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Advanced Pipeline Risk Management

"The course was very informative in that it provided a wide variety of perspectives on Risk analysis and a comparison of the pros and cons of each."
J. Roberts
GeoFields

"The course was enjoyable and very thorough. I was initially concerned that there would be little applicability of the information for me (offshore focus) but I was quite wrong."
J. E.Hults, E.I.T.
Senior Specialist
Risk & Integrity Management
Technip

API 1173: Pipeline Safety Management Systems

"The course content, facilitator and venue all exceeded my expectations.”
Chris Martinez

Defect Assessment in Pipelines

“Great Course! Teacher Phil Hopkins very patient and knowledgeable-explained difficult concepts very well.”

“I appreciated the instructor's ability to answer technical, metallurgical questions..it's critical that the person teaching the course is able to do this, to expand on the concepts discussed beyond the information presented in the slides. Phil did a great job of this.”

“Surpassed my best expectations”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the content and the presentation. Hats off to Prof. Hopkins”
A. Ellison
Pipeline Integrity Coordinator
Centurion Pipeline L.P.

“Excellent class, good blend of teaching and student participation”
M. Odigie
Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited

“Can't wait to take another class from Dr. Phil Hopkins.”
Cameron Nuss, System Engineer, Suncor Energy

“I've taken previous classes from Dr. Hopkins and fully enjoyed his presentations. I specifically look for classes from him.
Cameron Nuss, System Engineer, Suncor Energy

“Very knowledgeable lecturer. Excellent delivery of the material.
Tijani Elabor, National Energy Board

I enjoyed this training course a lot. I think that Dr. Phil Hopkins is a great teacher and delivered a great course.
Felipe Radilla, TransCanada

This is an excellent course which provides detailed information for assessment of a variety of defects. The instructor is very knowledgeable with great experience.
Zhenjin Zhu, Husky Energy

Phil is a very engaging speaker and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot and appreciate his approach to teaching with all the background info he provides.
Niteesha Falcon, Pipeline Integrity Engineer, TransCanada

Excavation Inspection & Applied NDE for ILI/DA Validation and Correlation

"The course was an excellent overview of the tasks of a pipeline integrity engineer, reinforcing the confidence and intellect behind daily project decisions. It also provided a forum for recent developments in the industry, as well as share thoughts with others."

Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Engineers

“All material was well distributed … covered a great amount of material in a short time.”
Daniel Gutierrez, IMP Technical Leader, Dow Chemical

“Very well arranged and well presented.”
Thomas Windt-Jensen, Maersk Oil

“Very enlightening! The presentation contained very detailed information. The software is great … Good balance.”
Steven Axtell, Senior Metallurgist, Northern Natural Gas

Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines

“Hands on. Real-world examples. Interactive. This course improved my understanding of the elements involved in the hydrostatic testing of pipelines.
Ehren Koelsch

“Great presentation on several aspects of hydrotesting… Covered real-life examples. Great explanations on the physics behind fluids.”
Vera Idemudia, Integrity Engineer, DowDupont

“Hugely informative and eye-opening for me. I believe that I can much more effectively manage a project like this and will be able to ask the right questions of contractors and consultants in order to maximize the quality of any tests we choose to conduct.”
Brendan Eirich, ATCO Gas Transmission

“Having attended a number of pipeline training courses, this is among the best. The course was extremely well put together and very well presented.”
Justin Pabst, Staff Engineer, WBI Energy Transmission

“Great course. Will recommend more of our project managers attend.”
Jeff Wuenschel, Project Manager/Estimator, BlueFin Services

Inspection of Challenging Pipelines

“Very competent lecturers, good overview of possibilities for challenging inspections.”
Ole N. Mortensen, Business Manager, FORCE Technology

“Great course, packed full of good material. Very knowledgeable presenters.”
Greg Knopinski, Enbridge Gas Distribution

“Very good class on all inspection techniques, not just challenging-to-inspect lines.”
Chuck Bartunek, Andeavor Logisitcs

“The speakers had great knowledge and experience.”
Daniel Fortin, ATCO Gas Transmission

Introduction to Excavation Inspection & Applied NDE for Pipeline Integrity Assessment

“The course was an excellent overview of the tasks of a pipeline integrity engineer, reinforcing the confidence and intellect behind daily project decisions. It also provided a forum for recent developments in the industry, as well as share thoughts with others.”

Great topics and use of case studies and actual hands on NDE equipment... . Presenters were extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain things. The hands on was great.
Brian Bruce

“Thanks to Jim and Rick for their professional teaching skills and for sharing all this knowledge. The class material was robust and explained very well.”
Elena Nikonova, Integrity Engineer, Southern Company Gas

“Exceptionally informative!
Jeremi Frazier, NDT Global

“A very comprehensive short course that gives a good overall picture of the process.”
Bruce Sirotiak, Acuren Inspection

“Great class and presenters...very knowledgeable and a lot of valuable experience.”
Richard Burns, Buckeye Partners

Managing Cracks and Seam Weld Anomalies on Pipelines

“Very good course and well taught; numerous takeaways to review and use to be a better operator.”
Erick Hallett

“Really informative and well organized. The presentation was high quality.”
Cassandra Stacey

Course content was very informative and well presented.
Ross Adamson, Pipe Integrity Engineer, TransCanada

“The course was useful in understanding the fundamentals of crack management and assessment.”
Alex Brett, Rosen

Sergio put complex ideas and concepts into easy to learn analogies and examples.
Crystina Fisher, Supervisor, Southwest Gas

Onshore Pipeline Engineering

“One of the best courses I have ever taken”
Nick Montebello, Plains All American Pipeline, LLP

“The instructors were excellent”
Glen Wind, ExxonMobil Development Company

“A great class.”
Douglas Arthur Nystrom, T.D. Williamson

“Very enjoyable … gave me insight into other aspects of the pipeline business.”
Jonathan Hardy, T.D. Williamson

“Regardless of time in the industry … this course is very informative in all areas.”
Kellyn Grunwald, Koch Pipeline

“I learned a lot more than I had already learned in the industry … ”
Christine Goiriz, NV5

Optimizing ILI Inspection Scheduling

"Great presentation format. It contained information directly related to my job and allowed me to think of ways to enhance myperformance."
M. Magrane
Sempra Utilities

Pigging & In-line Inspection

“All instructors have a high level of knowledge and teach with confidence.”
Randall Heath
BP

“Time well spent!! Very comprehensive and detailed. Do not change a thing!”
J. Ryman
BP

“I came with very high expectations and was not disappointed. I have been presenting adult education for 10yrs. Very professional from introduction to closing ”
D. Hennerbichler
ESSO

“Good speakers who know their stuff”
I. King
ConocoPhillips

“Great overview of ILI tools and ILI program considerations.”
Rob Sterling, Senior Pipeline Engineer, Union Gas Limited

Pipeline Integrity Management

Pleasant, interactive, sincere and extremely knowledgeable are all qualities that help make an instructor good. Dr. Murray was great.
Travis Hallam

"The instructor was excellent. I like that he pushed us hard to maximize value.
Olin Valby

Excellent course! So much of the material applies to what I do at work. Alan is good speaker, funny and very knowledgeable.
Travers Schwarz

Great job! Very knowledgeable speaker … I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Joe Teneyuque, Enginering Tech., Golden Pass LNG

Excellent instructor and class. I enjoyed it immensely.
David Vasnaik, SMUD

Excellent! The instructor kept things interesting throughout.
Jeff Hieber, Vice President, Business Development, Percheron, LLC

Pipeline Repair Methods / In-Service Welding

Pipeline Repair Methods, Hot Tapping, and In-Service Welding

“Bill Bruce is an obvious expert on in-service welding. Confident delivery of presentation. I enjoyed learning from him.”
D. M. Halferty
Plains All American
Pipeline Integrity Specialist

“Great Course! Bill Bruce did an excellent job. I look forward to future courses”
P. Kenny
Welding Opeartions Lead
National Grid

“Found the information on Procedure Development & Qualification very useful for practical application”
C. Hartig
Sr. Specialty Engineer
Xcel High Pressure Gas

Pipeline Risk Management

"One of the best classes I’ve ever taken. Thank you, Kent, for your wonderful presentation, answering on all of our questions and lucid style of education.”
Elena Nikonova

Risk-based Management of Pipeline Integrity and Safety

"The course was very informative in that it provided a wide variety of perspectives on Risk analysis and a comparison of the pros and cons of each."
J. Roberts
GeoFields

"The course was enjoyable and very thorough. I was initially concerned that there would be little applicability of the information for me (offshore focus) but I was quite wrong."
J. E.Hults, E.I.T.
Senior Specialist
Risk & Integrity Management
Technip

Safety and Engineering Assessment of Onshore Pipeline Gathering Systems

"Excellent course; very helpful summary of the RP, especially the sections on history and how to comply."
Jake Murray

"The instructor was excellent with relative experiences and stories."
Gary Peterson

“Bryan Melan knows his stuff. Lots of good updates and lots of good comprehensive info.”"
Dave Agerton

Stress Corrosion Cracking in Pipelines

"I was very impressed with the depth and quality of the information presented. The presentation was top notch. "
B.C. Mittelstadt
Senior Engineer
El Paso Pipeline Services

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Was very applicable to my line of work! I felt the course was well balanced between theory and experience. It also left a lot of room for my own conclusions, thoughts, and approaches."
R. Lee
Pipeline Integrity EIT
TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

"The course was very informative. It was a great learning experience and look forward to future courses with Clarion."

Subsea Pipeline Engineering

"Excellent course which delivers technical backgrounds required for pipeline project management as advertised."
G. Wiechers
Acergy Group

"This was an excellent overview course with a good blend of technical and practical knowledge."

Subsea Production Systems Engineering

"Enjoyed the course. I think the site visit especially was quite interesting and think the worked example was a good idea to get us thinking about the principles and concepts discussed."
S. Halbot
Project Specialist
MCS

"Really fit my initial needs. Very knowledgeable course lectures that have real world experience."
J. N. Lauterbach
Technical QA/QC Manager
NDE Quality Systems, Inc.

"Very Interesting and enjoyable course. "
D. Davies
Technical Director
NDE Technical Services GmbH

"Excellent course, learned a lot in a short time. Strongly recommend to subsea or aspiring subsea engineers."
T. Kissoonsingh
BPTT

Courses

Onshore Pipeline Engineering

A comprehensive, formal introduction to all aspects of pipeline engineering.

Houston: May 7-11

Pipeline Defect Assessment Workshop

Participants will become comfortable performing and reviewing a wide variety of anomaly assessment methodologies and will understand when to best apply them within an Integrity Management Program.

Houston: May 9-10

Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Engineers

Focus is on the practical application of modern fracture mechanics and flaw assessment methods and models to pipeline integrity.

Houston: May 22-23

Houston: November 14-16

Calgary: December 4-5

Managing Cracks and Seam Weld Anomalies on Pipelines

Course will provide an integrated, data-driven approach for addressing these forms of cracking and seam-weld anomalies. This course can be attended in person or online in Houston.

Houston: May 24-25

Houston: September 10-11

Pipeline Defects Clinic

Houston: September 10-12

Engineering Assessment of Onshore Pipeline Gathering Systems

Houston: September 12-13

Inspection of Challenging Pipelines

Course will provide an in-depth introduction into the inspection of challenging pipelines.

Houston: September 13-14

Defect Assessment in Pipelines

Explains current defect-assessment methods and how to translate into maintenance decisions. This course can be attended in person or online in Houston.

Houston: November 12-14

Calgary: December 3-5

Pipeline Integrity Management

Course provides a sound review of Pipeline Integrity Management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self assessment. This course can be attended in person or online in Houston.

Houston: November 12-14

Calgary: December 3-5

Advanced Pipeline Risk Management

Workshop is designed to equip attendees with the information and the know-how to set up and implement a comprehensive risk management program for pipelines.

Houston: November 14-16

Calgary: December 6-7

Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines

Course will cover a wide range of topics related to hydrostatic testing of pipelines for gas and hazardous liquid service for both in-service and new construction according to CFR 49 Parts 192 and 195. This course can be attended in person or online in Houston.

Houston: November 14-15

 

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Conferences

PPIM 2019

February 18-21, 2019

Call for papers

The industry's only forum devoted exclusively to pigging for maintenance and inspection, as well as pipeline integrity evaluation and repair, this event will draw engineering management and field operating personnel from both transmission and distribution companies concerned with improved operations and integrity management. Read more...

Publications

Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition

This new edition reflects the latest research, industry practices, applications, and computational analysis and modeling.  Read more...


Pipeline Integrity Management Systems: A Practical Approach

The contents of this book follow the PIMS process having each applicable chapter use a PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT (PDCA) process, multiple examples from authors’ experiences, and several graphs and tables. Read more...


Field Guide to Internal Corrosion Mitigation and Monitoring for Pipelines

This book is intended to help oil and gas pipeline operators, corrosion professionals, integrity experts and risk management practitioners assess, control, and manage the effects of internal corrosion on pipeline systems, thus improving the safety, reliability and integrity of their operations. Read more...


NACE Corrosion Engineer's Reference Book, 4th Edition

The objective of the NACE Corrosion Engineer’s Reference Book is to provide scientists, engineers, technologists, and students with useful and important information and data on corrosion investigation and control. Print Book


Pipeline Risk Assessment: The Definitive Approach and Its Role in Risk Management
Presents the definitive approach to assessing risks from pipelines—an approach that overcomes the limitations of previous methodologies. Read more...

Pipeline Transportation of Carbon Dioxide Containing Impurities
Covers the entire spectrum of design and operating needs for a pipeline and network of facilities that would transport carbon dioxide without adverse impact on people and the environment. Read more...

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