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Tutorial #1: Understanding the Difference; Safety Loss Management Systems, Integrity Management Programs and Pipeline Operations and Maintenance Manuals

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
Room: KC 303

Presenters: Howard Wallace, AER; Ray Goodfellow, IRISNDT; Monica Hardy, PMP and Katherine Jonsson, IRISNDT

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As regulatory requirements continue to evolve, there is uncertainty regarding the purpose, importance, and accountability of different pipeline integrity system requirements. More specifically, there is overlap and confusion between Pipeline Safety Loss Management Systems (SLMS), Integrity Management Programs (IMP), and Pipeline Operations and Maintenance Manuals (POMM).

This tutorial will focus on clarifying the interrelationships between the key elements and explain the necessity of each system to satisfy regulatory, industry and public requirements and expectations regarding pipeline safety.

The tutorial will be interactive and will engage the participants in a discussion to generate ideas for improving the effectiveness of pipeline integrity systems.

The regulatory, industry and public requirements and expectations for pipeline integrity continue to evolve. Significant regulatory changes have occurred since we last conducted this tutorial in April, 2013. Some examples include:

  • Describe the difference between, and the importance of, SLMS, IMP, and POMM to satisfy regulatory requirements.
  • Describe the management accountability for SLMS, IMP, and POMM documents.
  • Define the maturity level of your company's existing management system documents for a few key elements.
  • Apply the key concepts of SLMS, IMP, and POMM to your organization.

The tutorial agenda will include:

  1. An overview of CSA Z662-15 requirements for SLMS, IMP, and POMM.  (The differences between each system will be highlighted and summarized).
  2. Interactive activities (including a draft self-assessment checklist) to gauge participant awareness and to understand general industry maturity for each system.
  3. A facilitated discussion regarding current challenges and potential solutions.

Managers, engineers, analysts, risk management experts who are involved in or are responsible for the development, implementation and / or ongoing refinement of pipeline integrity systems within their organizations will find this tutorial to be of particular interest.


Tutorial #2: Pipeline Fundamentals

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 9:00am – 4:30pm
Room: MB AUD

Presenter: Alan Murray, Principa

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To provide young technical professionals with a broad view of common pipeline issues There will be an emphasis on pipeline safety and pipeline integrity, with guidance on how almost all aspects of a pipeline professional’s career can and will influence pipeline safety and pipeline integrity. It is envisaged that the attendees will complete the tutorial with a broadened appreciation of regulation, design, construction, operation and abandonment, as well as an understanding of how these interact and influence pipeline safety and pipeline integrity.


  • The strategic importance of pipelines as energy conduits
  • Overview of types of hydrocarbon pipeline systems (gathering, transmission, distribution, onshore/offshore)
  • Brief History of pipelines
  • Pipeline life cycle description (design and construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance and abandonment).
  • The role of Standards and regulation throughout the life cycle
  • Pipeline safety and integrity management. Design for integrity!
  • How pipelines fail : the principal threats.
  • How defects are introduced into the pipe through construction and operation
  • Dealing with the threats that are not explicitly set out in the Standards.
  • Young professional’s obligation, responsibility (duty of care).
  • Determining the condition of a pipeline. A review of the principal technologies such as ILI, hydrotesting, DA, corrosion modeling, and in the ditch surveys.
  • Assessing pipeline Fitness for service (FFS,) the underlying assumptions of assessing the remaining strength of pipelines: fracture, fatigue and plastic collapse
  • Simple repair methods - Consequences of failures, case histories.


Tutorial #3: From Theory to Practice: Terrain Hazards and Pipelines

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 9:00am – 4:30pm
Room: KC 305

Presenters: Dr. Richard Guthrie, P.Geo.; Carrie Murray, M.Sc., P.Eng.; Moness Rizkalla, M.Sc., P.Eng.

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This tutorial is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of this topic for active participation in Working Group 11, GeoHazards. The tutorial will identify terrain hazards related to slopes and river crossings and how they can be mitigated and managed with a view to maintaining system integrity. Case studies including current high profile cases will be discussed.

This tutorial will benefit pipeline Integrity staff, managers and consultants who are interested in lessons identified with Geohazards as well as operators with pipelines in hazardous terrain.

Participants can expect to learn in 4 key areas:

  1. Understanding Terrain Hazards – A review of geohazard theory. Types, cause, identification and classification of hazards as a backgrounder to the subsequent sections.
  2. Hydrotechnical and Geotechnical hazards related to pipeline integrity. What are the causes and symptoms of hazards that threaten or impact pipeline integrity.
  3. Case studies. What can be learned from case studies. How can the impacts be prevented?
  4. Mitigation. What can be done once a hazard has been identified? High cost and low cost solutions.


Tutorial #4: Human Factors

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
Room: MB 252

Presenters: Lorna Harron, Enbridge; Gail Powley, Independant

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This tutorial is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of Human Factors in preparation for active participation in Working Group 6, Human Factors. This tutorial will provide a brief overview of human factors, and common tools and techniques used to manage human factors.


  1. Lifecycle review – what has been done before
  2. Heuristics and Biases in decision making; knowledge transfer in industry; CRM and Human Factors; Integration into Management System (CSA EXP248)
  3. Tools and Techniques – hands on creation exercises or completion exercise
    • Shift Handover document/checklist creation – e.g. going on vacation
    • Design Considerations for Field Work with Task Observation
    • Workload assessment/hours of work assessment/Automation Decision
    • Framing bias example
    • MOC that includes HF consideration

Presenters for this tutorial include Human Factors specialists Jamie Errington and Margo Fraser in addition to Lorna Harron, Rumi Mohammad and Gail Powley who provide the operational perspective on Human Factors use in the pipeline industry.

Tutorial #5: Blue Sky Thinking

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 1:30am – 4:30pm
Room: MB 252

Presenters: Lorna Harron, Enbridge; Ron Hugo, University of Calgary

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Blue Sky thinking is a means of creative thinking that is not bound by limitations of current technology, processes, and systems. This tutorial is designed to provide participants with experience in thinking in an innovative and forward looking way. It begins with a brief overview of Blue Sky Thinking, innovation and creativity and then applies this information in a hands-on example as an experiential learning exercise. Key topics being covered include:

  • What is Blue Sky Thinking?
  • How can Blue Sky Thinking impact pipelines, today and tomorrow?
  • Examples of Blue Sky Thinking techniques.
  • Case Study to apply Blue Sky Thinking to a problem.

Tutorial #6: ILI Technologies and Data Integration

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Room: KC 303

Presenters: Geoff Foreman, PII; Stefan Klein, NDT Global

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This tutorial is designed to provide participants with the background needed for active participation in Working Group 8, Inspection and Monitoring, as well as Working Groups considering the use of ILI for managing corrosion, cracking, geohazards in integrity management. The tutorial will provide education and deeper understanding of what the Regulations in both the USA and Canada mean by integrating ILI data, to enhance a pipeline systems Integrity Management Plan. The tutorial will consist of:

  1. An overview of the different ILI tools and technology commonly used to identify and measure for specific pipeline threats.
  2. The different formats (outputs) and contents of ILI reports, which in turn are used by pipeline operators.
  3. What other relevant information is gathered by the pipeline operators and why.
  4. How different information (data) is integrated and interpreted by the Pipeline Operator.
  5. What the pipeline Regulator expects of Operators by requiring ILI data integration.

Junior pipeline engineers, regulators, IMP systems users and all those interested (including the public) in how inspection data can be best used to keep pipeline systems operating safely. Participants will learn how operators can use ILI data and all the other types of internal and external data to maintain a factor of safety when operating a pipeline system 365 days a year.

Tutorial #7: 10-Year Progress on Internal Corrosion Control of Oil and Gas Pipelines: What Has Changed and What Remains the Same

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 9:00am – 4:30 pm
Room: KC 301

Presenters: Sankara Papavinasam, Corrmagnet; Trevor Place, Enbridge; Colin McGovern, CNRL

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The objectives of this tutorial are to:

  1. Discuss five key elements: Modeling, Mitigation, Monitoring, Maintenance and Management to effectively and economically control internal corrosion;
  2. Update advancements that have been made over the last 10 years in controlling in internal corrosion; and
  3. Educate the participants on what have effectively worked and what requires further efforts.

Who Shuld Attend?

All those interested in effectively and economically controlling internal corrosion of oil and gas pipelines.  The tutorial will be of particular interest to those who need to make design, operational and maintenance decisions to control internal corrosion.  This includes pipeline operators, regulators, and service providers.

Expected Results

Attendees will learn about the state-of-the-art of the tools available and on how to use them in making design and maintenance decisions to control internal corrosion. 

Attendees will be provided with 25 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) questionnaire. (The 25 KPIs are used to evaluate implementation of internal corrosion strategies). They will be provided with 100 dots (25 each of green, yellow, red, and blue colour dots). They will evaluate each of the 25 KPIs in green, yellow, red, or blue category as follows:

  • Green (works fine)
  • Yellow (needs improvement)
  • Red (does not work)
  • Blue (is not relevant)

The results will be complied and will be presented at the Working groups (3: upstream and 10: internal corrosion) – as appropriate.


Available Tools and Recent Advancements

9:00 – 9:30 Introduction, overview of tools developed over the past 10 years, and distribution of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) questionnaire – Sankara Papavinasam
9:30 – 10:00 Industry performance (pipeline performance analysis) – Dean Carnes
10:00 – 10:30 NACE IMPACT Study – Sandy Williamsons

User Perspective

11:00 – 11:30 Internal Corrosion Management in Oil and gas production environment - Colin McGovern, CNRL
11:30 – 12:00 Internal Corrosion Management in Oil Transmission Pipeline - Trevor Place, Enbridge
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Application of Internal Corrosion Model – An alternate - Jorge Paez, Repsol
13:30 – 14:00 Mitigation Strategies to Control Internal Corrosion – Neil Hay, Shell Canada
14:00 – 14:30 Internal Corrosion Monitoring and Maintenance – TBD
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:30 Development and Implementation of KPIs – Keith Recsky
15:30 – 16:00 Impact of Human Factor in Internal Corrosion – Jason McGovern
16:00 – 17:00 Round Table Discussion and Handover of filled KPI questionnaire
17:00 - Adjournment

Tutorial #8A: Welding: New Pipelines

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 9:00am – 12:00 pm
Room: MB 251

Presenter: Stuart Guest, Stantec

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This tutorial will focus on welding pressurized components for new pipelines and will cover pre-construction weld design as well as construction. Topics include:


  • Design of a WPS
    • Brief overview of codes and standards and general premise of essential variables
  • Materials
    • Modern vs. vintage pipeline steels
    • C-Mn vs. HSLA steels
    • How do these unique differences in steel chemistry and processing affect welding?
  • Strain-based design (SBD)
    • SBD overview: what it is and how it will affect our industry
    • Determining the required weld properties for the design
    • Creating a SBD welding procedure
  • Inspection criteria


  • Welder testing/training
  • Inspection
  • Construction-induced damage mechanisms
    • Arc burns
    • Hi-Lo

This tutorial will be applicable to engineers, inspectors, welders, quality personnel, and construction managers who are eager to learn how weld design affects the long-term performance of pipelines.

Tutorial #8B: Welding: Pipeline Repair and Modification

Time: Monday, April 3, 2017 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Room: MB 251

Presenter: Bill Bruce, DNV GL

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The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the various aspects of pipeline repair and modification (full-encirclement sleeves, hot taps, etc.) as well as to address the concerns for welding onto in-service pipelines.  An understanding of the factors that affect the concerns for welding onto in-service pipelines will allow repairs and modifications to be made with confidence.  The tutorial will also dispel a number of misconceptions that have developed pertaining to operating practices required to safely weld onto an in-service pipeline.  The proper use of in-service welding allows both economic and environmental benefits to be realized by avoiding pipeline shutdown and interruption of service.  The course is intended for a wide range of personnel – from engineers and managers to welders and inspectors.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • In-Service Welding
  • Burnthrough and Safety Related Concerns
  • Hydrogen Cracking Concerns
  • Full-Encirclement Repair Sleeves
  • Hot Taps Branch Connections
  • Simple Approach to Hot Tap and Repair Sleeve Welding