served as an expert witness for a pipeline operator involving settlement-related issues. Recent structural work has included the analysis and remediation of damaged natural gas pipelines and the determination of in-place pipeline strains based on survey data and finite element calculations.


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SESSION #11: CONNECT AND COLLABORATE IN THE DIGITAL ERA – PART 2

28 May 2020, 8 am and 3 pm BST

  • How the digital integration and combination of survey results provides the information needed for offshore pipeline integrity management
  • To address the challenges faced by operators with ageing subsea assets, ROSEN has investigated ways to utilize the NIMA framework for the optimization of offshore pipeline integrity management

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There is no COVID-19 under the sea, but other threats are very active. So how does the digital integration and combination of survey results provide the information you need for offshore pipeline integrity management? This webinar provides insight into the offshore implementation of NIMA. In particular, it will be demonstrated how the framework facilitates the integration of multiple data sets, including subsea survey, in-line inspection data and risk based inspection (RBI) within a single platform that allows for optimized integrity decision support.

Presenter: Michael Young
Michael Young is a Materials Engineer with a postgraduate degree from the University of Loughborough. Within ROSEN UK, he works within the Materials and Corrosion group and in addition to supporting integrity projects is involved in the development of integrity visualization tools and coordinating links with the OGTC.


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Please note, you will be re-directed to the Competence Club.

SESSION #12: BOTH OF THESE THINGS ARE TRUE: THE RISKS AND OPPORTUNITY OF THIS ENERGY MOMENT

2 June 2020, 3 pm BST

  • How the pandemic is mobilizing new trends in disruption, accelerating some threats, and delaying other social risks
  • How to seize the opportunity presented by our current disruption and increasing opposition to oil and gas, turning risk into operational advantage

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While the world is turned upside down by the pandemic, oil and gas leaders must future-proof their companies simultaneously for unprecedented disruption and rising social risk.
Social risk is the combined political, policy and community risk that materially threaten construction and operation of projects. This keynote articulates how the pandemic is mobilizing new trends in disruption, accelerating some threats, and delaying other social risks. These changes are fundamentally reshaping the political and financial landscape for oil and gas companies. Rather than dismiss or fight these trends, Tisha Schuller challenges energy leaders to seize the opportunity presented by our current disruption and increasing opposition to oil and gas, turning risk into operational advantage.

Presenter: Tisha Schuller
Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to future-proof energy businesses against rising social risk. Tisha consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in managing disruption, energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative. In 2017, Tisha chaired Stanford’s symposium to reduce energy poverty in the developing world using natural gas. Previously, she served as President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and as Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm. She has a B.S. from Stanford University. Tisha serves on many academic and non-profit boards including The Breakthrough Institute, The Energy for Growth Hub and The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Institute for Science & Policy Strategic Council. She is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the U.S. Secretary of Energy under both the Obama and Trump administrations. Tisha’s book, “Accidentally Adamant”, was published in 2018. Tisha authors a weekly series entitled “Both of These Things Are True”.


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