September 24 - September 28, 2018

The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Tutorials are intended to provide information to conference participants, which will enhance their ability to enjoy the conference.

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Full Day Tutorials
08:00 to 17:00

Tutorial 1: Pipeline Integrity Evaluations and Engineering Assessments

Presenter: Andrew Cosham, Ninth Planet Engineering Limited
Room: Hyatt Imperial Ballroom 6
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An introduction to the assessment of defects in pipelines. Defect types will be discussed, with emphasis on their potential to result in failure. The background to the commonly applied defect assessment methods will be presented, ranging from simple, quick assessments, to more detailed 'fitness-for-purpose' analysis.

  • Introduction to pipeline defects, and why pipelines fail
  • Fundamental pipeline defect failure relationships
  • How to assess corrosion defects
  • How to assess gouges and dents
  • How to assess weld defects
  • Pipeline integrity

Tutorial 2: Fracture Mechanics

Presenter: Carl Jaske, DNV GL; Tom Bubenik, DNV GL; Steven Polasik, DNV GL
Room: Hyatt Imperial Ballroom 4
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An overview of fracture mechanics principles including:

  • Basic materials properties and their application to design
  • Linear elastic fracture mechanics
  • Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics
  • Fracture-toughness testing
  • Fracture behavior of steels
  • Fatigue crack growth
  • Environmentally assisted crack growth
  • Predicting failure stress in pipelines
  • Calculation of remaining life for pipelines
  • Use in pipeline failure analysi

Tutorial 3: Pipeline Materials 101

Presenter: Stephen Rapp, Spectra Energy
Room: Hyatt Neilson 2
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An overview of the mechanical properties of pipeline materials and how they relate to pipeline integrity:

  1. Vintage Materials
    • Historical Overview of Manufacturing Processes
    • Chronology of API 5L
    • US Regulatory Advisory Notices of Vintage Pipe (Liquids/Gas)
    • Current Industry Activities With Respect to Vintage Pipelines
    • Chronology of Field Joining Practices
  2. Modern Materials
    • Overview of applicable specifications
    • Pipe Materials Selection and Design
    • Responsible Procurement Practices, Legacy Problems
    • Purchasing Specification Enhancements

Tutorial 4: An Engineering Overview of Off-Shore Pipeline Design

Presenters: Mark Marley, DNV GL; Ken Macdonald, Statoil/UiS
Room: Hyatt Walker
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An overview of offshore pipeline engineering. Topics include:

  • Risk-based design principles
  • Review of design codes
  • Load calculation and limit state design
  • Pipeline materials, welding and corrosion protection
  • Offshore pipeline construction; lay barge; reeling; tow; trenching and burial
  • On-bottom stability and span assessment and correction
  • Upheaval/lateral buckling
  • Operation, inspection, re-qualification and repair

Tutorial 5: Pipeline Design and Construction

Presenters: Alan Murray, Principia Consulting
Room: Hyatt Imperial Ballroom 2
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Overview of the following fundamentals:

  • Hydraulic design considerations for gas, liquid and two phase systems
  • Route selection, water crossings and geotechnical issues
  • Criteria for materials and coating selection
  • Design loads on buried pipe

Tutorial 6: Geohazard Concerns in Pipeline Design and Operation

Presenters: Alex Baumgard, BGC Engineering; Mark Leir, BGC Engineering
Room: Hyatt Stephen
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The purpose of this workshop is to emphasize the importance of identifying and managing the impact of geohazards, such as landslides and river erosion on pipeline feasibility and operations. This course is intended for engineers and project managers involved in pipeline routing, design, and operations and pipeline integrity. Major themes will include:

  • Introduction to geohazards
  • The significance of geohazards on pipeline integrity
  • Pipeline regulations concerning geohazards
  • How to identify and avoid geohazards
  • How to prioritize and manage geohazards
  • Monitoring Strategies – Determining when to monitor a site
  • Mitigation Strategies - How to protect the pipeline against geohazards

Tutorial 7: Management of Interactive Threats

Presenter: Jenny Been, IRISNDT
Room: Hyatt Imperial Ballroom 3
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Session 1 - Threat Identification

  • 08:00 - 08:10     Introduction
  • 08:10 - 08:40     Screening for Interacting Threats with Multiple ILI Tallies
    • Paul Huddleston, Kinder Morgan Canada
    • Discuss company experience screening for interactive threats on pipeline segments inspected with multiple tool technologies. Our main success has been related primarily to shallow dents.
  • 08:40 - 09:00     Threat Description, Influencing Factors, Threat Interaction, Threat Level
    • Jenny Been, IRISNDT
  • 09:00 - 09:30     Root Cause Analysis of Upstream Failures with Interacting Threats
    • Jenny Been, IRISNDT
    • Identification of the dominant threats and impact on threat management strategies

Session 2 - Threat Assessment of Individual and Interactive Threats

  • 10:00 - 10:30     Direct Asessment and Above-Ground Inspections, Data Alignment
    • Shamus McDonnell, PureHM
    • Alignment of coating defects with ILI features using tight GPS. Examples of industry threat management and PHMSA example of data integration.
  • 10:30 - 11:00     Operator Experience in Identifying and Managing Interactive Threats
    • Aaron Dinovitzer, BMT Fleet Technlogy Ltd.
    • Management of the risk of potential interactive threats through data alignment as well as testing and technology development programs with BMT Fleet Technology and Blade Energy Partners through PRCI.
  • 11:00 - 11:25     In-line Inspection for Individual and Interactive Threats
    • Mike Niosi, ROSEN (or Jeff Fleming)
    • What Tools Are Used for Which Threats?
  • 11:25 - 11:50     Multiple Datasets for the Assessment of Interacting Threats
    • Chuck Harris
    • Overcoming individual technology limitations. Mechanical damage and crack assessment case studies.

Session 3 - Threat Assessment of Individual and Interactive Threats – continued

  • 13:15 - 13:45     In-Line Inspection Case Studies of Interactive Threats
    • Alasdair Clyne, ROSEN (or Taras Bolgachenko)
    • ILI Experiences with Interactive Threats
  • 13:45 - 14:15     Identification of Interacting Threats
    • Saheed Akonko, Enbridge
    • Use of data alignment and assessment in the management of interactive threats
  • 14:15 - 14:45     Composite Reinforcement Solution to Interactive or Changing Threats
    • Richard Kania, TransCanada Pipelines / Chris Alexander, Stress Engineering Services
    • The use of full-scale testing and FEA to provide design guidance for composite reinforcement of large-diameter elbows for in-service pipelines

Session 4 - Risk Management / Panel Discussion

  • 15:15 - 15:45     Assessment of Risk and Management of Risk
    • Hong Wang, National Energy Board
    • Considerations of threat interaction in the risk assessment and risk management process
  • 15:45 - 17:00     Panel Discussion
    • This panel will discuss the challenges presented by the interaction of threats, their identification, the risks they present, how to monitor them, and when and how to mitigate.
    • Lessons learned, industry direction, and regulatory involvement

Tutorial 8: Pipeline Risk Management

Presenters: Mark Stephens, C-FER Technologies; Jim Mihell, Dynamic Risk
Room: Hyatt Doll
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Introduction to pipeline risk management with a focus on:

  • Hazard and threat identification
  • Determination of acceptable levels of risk
  • Risk control
  • Available tools for risk analysis (RA)
  • Case studies on practical applications of RA in industry

Tutorial 9: Management Systems for Pipelines

Presenter: Jake Abes, DNV GL
Room: Hyatt Neilson 1
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Recent incidents in the pipeline industry have led to increased interest in safety management systems as a means of improving safety performance. A safety management system provides a framework for a systematic, comprehensive approach to the management of safety based on the proactive identification of hazards and the analysis and control of risk. The tutorial will address the rationale for adopting safety management systems, an overview of the core elements of a safety management system; and guidelines for the development and implementation of effective safety management systems. The tutorial will be of benefit to those who require a basic understanding of safety management systems, as well as those who may be involved in the development and implementation a safety management system.

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Half Day Tutorials
Morning Sessions
08:00 - 11:45

Tutorial 10: External Corrosion Basics

Presenters: Robert Worthingham, Worthingham Professional Services Inc.
Room: Hyatt Herald
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This tutorial will discuss the primary methods of external corrosion control for pipelines. A brief summary of the science of external corrosion will be provided followed by theory and practical aspects of pipeline coatings and cathodic protection. Both plant and field applied coating application concepts will be discussed. Conventional impressed current cathodic protection systems and associated monitoring will be presented.

Tutorial 11: Pipeline Assessment Methods: Selection of Appropriate Technology on a Threat by Threat Basis

Presenters: Tom Bubenik, DNV GL
Hyatt Imperial Ballroom 1
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This tutorial would discuss the appropriate assessment techniques on a threat by threat basis. This would primarily include an overview of ILI, direct assessment, and hydrostatic testing. Emphasis on the pros and cons of each method would be discussed.

Tutorial 12: Pipeline Maintenance Welding

Presenter: Bill Bruce, DNV GL
Room: Hyatt Bannerman
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Topics to be discussed include: 

  • In-Service Welding
  • Burnthrough and Safety Related Concerns
  • Hydrogen Cracking Concerns
  • Full-Encirclement Repair Sleeves
  • Hot Taps Branch Connections
  • Simple Approach to Hot Tap and Repair Sleeve Welding

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Half Day Tutorials
Afternoon Sessions
13:15 - 17:00

Tutorial 13: Internal Corrosion and Solids Management

Presenter: Trevor Place, Enbridge; Jerry Bauman, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Room: Hyatt Herald
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The discussion will examine the following:

  • Effect of flow on corrosion
  • Localized corrosion and corrosion monitoring
  • Predicting localized corrosion in pipelines
  • Options for mitigating internal corrosion

Tutorial 14: Pipeline In-line Inspection – Validation and Use of Results

Presenter: Phillip Nidd, Dynamic Risk; Keith Leewis, Leewis and Associates
Room: Hyatt Imperial Ballroom 1
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This tutorial will address what companies need to do after the data is received from the ILI vendor. The checks that should be done to determine whether the inspections meet the contractual quality communicated by the vendor (ex. +- 10%, 80% of the time). In addition to the analysis of reporting quality, the session will also discuss how to use tool tolerance in making decisions based on tool data (ex. Re-inspection intervals). Issues such as probability of detection and probability of indication will also be covered.

Tutorial 15: Social Considerations in Design and Operation of Compressor Stations

Presenter: Tom Van Hardeveld, Strategic Maintenance Solutions
Room: Hyatt Bannerman
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The world of compression design continues to change with new challenges related to lower environmental footprint, fuel flexibility, higher efficiency and more remote and challenging locations. Proper design and consideration of process safety and environmental aspects are now essential in order to obtain the social license that pipeline companies need to be successful. This tutorial provides an introduction to compressor design and selection related to these new challenges by covering topics including:

  • Modern design of pipeline compressors, including centrifugal, reciprocating and screw compressors
  • Options for drivers including gas turbines, electric motors and engines
  • Performance characteristics for different driver and driven equipment combinations
  • Selection criteria for compressors and drivers
  • Process safety considerations for compressor stations
  • Impact of environmental and public issues

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Half Day Tutorials
Afternoon Session
13:30 - 16:30

Tutorial 16: Pipeline Stress Analysis

Presenter: Robert Thom, Stress Engineering; Darryl Stoyko, Stress Engineering
Room: Hyatt Herald/Doll
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This session will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of piping stress analysis. Topics to be covered include pipeline monitoring and analysis related to surface loading and geotechnical concerns.

Tutorial 17: Recommended Practices for Pipeline Repair

Presenter: Robert Smyth, PetroSleeve
Room: Hyatt Walker/Bannerman
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Discussion on pipeline integrity issues, repair and new technologies with a focus on:

  • Protocols
  • Defect descriptions
  • Defect analysis
  • Safety
  • Repair Methods
  • New Advancements
  • Codes and standards

Tutorial 18: Facilities Integrity Management

Presenter: Terri Funk, Axiom Integrity Engineering Solutions
Room: Hyatt Neilson 1
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Managing Facility Integrity. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Risk management
  • Integrity planning
  • Maintenance optimization

Tutorial 19: Root Cause Analysis of Pipeline Failures

Presenter: Phillip Nidd, Dynamic Risk; Monica Porter, Dynamic Risk
Room: Hyatt Stephen
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The objective of a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is to determine the direct cause and root cause(s) of an unexpected event (such as a pipeline operational failure or product release), identify the contributing factors, and provide recommendations that when implemented, will be effective in preventing recurrence of this type of failure. This tutorial will describe many of the different tools, processes, and philosophies for performing a complete RCA. Discussed is how the application of such industry tools as TapRooT, MORT, PAS 55 during the RCA process, can provide consistency and reliability in defining best practice benchmarks. The benefit of an effective RCA applied as a learning tool and as a key element within a Management System continuous improvement process is also discussed.

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