Tuesday, February 7

5:00pm Registration, exhibition opens

Lunch sponsored by ROSEN

Wednesday, February 8

7:00 Breakfast
7:00 Registrations open
  1.0 Plenary - Opening Session
8:00 Opening remarks

1. PHMSA Updates Related to Data and GIS

Monique Roberts¹, Leigha Gooding², Blaine Keener²

¹PODS Association, Houston, USA, ²PHMSA, Washington DC, USA

8:45 Young Pipeline Professional Annual Recognition Award Presentation

2. Evaluating the Suitability of the US Pipeline Network for Hydrogen Service

Simon Slater¹, Ollie Burkinshaw², Ryan Segar³, Neil Gallon²

¹ROSEN, Columbus, USA, ²ROSEN, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, ³ROSEN, Houston, USA


3. Your API 5L Vintage Line Pipe Fracture Toughness Data Would Likely Fall Within This Range

Sergio Limon¹, Carlos Madera², Kevin Coulter³, Ken George⁴, Ravi Krishnamurthy⁴

¹Blade Energy Partners, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, ²Dow Chemical, Angleton, TX, USA, ³Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX, USA, ⁴Blade Energy Partners, Houston, TX, USA

10:00 Refreshment Break

4. Applying API RP 1183 to  Real-World In-Line Inspection Dent Data

Aaron Lockey¹, Susannah Turner¹, Tim Turner¹, Mike Kirkwood² 

¹Highgrade Associates, Newcastle, UK, ²T.D. Williamson, Swindon, UK


5. An Optimal Approach on Acceptance Criteria for Ripples in Pipeline Field Bends Under Internal Pressures

Enyang Wang¹, Aaron DInovitzei¹, Rick Gailing¹, Abdelfettah Fredj¹, Bingyan Fang², Jing Ma³

¹BMT, Ottawa, Canada, ²Baker Hughes, Calgary, Canada, ³Exxon Mobil, Houston, USA


6. Three Emerging Threats: Climate Change, Cyberattack and Vandalism

Eduardo Munoz¹

¹Dynamic Risk, Calgary, Canada


Lunch sponsored by Enduro

  1.1 Integrity Management 1 2.1 ILI Verification 1 3.1 Dents 1 4.1 Pigging Operations 1
  Session chair: Dr. Fan Zhang, Phillips 66 Session chair:  Session chair: Terry Shamblin, Equitrans Midstream Session chair: Dr. Peter Veloo, PG&E

7. Thought Bias: The Hidden Pipeline Integrity Threat

Michael Rosenfeld¹, Joel Anderson¹

¹RSI Pipeline Solutions, LLC, New Albany, USA

12. Pipeline Integrity Dig Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Improvements

Nathan Weigl¹, Jordan Brooke¹, Alireza Kohandehghan²

¹Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., Smithers, Canada, ²Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., Vancouver, Canada

17. DOT 192 Final Rule (RIN2) – Essential Elements and Guidelines to Perform a Dent Engineering Critical Assessment

Shanshan Wu¹, Joe Bratton¹, David Kemp², Jing Wang³

¹DNV, DUBLIN, USA, ²DNV, Dublin, USA, ³TC Energy, Calgary, Canada

22. ILI Tool Speed Control Using Gas Recompression – Better Data / No Venting or Flaring

Adam Murray¹, Eric Heinle¹

¹WeldFit Corporation, Houston, USA


8. Pipeline Integrity Management Applications Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

Ehsan Jalilian¹, Steven Koles¹, Mike Hooper¹, John Hull¹

¹Hifi, Calgary, Canada

13. Limitations and pitfalls of non-destructive examination techniques for the validation of in-line inspections

Sayan Pipatpan¹, Tannia Haro²

¹NDT Global, Stutensee, Germany, ²NDT Global, Houston, USA

18. Detaining Dents – Determining Restraint for Dents Measured by ILI Case Study

Christopher Newton¹, Jonathan Hardy²

¹Phillips 66, USA, ²T.D. Williamson, USA


14. Perception vs Reality: Managing ILI Verification for Internal Corrosion

Paul Spoering¹, Mike Niosi¹, Taras Bolgachenko¹, Keith Walters¹

¹Onstream Pipeline Inspection, Calgary, Canada

19. Investigating the Impact of Changes to Formation Strain Predictions on Dent Integrity Management of Gas Pipelines

Morry Bankehsaz¹, Ryan Sager¹, David Slane²

¹ROSEN USA, Houston, USA, ²PG&E, San Ramon, USA

24. Advances in Web-Based Above Ground Marker Technology

Chris Loadman¹

¹Propipe North America, Bedford, Canada

3:30 Refreshment Break
  1.2 Material Identification / Verification 1 2.2 ILI Verification 2 3.2 Dents 2 4.2 Pigging Operations 2
  Session chair:  Session chair:  Session chair: Terry Shamblin, Equitrans Midstream Session chair: 

10. Development of a Probabilistic Method to Assess Nominal Wall Thickness for Material Property Verification Programs Under the PHMSA 2019 Gas Transmission Rule

Owen Oneal¹, Masoud Moghtaderi-Zadeh¹, Michael Fernandez², Colin Bullard², Cameron Fisch², Peter Veloo²

¹Pacific Gas & Electric, Oakland, USA, ²Kiefner & Associates, Inc., Sugarland, USA

15. ILI Validation Case Study: Evaluating the impact of a weld cap on a vintage ERW pipeline inspected with an ultrasonic crack detection tool

Ian Smith¹, Ted Anderson²

¹IDSmith Pipeline Engineering, London, Canada, ²TL Anderson Consulting, Cape Coral, USA

20. Navigating the New §192.712 Regulation on Dents

Rhett Dotson¹, Fernando Curiel²

¹D2 Integrity, LLC, Houston, USA, ²DCP Midstream, Houston, USA

25. Using Controlled Acoustics to Find a Stuck Pig

Steven Bourgoyne¹, Matthew Giardina¹, David Murray¹

¹Seismos, Austin, USA


11. Operator Statistical and Probabilistic Grade Estimation Using API 1176

Tara McMahan¹, William Harper¹, Tom Bubenik¹, Benjamin Hanna¹, Adriana Nenciu²

¹DNV GL, Dublin, USA, ²Otterbein University, Westerville, USA

16. Tool Performance Estimation Considering the Effect of Fixed vs Variable Slope

Alex Fraser¹, Juan Rojas¹, Jason Skow¹

¹Integral Engineering, Edmonton, Canada

21. Full-Scale Fatigue Testing and Assessment of Dents on Brittle Longitudinal Welds – A Detailed Management Approach for a Liquid Pipeline in Chile

Pedro Guillen¹, Jamie Martin¹, Ricardo Alarcon², Roberto Jadue²

¹ROSEN Group, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, ²SONACOL, Santiago, Chile

26. The Mega Rule brings greater challenges to "Pigging the Unpiggable".

Buck Houchin¹, Martin Ridge², Dorian Granizo², Joe Conine²

¹PIC Chemicals, Tomball, USA, ²Sanccus Limited, Aberdeen, UK

5:30 Conference Day 1 concludes

Exhibition Reception sponsored by Intero

Thursday, February 9

7:00 Breakfast
7:00 Registration open
  5.1 ILI Analysis 1 6.1 ILI Verification 3 7.1 Security & Theft 8.1 Crack Assessment & Management
  Session chair:  Session chair:  Session chair: Marcelino Guedes Gomes, PIPELINEBRAZIL Session chair: 

27. Minimizing the Error in Corrosion Growth Rate Estimation from Box-to-Signal Matching

Jed Ludlow¹, Jonathan Hardy¹

¹T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, USA

39. Tolerance of ILI validation inspections, why is it important, and how to reduce it

Tom Oldfield¹, Spencer Fowler², Daniel Torres²

¹ROSEN, Newcastle, UK, ²ROSEN, Houston, USA

63. Overcoming detection and sizing challenges for slanted/skewed cracking by combining axial and circumferential crack detection In-line inspections

Oscar Anguila¹, Francisco Ibarrola¹, Jordi Aymerich¹, Rogelio Guajardo¹, Katherine Hartl²

¹NDT Global, Barcelona, Spain, ²NDT Global, Houston, USA


28. Lessons Learned from Applying Probability of Exceedance (POE) Analyses

Tom Bubenik¹, Steven Polasik¹, Ben Hanna¹

¹DNV USA, Dublin, USA

40. Dig Data Warehouse to Enable ILI Continuous Improvement

Hong Sang¹, Pu Gong¹, Nathan Verity¹

¹Onstream Pipeline Inspection Services Inc., Calgary, Canada

52. Addressing pipeline product theft in Brazil

Fabio Evangelho¹

¹Petrobras Transporte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

64. Leveraging ILI Crack Profiles

Lyndon Lamborn¹, Stephan Tappert², Andre Kaiser², Dennis Vogel²

¹Enbridge Liquids Pipelines, Edmonton, Canada, ²Baker Hughes, Stutensee, Germany


29. Beyond Standard ILI Analysis – Meaningful Interactions to Look for Specific Threats

Dennis Vogel¹, Stephan Tappert¹, Gurwinder Nagra², Matthew Ma²

¹Baker Hughes, Stutensee, Germany, ²Enbridge, Edmonton, Canada

41. Comparing Laser Scans Against In-Line Inspections and Quantifying Bias for Assessment Methods

Sayan Pipatpan¹, Andreas Pfanger¹

¹NDT Global, Stutensee, Germany

53. Use of ILI data to identify illegal tapping

Milton Carvajalino¹

¹CENIT, Bogotá, Colombia

65. Burst Pressure Prediction for Axial Cracks in Pipelines with Complex Profiles

Thomas Dessein¹, Ted Anderson²

¹Integral Engineering, Edmonton, Canada, ²TL Anderson Consulting, Cape Coral, USA

9:30 Refreshment Break
  5.2 Integrity Management 2 6.2 Material Identification / Verification 2 7.2 Geohazards 8.2 Stress Corrosion Cracking
  Session chair:  Session chair: Dr. Peter Veloo, PG&E Session chair: Bryan Melan, Tide Water Integrity Services Session chair: Dr. Fan Zhang, Phillips 66

42. Know your Materials! On-site Non-Destructive Materials Testing for Gas Transmission Pipelines

Travers Schwarz¹, Trevor Foster¹, Steven Kinikin¹, Aaron Crowder²

¹SMUD, Sacramento, USA, ²Massachusetts Materials Technologies, Natick, USA

54. Above and Below: A Holistic Geohazard Monitoring Solution

Daniel Bahrenburg¹, Andy Young², Jason Edwards², Amin Singh², John Lynk³

¹ROSEN, Houston, USA, ²ROSEN, Newcastle, UK, ³Teren, Lakewood, USA

66. Phenomenology and Traits of SCC – and the ILI Challenge it Presents

Brian Leis¹

¹BN Leis Consultant Inc., Worthington, USA


31. The future of in-line inspection (ILI). Will the new U.S. gas-gathering pipeline regulations make us safer?

Bernardo Cuervo¹, Mark McQueen¹

¹G2 Integrated Solutions, now Entrust Solutions Group, Houston, USA

43. Combining Nondestructive Techniques to Obtain Full Vintage Pipeline Asset Fracture Toughness at Both the Seam and Pipe Body

Intisar Rizwan i Haque¹, Simon Bellemare¹, Parth Patel¹

¹Massachusettes Materials Technologies, Natick, USA

55. How should we respond to geohazards?

Rhett Dotson¹, Alex McKenzie-Johnson²

¹D2 Integrity, LLC, Houston, USA, ²Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., The Woodlands, USA

67. Fatigue Testing (Small and Full Scale) Validation of SCC Recoating

Ryan Milligan¹, Ming Gaomgao¹, Ravi Krishnamurthy¹, Richard Kania², Elvis Sanjuan²

¹Blade Energy Partners, Houston, USA, ²TC Energy, Calgary, Canada


32. Survey of Impact: RIN-2 Final Rule – Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines

Chris Bullock¹, Lara Gran², Luke Whitrock³

¹Integrity Solutions Ltd, Bossier City, USA, ²Integrity Solutions Ltd, Missoula, USA, ³Integrity Solutions Ltd, Denver, USA

44. Application of MFL ILI data for Pipeline Material Verification

Ransom Stamps¹, Tim Arnold¹, Andrew Corbett², Rick Gonzales³, Luke Jain³, Guillermo Solano³, Ron Thompson³

¹Campos EPC, Denver, USA, ²Novitech Inc, Vaughan, Canada, ³Xcel Energy, Denver, USA

56. Management of Geohazard Personnel Safety for Working in Challenging Terrain

Emily Ortis¹, Tim Waggott², Evan Shih³, Dave Gauthier³, Chad Fournier³

¹Pacific Northern Gas, Vancouver, Canada, ²Pacific Northern Gas, Terrace, Canada, ³BGC ENGINEERING INC., Vancouver, Canada

68. Theory and testing of composite materials on Stress Corrosion Cracking

Casey Whalen¹, Omar Ramirez¹, David Futch², Sean Moran³

¹CSNRI, Houston, USA, ²ADV Integrity, Waller, USA, ³Williams, Salt Lake City, USA

12:00 Lunch
  5.3 ILI Analyis 2 6.3 ILI Applications 1 7.3 Engineering Assessment 1 8.3 Crack Assessment & Management 2
  Session chair: Terry Shamblin, Equitrans Midstream Session chair:  Session chair:  Session chair: 

33. Knowing the Long Seam: Essential Insights Using UHR MFL Technology

Miguel Galeana¹

¹Entegra, Indianapolis, USA

45. A Novel Concept Addressing Material Properties and Loading Conditions with a Dynamic Micro-Magnetic Sensor

Sebastian Huehn¹, Dietbert Wortelen¹, Werner Thale¹, Christian Otte¹

¹ROSEN Technology and Research Center GmbH, Lingen, Germany

57. Leveraging Engineering Assessments and Engineering Critical Assessments for an Enhanced and Practical Approach to Evaluating Pipeline Conditions

Parth Iyer¹, Cassandra Moody²

¹Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc., Calgary, Canada, ²Time For Change, LLC., Houston, USA

69. Measuring Toughness with Instrumented Indentation Methods: Fact or Fiction?

Ted Anderson¹

¹TL Anderson Consulting, Cape Coral, USA


46. Leveraging Multiple ILIs and Technologies to Identify Possible Integrity Threats Under Type A Sleeves

Michael Plishka¹, Kelsey Hooten¹, Jason Williams¹, Matthew Lewis²

¹Colonial Pipeline Company, Alpharetta, USA ²Quest Integrity, Stafford, USA

58. Room Temperature Time Dependent Creep Behavior of Low Frequency ERW Pipe Seams and Implications on Managing Pressure Reverals in Hydrostatic Tests

Dave Warman¹, Dan Jia¹, Yong-Yi Wang¹, Michael Bongiovi², Chad Destigter²

¹Center for Reliable Energy Systems, Dublin, USA, ²Enterprise Products, Houston, USA

70. A Simplified Implementation to Estimate the Upper Shelf Energy and Transition Temperature from Limited Charpy V-Notch Data Sets

Nathan Switzner¹, Michael Rosenfeld², Peter Martin², Peter Veloo³, Brian Patrick³, Lanya Ahmed³, Joel Anderson⁴

¹American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, ²RSI -Pipeline Solutions, New Albany, USA, ³Pacific Gas and Electric, San Ramon, USA, ⁴RSI -Pipeline Solutions, Oklahoma City, USA


35. Assessing the Accurate Topography of Complex Channeling Corrosion by Means of Ultrasonic Wall Measurement Tools - a Case Study and Experiences

Kerstin Munsel¹, Katherine Hartl¹, Christoph Jaeger², Santiago Urrea³

¹NDT Global, Houston, USA, ²NDT Global, Stutensee, Germany, ³NDT Global, Stutensee, USA

47. Making Hard Decisions

Simon Slater¹, Khanh Tran¹, Ann Reo², Sean Moran²

¹ROSEN, Columbus, USA, ²Williams, Tulsa, USA

59. Accounting for Residual Stress in the Predicted Failure Pressure Calculation

Michael Rosenfeld¹

¹RSI Pipeline Solutions LLC, New Albany, USA

71. CVN or CTOD for Pipeline Fracture Mechanics? An Overview of Advantages and Disadvantages

Jonathan Brewer¹, Colton Sheets¹

¹Stress Engineering Services, Inc., Houston, USA

3:00 Refreshment Break
  5.4 Risk Assessment 6.4 Selective Seam Weld Corrosion (SSWC) 7.4 Engineering Assessment 2 8.4 Crack Assessment & Management 3
  Session chair:  Session chair:  Session chair:  Session chair: 

36. Optimizing Risk Decisions with Imperfect Data

Joel Anderson¹

¹RSI Pipeline Solutions, Oklahoma City, USA

48. Validating Selective Seam Weld Corrosion Classification Using ILI Technology

Matthew Romney¹, Dane Burden¹, Ron Lundstrom¹

¹T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, USA

60. Estimate Pressure at Feature Location in a Complex Pipeline System

Fan Zhang¹, Daniel Gutierrez¹

¹Phillips 66, Houston, USA

72. A Case Study of Crack Diagnosis in Natural Gas Liquid Pipelines

Nathan Leslie¹, Sayan Pipatpan², Ryan Sikes¹

¹NDT-Global, Houston, USA, ²NDT-Global, Stutensee, Germany


37. Estimating Excavation Damage (Outside Force) 'Hit Rates' Using Machine Learning Models Trained on In-Line Inspection Data and Geographical Information

James White¹, Steven Carrell¹, Amine Ait Si Ali¹, Jonny Martin¹, Roland Palmer-Jones¹

¹ROSEN Group, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

49. Development of a Multi-Diameter and Low-pressure Compatible Tool to Inspect for Selective Seam Weld Corrosion

John Nonemaker¹, Lance Wethey¹, Mustafa Jamaly², Kirk Strachan²

¹ROSEN, Houston, USA, ²Enbridge, Houston, USA

73. Failure Analyses and Consequent Mitigation: Case Studies

Ming Gao¹, Ravi Krishnamurthy¹

¹Blade Energy Partners, Houston, USA


50. ILI Ultrasonic Shear Wave and Compression Wave Inspections Capabilities for Selective Seam Corrosion

Rogelio Guajardo¹, Debbie Wong², Anna Rodriguez², Diego Luna³

¹NDT Global, Barcelona, Spain, ²NDT Global, Calgary, Canada, ³NDT Global, Mexico City, Mexico





74. Optimizing a Reassessment Plan with Probabilistic Monte Carlo Analysis: a Summary of Recent Developments to Better Support Operational Decision-Making

Michael Turnquist¹, Ted Anderson², Miguel Martinez²

¹Quest Integrity, Boulder, CO, USA, ²TL Anderson Consulting, Cape Coral, USA

5:00 Conference Day 2 concludes

Friday, February 10

7:00 Breakfast
7:00 Registration open
  9.1 ILI Analysis 3 10.1 Material Identification / Verification 3 11.1 ILI Applications 2
  Session chair:  Session chair:  Session chair: Bryan Melan, Tide Water Integrity Services

82. Variability and Mitigative Measures for Estimating Yield Strength in Line Pipe by Instrumented Indentation Testing

Peter Martin¹, Jeffrey Kornuta², Emily Brady², Nathan Switzner², Peter Veloo³

¹RSI, New Albany, USA, ²Exponent, Houston, USA, ³Pacific Gas & Electric, Walnut Creek, USA

89. Axial Flaw and Crack Detection in Multi-diameter Low-Pressure Gas Pipelines

Lance Wethey¹, Pete Clyde², John Nonemaker²

¹ROSEN, Houston, USA, ²LG&E, Louisville, USA





76. Integrity Planning Utilizing In-Line Inspection Data

Brian Dew¹, Amin Eshraghi, Ph. D¹, Evelyn Rawlick¹

¹Acuren, Calgary, Canada

83. Validating and Quantifying In Situ NDT Uncertainty of Line Pipe Material Properties

Jeffrey Kornuta¹, Joel Anderson², Emily Brady², Janille Maragh³, Peter Veloo⁴

¹Exponent, Inc., Houston, USA, ²RSI Pipeline Solutions, New Albany, USA, ³Exponent, Inc., Menlo Park, USA, ⁴PG&E, Walnut Creek, USA


77. Application of Advanced Data Analytics to Improve Metal Loss Tolerance Specifications

Geoff Hurd¹, Scott Miller¹, Melissa Gurney¹, Samaneh Sadeghi¹

¹Baker Hughes, Calgary, Canada

84. Identifying Irregular and Erroneous Chemical Composition Data from In Situ Nondestructive Testing

Janille Maragh¹, Peter Martin², Jonathan Gibbs³, Jeffrey Kornuta⁴, Peter Veloo⁴

¹Exponent, Inc., Menlo Park, USA, ²RSI Pipeline Solutions LLC, New Albany, USA, ³Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Ramon, USA, ⁴Exponent, Inc., Houston, USA

91. High-resolution crack inspection of gas pipelines using guided wave technology

Willem Vos¹, Magne Aanes¹

¹NDT Global, Bergen, Norway





78. Tool Tolerances in MFL In-line Inspection and Why They're Needed

Kenneth Maxfield¹, Mark Briell²

¹KMAX Inspection, Millcreek, USA, ²KMAX Inspection, Toronto, Canada

85. Going Above and Below – Material Property Verification Documentation Review

Simon Slater¹, Richard Ingolia², Jamie Skinner³, Aaron Long³

¹ROSEN, Columbus, USA, ²ROSEN, Houston, USA, ³NiSource, Hammond, USA

92. Inline Inspection Monitoring and Data Interpretation Using Fiber-Optic Sensing

Jerry Worsley¹, Jason Reynaud², Tony McMurtrey³, Adnan Chughtai4

¹Schlumberger Midstream Production Systems, Dubai, UAE, ²Schlumberger Midstream Production Systems, Houston, USA, ³Midstream Integrity Services, San Antonio, USA, 4Schlumberger Midstream Production Systems, London, UK

10:00 Refreshment Break
  9.2 'Unpiggable' Pipelines 10.2 Repair 11.2 EMAT
  Session chair:  Session chair: Dr. Fan Zhang, Phillips 66 Session chair: Bryan Melan, Tide Water Integrity Services

79. Meet the Transformer Robots in Disguise

McKenzie Kissel¹, Dominik Seepersad², Peter Fisher², Ryan Kolebaba², Rob van Woudenberg²

¹Onstream Pipeline, Calgary, Canada, ²Enbridge, London, Canada

86. Use of Mobile Fleet of Leak Detection Devices to Mitigate Risk During Pipeline Repair Program

Adrian Banica¹, Tim Edward²

¹Direct-C, Edmonton, Canada, ²Onebridge, Edmonton, Canada

93. INGAA's EMAT Technical Guidance Document Knowledge Transfer

Christopher De Leon¹, Rhett Dotson¹

¹D2 Integrity, Houston, USA


80. Preventing Product Releases into Coastal Waterways and Ship Channels

Brett Moreland¹

¹Quest Integrity, Stafford, USA

94. EMAT Lessons Learned Using Direct Assessment Findings

Matthew Romney¹, Kayla Stark Barker¹, Ron Lundstrom¹, Daniel Bruce², Alireza Kohandehghan³

¹T.D. Williamson, Salt Lake City, USA, ²Pacific Northern Gas, Terrace, Canada, ³Pacific Northern Gas, Vancouver, Canada


81. OPEX Optimization for Un-piggable Vent Line/Low Flow Pipeline via Self-Propelling Robotic ILI Tool

Mohamed Ali Abdullah¹

¹PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia





88. New Repair Technology - the Path to Field Deployment.

Shawn Laughlin¹

¹Pipe Spring LLC, The Woodlands, USA

95. Enhancing EMAT Crack Detection Services Using State of the Art Deep Learning

Stephan Eule¹, Thomas Beuker¹, Neil Pain²

¹ROSEN EU, Lingen, Germany, ²ROSEN USA, Houston, USA

12:00 Conference concludes