Arm yourself with the latest tools and knowledge from our industry experts on pipeline integrity

OVERVIEW

Pipeline integrity is at the forefront of focus for operators when taking steps to mitigate and minimize potential pipeline failure. However, it can be difficult to decipher which concepts are effective or unwarranted.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This workshop will introduce basic principles of pipeline integrity. Its goal is to bring awareness to what constitutes maintenance of pipeline integrity. In general, the discussion will cover to the following:

  • What is Risk Management?
  • What is Integrity Management?
  • What causes affect the integrity of pipelines and facilities?
  • What steps could be taken to mitigate or limit risk to a pipeline?
  • What are resources that can be used to make integrity management effective?
  • What tools can be used to make the integrity management system effective?
  • How to use Risk Based analysis to optimize limited resources

The workshop is set up in a highly interactive format. We provide lectures, review case studies, discuss ongoing problems that the attendees are experiencing and brainstorm potential solutions that attendees can implement immediately.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Anyone interested in developing their understanding of pipeline integrity will benefit from this workshop whether they are responsible for day-to-day operations, maintenance or management decisions.  The workshop will relate to the following subject matters.

  • Pipeline Integrity Programs
  • Inspection and Technical services
  • Pipeline Engineering, Maintenance & Repair
  • Pipeline Risk Analysis
  • HCA Analysis

REGISTRATION

  • Date: September 11th and 12th, 2018
  • Location: Texas Training and Conference Centers, 11490 Westheimer Rd #600, Houston, TX 77077
  • Workshop fee: $1,500 per attendee.
  • EARLY BIRD fee: $1,250 before June 30th, 2018
  • Breakfast, lunch & refreshments provided

AGENDA

See the full agenda for the workshop by clicking HERE

 

SPEAKERS INFORMATION

Christian Calvi

Christian Calvi is a Senior Management Consultant for G2 Integrated Solutions who has an extensive background in engineering design, managing large construction projects, and improving operation integrity for the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. He currently provides high-level expertise on projects focused on asset integrity management and assists in the mentoring of less experienced staff to ensure a sound project from proposal to completion. He serves as the Integrity Management deputy within the Asset Integrity sector.

Prior to joining G2, Christian worked in several different roles in Engineering, Project Management, and Asset Integrity departments for 25 years at various ConocoPhillips locations, including Norway, England, Louisiana, Indonesia, Canada, and Texas. In his most recent role with ConocoPhillips, he significantly improved the operating integrity of GCBU by controlling runaway chemical costs while increasing corrosion protection and providing low-cost mitigating solutions to high-risk pipelines, eliminating unnecessary inspections and integrating multiple databases.

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson serves as the Technical Authority – Asset Integrity for G2 Integrated Solutions and has over 35 years of broad based experience working in the oil and gas industry. His deep and diverse background includes managerial responsibility in Integrity Management, Risk Assessment, Regulatory Compliance, Field Operations, Business Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Gas Control, and Information Technology.

Prior to joining G2-IS, Kevin worked for Spectra Energy as a Manager of Pipeline Integrity with a focus on risk assessment, threat identification, P&M measures, and assessment planning/tracking. He was also the resource that managed the Integrity Management Program/Plan documentation. He was responsible for executing the periodic integrity evaluation process and meetings across the organization to review and validate any new/existing threats and assure that the appropriate integrity assessments were planned for various covered and non-covered segments. He also participated/supported all internal and PHMSA audits to address integrity program/risk related issues.

Bernardo Cuervo

Bernardo Cuervo is a civil engineer and serves as Senior Pipeline Integrity Consultant for G2 Integrated Solutions. He has over 25 years of experience. Specific areas of expertise are: design, construction, and inspection of pipelines; ILI data analysis; hydrostatic testing; and fitness for purpose analysis. Bernardo is a “Master Trainer” of the National Center for Construction, Education and Research” (NCCER). He is co-chair of the “Corrosion Control Course” of the University of Oklahoma and a PHMSA associate instructor for the “Safety Evaluation of ILI Pigging Programs.”

Bernardo has presented workshops on the topics of In-Line inspection and Pipeline Integrity Management, such as: “Practical Pigging Operations” with Penspen for Clarion, and “Pipeline Inspection Using Intelligent Pigs” for the Southern Gas Association. He has also trained operations and analysis personnel in pressure based assessment methods, magnetic flux leakage, ultrasonic crack detection, and ultrasonic wall thickness measurement technologies.

Ramesh Singh

Mr. Singh, MS, IEng, MWeldI, is registered as an Incorporated Engineer with British Engineering Council, and a member of the Welding Institute, UK. He has master’s degree (MS) in Engineering Management from California Coast University. Mr. Singh has worked in various industries of which past several decades are in Oil & Gas industry within the Middle East, Canada, and United States. He has worked as Sr. Principal Engineer with Gulf Interstate Engineering, Houston.
He now works with G2 IS as consultant providing engineering services in the fields of Pipeline and Asset integrity, Corrosion Metallurgy and Welding engineering. In addition to numerous papers published in leading industry trade magazines, he has written several pipeline integrity related books, one of which will be given to the workshop attendees, Pipeline Integrity -Management and Risk Evaluation. 2nd Edition, ISBN 978-0-12-813045-2.