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Program

Track 1. Geohazard Considerations for Design and Construction Pipeline Route Selection and Characterization

  • Special considerations for mountainous terrain
  • Design and installation of open-cut river crossings, trenchless crossings and river structures
  • Design and installation of slope stabilization and erosion control works

Other related practical topics including

  • State of the Art methods
  • Pipeline Route Selection and Characterization
  • Special considerations for mountainous terrain
  • Design and installation of open-cut river crossings, trenchless crossings and river structures
  • Design and installation of slope stabilization and erosion control works

Track 2. Geohazard Risk Assessment and Pipeline Integrity Management Planning

  • South American considerations leading to higher exposure to geohazards-induced pipeline integrity hazards:
  • Mountain ridge top construction
  • Amazonian terrain
  • Residual soils
  • Extreme rain rates
  • Seismic activity and possibly others
  • A global inventory of geohazards leading to pipeline integrity hazards
  • Data sources and data management methods and systems
  • Risk assessment methodologies:
    • Assessment or probabilities of failure
    • Consequence modeling and spill simulation
    • Quantitative and prediction methods
  • Integrated approaches to system-wide geohazard management planning
  • Identification and assessment of geohazards on the right-of-way

Track 3. Monitoring, Mitigation and Emergency Repairs

  • Development and utilization of monitoring technologies for unstable slopes, river channels, the effects of seismic activity and other geohazards:
  • On-ipe
  • ILI
  • Slope indicators
  • Satellite monitoring
  • Precise surveys and triangulation
  • Practical examples of site-specific monitoring programs, including the integration of various monitoring methods’ results, leading to decision and operational intervention
  • Examples of analysis of monitoring results, and correlations to forecast timing of operational interventions
  • Mitigation solutions
  • Other related practical topics, including State-of-the-Art methods