Day 1 - Pipeline Design and
Time Day 2 - Assessment Methods Title
8:00 AM Breakfast
Course and Instructor Introductions Presentations from Day 1 Workgroups
8:30 AM Assignment #1
(Melanie Diaz) (Murray)
9:00 AM Introduction to Pipeline Design Introduction to Industry Failures
Why Pipelines Fail Assignment #2
9:40 AM Famous Industry Failures
Lessons Learn from Industry Failures
10:10 AM (Murray) (Hopkins)
10:20 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Introduction to Routing Introduction to Integrity Assessment
10:40 AM Use of GIS
Pipeline Stress Design
10:50 AM Use of Immersive Video, Google Earth
Potential Threats to Pipeline Integrity
11:00 AM Geotechnical Considerations
11:10 AM Public Consultaion
11:20 AM Crossing Permits Pressure Test Design and
Direct Assessment Methodology
11:30 AM Detailed Routing Procedure
11:40 AM Class worked example Indirect Assessment Methodology
Key Industry Failures and
11:50 AM (Murray) (Bubenik)
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Introduction to working Stress Design Introduction to Defect Assessment
1:10 PM Pressure, and other considerations
1:20 PM Combined stresses/Theories of failure Assessing Corrosion
1:30 PM Strain based Design
Defect Assessment Methods
1:40 PM Limit States/Reliability Based Design
1:50 PM Buoyancy Control Assessing Mechanical Damage
2:00 PM Introduction to Pipeline Construction
2:10 PM ROW preparation, Stringing, Bending Threat Identification,
2:20 PM Welding techniques Prioritization, Mitigation,
2:30 PM Mechanised welding and Remediation
UT and X ray Inspection Tutorial - Assessing a Dent (Hopkins)
2:50 PM Coffee Break
3:00 PM Coating and CP Installation Introduction to Hazard Identification Failure Analysis and
3:10 PM Crossings Methods for Identification Failures
3:20 PM Introduction to Hazard Prioritization
3:30 PM Likelihood Prioritization
3:40 PM Construction Safety Consequence Prioritization
Reclamation Introduction to Hazard Mitigation and
(Murray) Case Study (Bubenik)
4:00 PM Introduction to Pressure Test Design Introduction to Failure Analysis
4:10 PM New Pipeline Pressure Testing Protecting the Evidence
4:20 PM Existing Pipeline Pressure Testing Determining the Cause of Failure
4:30 PM Interpretation of Results
4:40 PM Risk to Personnel During Test Some Case Studies of Pipeline
Risk to Pipeline Due to Testing Failures (Hopkins)
Workgroup Assignment #2
(Threat Identification, Assessment,
Workgroup Assignment #1 and Remediation)
(New Construction Design) & Group Presentations
7:00 PM (Murray) (Bubenik)
Wrap Up/Closing Remarks
Day and Time Description
Day 1 - 5:00 PM Design a new pipeline to connect two facilities with a given design
until 7:00 PM pressure, flow rate and product type. This should also include a design of
precommissioning integrity checks and tests.
Day 2 - 5:00 PM Design a program to assess a pipeline for a specific threat and determine
until 7:00 PM how to mitigate and remediate the threat.
Day 1 - 8:30 AM
Introduce the instructors and a high-level overview of the course contents.
until 9:00 AM
Day 1 - 9:00 AM Review of industry standards for proper design to assure the integrity of
until 10:30 AM the pipeline during operation.
Day 1 - 10:30 AM
Overview of key elements of routing an onshore pipeline.
until 12:00 PM
Day 1 - 12:00 PM Identification of methods for determining the allowable stress in a pipeline
until 2:00 PM as well as how defects may affect the allowable stress.
Day 1 - 2:00 PM Review of construction related issues that focus on maintaining the long
until 4:00 PM term integrity of the pipeline.
Day 1 - 4:00 PM Design and test procedure considerations for pipeline pressure tests for
until 5:00 PM both new construction and existing operating pressure certification.
Review historical industry failures where the cause was integrity related.
Day 2 - 9:00 AM
Document what led to the failure as well as what can be done to prevent a
until 10:30 AM
similar future incident.
Day 2 - 10:30 AM Outline techniques for assessing the integrity of a pipeline, including direct
until 12:00 PM assessment, indirect assessment and other techniques.
Day 2 - 1:00 PM Overview of in the methods for assessing and repairing features
until 3:00 PM discovered on the pipeline.
This section of the course will review methods for hazard/threat
identification and provide methods for prioritizing investigation based on
Day 2 - 3:00 PM
likelihood and consequence analysis. It will define the process for
until 4:00 PM
removing and correcting issues that are identified to have caused a threat
to the pipeline.
Day 2 - 4:00 PM
Understanding pipeline failures, and their root causes. Case studies of well-known failures will be presented.
until 5:00 PM