Fundamentals of Pipeline Integrity Management

Fundamentals of  Pipeline Integrity Management 

It's interesting to note that pipeline failure rates have decreased over time due to various technological advancements and improvements to assessment methodologies. However, there are still instances of pipeline failures, with "human factors" being identified as a common factor. As a result, many regulators have shifted towards a more goal-oriented regulatory approach, with pipeline operators required to establish and maintain a Pipeline Integrity Management System. While various codes describe the components of these systems, there are also differences in their composition. This course will supply an overview of a "best practice" framework that integrates the necessary technical and management control aspects for any operational pipeline. Key components of each of these aspects will also be discussed in detail.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

On request - contact us 



Estimated 8 hours



Live, online session



Foundation level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Pipeline Integrity Management CS014


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

The Fundamentals of Pipeline Integrity Virtual Training course runs over two days, includes breaks plus a question and answer session (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to selected Competency Club E-Learns for three days prior the program start date


Day 1

Management Control Framework
 - Management Systems
 - Leadership, Organization and Administration
 - Legal and Code Compliance
 - Performance Management & Improvement
 - Incident Investigation
 - Management of Change
 - Quality Assurance
 - Documents and Records

Threats To Pipeline Integrity
 - Incident Data
 - Threat Categories
 - Examples of Defects
 - Failure Modes

Risk Assessment
 - What is Risk?
 - Why Assess Risk?
 - Risk Management
 - Code and Standard Requirement

Integrity Management Planning
 - Requirements
 - Prescriptive vs risk-based programmes
 - Post-ILI Assessment


Day 2

Inspection, Monitoring & Maintenance
 - Options for Assessing Pipeline Integrity
 - In Line Inspection
 - Pressure Testing
 - Direct assessment
 - Maintenance
 - Non-Destructive Testing

Anomaly Management
 - Discovery of Anomalies
 - Anomaly Response
 - Defect Assessment Process

Repair & Intervention
 - Repair Types & Selection
 - General Considerations

Emergency Preparedness
 - Corporate Emergency Planning
 - Emergency Pipeline Repair Strategy
 - Key Elements

Meet your subject matter expert


Steve Cromwell

Steve Cromwell is a Chartered Senior Engineer with over 14 years of worldwide project experience in the oil and gas industry. He has extensive knowledge of inline inspection techniques and pipeline defect assessment methods and has developed a significant number of rehabilitation programs for both on and offshore pipelines. He has detailed knowledge of international pipeline codes and standards as well as asset integrity management systems best practice and regulatory trends and has supported a number of clients around the world in developing, implementing and improving their pipeline integrity management system provisions.


Note: ROSEN reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants. For further detail see terms