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The Competence Club offers a variety of relevant training courses, in both online and offline environments. These courses are designed to provide a broad overview of a specific subject and introduce you to a new defined skillset in pipeline operation, inspection, integrity, or risk. 

The courses are taught exclusively by experts and practitioners, and their content is regularly updated by current requirements expressed by the industry.

Browse our course catalog below to find the right course to support your job requirements.
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CS001A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with knowledge of pipeline engineering principles, good practices in pipeline engineering, and awareness of their bases.

TOPICS
• History of pipelines, types and uses of pipelines, and benefits. 
• Pipeline standards.
• Line pipe and coatings.
• Pressure, pipeline fluids, pipeline hydraulics.
• Material strength and ductility.
• Pipeline integrity management.
• Cause of stresses on pipelines, hoop design factor, operating and design pressure.

CS002A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with knowledge of ethical principles and responsibilities and an awareness of potential challenges to both.

TOPICS
• The importance of ethics in society, engineering, and business. 
• Values.
• ‘Ethics’ versus ‘morality’.
• Responsibilities of an engineer. 
• What is meant by ‘professional’?

CS003A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of origins of hydrocarbons, their journey to market, the basis of oil and gas markets, and key players in this market.

TOPICS
• Energy.
• Hydrocarbons: properties, origins, exploration, extraction, and processing.
• Pollution.
• Oil and gas reserves, the price of oil.
• Oil and gas markets and majors, and ‘OPEC’.
• Unconventional energy sources.

CS004A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of pipeline projects, project management principles, simple project control measures, and budgeting procedures.

TOPICS
• Project Life Cycle
• Project Management
• Project Support
• Project Control

CS005A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of pipeline inspection and surveillance (techniques, tools, and procedures).

TOPICS
• External inspection methods (coating and cathodic protection, excavation, etc.).
• External surveillance methods (aerial, walking, etc.).
• Internal inspection methods (in-line inspection tools).
• Awareness methods of damage prevention (one-call, markers, etc.).
• Threats to pipeline integrity.

CS006A

DESCRIPTION
The legislation, regulations, and standards used at all stages of the onshore pipeline life cycle. Giving the student an understanding of the duties of a pipeline engineer to achieve legislative compliance.

TOPICS
• What are Laws and Regulations, processes, their differences, and importance? 
• Pipeline Laws and Regulation and standards: history, and development.
• Pipeline Standards and Specifications, and linking them to Regulations.
• Minimum requirements in Regulations and Standards.
• Typical contents of Laws and Regulations for pipelines.
• Pipeline standards: purposes, intent.

CS007A

DESCRIPTION
The legislation, regulations, and standards used at all stages of the subsea pipeline life cycle. Giving the student an understanding of the duties of a pipeline engineer to achieve legislative compliance.

TOPICS
• What are Laws and Regulations, processes, their differences, and importance? 
• Pipeline Laws and Regulation and standards: history, and development.
• Pipeline Standards and Specifications, and linking them to Regulations.
• Minimum requirements in Regulations and Standards.
• Typical contents of Laws and Regulations for pipelines.

CS008A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an understanding of hydraulic principles, and will be aware of different phases, flows, equations of state, head losses, flow assurance, wax and hydrate formation, and the differences between compressible and incompressible fluids in a pipeline.

TOPICS
• States of matter and phases. 
• Fluid mechanics.
• Pipeline economics.
• Pressure and ‘head’.
• Compressibility.
• Resistance to flow.
• Fluid flow.
• Wax and hydrate formation.
• Increasing pressure (pumps and compressors).

CS009A

DESCRIPTION
The concepts and principles or risk management and the identification and analysis of pipeline risks using suitable assessment methods. This course will provide an awareness of pipeline risk management, the factors influencing pipeline risk and why risk assessment is required.

TOPICS
• Risk management and risk assessment codes and standards.
• Pipeline failure hazards (time-dependent and random), for onshore and offshore pipelines.
• Consequences of pipeline failure, for gas and liquid lines (onshore and offshore).
• Risk tolerability and risk acceptance criteria.
• Risk mitigation measures and industry best practice.

CS010ADESCRIPTION

The learner will gain an awareness of pipeline design (front end engineering, and detailed design) principles, standards and regulations, and will understand the bases of the key contents of design standards including design for strength and fatigue. This course will cover:

TOPICS
• The history of pipelines, and pipeline standards, laws and regulations
• Planning, and economics of a pipeline
• Stakeholders in a pipeline operation
• Line pipe, bends, components, and installations
• Routeing (with beneficial features and constraints)
• Construction and testing (in a rural environment)
• Operation
• Inspection and surveillance
• Decommissioning
• Pipeline safety, and safety record

CS012A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of the generic repair methods for metal loss, dents, cracks and leaks, and forms of structural damage, and they will gain an understanding of how the repair works.

TOPICS
• Methods and techniques for onshore and sub-sea pipeline repairs. 
• Standard pressure reduction requirements prior and during repair.
• Budgeting time and cost factors comparing cut-out with live repairs.
• Permanent versus temporary repairs.

CS013A

DESCRIPTION
This course will give the learner an awareness of pipeline materials’ properties and selection, and the composition and mechanical properties of carbon steel and corrosion resistant pipeline materials, welds, connectors, flexible pipelines, and non-metallic pipeline materials.

TOPICS
• Types of steels.
• Basic material properties. 
• Available manufacturing and heat treatment processes. 
• Chemical composition and alloying approaches.
• Material characterization using metallography, mechanical testing and non-destructive testing.
• Typical material defects.

CS014A

DESCRIPTION
The course will provide the learner with an awareness of differing integrity management methods/techniques, and an understanding of pipeline integrity management and systems, and the threats to pipeline safety and the consequences of pipeline failure.

TOPICS
• Pipeline integrity management system.
• Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the role they play in Pipeline Integrity Management.
• Threats to pipeline integrity (pipeline defects and their causes).
• Inspection, testing, maintenance, and surveillance options (focus on in line inspection, above ground surveys and patrols). 
• Risk assessment (probability of failure, failure consequences).
• Integrity management planning (prescriptive, risk based).
• Pipeline integrity data management, data quality.

CS015A

DESCRIPTION
This course provides the learner with knowledge of pipeline internal corrosion mechanisms, and an awareness of internal pipeline corrosion causes, types, and processes.

TOPICS
• Corrosion principles basics.
• Types of pipeline internal corrosion.
• Pipeline internal environment impact of corrosion.
• Corrosion growth rates.
• Measuring corrosion (e.g., by coupons).
• Effect of water in crude oil, products, and natural gas.

CS016A

DESCRIPTION
This course provides an awareness of internal pipeline corrosion monitoring, prevention and mitigation.

TOPICS
• Corrosion principles and types of internal corrosion.
• General concepts in pipeline internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation.
• History of corrosion in pipelines, and effect on safety.
• Product specifications.
• Inhibitors and biocides to control corrosion.
• Linings to control corrosion.
• Corrosion allowances.
• Material selection (including corrosion-resistant materials such as stainless steels, and special alloys).
• Dehydration.
• Maintenance pigging.

CS017A

DESCRIPTION
This course provides an awareness of external corrosion and related degradation mechanisms on pipelines, effects of environment and awareness of relevant mitigation strategies, pipeline factory applied coatings types, and field-applied coatings types, including the key reasons behind the use of coatings, and an awareness of the requirements for a coating's success over an asset's life cycle.

TOPICS
• History of corrosion in pipelines and the effect on safety.
• Corrosion and related degradation mechanisms (causes, processes, types, effects of environment and prevention).
• Coating types, selection, design, application, and inspection.
• Basics of environmental conditions, surface preparation and application. 
• Basics of coating application and inspection.
• Typical coating failures.
• Environmental cracking.
• Cathodic protection.

CS018A

DESCRIPTION
The learner will gain an awareness of pipeline construction methods; its principles, practices, and execution in various terrains.

TOPICS
• History of pipeline construction and the ‘spread’ method
• Construction project planning, management, and overall project costs and timescales
• Laws and Regulations
• Routing and permits
• Line pipe, fittings, and installations
• Crossings
• Working width, right of way
• Pipeline construction sequence (planning to completion) and construction activities
• Environmental considerations
• Telecommunications and SCADA
• Safety considerations

CS020A

DESCRIPTION
The learner will gain an awareness of pipeline defect assessments methods (for all types of defects found in pipelines) and fatigue assessment, with a basic understanding of fracture mechanics.

TOPICS
• Material properties (strength, ductility, hardness, and toughness)
• Fracture mechanics: history, key parameters, methods, and published good practices
• Stress analysis (internal pressure and external loading)
• Pipeline failure causes (with a focus on external interference, corrosion, materials defects, fatigue, ground movement, theft)
• Modes of failure (including ductile, brittle, overload, and fatigue)
• Case studies in pipeline failures
• Corrosion assessment, crack assessment, mechanical damage assessment
• Crack management in pipelines

CS022A

DESCRIPTION
The underlying principles, concepts, and technical parameters in in-line inspection (ILI) technologies and procedures, as applied to pipelines and similar cylindrical pressure vessels, giving the individual an all-round understanding.

TOPICS
• History of pigging, and in-line inspection. 
• Pipelines, pigs and ILI: current and future. 
• Associated market including understanding the number of service providers and supply vs demand issues. 
• Components of an In-line Inspection (the pipeline, its environment, the vehicle, the mechanics and electronics of the vehicle, and the data gathering, analysis, interpretation, and reporting) and how they affect performance. 

CS023ADESCRIPTION
This course provides and awareness of internal and external pipeline inspection technologies and procedures, inspection standards and guidelines (including ISO, API, ASME, ANSI, NACE, DNV and specific national documents), and regulations, and their content related to pipeline inspection, including in-line inspection. 


TOPICS
• External pipeline inspection principles (techniques and technologies).
• Internal pipeline inspection principles (techniques and technologies).
• Environment influences on pipeline integrity.
• Threats to pipeline integrity.

CS025A

DESCRIPTION
This course will present an overview of the key reasons for using Cathodic Protection and the requirements for CP system success over an asset’s life cycle.

TOPICS
• Basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion, and CP theory.
• CP system components.
• Basic report preparation, and recordkeeping.
• Safety issues specific to CP.
• Main regulations and standards related to CP.

CS030A

DESCRIPTION
This online course will provide an overview of the principles, concepts, procedures and methods in pipeline stress analysis.

TOPICS
• Pressure, stress.
• Stresses in pipelines caused by internal pressure and external loadings.
• Stress versus strain.
• Mechanical properties (strength, deformation, fracture).
• Stressing guidelines in pipeline standards, including allowable stresses and design factors.
• Effect of subsea environment, and stresses in risers.
• Effect of ground movement on pipelines. 

CS032A

DESCRIPTION
The underlying principles, concepts, technical parameters and methods for assessing defects such as cracks, in high pressure pipelines and associated components under static and cyclic (fatigue) loading, including the determination of appropriate loadings and material properties.

TOPICS
• History of fracture mechanics. Material properties, including ductile and brittle fracture, and transition curves. Strength, toughness, and ductility. 
• Structural mechanics, stress, strain, strength. Effect of notches and cracks on structures.
• Linear elastic fracture mechanics, and the stress intensity factor.
• Fatigue predictions using S-N curves and fracture mechanics crack growth.
• Effects of environment on fracture and fatigue.

CS042A

DESCRIPTION
The underlying principles, concepts, and technical parameters in failure modes and mechanisms, as applied to pipelines, giving the individual an all-round understanding of failure modes and mechanisms. Objective is to provide overview of failure modes (collapse, buckling, etc.) and failure mechanisms (corrosion, fatigue, etc.).

TOPICS
• Why failures occur. 
• Loading types (tension, torsion, compression, etc.) 
• Brittle and ductile failures. 
• Failure modes (collapse, buckling), and failure modes from pressure loading (leak, etc.). 
• Failure mechanisms (including corrosion and fatigue). 
• Modes of failure (including ductile, brittle, overload, and fatigue). 
• Failure mechanisms and their causes (including cracking, corrosion growth, and erosion), modes, and final failure.

CS043A

DESCRIPTION
This course provides an awareness of the role of risk assessment in risk and integrity management and the tools and techniques commonly used to conduct a pipeline risk assessment (e.g. HAZOPS, FMEA, and checklists).

TOPICS 
• Concepts of pipeline risk, including probability, hazards, failure scenarios and consequences. 
• Qualitative and quantitative methods for pipeline risk analysis. 
•  Additional ways of presenting risk; e.g., individual and societal risk, risk matrix score, etc..  
• Role of risk analysis results in pipeline risk management.

CS044A

DESCRIPTION
This online course will provide an awareness of various pipelines hazards which may lead to loss of containment and assessing the probability of failure, from qualitative to quantitative analysis.

TOPICS
• Probability of Failure (PoF) assessment, including general lists of pipeline hazards, given in codes and standards and industry guidelines.
• Pipeline segmentation due to pipeline design and different failure hazards), for onshore and offshore pipelines.
• Data requirements for probability of failure analysis.
• Industry and operator historical failure frequency statistics.

CS045A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with knowledge of of the various consequences of pipeline failure scenarios, including the impact on people, the environment, infrastructure, and the business itself.

TOPICS
• Concept of ‘high consequence areas’ and use of pipeline segmentation in qualitative consequence of failure (CoF) analysis. 
• Concept of failure scenarios, hazard zones, receptors and consequential damage for onshore/offshore pipelines and different products.
• Qualitative and quantitative methods of consequential damage assessment following pipeline failure.
• Comparison of consequence ‘costs’ along pipelines and across networks.

CS048A

DESCRIPTION
This course provides an awareness of the different types of defects that can appear in pipelines, their causes, and the threats they pose to the pipeline.

TOPICS
• Line pipe, its manufacture, standards, defects, and defect acceptance levels.
• Line pipe welds (longitudinal, and spiral), welding processes, inspection methods, and defects (e.g. lack of fusion, laminations, hook cracks, porosity).
• Pipeline welds (circumferential): standards, inspection methods, and defects (including geometric defects such as misalignment).
• Common pipeline construction related defects (e.g. misalignment) and their causes.
• Common types of internal and external corrosion (e.g. pitting, general) and their causes.
• In-service defects (e.g. mechanical damage, stress corrosion cracking and fatigue cracking).

CS050A

DESCRIPTION
This course will provide the learner with an awareness of the different types of cracks and crack-like defects that can occur in pipelines, and there effect and consequences, and how they are detected and mitigated.

TOPICS
• What is a crack and a crack-like defect, and their effects on a structure.
• Material properties (strength, toughness, etc.) that are needed to understand the effect of cracks.
• Types and causes of cracks in pipelines (from line pipe manufacture, to construction, to operation).
• Crack assessment/management standards (API 579, API 1176, etc.).
• Examples of failures caused by cracking in pipelines.
• Crack management in a pipeline (identifying, assessing, prioritizing, reassessment, mitigation, repair).


ASME B31Q

ASME B31Q-Task 301: Apertura y cierre manual de valvulas de mano

Este procedimiento incluye la apertura y cierre manual las Válvulas Operadas Manualmente en el lugar de la válvula. También incluye identificación de válvulas, notificaciones y verificación de presión.

  • PHMSA 49 CFR 192.605(b)(5): Procedural Manual for Operations, Maintenance and Emergencies.

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout).

  • NSI/ASSE Z244.1: Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods.

  • ASME B31Q-2016 Task 0301: Pipeline Personnel Qualification.

 

DESCRIPTION
This course will explain how we need to put a cost on life, to input into the cost benefit analyses when we are assessing projects that create risks.

TOPICS
• Cost Benefit Analysis.
• The 'cost of life' in a CBA.
• Estimating the cost of life.
• Cost Benefit Analyses: Dealing with uncertainties.

 

Presenter: Brian N. Leis

This video series is concerned with a compact view of “Failure Analysis” as it has been typically applied to pipelines over the years in the framework outlined.

  • Part 1 - What can be learned?
  • Part 2 - How & why pipeline failures occur

RISK

This course will explain the application of the risk assessment process.

 
Apr 18, 2018

The outcome of the seminar will be a collective view on current practices in quantitative risk assessment (approach and acceptance levels) and cost benefit analyses (input data, and agreeing on sacrifice levels).

April 18th, 2018 -ROSEN UK, Newcastle

  • Quantitative Risk Assessment in UK Pipelines
  • Current QRA Practices and Standards in the UK
  • The Use of Cost Benefit Analyses and ALARP in Risk Management
  • UKOPA’s approach to ‘Application of Cost Benefit Analysis to Demonstrate ALARP’
  • Valuation of Health and Safety Benefits
  • Cost of Failures versus Cost of Life
  • ’Zero failures’: what do we have to change/do better to approach zero?
  • View from Canada Zero Failures, QRA, and Cost Benefit Analyses to demonstrate ALARP

 Presenter: Roland Palmer-Jones
Effect of dents in pipelines • Importance of strain • Significance of pressure cycling • How we can find and measure dents • Using internal inspection data to thoroughly evaluate a dent
 

Presenter: Michael Beller
Why In-line inspection technologies are used • History of In-line inspection • Non-destructive testing technologies applied • Types of assets that can be inspected • Data obtained and how it can be used

 

Presenter: Phil Hopkins
Safety of pipelines • Effect of age on a structure • How we assess defects in pipelines • Deciding if these defects are 'acceptable' or not

 

Presenter: Jozef Soltis
Pit nucleation-initiation process • Pit propagation • Prediction pitting corrosion • State of passivity

 

Presenter: Phil Hopkins
Effect of defect such as cracks in structures • Importance of a material property called 'toughness' • How we can calculate the severity or 'intensity' of a crack in a structure

 

Presenter: Cheryl Argent
How in-line inspection data can be used to diagnose corrosion mechanisms in pipelines • Common patterns of corrosion in in-line inspection data • Other sources of information that can support the corrosion diagnosis

 

Presenter: Michael Rosenfeld
Concepts of stress and strain • Load-controlled vs displacement-controlled conditions • Restrained vs unrestrained piping • Biaxial stress state • Localized stresses

 

Presenter: Kent Muhlbauer
What is risk? • Measuring risk • Probability of failure • Expected loss • Mechanics of risk assessment

 

Presenter: Alan Murray
The compositions of natural gas and its effect on flow • Relating the physical properties of gas and its pressure and temperature • Flow regimes and the general flow equation • The sensitivity of flow rate to diameter, pressure etc. • The use of J curves to size an efficient pipeline

 

Presenter: Moness Rizkalla
Introductory considerations • Range of geohazards • Geohazard assessment methodologies • Monitoring technologies • Geohazard case-study • Mitigation methods

Dec 14, 2017

Presenter: Simon Irvine

Discuss the concept of competence from a pipeline engineer’s perspective • Present a framework that ensures demonstrably competent engineers • Provide a walk-through of The Competence Club

Jun 21, 2017

Presenter: Simon Irvine 

To introduce the concept of competence from a pipeline engineer’s perspective • To highlight the industry’s growing requirements for competent and qualified personnel • To explain why a ‘qualification-based’ approach is required to demonstrate competence within the pipeline industry

 

Presenter: Roger King
How widespread the problem is • Examples of microbiological corrosion • Sulphate-reducing bacteria • Pipeline Issues

CS014A-ES

DESCRIPCIÓN
El curso permitirá al alumno conocer los diferentes métodos / técnicas de gestión de integridad, así como una comprensión de los sistemas de gestión de la integridad de tuberías, amenazas a la seguridad de la tubería y las consecuencias de falla.

TEMAS
• Sistemas de gestión de seguridad / Safety Management Systems (SMS) y el papel que desempeñan en los sistemas de gestión de integridad de tuberías / Pipeline Integrity Management.
• Amenazas a la integridad de la tubería (defectos de la tubería y sus causas).
• Opciones de inspección, verificación, mantenimiento y vigilancia (nos centraremos en la inspección en línea e inspecciones y patrullaje sobre el terreno).
• Evaluación de riesgos (probabilidad de falla, consecuencias de falla) / Risk Assessment.
• Planificación de gestión de la integridad (prescriptiva, basada en riesgo).
• Gestión de datos de la integridad y la calidad de los mismos.

 

Presenter: Bob Eiber
Lessons learned from services failures • Controlling fracture mode • Controlling fracture length • Causes of service failures • Flaw tolerance and leak-rupture behavior

 

Presenter: Bryce Brown
Standardization • Pipeline Operators Forum • NACE Pigging RP • ASNT ILI-PQ Personnel Qualification • API 1163 In-line Inspection Systems Qualification

 

Presenter: Chris Yoxall
Applications for Different Environments • Design and Engineering • Selecting Tools • Project Management • Operations • Specifications • Health and Safety

 

Presenter: Andrew Palmer

Sharing a memory of how he got involved in pipelines.

CS001A-ES

DESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporcionará al alumno un conocimiento de los principios de la ingeniería de tuberías, las buenas prácticas de la ingeniería de tuberías, y un conocimiento básico de sus bases. 

TEMAS
• Conceptos de riesgo en tuberías, incluyendo probabilidad, peligros, escenarios de fallas y consecuencias. 
• Métodos cualitativos y cuantitativos para el análisis de riesgos en tuberías
• Formas adicionales de presentación de los riesgos; por ejemplo, el riesgo individual y social, la puntuación de matriz de riesgo, etc.
• Función de los resultados del análisis de riesgos en la gestión de riesgos en tuberías.

CS020A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
El alumno adquirirá conocimiento de los métodos de evaluación de defectos de tuberías (para todos los tipos de defectos encontrados tuberías) y evaluación de fatiga, con un conocimiento básico de la mecánica de fractura. 

TEMAS
• Propiedades del material (resistencia, ductilidad, dureza y tenacidad)
• Mecánica de fractura: historia, parámetros claves, métodos y buenas prácticas publicadas
• Análisis de esfuerzos (presión interna y carga externa)
• Causas de fallas de tuberías (con énfasis en la interferencia externa, la corrosión, los defectos de los materiales, fatiga, movimiento de tierra, robo)
• Modos de falla (incluyendo la dúctil, la frágil, por sobrecarga y por fatiga)
• Casos estudio de fallas de tuberías
• Evaluación de la corrosión, evaluación de grietas, evaluación de daños mecánicos
• Gestión de grietas en tuberías

CS032A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Principios fundamentales, conceptos, parámetros técnicos y métodos para la evaluación de defectos, tales como, grietas en tuberías de alta presión y sus componentes asociados bajo carga estática y cíclica (fatiga), incluyendo la determinación de cargas apropiadas y propiedades del material. 


TEMAS
• Historia de la mecánica de fractura. Propiedades de los materiales, incluyendo fractura dúctil y frágil y curvas de transición. Resistencia, tenacidad y ductilidad.
• Mecánica estructural, esfuerzo, tensión, resistencia. Efecto de muescas y grietas en estructuras.
• Mecánica de fractura elástica lineal y el factor de concentración de tensiones.
• Predicciones de fatiga utilizando curvas S-N y mecánica de fractura de crecimiento de grietas.
• Efectos del medio ambiente en la fractura y la fatiga.

CS022A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Principios fundamentales, conceptos y parámetros técnicos en tecnologías y procedimientos de inspección en línea (ILI), tal como se aplican a las tuberías y recipientes a presión cilíndricos similares, brindando a la persona una comprensión integral. 


TEMAS
• Historia del "pigging" y de la inspección en línea.
• Tuberías, herramientas internas (pigs) e ILI: presente y futuro.
• Mercado asociado incluyendo la comprensión del número de proveedores de servicios y problemas de oferta vs demanda.
• Componentes de una inspección en línea (la tubería, su ambiente, el vehículo, la mecánica y la electrónica del vehículo y la recopilación de datos, análisis, interpretación y presentación de reportes) y cómo afectan el desempeño.

CS002A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporcionará al alumno el conocimiento de los principios éticos y las responsabilidades así como el conocimiento de los desafíos potenciales para ambos. 


TEMAS
• La importancia de la ética en la sociedad, la ingeniería y los negocios.
• Valores.
• “Ética” versus “moralidad”.
• Responsabilidades de un ingeniero.
• ¿Qué se entiende por “profesional”?

CS030A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso en línea proporcionará una visión general de los principios, conceptos, procedimientos y métodos de análisis de esfuerzos de tuberías.

TEMAS
• Presión, esfuerzo.
• Esfuerzos en tuberías causados por presión interna y cargas externas.
• Esfuerzo vs elongación.
• Propiedades mecánicas (resistencia, deformación, fractura).
• Haciendo hincapié en los lineamientos y estándares de tuberías, incluyendo esfuerzos permisibles y factores de diseño.
• Efecto del ambiente submarino y esfuerzos en las tuberías verticales (risers).
• Efecto de movimiento del suelo sobre las tuberías.

CS013A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN 
Este curso dará al estudiante un conocimiento básico sobre las propiedades y la selección de materiales de tuberías, sobre la composición y propiedades mecánicas de acero al carbono así como, sobre materiales de tuberías resistentes a la corrosión, soldaduras, conectores, tuberías flexibles y los materiales de tuberías no metálicas. 

TEMAS
• Tipos de aceros. 
• Propiedades básicas del material. 
• Procesos de tratamientos térmicos y de fabricación disponibles. 
• Enfoques de la composición química y de la aleación. 
• Caracterización de materiales mediante metalografía, ensayos mecánicos y ensayos no destructivos. 
• Defectos típicos del material.

CS009A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Los conceptos y principios o gestión de riesgos, así como la identificación y análisis de los riesgos en tuberías, utilizando métodos de evaluación adecuados. Este curso proporcionará un conocimiento básico de la gestión de riesgos en tuberías, los factores que influyen en el riesgo existente en las tuberías y por qué se requiere una evaluación de riesgo. 


TEMAS
• Códigos y estándares de gestión de riesgos y de evaluación de riesgos.
• Peligros que pueden generar fallas en tuberías (dependientes del tiempo y aleatorios), para tuberías en tierra y costa afuera.
• Consecuencias de las fallas de tuberías, para líneas de gas y líquido (en tierra y costa afuera).
• Tolerancia al riesgo y criterios de aceptación de riesgos.
• Medidas de mitigación de riesgos y mejores prácticas de la industria.

CS043A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporciona un conocimiento básico sobre la función de la evaluación de riesgos en la gestión de riesgos y de integridad, así como, sobre las herramientas y técnicas comúnmente utilizadas para llevar a cabo una evaluación de riesgos en tuberías (por ejemplo, HAZOPS, FMEA, y listas de verificación (check list)). 


TEMAS
• Conceptos de riesgo en tuberías, incluyendo probabilidad, peligros, escenarios de fallas y consecuencias.
• Métodos cualitativos y cuantitativos para el análisis de riesgos en tuberías.
• Formas adicionales de presentación de los riesgos; por ejemplo, el riesgo individual y social, la puntuación de matriz de riesgo, etc.
• Función de los resultados del análisis de riesgos en la gestión de riesgos en tuberías.

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Este curso proporcionará al alumno el conocimiento de las diversas consecuencias de los escenarios de fallas de tuberías, incluyendo el impacto en las personas, el medio ambiente, la infraestructura y la propia empresa. 


TEMAS
• Concepto de “áreas de alta consecuencia” y el uso de la segmentación de la tubería en el análisis cualitativo de las consecuencias de falla (CoF).
• Concepto de escenarios de fallas, zonas de riesgo, diferentes productos, receptores y los daños subsecuentes en tuberías en tierra/costa afuera.
• Métodos cualitativos y cuantitativos de evaluación de daños como consecuencia que siguen luego de la falla de la tubería.
• Comparación de los “costos” de las consecuencias a lo largo de las tuberías y en las redes.

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Este curso en línea proporcionará un conocimiento básico sobre los diversos peligros de las tuberías que pueden llevar a la pérdida de contención y evaluar la probabilidad de falla, desde el análisis cualitativo al cuantitativo. 


TEMAS 
• Evaluación de la probabilidad de falla (PoF, por sus siglas en inglés), incluidas las listas generales de peligros de tuberías, que se encuentran en los códigos, estándares y lineamientos de la industria. 
• Segmentación de la tubería debido al diseño de la misma y los diferentes peligros de falla, para tuberías en tierra y costa afuera. 
• Datos requeridos para el análisis de la probabilidad de falla. 
• Estadísticas de frecuencia de fallas históricas de la industria y del operador.

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Este curso proporciona un conocimiento básico sobre los diferentes tipos de defectos que pueden aparecer en las tuberías, sus causas y las amenazas que representan para la tubería.

TEMAS
• Tubos, su fabricación, estándares, defectos y niveles de aceptación de defectos.
• Soldaduras de tubos (longitudinales y helicoidales), procesos de soldadura, métodos de inspección y defectos (por ejemplo, falta de fusión, laminaciones, grietas de gancho, porosidad).
• Soldaduras de tuberías (circunferenciales): estándares, métodos de inspección y defectos (incluidos los defectos geométricos, como la desalineación).
• Defectos comunes relacionados con la construcción de tuberías (por ejemplo, desalineación) y sus causas.
• Tipos comunes de corrosión interna y externa (por ejemplo, picaduras, general) y sus causas.
• Defectos en servicio (por ejemplo, daños mecánicos, agrietamiento por corrosión bajo tensión y agrietamiento por fatiga).

Jun 18, 2019

Presenters: Alan Murray / Gary Senior

Videos sobre Regulaciones de Seguridad de Tuberías presentados durante el seminario en Bogotá del 18 de Junio de 2019.

  • Regulacion de seguridad de ductos desde la perspectiva del Reino Unido
  • Una vision desde Canada: Cero fallas, QRA amalisis de costo beneficio para demostrar el ALARP
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DESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporciona un conocimiento básico de la corrosión externa y los mecanismos de degradación relacionados en las tuberías, los efectos del medio ambiente y el conocimiento de las estrategias de mitigación relevantes, los tipos de recubrimientos aplicados en las fábricas de tuberías y los tipos de recubrimientos aplicados en campo, incluidas las razones claves detrás del uso de recubrimientos así como un conocimiento básico de los requisitos para el éxito de un recubrimiento durante el ciclo de vida de un activo.

TEMAS
• Historia de la corrosión en tuberías y el efecto en la seguridad.
• Corrosión y mecanismos de degradación relacionados (causas, procesos, tipos, efectos al medio ambiente y prevención).
• Tipos de recubrimiento, selección, diseño, aplicación e inspección.
• Conceptos básicos de las condiciones ambientales, preparación de la superficie y aplicación.
• Conceptos básicos de aplicación e inspección de recubrimientos.
• Fallas de recubrimiento típicas.
• Agrietamiento ambiental.
• Protección catódica.

CS015A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporciona al alumno el conocimiento de los mecanismos de corrosión interna de tuberías y un conocimiento básico de las causas, tipos y procesos de corrosión interna de tuberías. 


TEMAS 

 • Principios básicos de la corrosión.
 • Tipos de corrosión interna de tuberías.
 • Impacto del ambiente interno de la tubería en la corrosión.
 • Tasas de crecimiento de corrosión.
 • Medición de la corrosión (por ejemplo, mediante cupones).
 • Efecto del agua en el petróleo crudo, sus productos y gas natural.

CS016A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporciona un conocimiento básico sobre el monitoreo, la prevención y la mitigación de la corrosión interna de la tubería. 


TEMAS
 • Principios de corrosión y tipos de corrosión interna.
 • Conceptos generales en el monitoreo y mitigación de la corrosión interna de tuberías.
 • Historial de corrosión en tuberías y efecto en la seguridad.
 • Especificaciones del producto.
 • Inhibidores y biocidas para el control de la corrosión.
 • Recubrimientos para controlar la corrosión.
 • Tolerancias adicionales por corrosión.
 • Selección del material (incluidos los materiales resistentes a la corrosión, tales como los aceros inoxidables y las aleaciones especiales).
 • Deshidratación.
 • Limpiezas internas de mantenimiento.

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Este curso presentará una descripción general de las razones claves para la utilización de protección catódica y los requisitos para el éxito del sistema de CP a lo largo del ciclo de vida de un activo. 


TEMAS
 • Conceptos básicos de electricidad, leyes de electricidad, electroquímica, corrosión y teoría de CP.
 • Componentes del sistema de CP.
 • Preparación de reportes básicos y mantenimiento de registros.
 • Temas de seguridad específicas de CP.
 • Principales normativas y estándares relacionados con el CP.

CS042A-ESDESCRIPCIÓN
Principios fundamentales, conceptos y parámetros técnicos en los modos y mecanismos de falla, tal como se aplican a las tuberías, brindando al alumno una comprensión integral de los modos y mecanismos de falla. El objetivo es proporcionar una descripción general de los modos de falla (colapso, pandeo, etc.) y mecanismos de falla (corrosión, fatiga, etc.). 


TEMAS
 • ¿Por qué ocurren las fallas?
 • Tipos de carga (tensión, torsión, compresión, etc.)
 • Fallas frágiles y dúctiles.
 • Modos de falla (colapso, pandeo) y modos de falla por carga de presión (fuga, etc.).
 • Mecanismos de falla (incluyendo corrosión y fatiga).
 • Modos de falla (incluyendo dúctil, frágil, sobrecarga y fatiga).
 • Mecanismos de falla y sus causas (incluyendo agrietamiento, crecimiento de corrosión y erosión), modos y falla final.

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Este curso proporcionará al alumno un conocimiento básico de los métodos de reparación genéricos para la pérdida de metal, abolladuras, grietas y fugas; las formas de daño estructural, además de comprender cómo funcionan las reparaciones. 


TEMAS
• Métodos y técnicas para reparaciones de tuberías en tierra y submarinas.
• Requisitos de reducción de presión estándar antes y durante la reparación.
 • Estimación de tiempo y factores de costo comparando el reemplazo con las reparaciones en servicio.
 • Reparaciones permanente vs temporales.

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Este curso proporcionará al alumno un conocimiento básico de los orígenes de los hidrocarburos, su recorrido al mercado, la base de los mercados de petróleo y gas, así como, los actores claves en este mercado. 


TEMAS
 • Energía.
 • Hidrocarburos: propiedades, orígenes, exploración, extracción y procesamiento.
 • Contaminación.
 • Las reservas de petróleo y gas, el precio del petróleo.
 • Los mercados y especialistas de petróleo y gas, y la “OPEP”.
 • Fuentes de energía no convencionales.

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DESCRIPTION
Este curso proporcionará al alumno un conocimiento básico de la inspección y vigilancia de tuberías (técnicas, herramientas y procedimientos). 

TOPICS
• Métodos de inspección externa (recubrimiento y protección catódica, excavación, etc.). 
• Métodos de vigilancia externa (aérea, caminata, etc.). 
• Métodos de inspección interna (herramientas de inspección en línea). 
• Métodos de conocimiento de prevención de daños (sistema de llamada, marcadores, etc.). 
• Amenazas a la integridad de tuberías.

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DESCRIPCIÓN 
Este curso proporcionará al alumno una compresión de los principios hidráulicos y lo pondrá al tanto de las diferentes fases, flujos, las ecuaciones de estado, pérdidas de carga, aseguramiento del flujo, formación de cera e hidratos, así como las diferencias entre los fluidos compresibles e incompresibles en una tubería. 

TEMAS
 • Estados de la materia y fases.
 • Mecánica de fluidos. 
 • Economía de tuberías.
 • Presión y “altura” (“head”).
 • Compresibilidad.
 • Resistencia al flujo.
 • Flujo de fluidos.
 • Formación de cera e hidratos.
 • Incremento de presión (bombas y compresores).

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DESCRIPCIÓN
La legislación, las regulaciones y los estándares utilizados en todas las etapas del ciclo de vida de la tubería en tierra. Brindándole al alumno una comprensión de los deberes de un ingeniero de tuberías para lograr el cumplimiento de las leyes.

TEMAS
• ¿Cuáles son las leyes y regulaciones, los procesos, sus diferencias e importancia? 
• Leyes  de tuberías, regulaciones y estándares: historia y desarrollo.
• Estándares y Especificaciones de tuberías y su vinculación con las Regulaciones.
• Requisitos mínimos en Regulaciones y Estándares.
• Contenido típico de Leyes y Regulaciones para tuberías.
• Estándares de tuberías: propósitos, intención.

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DESCRIPCIÓN
El alumno adquirirá un conocimiento básico del diseño de tuberías (Diseño de ingeniería inicial "front end design" y diseño detallado), principios, estándares y regulaciones, asi mismo comprenderá las bases de los contenidos clave de los estándares de diseño, incluido el diseño de resistencia y fatiga. 

TEMAS
• La historia de las tuberías y los estándares, leyes y regulaciones de tuberías
• Planificación y economía de una tubería
• Partes interesadas en una operación de tubería
• Tubos, curvas, componentes e instalaciones
• Trazado (con características beneficiosas y limitaciones)
• Construcción y pruebas (en un ambiente rural) 
• Operación 
• Inspección y vigilancia 
• Desmantelamiento 
• Seguridad de la tubería y registro de seguridad

Aug 28, 2019

Presenter: Karen Collins / Michelle Unger

Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) are management tools that will help a pipeline operator comprehensively and holistically manage all the many aspects of pipeline safety. The framework of PSMS is specified in the API Recommended Practice 1173 and consists of ten elements, one being 'Competence, Awareness, and Training' which is probably the most important one since there is a strong link between pipeline failures and human errors caused by incompetence. 

Pipeline integrity teams – including teams of one – are comprised of individuals, each with their own competencies and experiences, who are required to perform a set of tasks according to their job description or function. How can you be sure your team has the necessary skills or maintains them as new members join and experienced members leave?

Competencies of the individual need to be assessed against a defined standard to ensure validation. Competency standards specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform a task at a specified level (e.g. foundation, practitioner, expert), and encourage continued development. Competency frameworks define the set of competencies and the levels required to undertake all of the functions of the integrity team. 

Including competency assessments within a safety management system should reduce the likelihood that substandard staff development or performance is overlooked and help lead to continuous improvement. Additionally, a demonstrable process of competence assessment provides assurance to regulators and other stakeholders that a core aspect of safety, namely staff competence, is valid. 

 

Presenter: Gaffar Mirzoev
Integrity Challenges Facing Pipelines in CIS Countries • Вызовы целостности трубопроводов в странах СНГ

 

Presenter: Johannes Spille
History • Challenges • Sensors and Sizing • Future

 

Presenter: Johannes Palmer
Riding with Stabilizers • Box definitions • MFL 3D Geometry • New dimensions

 

Presenter: Michael Smith, ROSEN Group

In this course, you will find a series of presentations and reading materials that will introduce the concept of data science, explain how data is organised, and provide an overview of different analytical methods that can be used.

Presentations: Introduction to Data Science, Data Engineering, Descriptive Analytics, Predictive Analytics: Regression with Supervised Machine Learning 
Reading: The Bias Blind Spot, Thomas Bayes and Confirmation Bias, The Illusion of Causality

 

Michael Smith
Introducción a la ciencia de datos • Ingeniería de datos • Analítica descriptiva • Analítica predictiva

M Smith

Michael Smith
Introdução a ciência dos dados • 
Engenharia de dados • Análise descritiva • Análise preditiva

NIMA

Host: Florian Brüggemann, ROSEN Group

This special six-part series of webinars explores digitally-enabled decision support in challenging times and how you can connect and collaborate with your consultant in the digital era.

  • Part 1: Transforming Data Into Action
  • Part 2: Offshore Integrity
  • Part 3: Inspect Now or Later?
  • Part 4: In Times When We All Do Risk Assessments
  • Part 5: Above-Ground Surveys
  • Part 6: SCC Susceptibility

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DESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporcionará al alumno un conocimiento básico de los proyectos de tuberías, principios de gestión de proyectos, medidas simples de control de proyectos y procedimientos de presupuesto.

NIVEL
Conocimiento

TEMAS
• Ciclo de Vida del Proyecto
• Gestión de Proyectos
• Soporte de Proyecto
• Control de Proyecto

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DESCRIPCIÓN
El alumno obtendrá un conocimiento básico de los métodos de construcción de tuberías; sus principios, prácticas y ejecución en diversos terrenos.

TEMAS
• Historia de la construcción de tuberías y el método de "despliegue"
• Planificación del proyecto de construcción, gestión, costos generales del proyecto y plazos 
• Leyes y Regulaciones
• Trazado y permisos 
• Tubo, accesorios e instalaciones
• Cruces 
• Ancho de trabajo, derecho de vía 
• Secuencia de construcción de tuberías (planificación hasta su finalización) y actividades de construcción 
• Consideraciones ambientales
• Telecomunicaciones y SCADA 
• Consideraciones de seguridad

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DESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporciona un conocimiento básico de las tecnologías y procedimientos de inspección interna y externa de tuberías, estándares y lineamientos de inspección (incluyendo ISO, API, ASME, ANSI, NACE, DNV y documentos nacionales específicos) y regulaciones así como su contenido relacionado con la inspección de tuberías, incluyendo la inspección en línea.

TEMAS
• Principios de inspección externa de tuberías (técnicas y tecnologías).
• Principios de inspección interna de tuberías  (técnicas y tecnologías).
• El medio ambiente influye en la integridad de tuberías.
• Amenazas a la integridad de tuberías.

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DESCRIPCIÓN
Este curso proporcionará al alumno un conocimiento básico sobre los diferentes tipos de grietas y defectos tipo grieta que pueden ocurrir en las tuberías, sus efectos y consecuencias y cómo se detectan y mitigan. 

TEMAS
• ¿Qué es una grieta y un defecto tipo grieta y sus efectos sobre una estructura? 
• Propiedades del material (resistencia, tenacidad, etc.) que son necesarios para entender el efecto de las grietas.
 • Tipos y causas de grietas en tuberías (procedentes de la fabricación del tubo, de la construcción, de la operación). 
• Estándares de evaluación/gestión de grietas (API 579, API 1176, etc.). 
• Ejemplos de fallas causadas por agrietamiento en tuberías. 
• Gestión de grietas en una tubería (identificación, evaluación, priorización, reevaluación, mitigación, reparación).

 

Мы живем в постоянно меняющихся условиях. Глобальные изменения ежедневно погружают нас в незнакомую обстановку, и мы опять должны искать решения для новых задач. Так как нам всем нужно адаптироваться к новой ситуации, мы считаем, что сейчас более чем когда-либо обмен знаниями приобрел решающее значение.

Поэтому в этой серии вебинаров наши эксперты рассмотрят различные темы, имеющие отношение к вопросам управления целостностью производственных объектов. Целью наших вебинаров является поддержка обеспечения непрерывной безопасной эксплуатации производственных объектов и помощь Операторам в преодолении сложившихся нестандартных обстоятельств.

  • УСОВЕРШЕНСТВОВАНИЯ МЕТОДОВ ОЦЕНКИ СКОРОСТИ РОСТА КОРРОЗИИ
  • ПРИМЕР ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЯ ПО NIMA – ОБСЛЕДОВАНИЕ РЕЗЕРВУАРОВ НА ОСНОВЕ УПРАВЛЕНИЯ РИСКАМИ (RBI)

 Presenter: Tisha Schuller, Adamantine Energy

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: Steve Cromwell, ROSEN Group

This special three-part series of webinars explores best practice in resilient Pipeline Integrity Management systems, developed working with, and seeing the proven performance of, operators worldwide.

  • Part 1: Best Practice & COVID-19 – A time to reflect 
  • Part 2: PIMS in a time of crisis – Act in haste and repent at leisure 
  • Part 3: An integrated approach to crack management

 Presenter: Ian Sharples Diggory, ROSEN Group

  • 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

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: Rhett Dotson, ROSEN Group

  • Demonstration of how integrated MFL and lift-off technology can serve to reduce excavations while still ensuring safe pipeline operations

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: Andrew Wilde, ROSEN Group

  • 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

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.

 

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? 

  • Panel 1 - May 13, 2020: Dr. Phil Hopkins, PHL; Terri Steeves, TCE; Marcelino Gomes, Petrobras; Tom Miesner, Pipeline Knowledge LLC; Polad Rustamov, TANAP; Jeroen Zanting, Gasunie 

  • Panel 2 - June 23, 2020: Dr. Phil Hopkins, PHL; Dr. Thomas Hüwener, Open Grid Europe; Harry MacPherson, MIS; Eric Jas, Atteris; Fabian Sanchez, OCP Ecuador; Alvaro Quintero, Shell Brunei; Mohd Nazmi bin Mohd Ali Napiah, PETRONAS; and Tisha Schuller, Adamantine Energy.

 

At ROSEN we know Asset Care is about having comprehensive understanding of an asset’s current and predicted condition. We also understand that to ensure sustainable, safe, efficient, and reliable operation, action is required. Ultimately, the goal of asset care is to prevent failures and incidents. 

The Pipeline Integrity Framework presentation topics will cover the hydrogen challenge, the promise of data analytics to support integrity management, technical discussions around managing corrosion and wider integrity threats and an update on available pipeline repair solutions. 

  • Session 1: Live Introductory Session
  • Session 2: Data as Intangible Assets
  • Session 3: Data Science for Pipeline Integrity Framework
  • Session 4: Flow Assurance and Pigging Feasibility Studies
  • Session 5: Corrosion Threat Assessment
  • Session 6: Benefits of Combined Diagnostics
  • Session 7: Outlook: Virtual Dig Up / Deep Field Analysis
  • Special Thursday: De-risking the conversion to Hydrogen using a Framework approach
  • Session 8: Achieving first run success
  • Session 9: Advanced Pipeline Cleaning Solutions / Rovisual
  • Session 10: Material Properties

 

DESCRIPTION
The course will cover methods available to assess the significance of defects detected in onshore and offshore pipelines. It will introduce simple analytical methods used to assess internal and external corrosion, dents and gouges, cracks (e.g. SCC), weld defects, and fatigue. The course is unique as it is a holistic approach to defect assessment, and it ensures the student appreciates all aspects of the subject, including repair and risk management.

LEVEL
Foundation - CS020F

DURATION
1
0 hours

TOPICS

  • Material properties (fracture toughness).
  • Fracture mechanics (brittle, transitional, ductile), fatigue mechanics, fracture approaches (including J integral, crack tip opening displacement).
  • Assessment of corrosion using ASME B31G, assessment of cracks using API 579/BS 7910, assessment of mechanical damage.
  • Pipeline failure causes (including external interference, external forces, corrosion, fatigue, ground movement, sabotage, theft, human error (including over-pressure, over-temperature), spanning, hydrodynamic loads, buckling, and thermal stressing).
  • Effect of hydrotesting on defect behavior.
  • Commercial, corporate, political, and sabotage threats to pipelines and facilities.
  • Case studies in pipeline failures, modes, and mechanisms.
  • Corrosion growth and fatigue crack growth models.
 
 

Cracks threaten pipeline integrity. But pipeline cracks are not all the same. A variety of crack types such as fatigue cracks and environmental cracking as well as crack locations – including in the pipe body and in the complex geometry of girth welds and seam welds – all pose risks to a pipeline’s efficiency and safety.

  • Part 1: SCC Susceptibility
  • Part 2: An integrated approach to crack management
 

Welcome to the Competence Development Community!

We hear a lot about competence development in the pipeline industry, knowing it is a key to developing a young pipeline professional's career. But do we know what it really means? And can you fast-track this development? Is it your responsibility or your employer's? Can you get away without it? And last but not least, have you ever asked yourself these questions?

YPI - March 30, 2021Presenter: Phil Hopkins, Engineering Consultant / PHL

  • Presented at Young Pipeliners International (YPI) webinar event - March 30, 2021
The webinar covers staff ‘competence’, why it is needed, and how you can become both competent and qualified in your disciplines. It will debate whether being competent is overrated, show the big ‘catch’ in being competent, and also compare it with confidence. Finally, the talk concludes with 6 ways to beat clever, confident, and ambitious people in your office, helping you climb your career ladder quicker and leave them all behind.

 

Expert: Neil Gallon, ROSEN Group

An emphasis on decarbonizing the existing gas infrastructure will inevitably lead to greater penetration of greener fuels, such as hydrogen, ultimately produced from renewable energy. While the replacement of natural gas with hydrogen and the introduction of hydrogen into modern natural gas transmission and distribution networks creates challenges, there is nothing new or inherently impossible about the concept of hydrogen pipelines.  Indeed, more than 4,000 kilometers of pipelines are currently in operation. These pipelines, however, were (almost) all built in accordance with specific hydrogen codes, which tend to be much more restrictive in terms of material properties than their natural gas equivalents. This in turn means that the conversion of natural gas pipelines made from “standard” grades can be challenging.

 

Welcome to the Energy Transition Community!

An emphasis on decarbonizing the existing gas infrastructure will inevitably lead to greater penetration of greener fuels, such as hydrogen, ultimately produced from renewable energy. While the replacement of natural gas with hydrogen and the introduction of hydrogen into modern natural gas transmission and distribution networks creates challenges, there is nothing new or inherently impossible about the concept of hydrogen pipelines. Indeed, more than 4,000 kilometers of pipelines are currently in operation. These pipelines, however, were (almost) all built in accordance with specific hydrogen codes, which tend to be much more restrictive in terms of material properties than their natural gas equivalents. This in turn means that the conversion of natural gas pipelines made from “standard” grades can be challenging.

 

Welcome to the Integrity Analytics Community! 

Data science is becoming an increasingly important discipline in our industry as it promises to provide us with tools and techniques to handle and analyse the data that we are rapidly accumulating. But what does a data scientist actually do and what value can they add to our existing decision processes?

 

Join our Virtual Meetup Series and take your professional development into your own hands through flexible learning formats and exchanges with peers and experts! Whether you are at the office, on your lunch break or in your home office, leverage engaging live calls that will increase your skills as you learn at your own pace – and only what is new to you. Quick. Virtual. Live.

  1. Energy Transition and Existing Pipelines
  2. Is Data Really the New Oil?
  3. Do You Need to Be Competent to Have a Successful Career?
  4. What Does It Mean to Be a Young Pipeliner?

 
 

Information Page for the Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Integrity Engineers Learning Program - Course Dates October 1-Feb 1


 
 Presenter: Dr. Phil Hopkins, Independent Consultant


This presentation explains what is meant by 'mentoring', including its history, and describes the roles of the mentor, and mentoree. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of mentoring staff, its role in competence development, and its relevance to business development. Finally, the paper outlines a mentoring plan for staff.



 

DESCRIPTION
The course will cover methods available to assess the significance of defects detected in onshore and offshore pipelines. It will introduce simple analytical methods used to assess internal and external corrosion, dents and gouges, cracks (e.g. SCC), weld defects, and fatigue. The course is unique as it is a holistic approach to defect assessment, and it ensures the student appreciates all aspects of the subject, including repair and risk management.

LEVEL
Foundation - CS020F

DURATION
1
0 hours

TOPICS

  • Material properties (fracture toughness).
  • Fracture mechanics (brittle, transitional, ductile), fatigue mechanics, fracture approaches (including J integral, crack tip opening displacement).
  • Assessment of corrosion using ASME B31G, assessment of cracks using API 579/BS 7910, assessment of mechanical damage.
  • Pipeline failure causes (including external interference, external forces, corrosion, fatigue, ground movement, sabotage, theft, human error (including over-pressure, over-temperature), spanning, hydrodynamic loads, buckling, and thermal stressing).
  • Effect of hydrotesting on defect behavior.
  • Commercial, corporate, political, and sabotage threats to pipelines and facilities.
  • Case studies in pipeline failures, modes, and mechanisms.
  • Corrosion growth and fatigue crack growth models.
 
 

DESCRIPTION
The course will cover methods available to assess the significance of defects detected in onshore and offshore pipelines. It will introduce simple analytical methods used to assess internal and external corrosion, dents and gouges, cracks (e.g. SCC), weld defects, and fatigue. The course is unique as it is a holistic approach to defect assessment, and it ensures the student appreciates all aspects of the subject, including repair and risk management.

LEVEL
Foundation - CS020F

DURATION
1
0 hours

TOPICS

  • Material properties (fracture toughness).
  • Fracture mechanics (brittle, transitional, ductile), fatigue mechanics, fracture approaches (including J integral, crack tip opening displacement).
  • Assessment of corrosion using ASME B31G, assessment of cracks using API 579/BS 7910, assessment of mechanical damage.
  • Pipeline failure causes (including external interference, external forces, corrosion, fatigue, ground movement, sabotage, theft, human error (including over-pressure, over-temperature), spanning, hydrodynamic loads, buckling, and thermal stressing).
  • Effect of hydrotesting on defect behavior.
  • Commercial, corporate, political, and sabotage threats to pipelines and facilities.
  • Case studies in pipeline failures, modes, and mechanisms.
  • Corrosion growth and fatigue crack growth models.
 
   
 

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