Tutorial Schedule - Monday, April 8, 2019

Details on each Tutorial will be updated in January 2019.

TU1 – Safety Loss Management Systems for Design, Materials, and Construction Considerations
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 12:00
Room: KC 301


  • Ray Goodfellow, IRISNDT
  • Howard Wallace, AER


This tutorial will focus on SLMS expectations for pipeline design, material selection and pipeline installation, with the following objectives:

  • Describe the importance of a SLMS, and key elements for pipeline design, material selection, and pipeline installation
  • Apply the key concepts of SLMS to design, material selection and pipeline installation

The tutorial agenda will include:

  1. An overview of CSA Z662-15 requirements for SLMS
  2. Quality management systems guidelines
  3. Case studies of effective pipeline design and construction practices that reduced the likelihood of threats that could cause future pipeline failure
  4. A facilitated discussion regarding current challenges and potential solutions

Managers, design and integrity engineers, technologists, construction inspectors and construction contractors who are involved in or are responsible for design, material selection and pipeline construction or within their organizations will find this tutorial to be of particular interest.

TU2 – Pipeline Fundamentals
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 16:30
Room: KC 303


  • Alan Murray, Principia
  • Theo Abels, Blu 5


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

TU3 – Pipeline Geohazards: Developing Expertise
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 16:30
Room: KC 305


  • Dr. Richard Guthrie, Stantec
  • Carrie Murray, Stantec
  • Hawley Beaugrand , Stantec


This tutorial is intended to advance the attendees understanding of Pipeline Geohazards and prepare them for active participation of topics 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 will be used to illustrate principles discussed. We will cover basic principles of Geohazards, both hydrotechnical and geotechnical, and introduce more advanced topics that build on that understanding: probability of failure, threat interactions, time to failure, scour analysis, beaver dams, limitations of field-based surveys, and trenchless crossings.
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 5 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. Trenchless crossings: What are the uncertainties associated with trenchless crossings and how do we reduce them? What are the realistic limits (depth, distance) and what technology options are available?
  5. Mitigation: What can be done once a hazard has been identified? High-cost and low-cost solutions.

TU4A – Human Factors Fundamentals
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 12:00
Room: MB 156


  • Jason Kumagai, OPTIMAL FiT Inc
  • Heather Kahle, WorkSafeBC


To provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the Human Factors domain in preparation for active participation in Working Group 6, Human Factors.

This tutorial will provide a brief overview of human factors, introduce tools and techniques to apply a systems-level focus to understand the vital interaction of people and other workplace elements.
Key topics being covered include:

  • Definition of Human Factors
  • Examples of Human Factors related elements in pipelines and other industries
  • Overview of CSA EXP248: Pipeline Human Factors – developed in 2015
  • Human Factors Roadmap (COMAH)

References / Pre-reading:
1. CSA EXP248-2015
2. Meshkati, Najmedin (2006). Safety and Human Factors Considerations in Control Rooms of Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems: Conceptual Issues and Practical Observations. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE). Vol 12 (1) pp. 79-93

TU4B – Human Factors Approach to Incident Investigations
Monday, April 8 – 13:30 - 16:30
Room: MB 156


  • Jenny Colman, WorkSafeBC
  • Heather Kahle, WorkSafeBC


This tutorial will provide participants with rationale and practical methods to understand how and importantly why incidents occur and how to effectively eliminate or reduce re-occurrence.
Key topics being covered include:

  • Human Factors Model and Principles
  • Workplace systems & context
  • Human error
  • Biases
  • Investigation steps, tools and exercises
  • Effective Controls

TU5 – Blue Sky Thinking
Monday, April 8 – 13:30 - 16:30
Room: KC 301


  • Lorna Harron, Harron Risk Management
  • Ron Hugo, University of Calgary


Blue Sky Thinking is a means of creative thinking that is not bound by limitations of current technology, processes, or 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, including how creativity can lead to innovation, and then applies these concepts to a team-based exercise in technology development.
Key topics being covered include:

  • What is Blue Sky Thinking?
  • How can Blue Sky Thinking impact pipelines, today and tomorrow?
  • Application of Blue Sky Thinking to the development of innovative pipeline technology.

TU6A – ILI Technologies
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 12:00
Room: MB Auditorium


  • David Portelance, Rosen
  • Geoffrey Hurd, Baker Hughes
  • Tod Barker, TD Williamson


This tutorial is designed to provide participants with the background on various inline inspection technologies currently available and emerging inline inspection technologies. After the tutorial participants should have a good understanding of which technologies can be applied to assist in managing threats from corrosion, cracking, mechanical, and geohazards.
The tutorial will consist of:

  1. ILI technology and associated threats
  2. Tool selection considerations
  3. Building an ILI tool specification (POD, POI, Sizing)
  4. NDE technology and ILI validation

TU6B – Data Management and Integration
Monday, April 8 – 13:30 - 16:30
Room: MB 252


  • Candance Sander, Inter Pipeline
  • Otto Huisman, Rosen


Data Management systems and processes provide the foundation for risk assessment, data integration and other integrity management decision making. Robust data management systems and practices are required to cope with the rapidly increasing data volumes and data flows within pipeline operators today. As the sophistication of the analysis increases, the requirement for a consistent and properly governed data management structure increases exponentially.
This half-day tutorial will give an overview of:

  1. Data Management, including recommended practices such as API 1173 and 1178, Data Governance, and the increasing role which GIS continues to play in the management of integrity data.
  2. Data Integration, including a focus on the issues relating to Data quality (the Utopia versus the Reality, and data integration), integrity data sources and types, and spatial and linear referencing of pipeline data (alignment).

A guest speaker will discuss a case study involving the integration of multiple data sources, the challenges and benefits gained, as well as lessons learned to ensure consistent, efficient and proper integration for future datasets.
This tutorial will act as a link into sessions of Working Group 8.

TU7 – Internal Corrosion Control: Towards Zero Incidences – Where are we?
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 16:30
Room: MB 251


  • Sankara Papavinasam, Corrmagnet
  • Trevor Place, Enbridge
  • Colin McGovern, CNRL


Attendees will learn about corrosion tools available and how to use them more effectively in making design and maintenance decisions to control internal corrosion.  Effective utilisation of these tools and best practices have been progressively reducing number of incidences due to internal corrosion in Alberta from 3 per 1,000 kilometers of pipelines in 1995 to less than 1 incidences per 1,000 kilometers of pipelines in 2017.

Who Should Attend
All those interested in effectively and economically controlling internal corrosion of oil and gas production and transmission 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
For each of the 5Ms, there will be a session. Each session consists of a summary presentation, panel discussion, and completion of KPI questionnaire by the participants:

  1. The summary presentations will provide a high-level overview of industry tools and best practices for each of the 5Ms as well as key considerations for their use.
  2. The expert panelists will provide examples of how their sector employs such tools, with added details on what works best. The panelists will also answer questions from the participants.
  3. Attendees will fill the Key Performance Indicator (KPI*) questionnaire to share their own experience of using the tools and best practices.

*These KPIs are used to evaluate implementation of internal corrosion strategies. The participants will evaluate each of the KPIs in green (works fine), yellow (needs improvement), red (does not work), or blue (not relevant) category.
The responses of the participants on the KPI questionnaire will be collected; complied; compared with previous surveys conducted at Banff Pipeline Workshop 2017, 17th Middle East Corrosion Conference 2018, and internationally; and will be presented at the Working groups (3: upstream and 10: internal corrosion) – as appropriate.

TU8 – CSA Z662 – 19 Oil and Gas Systems – Update
Monday, April 8 – 13:30 - 16:30
Room: MB Auditorium


  • Howard Wallace, AER
  • Arti Bhatia, DNV
  • Dean Carnes, CNRL


The new edition of CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems is expected to be released in June 2019. This tutorial will provide an overview of the more significant expected changes between the 2019 and 2015 editions. Some of the topics covered may include:

  1. Safety loss management; Clause 3 alignment with Annex A;
  2. Changes to Class Locations and addition of Designation Geographic Areas;
  3. Realignment and removal of duplications with Clause 3 and Annexes A & N;
  4. Consolidated of transition piece requirements from other clauses for consistency and application in non-sour service;
  5. Full rewrite of Limit States design, Annex C on limit states design, to improve safety factors for key limit states including revised segmentation and population density assessment area details;
  6. Mandatory segmentation criteria added to Annex O, revised population density assessment area and a scope extension to include high flashpoint LVP liquid hydrocarbon pipelines;
  7. New requirements to have a CGSB Level III review and approve non-destructive inspection procedures;
  8. Rewording of Clause 7 to better clarify the intent regarding welding procedure specification qualification tests and the weld procedure specifications;
  9. Revisions to 6.2.10 Installation of crossings;
  10. Revisions to 6.3 Dents in pipe;
  11. Restructure of Annex N to better fit facilities as well as improving integration with Clause 3 and Annex A;
  12. Revision of mandatory leak detection requirements for pipelines;
  13. Rewrite of Annex E to improve general flow and, terminology and to remove overlap with other clauses of the Standard;
  14. Changes to the interaction rules in Clause to more accurately reflect industry practices for when corrosion features are considered to be interacting; and
  15. Addition of polyethylene (PEX) as an acceptable plastic pipe material

Operating companies, consultants, contractors or regulators who are responsible of oversite for the design, construction, operation and maintenance will find this tutorial to be of particular interest.

TU9 – Risk Assessment Fundamentals
Monday, April 8 – 09:00 - 12:00
Room: MB 252


  • Alex Tomic, TransCanada
  • Dan Williams, Dynamic Risk


This tutorial is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of Risk Assessment (as a component of Risk Management) in preparation for active participation in Working Group 7, Pipeline Risk Management. This tutorial will provide a brief overview of pipeline risk assessment concepts, approaches and considerations.

Key topics being covered include:

  1. Risk basics:
    • Likelihood of failure
    • Consequence of failure
  2. Guidance in Standards
  3. Individual Risk and Societal Risk
  4. Continuum of Approaches: Qualitative vs. Quantitative risk estimates
  5. Risk vs. reliability
  6. Requirements for an effective risk model
  7. Different risk models
  8. How to determine the likelihood and consequences
  9. Risk Measures
  10. Risk Criteria
  11. Reliability basics
  12. Other/Special topics (treatment of certain threats, where are the standards going, etc.)