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Working Group 1: Industry Wide Issues

Co-Chairs: Graham Emmerson, Enbridge; Mojgan Karimi, CEPA; Nadia McCarthy, TCPL; Kevin Tsang, Enbridge
Track Facilitator: Alan Murray, Principa Consulting

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Purpose

This working group provides a forum for pipeline industry professionals at all levels to understand issues of industry-wide significance and application. The agenda will tackle how industry certification can help improve performance, what key issues must be addressed to demonstrate continual improvement to the public, closing the knowledge gap for new pipeliners and improvement of pipeline safety performance reporting across industry.

Who Should Attend?

Executives, directors, managers and any persons or program leaders with the responsibility for shaping the work of their company in collecting and reporting on pipeline safety performance or developing strategies to improve operational reliability and process safety.

Agenda

Session B – Industry Certification

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 1:30pm
Room: MB AUD

Session Topics: The North American Pipeline Industry is one of the few high hazard industries without a definitive, independent standard of care. This gap has resulted in industry adopting a generalized notion of industry best practices and has left regulators to fill the void with a disparate set of safety and loss prevention requirements. Unfortunately this approach does not drive consistently high standards of performance among all operators or give companies any way to assure the public of operator diligence. This session will explore different certification approaches whether there is a business case for applying one or more within our industry.

Session Objective: Understand the benefits, limitations and efforts associated with certification of companies, management systems and individual assets to independent standards of care for safety and loss management.

Speakers:

  • Jim Donihee – Chief Operating Officer, CEPA
  • Brad Verico – Verico Associates
  • Sherif Hassanien – Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Session C – The Public Pipeline Debate: Mean Tweets and Fake News

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 3:30pm
Room: MB AUD

Session Topics: Social media represents a significant source of uncensored perspective on the concerns of Canadians and is thus useful information to companies to determine what issues are swaying public perception and confidence. In continuation of a discussion started at the 2015 Banff Workshop, this session will focus on the pipeline debate with and examination of how it is being carried out in social media. This session will explore what perceptions are resonating to sway the pipeline debate and how do we respond?

Session Objectives: To use first-hand knowledge gained from controversial pipeline projects and operators to identify common and powerful misconceptions. The discussion will address how social media is designed and used, and its place in making technical arguments in the pipeline debate. The session will bring attention to where and how attendees, in their lives and jobs, can meaningfully contribute to fact based decision making.

Speakers

  • Kim Hamill – CEPA
  • John O Shaughnessy – Enbridge Inc.
  • Jamie Kereliuk - Kinder Morgan Canada

Session D – Meaningful Metrics of Pipeline Performance

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30am
Room: MB AUD

Session Topics: The effort to create meaningful, standard measures of pipeline system or company performance has advanced since our expert panel presented on this issue at the 2015 Banff Workshop. The champions of these efforts return in 2017 to discuss how North American pipeline performance measurement will change in the near future and the direction it should go.

Session Objectives: Inform the audience of improvements in pipeline performance metrics and identify how existing pipeline performance metric collection and reporting can be improved.

Speakers:

  • Pat Smyth – CEPA
  • Alan Mayberry – PHMSA
  • Stuart Salters – API
  • David Helmer - AER

Session E – Knowledge Transfer

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 10:30am
Room: MB AUD

Session Topics: While misinformation on the pipeline industry is a source of great frustration for many Pipeliners, how many of us can say we truly understand the business ourselves? There is a gap in the “completeness” industry knowledge for people in the pipeline industry where many do not understand the whole of the technical, operational and commercial parts (e.g. welding, engineering, integrity, preventative maintenance, control centers, business continuity, scheduling, tolling, trading, finance etc.). The transfer of assets between companies or mergers and acquisitions exacerbate the knowledge drain through normal attrition by severing relationships. Education, mentoring, training and competency programs seek to fill the knowledge gap but may be limited by time and cost restrictions. Strategies for transferring knowledge between the generations in the pipeline workforce must continue to be refreshed if we are to achieve the goal of forming well rounded employees.

Session Objectives

  • Determine current barriers to the transfer of knowledge between generations in the pipeline industry and successful approaches used by oil and gas organizations to overcome them.
  • Determine the role CEPA and YPAC can play to support pipeline and technical knowledge transfer.

Speakers

  • Peter Tanchack - Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC)
  • Jim Donihee - Chief Operating Officer, CEPA

 

Working Group 2: Regulatory and Standards Development

Co-Chairs: Milan Saric, Aer; Howard Wallace, AER; Iain Colquhoun, NEB; Bushra Waheed, BCOGC
Track Facilitators: Doug MacDonald, AB Process Consultants; Alan Murray, Principa Consulting

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  • Opportunity to discuss improvements of standards / regulations – what works in practice and what does not.
  • Education on the existing standards and regulations.
  • Standard and regulatory updates and expected changes.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of management systems/integrity programs within their organizations should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

  • Recommendations for improvements of existing standards and/or regulatory interpretations.
  • Identification of channels for communication with the regulators/
  • Improved understanding of goal oriented standards and their implementation.
  • Increased knowledge on regulatory/standard changes and pipeline performance.

Agenda

Session A – Regulatory Updates

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am
Room: KC 301

Our guests from PHMSA will provide an update on the recent pipeline events in the United States since the last workshop: the major incidents, updates on regulatory requirements and pipeline performance in general, etc. The second discussion leader from BC Oil and Gas Commission will talk about learnings from their integrity management assessment program, noted pipeline performance and company behavioural changes since the program started and future plans.

Session C – Z662 Clause 3 – What’s it all about

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 3:30pm
Room: MB 252

Safety and loss management systems, integrity management programs and engineering assessments have been a part of the Z662 standard in the last several editions. Still, there seem to be some confusion within the industry when it comes to these requirements, especially about regulatory expectations. The session will put more light on the engineering assessment requirements and the new program developed by the AER for management systems’ assessments.

Session D – Performance Standards – Practical Examples

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30am
Room: KC 301

Although performance standards provide opportunity for the industry to optimally use the resources, these standards in practice are often misunderstood both by the industry and regulators. The discussion leaders will use practical project examples to spark discussion based on lessons learned and discuss the desired future state.

Session G – Improvements of Pipeline Standards

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm
Room: KC 301

The session will focus on practical examples of identified shortcomings in the existing standards based on incident root cause analyses and seek to find answers about the path forward. Strength requirements for all pipeline components will be discussed as well as leak detection systems.

Rapporteur: TBD

 

Working Group 3: Upstream Pipelines: Inspection, Corrosion and Integrity Management

Co-Chairs: Jorge Paez, Talisman Energy; Monica Santander, Keyera; Neil Hay, Shell; Theo Abels, Consultant
Track Facilitator: Reg Macdonald, Shell Canada

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Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, analysts, technologists, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of leak detection within their organizations should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

  • Improved understanding of the leak detection technologies and challenges applicable to the upstream sector
  • Increased knowledge of consequence driven risk assessments and a closer look at the industry pipeline incident data
  • Insightful discussion on managing aging infrastructure and rehabilitation options

Session B – Leak Detection

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 1:30pm
Room: KC 301

Leak detection systems is a key element of a pipeline integrity management program. The aim of this session will be to discuss the challenges of effective leak detection approaches for upstream operators, and at the same time recognize regulatory and code requirements.

Speaker

  • Stephen Ramsay - Grey Owl Engineering

Session E – Risk Assessment/Management

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 10:30am
Room: KC 305

This session will look back at traditional risk assessments for the upstream industry, which have focused on time dependent threats and likelihood of an event, and engage session attendees in a discussion for consequence driven risk assessments – low likelihood with high consequence events.

Speaker

  • Dean Carnes - CNRL

Session G – Managing Aging Infrastructure

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm
Room: KC 303

In an effort to adapt to the recent economic environment impacting our industry, it is imperative that upstream operators are able to effectively manage its aging infrastructure. This session will aim to discuss how to manage aging pipelines in the upstream world including a discussion on pipeline rehabilitation options.

Speaker

  • Chris Horkoff - Cenovus

Rapporteur: TBD

 

Working Group 4: Asset Management

Co-Chairs: Jenny Been, IRISNDT; Bob Sutherby, Agile Integrity Engineering; Chris Blackwell, Alliance Pipeline
Track Facilitator: Dennis Zadery, Stantec

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  • A discussion on the management of interactive threats, including threat assessment and impact on acceptance criteria .
  • Observed challenges with abandonment and an overview of new investigated approaches.
  • Techniques available to manage consequences associated with assets.

Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of asset management within their organizations should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

  • Awareness of new technologies
  • Understanding of past challenges

Agenda

Session B – Pipeline Abandonment

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 1:30pm
Room: MB 252

This session will cover:

  • What is our current experience with abandoned or neglected pipelines and their condition?
  • How does it affect the environment (i.e., leaching of contaminants)?
  • What approaches are being used in the future of pipeline abandonment (i.e., plugging, cleaning approaches)?

Speaker

  • Dayma Solmie, CH2M
  • Craig Neufeld, CH2M
  • Landon Lonsberry, Enbridge
  • Tijani Elabor, NEB

Session D – Interacting Threats

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30am
Room: KC 303

This session will cover:

  • How are tolerance thresholds impacted by interacting threats (i.e., metal loss associated with a dent)?
  • Which threats are more likely to interact with others (i.e., dents with cracking)? Can a matrix of interacting threats be used to predict which combinations are most likely?
  • What conditions can lead to interacting threats (i.e., causal factors related to design, manufacturing, construction, environment, and operation)?

Speaker

  • Jenny Been, IRISNDT
  • Peter Chan, Kinder Morgan
  • Landon Lonsberry, Enbridge
  • Chuck Harris, TDW

Session F – General Asset Management

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 1:30pm
Room: MB 252

This session will cover:

  • What are some examples and learnings from "real world" pilot projects on alternative leak detection implementations?
  • What new leak detection technologies are available and what research has been performed to validate them?

Speaker

  • Andrew Greig, Kinder Morgan
  • Chris Apps, C-FER

Rapporteur: TBD

 

Working Group 5: Management of Cracking in Pipelines

Co-Chairs: Colin Scott, Enbridge Pipelines; Mohammad Al-Amin, TCPL
Track Facilitators: Dennis Zadery, Stantec; Robert Worthingham, Worthingham Professional Services

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  1. A review of the technical aspects of crack growth mechanisms, considering primarily fatigue and stress corrosion cracking.
  2. A review of the benefits and limitations of differing crack management strategies; including inline inspection, hydrotesting and direct assessment.
  3. An opportunity to discuss and learn about best practices from recognized industry experts.

Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of crack management programs within their organizations should attend these workshops. .

Expected Results

  • Attendees can expect to further understand into the complexities involved in accurately predicting crack growth in pipelines.
  • Attendees can expect to gain insight into the rationales behind integrity management decisions, and how uncertainty plays a role in risk management.

Agenda

Session C – Mechanisms of Crack Growth

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 3:30pm
Room: KC 301

The first session will review the mechanisms for crack growth. Fatigue crack growth tends to be of greater concern for liquids pipelines operators. Stress corrosion crack growth is a concern for both liquids and gas pipeline operators. The discussion will focus on the basics of the crack growth mechanisms and the use of appropriate growth rates to estimate the remaining life of a pipeline. Various fracture mechanics models (e.g. CorLAS, NG 18, API 579) are available in the pipeline industry to predict the failure pressure for a given crack. Each of these models has their own applicability limits and uncertainly associated with these models also vary. These aspects of different models will be discussed.

Speakers

  • Dr. John Beavers - DNV GL
  • Mr. Vlad Semiga - BMT Fleet

Session G – Crack Management with a Focus on Growth and Uncertainty

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm
Room: MB AUD

The second session will consider crack management of pipelines with a focus on the growth of cracks and the uncertainty associated with the predictive models. Crack management typically based on either ILI or hydrotest programs and these have pros and cons for different operators. The discussion will focus on efforts to improve both effectiveness and efficiency of programs to ensure line integrity and manage uncertainty.

Speakers

  • Mr. Robert Zmud - recently at Colonial Pipelines
  • Mr. Sergio Limon - Limon Pipeline Analytics

Rapporteurs: Erwin Gamboa – TCPL; Stephen Wood – Enbridge Pipelines

 

Working Group 6: Human Factors

Co-Chairs: Lorna Harron, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.; Rumi Mohammad, Willowglen Systems Inc.; Gail Powley, Independent
Track Facilitator: Doug MacDonald, AB Process Consultants

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Purpose

To provide a forum for operators and vendors/consultants to discuss issues related to human factors. To discuss the tools and techniques used by various parts of the pipeline community to assess human factors in the design and operation of a pipeline system. To share examples of how human factors assessment have been applied to a pipeline system. The agenda will be comprised of three sessions, the first session focusing on management of control rooms, control systems and leak detection, the second session focusing on tools and techniques to integrate human factors into work activities, and the third session a hands on workshop for how to move human factors forward in the Pipeline Industry.

For those planning on attending the human factors sessions, a tutorial on Monday will provide the basics of human factors so participants will be ready to actively discuss human factors issues and opportunities within their organizations and the pipeline industry.

Who Should Attend?

Front line workers and people leaders who have responsibility for pipeline control systems/SCADA, integrity analysis and evaluation, and integrity planning/execution.

Expected Results

The sessions will provide a venue to share knowledge of the needs and challenges related to human factors, focusing on reducing the potential for a human error while designing, operating, maintaining, and monitoring a pipeline system. The presentations will springboard from the Human Factors tutorial on Monday which provides fundamental understanding of human factors.

From these presentations there will be an opportunity to openly discuss with industry peers the needs, challenges and limitations today related to human factors. This is an active working group which has produced CSA EXP248: Pipeline Human Factors based on feedback received from the 2013 Banff Pipeline Workshop..

Agenda

Session B – Human Factors in Control Room Management, Control Systems, and Leak Detection

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 1:30pm
Room: KC 305

  1. Human Factors and Managing Change – Rumi Mohammad, Willowglen Systems Inc.
    • Issues with implementation of change – when is it safe to introduce changes; how is the risk of change mitigated effectively?
    • Discuss tools and procedures to safely isolate and audit changes
    • Discuss the nature and potential impacts of changes from the perspective of operators
  2. Workload Management – Jamie Errington, HCS
    • PHMSA Control Room Management workload monitoring and assessment of console operators. How do we understand the issues, and confirm or validate improvements have been effective?
    • Discuss risks associated with poor understanding of workload management
    • Discuss operational and quality of life improvements associated with better workload management
    • Discuss policy improvements to encourage better workload management
  3. Lessons Learned from Leak Detection – ATMOS, Speaker TBD
  4. This session is designed to promote conversation on the management of Human Factors in the Control Room environment. Key questions to be answered during this session:

    • How can Human Factors be integrated into Leak Detection systems, resulting in the reduction of false positives?
    • How do false positives affect Control Center analysis?
    • Are different approaches to control room management used based on the geopolitical environment you work in (e.g. country)? What would these approaches look like and how could you manage these in your organization?

Session F – Moving Human Factors to the Next Level of Safety

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 1:30pm
Room: KC 305

  • Facilitator: Margo Fraser
  1. What Does “The Next Level” Look Like? – Heather Kahle, WorkSafeBC
  2. Safety has traditionally been understood as a state or condition known as “freedom from accidental injury” where the goal is to avoid things that go wrong; coined Safety I. In this perspective, there is a preoccupation with compliance and failures. In contrast, the Safety-II perspective, developed and spearheaded by Prof. Erik Hollnagel promotes enhancing performance variability and focusing on success - what goes right as well as what goes wrong. This perspective recognizes that systems are not completely understood and not automatically safe.

    This session contrasts Safety-I and Safety-II and highlights how human factors- the application of what we know about people, their abilities, characteristics, and limitations to the design of equipment they use, environments in which they function, and jobs they perform - can help us bridge to Safety II. It adds a different way of looking at safety and a different way of applying familiar tools as well as new ones with the goal to advance safety and reduce unwanted outcomes.

    This session will describe what Safety-II looks like (and also what it doesn’t), and offer ways to make this paradigm shift. And, with change, come barriers. This session will explore barriers that may emerge and offer effective ways to overcome them. This session will be inspiring and pragmatic.

    Key questions to be answered during this session:

    • What does the next level of safety looks like?
    • What are the barriers to implementing a next generation program like this in your organization?
    • How could those barriers be overcome?

Session G – Human Factors Blue Sky Workshop

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm
Room: KC 305

Facilitated by Lorna Harron, this session is a hands-on workshop designed to determine a path forward for the management of Human Factors in the Pipeline Industry. Participants will discuss what will be expected in the next 10 years for human performance and what would need to be in place to meet these expectations. Results from this discussion will be input into a roadmap that will be shared and progress tracked through future Banff workshops.

Rapporteur: Shannon Munday, Enbridge Pipelines; Julien Gareau, Enbridge Pipelines

 

Working Group 7: Pipeline Risk Management

Co-Chairs: Dan Fergusson, Enbridge; Aleksandar Tomic, TransCanada Pipelines; Ben Mittelstadt, Dynamic Risk
Track Facilitator: Patrick Vieth, Dynamic Risk

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  1. Industry approach to quantifying consequence, including advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to quantification.
  2. Insight to Risk and Reliability Targets, with a focus on coordination and development of risk and reliability targets by different pipeline operators.
  3. Insight to latest research commissioned by PHMSA on improving the risk management process for pipeline operators, and the potential impact of these research projects on the regulations.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of risk and integrity management programs within their organizations should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

An understanding of the latest risk assessment advancements and challenges faced by the pipeline operators in terms of communicating common targets as well as future expectations of regulators. It is expected this working group will provide insight to methods used to quantify consequence, a drive to develop common risk and reliability targets and how regulations regarding risk assessment will evolve in the future.

Agenda

Session A – Methods for Quantifying Consequence

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am
Room: MB 252

Quantitative consequence models are an important input to prioritizing risk mitigation – but the selection and analysis of receptors, and their marrying to a dollar, is a controversial topic. In this session, we’ll discuss methods for determining receptors, sources of information for receptors, with the goal of defining a common approach to quantifying consequence for pipeline and facility risk models.

Session D – Coordinating Risk and Reliability Targets between Pipeline Operators

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30am
Room: MD 252

Risk and reliability targets are an essential part of a quantitative risk assessment, providing acceptance criteria to which the pipeline infrastructure should be maintained. However, there are no regulator-defined targets in either Canada or United States, leaving it to the operators to define their own, or adopt from other standards. The goal of this session is to explore the risk and reliability targets used by North American pipeline operators, and to initiate a discussion on defining a common set of targets.

Session F – Report Out of the PHMSA Commissioned Research Projects on Quantitative Risk Assessment

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 1:30pm
Room: MB AUD

In 2015, PHMSA sponsored three separate studies aimed at improving the risk management process for pipeline operators. The three complimentary projects centered around a study on quantitative risk criteria, a critical review of pipeline risk models, and a review of approaches to prevent catastrophic events. Collectively, these three research studies provide valuable information to PHMSA and the pipeline industry for improving risk management practices and safety and reliability of pipeline infrastructure. The goal of this session is to summarize the findings of these three studies, and how these findings may be applied to improve pipeline safety.

Rapporteur: Aaron Woo, TransCanada Pipelines

 

Working Group 8: Inspection and Monitoring

Co-Chairs: Steven Bott, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.; Kevin Siggers, ROSEN Canada; Jeff Fleming, ROSEN Canada; Candace Sander, IPL
Track Facilitator: Tom Jack, University of Calgary

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Purpose:

We will explore the challenges the pipeline industry currently faces in terms of certification and standardization of inspection and monitoring techniques, specifically NDE and ILI, and what can be done to drive innovation in these areas. Representatives from pipeline operators, ILI vendors, and NDE vendors will present from their different perspectives to facilitate further discussion.

This working group aims to provide participants with:

  • Participation in gap analysis pertaining to standardization
  • Exploration and development of best practices for certification of inspection and monitoring techniques
  • Road mapping the next steps to implement standardization and /or certification initiatives

Who Should Attend?

Managers, engineers, analysts, and risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of NDE and ILI techniques within their organizations to manage mainline or facilities integrity should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

  • Gap analysis pertaining to current standards and future desired standards
  • Interactive discussion on current and required best practices
  • Route to standardization

Agenda

Session A – ILI Standardization

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am
Room: KC 303

This session will focus on sharing the current best practices and future potential improvements for measuring performance of ILI technologies and ILI-based threat mitigation programs. Presentations from representative Operators, Industry Groups, and ILI providers will be followed by a discussion on current and future best practices, finalizing with defining the route to innovation and standardization of ILI-based mitigation program performance measurement within the industry.

Speakers

  • Representing ILI Vendors: Bryce Brown, Rosen; Frank Sander, BHI; Geoff Foreman, GE PII
  • Representing Operators: Andrew Greig, Kinder Morgan Canada

Rapporteur: TBD

Session D – NDE Standardization & Certification

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30am
Room: KC 305

NDE standardization has been a topic of discussion within the industry for numerous years. This session will focus on sharing the best practices currently being implemented for measuring flaws in the field with NDE techniques and what can be done to raise the bar. Presentations from representative Operators and NDE providers will be followed by a discussion on current and future best practices, finalizing with defining the route to standardization of NDE best practices within the industry.

Speakers

  • Representing NDE Vendors: Mark Schumann, SGS; Chris Collins, Acuren Group Inc.
  • Representing Operators: Yvanna Ireland, Kinder Morgan Canada

Rapporteur: TBD

 

Working Group 9: External Corrosion

Co-Chairs: Yoko Nakazato, Inter Pipeline Ltd.; Brent Dorman, Corrosion Services; Li Yan, CanmetMATERIALS; Phil Tomlinson, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Track Facilitator: Robert Worthingham, Worthingham Professional Services

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  • A forum in which to discuss the challenges associated with managing an external corrosion program in the pipeline industry.
  • An opportunity to share experiences and discuss solutions to myriad problems encountered within the industry.
  • A look into the latest developments in standards and systems for both coatings, AC interference and cathodic protection - and the interaction between the three.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of external corrosion programs within their organizations should attend these workshops

Agenda

Session A – Hubble, Bubble, Tests and Trouble – The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am
Room: KC 305

Dr. Mike O’Donoghue of Akzo Nobel will leverage his three decades of experience in the realm of high performance coatings and prompt you to ask yourself what you’re really trying to learn from coating tests – and if you’re even doing the right tests for determining the best coating for a given job.

Session C – A Follow Up To CSA Z245.30-14 After 2 Years In Circulation

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 3:30pm
Room: KC 305

Two years on, CSA Z245.30-14 is gaining traction in the industry, albeit with some resistance. Allan Glowach of Glowach Pipe Coating Consultants will lead us through a discussion of the challenges faced in adopting this standard and what needs to happen as the industry continues to move forward in its adoption.

Session E – Updating the Evolving World of AC Mitigation

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 10:30am
Room: KC 301

With the release of several new standards across the world regarding AC Interference and mitigation methods, and the prevalence of AC related projects for todays integrity professionals, Hycem Bahgat of Corrosion Service Company Limited will provide an update on technical understanding of AC Interference mechanisms and mitigation system options to address the threat of AC Enhanced Corrosion and personnel safety.

Session F – Heartland AC Mitigation – Lessons Learned

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 1:30pm
Room: KC 301

AC mitigation has become an enormous part of managing an external corrosion program. Yoko Nakazato and Brent Dorman will bring you up to speed on the need and techniques for managing the interaction between pipelines and utilities in increasingly crowded right of ways.

Rapporteur: TBD

 

Working Group 10: Internal Corrosion

Co-Chairs: Tim Ross, PureHM; Bala Ganapathy, Plains Midstream Canada; Nicholas Senior, NRCan/RNCan; Alfonso Garcia, Enbridge
Track Facilitator: Dennis Zadery, Stantec

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  • An expanded understanding of Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA) programs and their effectiveness.
  • Internal corrosion program review, validation experience and lessons learned from a variety of operators in the upstream/midstream/downstream sectors.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of internal corrosion management programs within their organizations should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

  • Collaborative discussion and learning with various operators specifically with respect to their ICDA programs and effectiveness.
  • Broad discussion with representation and content from the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.
  • Expand your knowledge on how your colleagues in the industry are reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of their internal corrosion management programs.

Agenda

Session A – Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA) Experience and Lessons Learned

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am
Room: MB AUD

This session will focus on the effectiveness of ICDA programs with collaborative discussion from those attending on how such programs are performing within their own internal corrosion management programs at a variety of operators.

Speaker

  • Pat Teevens, Broadsword Corrosion Engineering

Session E – Internal Corrosion Monitoring Program Review

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 10:30am
Room: MB 252

This session will focus on the internal corrosion program review process and how to evaluate its effectiveness at proactively preventing internal corrosion threats. The discussion will include validation exercises performed to determine program effectiveness, including group discussion on the experience and lessons learned with the representatives of the different operators attending the session.

Speaker

  • Bob Longpre, Stantec

Rapporteur: Stephen Rothwell, PureHM; Jean-Philippe Gravel, NRCan/RNCan; Brett Johnson, Plains Midstream Canada

 

Working Group 11: Managing Geohazards

Co-Chairs: Rod Read, RSRead Consulting Inc.; Millan Sen, Enbridge; John Richmond, Enbridge; Rick Guthrie, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Track Facilitator: Tom Jack, University of Calgary

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Purpose

Geohazards present a unique set of threats to pipeline integrity related primarily to geotechnical, hydrologic, seismic, and weather related processes. Monitoring is a critical aspect of geohazards management and ensuring timely, accurate information is fundamental to the task. For 2017, the Managing Geohazards sessions will consider both challenges and innovations available to operators with respect to monitoring.

This working group provides participants with:

  • An exchange of information and ideas about how geohazards affect pipeline integrity
  • Strategies for the management of geohazards related to pipeline integrity
  • Discussions of what is working, what is not, and available new technologies

Who Should Attend

Pipeline integrity staff, managers, regulators, consultants and operators who are involved with management, monitoring, or emerging technologies related to geohazards or any additional workshop participants who would like to provide their views or learn more about the topic.

Agenda

Session B – Monitoring Techniques for Geohazards at Watercourse Crossings

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 1:30pm
Room: KC 303

In this session we will discuss monitoring techniques for watercourse crossings. Collectively we want to discuss the attendee’s experiences, identify what is working and what challenges we are facing. How are you quantifying DOC? What techniques are you using? How can we reasonably improve?

Expected Results and Questions to Answer

Participants should come away with a more thorough understanding of the following:

  • What is recent experience with water crossing geohazards and why are they of increasing interest?
  • What techniques have been used to monitor watercourse/hydrological geohazards?  Pros/cons?
  • What are new techniques or methods for water crossing geohazard monitoring?
  • Areas for future development – raising the bar.

Presenters: Rick Guthrie, Stantec; John Richmond, Enbridge

In keeping with the workshop theme, this session will aim at identifying areas of advancing technologies available to support ‘raising the bar’ in terms of improving safety at geohazard-intensive areas. Join us and see what your colleagues are doing to manage their Geohazards.

Session C – Geohazards Monitoring Using ILI and Other Advancing Technologies

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 3:30pm
Room: KC 303

This session will explore ground movement monitoring using in-line inspection (ILI) and other advancing technologies (acoustic monitoring, InSAR etc…). We will have discussions on implementations of ILI for ground deformation monitoring and developing monitoring technologies, related experiences, successes, and identified areas of improvement.

Expected Results and Questions to Answer

Participants should come away with a more thorough understanding of the following:

  • How does specialized geohazard monitoring fit within integrity management?
  • How can ILI be leveraged for geohazard monitoring?
  • How can monitoring results be effectively communicated and incorporated into overall risk assessment?
  • Areas for future development – raising the bar.

Presenters: Doug Dewar, Spectra Energy; Rod Read, RSRead Consulting Inc.

In keeping with the workshop theme, this session will aim at identifying areas of advancing technologies available to support ‘raising the bar’ in terms of improving safety at geohazard-intensive areas. Join us and see what your colleagues are doing to manage their Geohazards.

Rapporteur: TBD

 

Working Group 12: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Co-Chairs: Kent Lien , Technical Leader, Emergency Management - National Energy Board; Stephen Lloyd, Manager, Emergency Management - Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Track Facilitator: Tom Jack, University of Calgary

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Purpose

This working group provides participants with:

  • Increased awareness of recent and ongoing initiatives related to “raising the bar” in pipeline emergency preparedness and response (EPR)
  • An opportunity to discuss and influence future improvements in EPR
  • Increased knowledge for becoming champions of EPR within their own organizations

Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts, and emergency management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of EPR within their organizations should attend these workshops.

Expected Results

  • Enhanced technical and process knowledge
  • Collaboration and conversation amongst all attendees
  • Identification of future initiatives aimed at improving EPR

Agenda

Session E – Pipeline Emergency Preparedness and Response – Where Do We Go Next?

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 10:30am
Room: KC 303

External factors, including regulatory change, changing business practices, and increasing public expectations are driving initiatives aimed at raising the bar for emergency preparedness and response for pipelines. This session will identify these factors and discuss the changing regulatory environment, integration of emergency preparedness and response across company departments and programs, and industry improvements in both competency and tactics in planning for and responding to incidents. Discussion leaders include the regulator, industry, and technical experts in the spill response world, all sharing their perspective on what‘s been done to date and their views on important future initiatives.

Speakers

  • Jared Serviss – Manager, Risk Management – Inter Pipeline
  • Eddie Murphy – Transportation Specialist - United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Support and Security
  • Dean Monterey - President - Global Incident Command Solutions
  • Trever Miller - Response Manager - SWAT Consulting

Session F – Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning – How Do We Improve?

Time: Wednesday, April 5, 1:30pm
Room: KC 303

Effective emergency response requires cooperation and collaboration among all players in the broader emergency management system, working at different levels across large jurisdictional areas. This requires liaison and consultation with federal, provincial, and municipal governments, Aboriginal groups, and associated first responders. Failing to do so in an open and transparent manner can have significant impacts on project planning and operation. Perspectives on effective stakeholder engagement will be shared by Discussion Leaders representing industry, the regulator, first responders, and nongovernmental organizations and community groups.

Speakers

  • Eric Prud’Homme - Enbridge Pipelines
  • Jeff Bird – Acting Director, Emergency Management and Security - National Energy Board
  • Ken Block – Fire Chief, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services - President, Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Dean Edwardson – General Manager - Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association and Community Awareness Emergency Response

Rapporteur: Greg Carter, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.