Fundamentals of Pipeline Risk (CS009F)

Fundamentals of Pipeline Risk

In this course, you will discover the concepts and principles of risk management and the identification and analysis of pipeline risk using suitable assessment methods. You will gain an all-round understanding of pipeline risk management, the factors influencing pipeline risk and why risk assessment is required.

On completion of this course, you will be able to define and distinguish between differing risk analysis methods and techniques. You will also be able to list the threats to pipelines leading to loss of containment, understand the consequences of pipeline failure and the role of mitigation in managing risk, and recognize risk management concepts.

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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 Risk Management CS009F


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

This Virtual Training course runs over two days, this includes breaks plus a question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to the following selected Competency Club E-Learns prior the program start date:  Introduction to Risk Analysis (CS043A),  Introduction to Probability of Failure Analysis (CS044A) and Introduction to Consequence Analysis (CS045A).



Day 1

Principles of Pipeline Risk:

  • CFormalizing pipeline risk
  • Pipeline hazards
  • Probability of Failure analysis
  • Failure scenarios
  • Hazard zones
  • Consequences of pipeline failure
    Pipeline risk

Acceptable Risk Criteria:

  • Tolerance of Risk
  • Principles of ALARP
  • Individual Risk
  • Societal Risk

Building a Pipeline Risk Model:

  • Choosing a methodology
  • Features and functions
  • Threat algorithms
  • Failure scenario selection
  • Consequence modelling
  • Identifying receptors and costs
  • Risk metrics


Day 2

Risk Management:

  • Risk and pipeline integrity management
  • Risk assessment objectives
  • Building a risk assessment team
  • Dealing with uncertainty
    Key elements of a risk management policy

Future of Pipeline Risk Assessment:

  • Post 2020 challenges
  • Data analytics
  • Zero incidents

Meet your subject matter expert


Ian Diggory

Ian Diggory is the Principal Consultant at ROSEN (UK). Over 40 years in the oil and gas industry, mainly working on risk models. Joined the industry as an acoustics consultant at British Gas’ Engineering Research Station, following 5 years research into environmental noise. Studied physics and mathematics at university, followed by postgraduate studies in nuclear structure and cosmic ray physics. Published papers on a range of topics from antiprotons in cosmic rays, to traffic noise through to machine learning.


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