Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
Join us for an informative technical discussion that will provide insight into oil and gas production flow challenges and solutions as well as pipeline corrosion and integrity management.
‘Flow Assurance – Wellbores to Export’ provides a complete review of oil and gas production flow assurance threats, trouble-shooting and flow management. This review includes downhole, pipeline, process / plant and export aspects.
This part of the course begins with an overview of flow assurance and the business case for its management. It then reviews flow assurance issues with producing oil and gas wells including corrosion, scaling, artificial lift systems and others. Pipeline issues are then described, followed by considerations for oil and gas process plants. Marine export systems are discussed, as are specific concerns with solids, scales, paraffin and hydrates. Geotechnical problems, buckling, emergency response and contingency planning are considered. The course concludes with performance management for flow assurance.
Who should attend? Professionals who work in oil and gas engineering, operations and maintenance, including production, mechanical, process and pipeline engineers, operations managers and supervisors, safety / process safety professionals and senior level leaders who need to better understand flow assurance and its management.
‘Pipeline Corrosion and Integrity Management’ provides a comprehensive overview of pipeline corrosion monitoring / control and integrity management for safe and reliable oil and gas transport operations.
This part of the course begins with a high-level overview of the business case for pipeline corrosion / integrity management and then summarizes the format and use of Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM) systems to achieve this. Pipeline risk assessment and management is reviewed in some detail and the use of risk based maintenance / inspection processes described. PIM implementation for monitoring, testing and inspection is explained, including corrective actions and repairs. Emergency response and performance management is discussed. The last day is mainly devoted to internal and external corrosion monitoring, control and mitigation.
Who should attend? Professionals who work in pipeline engineering, operations and maintenance, including mechanical, process and pipeline engineers, operations managers and supervisors, safety / process safety professionals and senior level leaders who need to better understand pipeline corrosion and integrity management.
Flow Assurance, Pipeline Corrosion & Integrity Management
DR. STEPHEN CIARALDI has been engaged in asset integrity management and the flow assurance aspects of oil and gas production facilities for over 35 years. Through this period, he worked 30 years for BP as a materials and corrosion consultant (USA), a facilities/project engineer (Norway), chemicals, inspection and corrosion team leader (Egypt), a technical integrity restoration project manager (Trinidad), Integrity & Engineering Manager for BP West Java in Jakarta, Indonesia and Integrity Management Technical Authority for BP Asia-Pacific. He is currently semi-retired but provides engineering work and technical training services to the upstream oil and gas industry on an as-needed basis throughout the world.
During most of his career, Stephen has been involved with developing and implementing asset integrity programs that not only ensure worker safety but also help maximize production by preventing leaks, blockages and associated shut-downs. Most of his experience is with mature assets, including subsea integrity issues, but he has also provided corrosion and materials consulting to several new upstream and midstream (LNG) development projects. His expertise includes issues with wells, process plant, pipelines and export systems.
Stephen received B.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL USA.