These free informational and Q & A sessions, cover a wide range of topics on asset integrity management and regulatory ramifications for the oil and gas industry. The topics focus on multiple solutions that obtain quality data, which informs the best decisions, and planning capability for the near and long term. Select a region below to discover your customized sessions.

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

Canada

ROSEN Material Property Services / Material Verification

27 May 2020, 1 pm MST

You require up- to- date and accurate design information for every pipe joint within a given segment in order to accurately determine MAOP. Likewise, inconsistencies in the base material, such as hard spots, can lead to increased susceptibility to cracking and other integrity threats due to increased brittleness. To know the unknown, verify your materials with RoMat.

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MFL-A Ultra Corrosion Inspection Technology

3 June 2020, 1 pm MST

Simple corrosion such as pitting, general corrosion and circumferential slotting, can be detected and sized with accuracy by standard RoCorr MFL-A. However, for complex corrosion, “pits within pits” and small diameter pinholes, higher resolution ILI tools are required to precisely define the dimensions and corrosion morphologies. To see the unseen, optimize your ultra-high resolution MFL-A data.

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Deformation Management

10 June 2020

Deformations are a well-known and well-understood threat to pipeline integrity; many generations of inspection technologies have been developed over the years to gather information on these defects. As the attention to dent depth decreases and the emphasis on capturing a true dent profile increases, so must our focus on the quality and resolution of data recorded by technologies used to locate, size and characterize deformations. To detect the undetected, check out Deformation Management with Caliper data.

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USA

How to Navigate Material Property and Attribute Verification

17 June 2020, 12 pm CST

Material property and attribute verification is a fundamental aspect of the changing landscape in gas transmission regulation. Understanding the properties and attributes of each pipe and component is critical for safe operation. The intent of regulation is to support robust pipeline operations and integrity management by ensuring decisions are based on TVC documentation, properties and attributes. Part 1 of the regulation amendments has introduced a specific clause, 192.607, that sets out guidance for how material properties and attributes must be documented. 192.607 is referenced through various sections of new regulations. It is also expected to feature in part 2 of the regulation changes. In this session we will walk through the requirements of 192.607 and describe best practice for complying using technology.

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What Is Piggable?

24 June 2020, 12 pm CST

Pipeline piggability can be a difficult to classify. There are many considerations related to the pipeline, the threat being assessment, and associated economics. Recent changes to gas pipeline regulations have significant new requirements if a segment is classified as piggable. Understanding how to determine if a pipeline can accommodate an inspection tool will be reviewed, along with the required considerations for the associated integrity assessment. Newly incorporate API Std 1163 will be used to support this discussion.

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MAOP Re-confirmation and Engineering Critical Assessment – Part 1

8 July 2020, 12 pm CST

Probably the most significant addition to the regulations following issue of the Mega Rule is the requirement for MAOP re-confirmation. Under specific circumstances, and related to whether traceable, verifiable and complete records for establishing MAOP are available, operators are required to reconfirm MAOP. In accordance with 192.624, this can be achieved using six methods. Pressure testing, pressure reduction, replacement or an Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) are the four options that will be considered in the majority of scenarios. Even before proceeding with any kind of MAOP reconfirmation process, establishing covered segments, selecting which method is most appropriate, and developing the required procedures represents a new and significant task that operations must deploy resources to. This session will discuss the details of 192.624 and introduce the aspect of ECAs.

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MAOP Re-confirmation and Engineering Critical Assessment – Part 2

15 July 2020, 12 pm CST

An ECA is an analysis of whether or not an anomaly existing in a pipe is tolerable under specific loading conditions. There are three main components to the ECA process: defining the threats that must be considered, determining what defects exist in the pipeline most likely using in-line inspection, and analysis of those anomalies to calculate predicted burst pressure, in accordance with 192.712, or another appropriate failure criteria. The aim of this webinar is to walk through the ECA process, discussing the pertinent decision points and individual tasks required.

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How to Address Long-Seam Integrity

22 July 2020, 12 pm CST

Long-seam integrity management is a relevant topic as part of changes to gas pipeline regulation. The essential elements of long-seam integrity management will be described and related to the changes in code associated with Subpart O, 192.710 Assessments outside of HCAs, and 192.632 ECA for MAOP Reconfirmation. The API 1176 recommended proactive for crack management will be used to support this discussion.

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Data Management and Software Tools: Connecting Data and Integrity Management

29 July 2020, 12 pm CST

Information and use cases will demonstrate how data management and integrity management can be connected with software tools, such as i.a. ROSEN’s NIMA, Esri’s Operations Dashboard, PODS, UPDM. Operators can leverage standards and software tools they may already have to support PHMSA 192.607 and 192.624.

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Mexico

NOM-009-ASEA-2017

3 June 2020, 10 am CST

A Principios de 2019, se publica la Norma Oficial Mexicana para la Administración de la integridad de ductos. Ha sido un largo camino en México para asegurar el estado de la extensa red de Ductos y el cumplimiento del proceso de Administración de la integridad de Ductos.

At the beginning of 2019, the Official Mexican Standard for Pipeline Integrity Management was published. It has been a long journey in Mexico to ensure the condition of the extensive pipeline network and compliance with the Pipeline Integrity Management process.

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Soluciones ILI/ ILI Solutions

10 June 2020, 10 am CST

Precisa selección del sistema ILI más apropiado con respecto a las capacidades de detección, caracterización, identificación, ubicación de indicaciones en ductos. a. Características físicas y restricciones de la herramienta ILI; b. Requisitos de información; c. Fiabilidad operativa de la herramienta (historial, éxito operativo, etc.) y del proveedor; d. Rendimiento sobre otros tipos de anomalías distintas de las de interés; e. Restricciones operacionales y disponibilidad.

Precise selection of the most appropriate ILI system with respect to detection, characterization, identification, and location of features in pipelines. a. Physical characteristics and restrictions of the ILI tool b. Information requirements c. Operational reliability of the tool (history, operational success, etc.) and the supplier d. Performance on other types of anomalies other than those of interest e. Operational restrictions and availability.

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South America

Selección de herramientas inteligente para la gestión de la amenaza de corrosión

27 May 2020, 6 pm CST

Con este webinar podrá conocer el marco general para realizar la selección adecuada de los sistemas de inspección a fin de gestionar la amenaza de corrosión en tuberías. Después de este “webinar” usted estará en capacidad de:

  • Entender la clasificación de los tipos de corrosión de acuerdo al “POF”.
  • Conocer los principios básicos de las tecnologías ILI para detección de corrosión.
  • Conocer el alcance de un diagnostico ILI para detector corrosión.
  • Entender el alcance de los estudios de integridad posteriores a las inspecciones ILI.

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Asia Pacific

Turnkey Projects: Challenges and Solutions

3 June 2020, 10 am GMT

A typical pigging operation involves no fewer than five service suppliers. The key to a successful pigging operation, apart from the pigs, is the overall coordination and project management, more so if the pipelines and operating conditions are challenging and require complex arrangements between the different service suppliers. For more than 40 years in in-line inspection and pipeline integrity industry, ROSEN has developed methodologies to minimize the risks of a failed pigging operation, by bringing the full scope of work under one roof.

In this session, you will learn the challenges and solution on turnkey project – from the design of the pigs, to the rigorous testing, the supply of propellant, the temporary launching barrels, the pipeline modifications etc. as well as the overall project management. The risks at each step are minimized by having a single focal point, backed by a track record of successful projects around the globe.

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Tank Inspection – What and How?

10 June 2020, 10 am GMT

How to manage and ensure that tank inspection is performed the right way using the correct tool and method? A wrong decision can lead to disastrous outcomes, from a simple tank leak to major tank accidents. In this session, you will learn how to manage your tank inspection and control the outcome.

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Flow Assurance and Pigging Feasibility Studies to Optimize Cleaning Operations

17 June 2020, 10 am GMT

Pipeline cleaning is often undertaken to manage flow assurance issues such as corrosion, slugging, wax, sand, etc., which are present in the pipeline system. In addition, pigging offshore pipeline assets is becoming, in many cases, increasingly challenging with the development of more deep water applications, the use of exotic materials, and increasingly demanding operating conditions. This tech talk will demonstrate how ROSEN has successfully combined flow assurance analysis along with pigging feasibility studies in order to optimize pigging in very challenging onshore and offshore pigging applications. This integrated approach has shown significant benefit in quantifying risks, evaluating mitigation strategies, confirming pigging feasibility, developing optimized pigging campaigns, and preparing robust operational plans.

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Approach on Challenging Pipelines

24 June 2020, 10 am GMT

In this session, we will share with you how ROSEN addresses challenges through applying the “ROSEN Toolbox” approach and using the operational expertise within the Challenging Pipeline Diagnostics Division.

Challenging pipelines are difficult pipelines to be inspected using off-the-shelf intelligent pigging solutions: a more detailed study is required for pipelines to be inspected.

We will cover three main points used to properly inspect challenging pipelines:

  • Technical Feasibility Study
  • ROSEN Toolbox Approach
  • ROSEN Preparations and Extensive Testing

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Terminal Piping Integrity Management

1 July 2020, 10 am GMT

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Applying Data Analytics to Support Pipeline Integrity Decision-Making

8 July 2020, 10 am GMT

‘Integrity Analytics' involves the application of techniques such as exploratory data analysis, data visualization, machine learning and computational probability to the everyday challenges of pipeline integrity management. By describing historical trends and creating predictive models, Integrity Analytics techniques can help us to use 'big data' more effectively in the pipeline industry.

Using a pilot data warehouse containing data for over 8,000 pipelines, it will be shown how Integrity Analytics can provide an alternative route to understanding the complex problems of corrosion, cracking, and a range of other pipeline threats. p>

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Best Practice in Pipeline Bending Strain Assessment

15 July 2020, 10 am GMT

Pipelines can experience bending strain due to geohazards or other external loads. Excessive bending strains can result in severely deformed pipeline or result in failures at girth welds. Managing bending strains requires an understanding of where and how the loads impact a pipeline asset. This session will cover best practices used during the analysis of pipeline bending strains, and how to maximize the value of inertial mapping unit data collected during in-line inspections.

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An Overview of Flexible Integrity Management

22 July 2020, 3 pm GMT

Flexible pipeline systems are now widely used in the upstream oil and gas production sector, often as part of a strategic decision to reduce corrosion management costs associated with carbon steel pipelines. However, there are integrity management challenges associated with flexible systems that may be overlooked. Beginning with the basics of flexible design and installation, this session will provide insights into flexible integrity and risk assessment, and how to demonstrate life extension beyond the intended service life.

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Europe

Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series - Live Introductory Session

10 June 2020, 10:30 am GST

Key Note - Phil Hopkins

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 - Roy van Elteren

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.

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Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series – Session 1 – Morning

10 June 2020, 10:30 am GST

Integrity Analytics – Data Science for Pipeline Integrity Management

"Integrity Analytics” involves the application of data science techniques (such as exploratory data analysis, data visualization, machine learning and computational probability) to everyday challenges of pipeline integrity management. By describing historical trends and creating predictive models, Integrity Analytics techniques can help us to use "big data" more effectively in the pipeline industry. Using a pilot data warehouse containing data for over 5,000 pipelines, it will be shown how Integrity Analytics can provide an alternative route to understanding complex pipeline threats, such as corrosion.

Dealing with SCC - An Approach to the Management of Pipeline External Stress Corrosion Cracking

Historically, many pipeline failures have been reported due to external Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in the oil and gas industry worldwide. While numerous SCC cases have been reported on the American Continent from North to South, there is a much lower level of reporting of such problems in Western Europe, which may have led to misplaced confidence that the Old Continent remains relatively immune to pipeline SCC challenges. Our experience shows that the European markets are not immune to pipeline external SCC, with failures reported as early as 1968. In this paper, the challenges of managing pipeline external SCC will be highlighted. An approach to understanding more confidently the occurrence of SCC on pipeline networks and to proceed to a more reliable management of SCC (and cracking) will be discussed.

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Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series – Session 1 – AFTERNOON

10 June 2020, 15:30 pm GST

Integrity Analytics – Data Science for Pipeline Integrity Management

"Integrity Analytics” involves the application of data science techniques (such as exploratory data analysis, data visualization, machine learning and computational probability) to everyday challenges of pipeline integrity management. By describing historical trends and creating predictive models, Integrity Analytics techniques can help us to use "big data" more effectively in the pipeline industry. Using a pilot data warehouse containing data for over 5,000 pipelines, it will be shown how Integrity Analytics can provide an alternative route to understanding complex pipeline threats, such as corrosion.

Pipelines Aging Gracefully - Assuring Longevity through Proactive Corrosion Management

Ageing is not about how old your equipment is; it is about its condition, and how that is changing over time. Aging assets, like the North Sea’s Forties oil field, which was brought online in 1975 is undergoing further development to extend their operational life beyond 2030, while others are being considered for future offshore hydrogen generation. An ageing asset doesn’t have to mean something that is unmanageable or inoperable (or unprofitable!). However, we are in an era where ageing assets the industry comes under greater regulatory scrutiny and the delicate balance between cost, efficiency, and sustainability continues to be just that, delicate. In order to create a sustainable and profitable future, we need to address integrity challenges in an integrated and strategic manner, always having a long-term strategy in mind. We must learn to be proactive and find answers to the questions like “What might go wrong?” and “How can we prevent incidents?” rather than having to answer the questions “What went wrong?” and “Could we have prevented this incident?”. Although a reactive approach may provide short-term cost savings, it is proactive corrosion management that delivers improved operational reliability and an optimisation of overall asset life-cycle cost.

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Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series – Session 2 – Morning

17 June 2020, 10:30 am GST

Taking CGA to the Next Level – Advances in ILI-based Corrosion Growth Assessment

Accurate estimates of corrosion growth behavior are important 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 presentation will go on to show how computer vision and machine learning can be used to enhance the resulting corrosion behavior estimates from these methods. It will further demonstrate how corrosion growth distributions can be estimated for a pipeline, where in-line inspection data is not available.

An Outside Perspective – The Importance of Cathodic Protection and Field Verification Data

The aim of the talk is to provide a general insight into how measured cathodic protection and environmental data obtained in conjunction with verification measurements of pipeline corrosion defects can provide clients with additional confidence for assessing and prioritising dig up campaigns associated with piggable and non-piggable pipeline scenarios.

Whilst offering insight into real life scenarios where often things are not quite the way it seems, the talk will have particular focus relating to the importance of accurate data gathering and how inaccuracies in measurement techniques can impact the operators vision significantly.

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Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series – Session 2 – Afternoon

17 June 2020, 15:30 pm GST

Taking CGA to the Next Level – Advances in ILI-based Corrosion Growth Assessment

Accurate estimates of corrosion growth behavior are important 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 presentation will go on to show how computer vision and machine learning can be used to enhance the resulting corrosion behavior estimates from these methods. It will further demonstrate how corrosion growth distributions can be estimated for a pipeline, where in-line inspection data is not available.

Ready for a "Quick Fix?" – The Role of EPRS as a Key Component of PIMS

Offshore Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS), follow on from Emergency Response, providing business continuity by ensuing a repair response is available.

In this talk, we restate the basic process and elements of an EPRS. Look at a few of the challenges operators have experienced in establishing an EPRS, and consider the impact of a low oil price and asset change of ownership. We close this out with a simple self assessment activity where you can assess your current level of preparedness.

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Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series – Session 3 – Morning

19 June 2020, 10:30 am GST

Need a Quick Fix? – An Update on Available Pipeline Repair Technologies and Solutions

During construction and subsequent operation, pipelines are subject to degradation, ageing mechanisms and external influences e.g. corrosion, fatigue, 3rd party damage, ground movement. Pipeline repair may be required when the structural integrity of the pipe has dropped below an acceptable level. In an extreme case this may be where there is a leak or rupture, but more usually it is where a defect has been identified by ILI or direct assessment and subsequent engineering assessment has confirmed the defect unacceptable for safe operation.

This talk will provide an outline of the key factors to consider when planning a pipeline repair, discuss repair method selection and provide an overview of available repair options today. This will include discussing repair options that fall outside of ASME B31.4, such as the epoxy sleeve or composites for the repair of cracks, together guidance on how to qualify and manage these repairs for safe install on a pipeline defect.

Capturing Opportunities in the Energy Transition – Hydrogen Integrity Framework

This talk will illustrate a comprehensive integrity management approach supporting pipeline operators with the conversion of their existing natural gas grids and operations for transporting hydrogen.

In the talk, we will summarize the potential threats, and the changes or additions to current integrity management (and potentially operating) practices needed to monitor these new threats.

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Pipeline Integrity Framework Tech Talk Series – Session 3 – Afternoon

19 June 2020, 15:30 pm GST

Maintaining Safe Operations – Working with the Regulations and Keeping the HSE Onside

The HSE introduced the Pipeline Safety Regulations (PSR) almost a quarter of a century ago in 1996. The PSR replaced earlier prescriptive legislation on the management of pipeline safety with a more integrated, goal-setting, risk-based approach encompassing both onshore and offshore pipelines.

This talk will look at the structure of the regulations and how they should be implemented to ensure that effective pipeline integrity management processes in place that will stand up to the scrutiny of the HSE. Emphasis will be placed on the HSE’s more recent focus on Maintaining Safe Operations through Leadership Audits (MSOLA) as part of their wider offshore inspections and the key concerns these audits have raised since their introduction (in the wake of the previous oil price crash in 2015) and what you need to do to keep the HSE onside.

The NIMA Framework – A Tool for Dynamic Offshore Pipeline RBI

To help 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.

This talk will provide 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 pipeline risk-based inspection (RBI) within a single platform that allows for optimized integrity decision support.

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