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.

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Session #24: Integrity Insights 'The Highlights' - Live Q&A Session on Key Topics from Our Recent Webinar Series 'Integrity Insights'

3 September, 8 am and 3 pm BST

  • Live Q&A session with ROSEN experts from around the world sharing answers to key questions covering the main topics of our webinar series.

 

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Over the past four months, ROSEN has brought to you Integrity Insights – A webinar series breaking through our industry’s uncertainty facing COVID-19. We have held 23 webinars, ranging from expert opinions about the future of our industry to detailed technical solutions that are particularly relevant in the current situation. We also held two panel webinars with operators worldwide, from Australia to South America, sharing their practices on safe operations during the current crisis and their views on the future of our industry’s challenges.

We are now pleased to present the last installment of our webinar series. In this live Q&A session, ROSEN experts from around the world will share answers to the key questions that we have received covering the main topics presented during our webinar series.

This is also an opportunity to have your questions answered by our experts during the live Q&A session. Do not hesitate to revisit the recordings of previous webinars and submit questions to education@rosen-group.com by 17 August 2020 – and our experts will present their answers during the live session. An overview of all available recordings can be found below.


Presenters Morning Session: Michael Smith, Veronica Dominguez, Alejandro Reyes, Andrew Wilde, Steve Cromwell

Presenters Afternoon Session: Michael Smith, Veronica Dominguez, Ryan Gane, Osorio Goncalves, Rhett Dotson, Mark Wright

 

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Session #23: Stop Buying New Coil – Get the Most out of the Coils in Your Yard: Increasing Coiled Tubing Reliability and Lifetime Through Inspection

5 August 2020, 3 pm BST

  • Learn how a tailored adjustment to an existing system can be used to enhance service life of your coiled tubing through inspection, a solution of particular importance when facing CAPEX challenges during current times.

 

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This webinar gives a very brief description of the current ROSEN coiled tubing inspection solution, but focuses more on the experiences ROSEN has gathered over the last two decades working with coiled tubing. Additionally we will highlight some special cases where tailor-made solutions were created in cooperation with the clients.

Presenter: Juergen Woelke, Richard Foecke
Juergen is a Learning Consultant and Process Professional at ROSEN responsible for the education of internal personnel and service compliance with ROSEN’s and international standards/recommended practices for tank, piping, pressure vessel and coiled tubing inspection services within the ROSEN Group. He has 18 years of experience in the inspection business of the oil and gas industry. His expertise focused on flat bottom tank, pressure vessel and coiled tubing inspection services.

Richard is an industrial engineer and Product Manager at ROSEN responsible for the improvement of existing and the development of new inspection technologies and tools for tank, coiled tubing and piping inspections. He has nine years’ experience in the inspection business of the oil and gas industry. His expertise focused on flat bottom tank, coiled tubing and piping inspection tools.

 

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Session #22: PIMS Series Part 3: An Integrated Approach to Crack Management

16 July 2020, 8 am BST

  • Set out the key technical activities associated with a crack management program
  • Define the requisite associated management control elements necessary for a robust and effective program

 

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Cracks within a pipeline system are often a source of grave concern for an operator. The effective management of this threat requires appropriate technical expertise supported by appropriate management controls. This session will describe the constituent parts and some key considerations necessary for an effective and robust integrated approach to the management of pipeline cracks.

Presenter: Steve Cromwell
Steve is a Chartered Engineer with over twelve years’ pipeline integrity management related experience with extensive knowledge in the development of pipeline rehabilitation programs. Certified by the Institute of Asset Management, Steve has a thorough knowledge of industry best practice and international regulatory trends and has worked with a number operators around the world with support in the development, implementation and review of pipeline integrity management systems.

 

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Session #21: PIMS Series Part 2: PIMS in a Time of Crisis – Act in Haste and Repent at Leisure

9 July 2020, 8 am BST

  • Learn about considerations necessary to maintain asset integrity management brought about by cost saving measures
  • Identify potential consequences to increase outsourcing and/or reallocation of roles and responsibilities
  • Discuss safeguards to maintain robust integrity management practices.

 

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The combined crises of COVID-19 and the oil price crash will create major challenges for pipeline operators. There will be pressure to reduce costs and maintain reliability. Following on from the previous overview of best practice in PIMS, this session will identify some of the consequential considerations that are necessary to maintain effective and robust asset integrity management.

Presenter: Steve Cromwell
Steve is a Chartered Engineer with over twelve years’ pipeline integrity management related experience with extensive knowledge in the development of pipeline rehabilitation programs. Certified by the Institute of Asset Management, Steve has a thorough knowledge of industry best practice and international regulatory trends and has worked with a number operators around the world with support in the development, implementation and review of pipeline integrity management systems.

 

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Session #20: Connect and collaborate in the digital era — Part 6

2 July 2020, 8 am BST

  • Understand SCC threat assessment models and how they are applied across entire pipeline networks to identify high susceptibility hot spots and use that information to prioritize inspections.

 

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Join Osorio Goncalves in part six of “Connect and Collaborate in the Digital Era,” which will focus on Stress Corrosion Cracking susceptibility. This webinar provides insights in the assessment of individual pipeline’s and pipeline network stress corrosion cracking susceptibility in accordance with NACE SP0204-08/ ASME 31.8S/CEPA Stress Corrosion Cracking Recommended Practices.

Presenter: Osorio Goncalves - Principal Engineer
Osorio has a Bachelor’s in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from UENF, Brazil in 1998 and a Master‘s in Advanced Mechanical Engineer from Imperial College London in 2007. He joined Petrobras in 2001 and worked for 17 years in Petrobras Transportes (TRANSPETRO) dedicated to inspection, integrity assessment and management of pipelines and fixed equipment holding technical and managerial positions in the terminals and in the headquarters. At TRANSPETRO, was responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the integrity management of pipelines susceptible to SCC including prioritization, direct assessment, ILI, defect assessments and repair methods and criteria. For almost two years, Osorio works as a Principal Engineer in ROSEN Integrity Services, Crack Management in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, leading integrity management projects for pipelines with cracking issues in Europe and South America.

 

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Session #19: Lockdown preventing vital excavation? Use a Virtual-Dig Up to see the damage you really have

30 June 2020, 8 am and 3 pm BST

  • Learn about a groundbreaking new approach to combining data from multiple magnetic flux based technologies to obtain accurate 3D profiles of metal loss anomalies to support advanced integrity assessments

 

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With the current restrictions over movement and social interactions, it is more challenging than ever to access critical anomalies for verification and repair purposes. Advanced integrity assessment approaches can be used to maximize the benefit of available in-line inspection data and, in some cases, allow in-field activities to be safely deferred for a period of time, but ultimately it is the accuracy of the inspection data that has the primary influence over the accuracy of the overall assessment.

Traditionally, sizing metal loss anomalies using magnetic flux leakage data involves the application of a suitable sizing algorithm, combined with the interpretation of an experienced data evaluator. Consequently, although the results are sufficient to enable a conservative assessment of the anomaly to be performed, some ambiguity remains regarding its morphology and size.

ROSEN’s Virtual-Dig Up (VDU) service incorporates a disruptive technology: Deep Field Analysis (DFA). DFA is an iterative process where an initial estimation of the shape of the metal loss is used to simulate the MFL-A and MFL-C magnetic responses. The simulation results are compared to the actual magnetic responses and the metal loss shape is refined, until the simulated and as-measured results are in close agreement. This process results in a laser scan like 3D profile of the metal loss that can be used to support a range of integrity assessments, including accurate estimation of failure pressure, anomaly interaction and corrosion growth rate estimation. The process requires extensive computer processing effort and support from a range of ILI and data analysis specialists to ensure the reliability of the result. Currently, it is therefore targeted at individual anomalies that are challenging to access for verification and repair purposes.

The 3D shape obtained from the DFA process can be used to provide an accurate estimation of failure pressure, using either an effective area approach (such as RSTRENG or the Plausible Profiles – Psqr method) or a finite element analysis (FEA) based assessment. The results of the anomaly assessment are then combined with a range of other activities / assessments, to address the integrity concerns that are particular to the anomaly being assessed. Most notably, it must be determined – with confidence – whether the anomaly is actively growing and if so, at what growth rate. This information can be combined to provide the most accurate estimation of the safe remaining life on a corrosion anomaly.

Presenter: Andrew Wilde
Andrew is a Principal Engineer based in ROSEN’s office in Newcastle, UK and manages a team of over 40 integrity engineers who provide integrity consultancy support to clients worldwide. Andrew has a mechanical engineering background and has been working in the field of pipeline integrity for 20 years, specializing in post in-line inspection integrity assessment.

 

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Session #18: Connect and collaborate in the digital era — Part 5

25 June 2020, 8 am BST

  • Learn the limitation and advantage of each AGS technique
  • Recognize the importance of combining different AGS inspections data; which support the assessment of Cathodic Protection effectiveness and understanding of the pipeline coating condition.

 

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Cathodic Protection (CP) is a technique used to control the external corrosion threat for metallic structures immersed in a corrosive environment. The application of this technique represents hundreds of thousands of dollars spent annually by operators to ensure its effectiveness. However, a precise CP management program would reduce those costs. CP effectiveness and coating defects on buried pipelines can be known using aboveground survey techniques. These techniques are commonly used as one part of a buried pipeline’s integrity management plan, particularly in situations where in-line inspection technologies cannot be utilized.

Social distancing on the Right-of-Way — take advantage of quiet roads to complete aboveground surveys with fully digital remote decision support. NIMA allows combining above-ground survey results from different techniques; therefore, it brings an integrated solution in the application and interpretation of all above-ground surveys, avoiding issues related to Data Alignement, Data Compatibility and Data Disponibility. On top of that, the data could be used for external corrosion assessment, integrity assessment and risk assessment. Join this webinar, hosted by Daniel Cassarino, to find out more.

Presenter: Daniel Cassarino
Daniel is an Engineering Technician at ROSEN UK. After earning his master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Santiago Mariño Polytechnic University Institute, Venezuela, he worked for 11 years at PDVSA, Venezuelan National Oil & Gas Company. His responsibilities included CP assessment, pipeline integrity assessment and pipeline risk assessment on high-pressure gas pipeline networks. In 2015, he moved to England and worked at CORPRO Europe-Aegion, leading aboveground survey projects across the oil, gas and petrochemical industry in Europe. He joined ROSEN in 2018 with more than 13 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and holding NACE certification in Cathodic Protection CP1 Tester and CP2 technician.

 

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Session #17: Perspectives of Operators and Experts during the COVID-19 Times — Part 2

23 June 2020, 8 am and 3 pm BST

  • Learn how pipeline operators around the world are managing their assets during the COVID crisis, and their short term and long term priorities
  • Hear how experts see pressures on staff as they return to work in the 'new normal'

 

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The oil and gas industry is experiencing unprecedented market forces, including the first 'negative' price for a barrel of oil, energy demand decreasing, and most oil and gas industry staff still not back in their offices. Every company, and its workers in this industry, will be affected both in the short-term and long-term. How is the industry surviving in these difficult times? How do key players see the future? This webinar, hosted by Dr. Phil Hopkins, is the second of the series focusing on the pipeline business. Dr. Hopkins will exchange with pipeline operators and experts from around the world on 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 and how the industry might change for its staff.

Presenters:
Dr. Phil Hopkins, Phil Hopkins Ltd., United Kingdom
Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Open Grid Europe GmbH, The Gas Wheel, Germany
Harry MacPherson, MacPherson Integrity Solutions, Malaysia
Eric Jas, Strategy & Development Manager Atteris, Australia
Fabian Sanchez, OCP, Ecuador
Alvaro Quintero, Shell, Brunei
Mohd Nazmi bin Mohd Ali Napiah, PETRONAS, Malaysia
Tisha Schuller, Adamantine Energy, USA

 

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SESSION #16: Connect and Collaborate in the Digital Era — Part 4

18 June 2020, 8 am BST

  • Gain an understanding of the Asset Health Index (AHI) concept
  • Learn how the AHI concept can be applied to support pipeline risk assessments, enabling the right risk-based maintenance decisions on a network

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Join this webinar to gain insight into an exceptionally economical, fully systemized method for performing actionable risk assessments using a Health Index approach. The Asset Health Index (AHI) is used to compare asset health and supports as a basis for maintenance and replacement strategies. This webinar will examine how the concept is dynamically implemented into NIMA for quick decision support, addressing those threats that are active on a pipeline network.

Presenter: Mark Wright
Mark is a principal integrity/risk engineer with 16 years industrial experience in oil, gas and chemical process industries. Specializing in design, implementation and operation of asset and risk management programs, Mark has provided a range of programmatic solutions for pipelines and related facilities for a range of international operators.


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SESSION #15: PIMS Series Part 1: PIMS Best Practice & COVID-19 - A Time To Reflect

16 June 2020, 8 am and 3pm BST

  • Provide an overview of a framework for a Pipeline Integrity Management System
  • Describe the constituent parts comprising an integrated PIMS, which are considered to represent industry best practice

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In these difficult times, when day-to-day work may be on pause, it is appropriate to reflect on integrity management performance and how prepared your systems are for the challenges ahead. Take this opportunity to compare your approach with our view of best practice in resilient Pipeline Integrity Management systems, which we developed in close cooperation with operators worldwide and seen proven results on performance.

Presenter: Steve Cromwell
Steve is a Chartered Engineer with over 12 years’ experience related to pipeline integrity management and extensive knowledge in the development of pipeline rehabilitation programs. Certified by the Institute of Asset Management, Steve has a thorough knowledge of industry best practice and international regulatory trends. He has worked with a number of operators around the world with support in the development, implementation and review of pipeline integrity management systems.


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SESSION #14: CONNECT AND COLLABORATE IN THE DIGITAL ERA — PART 3

11 June 2020, 8 am BST

  • Understanding the risk and evaluating the impact of inspection deferrals on tanks integrity using Risk-Based Inspection (RBI).
  • How to use RBI strategies for integrity management and tank inspection prioritization in NIMA.

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When plans need to be revised, RBI is the tool for managing required changes to inspection schedules on storage tanks. Join this webinar to understand the risk and evaluating the impact of inspection deferrals on tanks integrity using Risk-Based Inspection (RBI). What happens when the inspection plans cannot be executed as programmed? This webinar provides insights on how to use RBI strategies for integrity management and tank inspection prioritization in NIMA.

Presenter: Veronica Andrea Dominguez
Veronica is a Senior Integrity Engineer at ROSEN. After earning her master’s degree in Material Engineer from the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, she worked 14 years for YPF and Repsol. At YPF, a national Argentinian oil and gas company, she was responsible for inspection and integrity planning and handled execution in refinery equipment, storage tank terminals, LPG storage plants and liquid transportation pipelines. In 2012, she moved to Tergo Engineering as an independent consultant associate, leading mechanical integrity projects of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas facilities, such as oil and gas pipelines, refinery process plants and E&P facilities. She joined ROSEN in 2018 with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, holding certificates in risk-based inspection API 580 and API Inspector 653, 510, 570.


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SESSION #13: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DEPTH OF COVER FOR THE MEGARULE

9 June 2020, 1:30 pm BST

  • Learn the key project steps associated with planning, data collection, data processing and the validation of results to determine depth of cover over an entire pipeline

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Part 2 of the forthcoming US MegaRule requires the integration of depth of cover survey results to help in identifying threats (section 192.917). A traditional survey requires a team deployed to walk the pipeline. This is time consuming and creates social distancing challenges. A new approach uses ILI mapping data and surface level data to deliver reliable and repeatable depth of cover information without boots on the ground.

This webinar describes the key project steps associated with planning, data collection, data processing and the validation of results to determine depth of cover over an entire pipeline. Third-party interference is widely documented as being a major cause of damage to buried pipelines. In addition to routine surveillance, maintaining a minimum depth of cover is recognized as a key means of mitigation against third-party interference. In addition, increases in cover can result in settlement and excessive loading. We know that the depth of cover over pipelines can change with time. Current techniques available for measuring depth of cover on buried pipes require significant in field effort. An innovative project has successfully demonstrated a methodology to measure depth of cover over an entire pipeline. This methodology combines ground elevation data with high resolution inertial measurement unit (IMU) data collected during in-line inspection allowing depth of cover to be calculated to an accuracy of ±6” (150mm).

Presenter: Daniel Finley, Simon Daniels
Daniel Finley is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with thirteen years of experience in the Gas and Pipeline Industry. Daniel studied part time for a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering while working for an engineering consultancy business. He is currently a Principal Engineer working for ROSEN (UK) Limited. Daniel’s experience includes the management and delivery of pipeline operation and management projects, specifically in the areas of structural monitoring, legislative compliance, policy development, pipeline stress analysis, MOP affirmation, fitness for purpose and corrosion growth assessment. Daniel is a panel member for the Institution of Gas Engineers and Mangers (IGEM), standards panels for IGEM/TD/1 and IGEM/TD/19.

Simon Daniels is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and is a member of the IMechE and IGEM. Simon studied at Middlesex University, where he graduated in 1992 with a BEng Hons in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in the pipeline industry for more than 26 years on projects in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. Simon initially worked as a graduate engineer for British Gas Research and Technology before moving to Transco in 1996, where he worked in Operational Support. He joined the Northumbrian Lyonnaise Technology & Research Centre in 1998 with responsibility for the management of projects within the annual Lyonnaise des Eaux research and development program and also the provision of technical assistance to Lyonnaise des Eaux operations world-wide. Simon has worked in engineering consultancy businesses since 2000 and has been in his current position as a Principal Engineer for ROSEN (UK) LTD since 2012. He has particular strengths in the areas of innovation and gas distribution activities, including pipeline depth of cover and GIS analysis. Simon has a thorough knowledge of regulatory and legislative requirements, standards and industry best practice.


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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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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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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 #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

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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: Alejandro Reyes - Integrity Management Software Product Manager
Alejandro Reyes is responsible for the strategy, lead and development of integrity management software at ROSEN. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering from the Nueva Granada University in Colombia. Previously, he has worked in the automotive industry and in an incubator for technology start-ups as technical advisor and coach for entrepreneurs. Since 2007, he is working in the oil and gas industry with a special focus on the automation and standardization of business processes and integrity engineering processes worldwide. He currently co-chairs the In-Line Inspection Group at the PODS Organization.


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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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