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Program

  1. Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Safety and Loss Management , Safety Culture, Regulations and Standards, Leadership Accountability and Policy, Management Review and Audits, Training and Competency, Lifecycle Regulatory Frameworks, Quality Management, Risk Management, Management of Change, Process and Personal Safety, Incident Investigation and Lessons Learned, Stakeholder Engagement, Comparison of Regulations and Standards, Integrating Safety, Environment and Emergency Management Programs, Industry Recommended or Best Practices

  1. Project Management, Design, Construction, and Environmental Issues

Team Leadership, Effective Communication, Collaboration, Joint Ventures, High Value Engineering, System Planning (Hydraulics), Design, Routing, Survey, Logistics, Construction, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Testing, Commissioning, Coatings, Compressor and Pump Stations, Terminals, Pigging Facilities, Valves, Piping Stress Analysis, Change of Service, Abandonment, Satellite Imaging and Remote Sensing, Field and Inspection Data Management, Geomatics, Global Positioning System Applications, Environmental Case Studies, Socioeconomic Studies, Community Involvement, Permitting Strategies, Reclamation, Mitigation, Abandonment, Land Issues, Emissions, Hydrotesting Fluids, Remediation, Environmental Impact Assessments, Cumulative Effects Assessment, Route Selection, Monitoring, Security

  1. Pipeline and Facilities Integrity

Hazard and Threat Identification, Engineering Assessments, Mitigation, Inline Inspection Technology, External Corrosion & Control, Cathodic Protection, Internal Corrosion & Control, Coatings, Environmental Stress Corrosion & Fatigue Cracking, Mechanical Damage, Tanks, Pumps, Compressor Stations, Station Piping, Field and Inspection Data Management, Geographical Information Systems, Defect Detection & Assessment, Direct Assessment, Tethered & Robotic Inspection Tools, Inspection Data Management, Inspection Intervals & Scheduling, Measuring Corrosion Growth Rates, Reliability or Data Process Reliability, Field NDE for ILI Data Validation

  1. Operations, Monitoring and Maintenance

Applications of Technology, Operating Experience, Preventative-Maintenance Techniques, Lifecycle Engineering, Operating Equipment Optimization, Useful Life Extensions, Operating Cost Reductions, Vendor Alliances, Geohazard Management, SCADA, Communications, Automation, Control Devices, Instrumentation, Sensor Technology, Measurement and Metering, Hydraulic Simulations, Leak Detection, Operations, Simulation and Trainers, Field and Inspection Data and Records Management, Hydrostatic Testing, Water Crossings, Geotechnical, Geo Hazard Assessment & Characterization

  1. Materials and Joining

Materials Design, High Strength Steels, Fracture Toughness Requirements, Welding, Properties of Girth Welds, Weld, Flaw Acceptance Criteria, Hot Tapping, Mechanical Joining, Joining Alternative Materials, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Pipe Manufacture, Fittings, Nondestructive Examination

  1. Strain-Based Design and Assessment

Strain-Based Design and Assessment (SBDA) for the Management of Geohazards, Strain-Based Design (SBD) of New Pipelines, Strain-Based Assessment (SBA) of Existing Assets, SBA of Pipelines Designed by Traditional (e.g., Stress-Based) Methods, Integrity Management Programs of Geohazards Using SBDA, Determination of Strain Demand (ILI, Direct Measurement, Pipe/Soil Interaction, etc.), Design and Construction of Strain-Resistant Pipelines (through Purposeful Linepipe Specifications, Welding Practice, Construction Methods, etc.), Determination of Strain Capacity for Pipelines of Various Vintage and Construction Practice, Risk-Based Assessment, Best Practice in SBDA, New Procedures and Tools in SBDA

  1. Risk and Reliability

Risk Assessment, Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Modelling, Risk Based Maintenance Planning, Reliability Based Design and Assessment, Failure Data Analysis and Failure Rate Estimation, Failure Consequence Modelling, Risk Tolerance Criteria and Reliability Targets, Pipeline Security, Database Design

  1. Northern, Offshore and Production Pipelines

Sharing of recent experiences. Emerging technologies, working in permafrost, stability of frozen slopes, frost heave, thaw settlement, thermal modelling, engineering in cold regions, rapid lake drainage, satellite imaging and remote sensing, GPS applications, effects of climate change on northern and offshore pipelines, flow assurance, ice scour, infrastructure/logistical issues and carbon capture/storage. Innovative design and analysis of offshore pipelines for installation, mechanics of pipelines, rigid and flexible pipes, umbilicals and pipe-soil interaction. Novel inspection, monitoring and repair techniques related to offshore pipelines and flow lines. Innovative technologies for economical deepwater development and production.