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.

Europe

Tech Talk Tuesday: Session 6 - Benefits of Combined Diagnostics

Pipeline Integrity Framework Series

3 November 2020, 11 am CET

Pipelines are exposed to a wide range of potential damage mechanisms, which may eventually result in leakage – or worse – if not identified and mitigated at the right time. While single threats may severely compromise the operational safety of a given pipeline, combined threats like corrosion in dents or cracks in corrosion pose an even higher risk to the asset’s overall integrity.

Performing a detailed threat analysis allows clear identification of the type and morphology of the expected integrity threats. Using a variety of modular inspection technologies that can be merged on one tool, allows for a comprehensively assessment of the expected types of threats with a single ILI run. This flexible approach ultimately reduces inspection-related costs and efforts. While each technology is strong on its own, the combination of multiple technologies provides significant added value as the combined evaluation of various data sets leads to more accurate integrity assessments.

Presenter:
Jochen Spalink, Head of Business Line Proficient Pipeline Diagnostics, ROSEN Group
With more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry Jochen Spalink has gathered a wealth of operational experience around pipeline cleaning and inspection. Today, Jochen is heading the Proficient Pipeline Diagnostics business within ROSEN Europe. Always closely aligned to customer needs, the team around Jochen supports pipeline operators with gathering of best possible inspection data from their assets as a basis for sound integrity assessments.

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Session 7 - Outlook: Virtual Dig Up / Deep Field Analysis

Pipeline Integrity Framework Series

10 November 2020, 11 am CET

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Presenter:
Andrew Wilde, Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group

Special Thursday Session - De-risking the Conversion to Hydrogen Using a Framework Approach

Pipeline Integrity Framework Series

12 November 2020, 11 am CET

This presentation will illustrate a comprehensive integrity management approach supporting pipeline operators with the conversion of their existing natural gas grids and operations for transporting hydrogen. It will summarize the potential threats and the changes or additions to current integrity management (and potentially operating) practices needed to monitor these new threats.

Presenter:
Neil Gallon, Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group
Neil Gallon is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer working for the ROSEN Integrity Services division in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer, a professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an International / European Welding Engineer. He has over 20 years' experience in manufacturing and consultancy, including working for companies such as Tata Steel and GE. His current interests include the impact of gaseous hydrogen on materials and welds.

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Session 8 - Achieving First Run Success

Pipeline Integrity Framework Series

17 November 2020, 11 am CET

First run success is a key parameter for anyone who is dealing with the inspection of pipelines. For ILI vendors it is a key indicator for their overall performance and might lead to or prevent future projects, not to mention reputation and costs. For operators it is a major cost factor if they have to deal with a failed inspection and have to plan a re-inspection. In worst cases they have to cut out a stuck tool which takes the pipeline out of service and leads to tremendous efforts and costs.

This webinar will introduce possibilities to ensure first run success or at least to decrease the risk of a failed run to a minimum. In any intelligent pipeline inspection you have to deal with uncertainties that you cannot fully exclude. But there are procedures and measures that can be taken to mitigate risks. These require collaboration and information sharing between pipeline operators and ILI vendors but are indispensable prior to any successful in-line inspection and are therefore part of the ROSEN Pipeline Integrity Framework.

Presenter:
Johannes Spille, International Project Manager, ROSEN Group
Johannes Spille has 6 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. He is working for ROSEN Germany since 2017 as an International Project Manager. In this function, he is leading worldwide projects to execute and roll-out new services - like RoCorr MFL-A Ultra - and is giving technical expertise on the feasibility of ILI projects.

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Session 9 - Advanced Pipeline Cleaning & RoVisual

Pipeline Integrity Framework Series

24 November 2020, 11 am CET

In this webinar, we will talk about advanced pipeline cleaning. But what does this actually mean? And why is pipeline cleaning an important aspect of the pipeline integrity framework? This webinar should not only focus on advanced pigging solutions but also provide a more holistic view on pipeline cleaning and show, based on an exemplary case study, the importance of having the right solutions on the one hand but at the same time also the right pigging strategy and operational approach in mind to manage challenging flow assurance issues and contribute to operate pipeline assets safe and at maximum efficiency. Moreover, this webinar should introduce RoVisual, a unique new inspection service. Other than crawling into a pipeline and looking yourself, there is no possible way of seeing its general condition; doing that, of course, is not an option. RoVisual allows this to take place by simply adding this technology – without the need for a tethered camera inspection – to a ROSEN cleaning tool during a regular operational pigging run. We will talk about the broad use and added value of a visual ILI inspection and how it can allow for an additional source of data for future integrity decisions.

Presenter:
Michael Bruns, Sales Manager Field Products & Services, ROSEN Group
Michael Bruns has over 7 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically with a focus on pipeline cleaning. As part of an internal pigging expert group at ROSEN's R&D center in Germany he supported for over 5 years in the development and provision of cleaning products and services for challenging pipeline cleaning applications, as well as consulted on numerous cleaning operations and projects around the world. Since 2 years, he has become a Sales Manager for ROSEN Europe in the same field applying his knowledge to provide our customers with high quality pigging solutions to manage flow assurance issues and ensure their pipeline assets are operated safe and at maximum efficiency. Michael has a Master's degree in Business Chemistry & Engineering from the University of Münster in Germany.

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Tech Talk Tuesday: Session 10 - Material Properties

Pipeline Integrity Framework Series

1 December 2020, 11 am CET

Material Verification is the process of verifying or re-establishing key data including the strength grade, toughness, wall thickness, seam type and diameter. These data are critical to safe pipeline operation and Integrity Management.

Material properties are fundamental to safe MAOP and operating pressures, being used directly in Fitness for Service assessments to address metal loss and crack-like features. Where material properties are based on general assumptions or incorrect data these assessments are not representative of true properties and can lead to areas of unknown risk and unsafe operation.

Conversion of existing pipelines to hydrogen service also poses risks where material properties are unknown. Firstly, the pipe materials present within a pipeline must be identified, and secondly the risk or susceptibility to embrittlement or hydrogen assisted cracking mechanisms must be identified and assessed.

ROSEN’s Material Property Services work within the Pipeline Integrity Framework to provide a complete and flexible solution to the operator’s specific aims for Material Verification, incorporating In-Line Inspection (ILI), in-situ or destructive testing, engineering assessments and Integrity Management. Central to this approach is RoMat PGS, a unique ILI service that provides the strength and grade for each individual pipe within the inspected pipeline. Moreover, a data integration approach builds upon this data to group pipes into ‘populations’ with shared properties and attributes, creating a ‘Pipeline DNA’ and laying the foundations for fully informed Integrity Management processes for the remaining life of the pipeline.

Presenters:
Ollie Burkinshaw, Senior Engineer, ROSEN Group
Ollie is a Materials Engineer with ROSEN Integrity Solutions, where he works on the delivery of RoMat PGS projects and development of Material Verification services. He holds a Master’s degree in Materials Science & Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge.

Jason Edwards, Project Manager, ROSEN Group
Jason is a Project Manager at the ROSEN Group where he coordinates the RoMat services PGS & DMG. Prior to coming to ROSEN, he worked for a gas operator in Australia for 6 years across operations and integrity management and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

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Asia Pacific

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USA

Selective Seam Weld Corrosion: A New, Old Problem

Long Seam Integrity Management Series

4 November 2020, 1 pm CST

This presentation will walk through a structured approach for managing the threat of selective seam weld corrosion (SSWC). It will begin with an introduction to the threat, emphasizing the need to fully understand the specific morphology of SSWC, materials in which it is present and factors that can be attributed to line pipe segments that are considered susceptible. Managing SSWC requires an appropriate assessment method combined with a focused evaluation process, to ensure the necessary levels of POD, POI and sizing can be realized. The use of an enhanced in-line inspection (ILI) system to meet these ends will be presented. Finally, the process of prioritizing anomalies for verification and subsequent remediation plans in line with the regulatory requirements will be discussed.

Presenter:
Simon Slater, Principal Engineer, ROSEN Group
Simon Slater is a Principal Materials and Welding engineer based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. Simon joined the ROSEN Group in 2011 after more than 15 years in the steel industry, working in research & development and oil & gas pipe manufacturing. He has extensive expertise in metallurgy, welding engineering, material properties and testing, manufacturing processes and structural integrity assessments. He is a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Long Seam Cracking: Don’t “Crack” it Open

Long Seam Integrity Management Series

9 December 2020, 1 pm CST

This presentation will include a series of case studies and representative examples to demonstrate a full integrity management cycle to manage the threat of cracking in longitudinal seam welds. The presentation will cover threat identification, inspection tool selection, data interpretation, and anomaly response. The key aspect of this process will be the decision-making process, all of which will be underpinned by risk. The process will demonstrate how an operator may satisfy regulatory obligations and then go beyond to justify, or not, other preventative and mitigative actions.

Presenter:
Mark Wright, Principal Integrity Engineer, ROSEN Group
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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CANADA

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Mexico

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South America

Levantamientos de profundidad de cobertura mediante una inspección en línea

29 Octubre 2020, 9 pm COT / 11 am ART

Durante este Tech Talk trataremos temas como los daños en la tubería e interferencia de terceros, la evaluación de la profundidad de cobertura, los modelos de elevación, inspección en línea, evaluación y reportes, ensayo en campo / caso de estudio, exactitud y verificación en campo.

A través del Modelo Digital de Terreno (DTM) realizaremos un mapeo de rutas en línea utilizando una unidad de medición inercial para proporcionar coordenadas tridimensionales de una tubería completa. Esta metodología será muy importante para que puedas entender la profundidad de la cobertura.

Presentador:
Michael Schorr, Sales Development & Key Account Management, ROSEN Group

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