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Reminder: Seminar on the operation and inspection of field pipelines 9 December

There are still seats available for the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA’s) seminar on operation and inspection of field pipelines on 9 December. Registration deadline is 4 December.

Programme (pdf)

Registration (link)

Registration before
Wednesday 4 December 2009

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's premises in Stavanger. (Link to map)

09.00-15.30 on Wednesday 9 December 2009

Attendance is free.

The seminar is free of charge. To view the programme and to register, please see the right hand column.

Pipelines have been in use on the Norwegian continental shelf close to 40 years. There are a number og possible failure modes connected to the life cycle of a pipeline from the stages of planning, installation, operation and possible removal.

Many years of experiences has given us a greater understanding of failure mechanisms related to pipelines. Analysing failures and incidents relating to production, installation and operation has enhanced the reliability of such facilities and increased knowledge about them.

In the PSA regulations (Activities regulations section 47) there is a requirement to perform a first time inspection of pipelines. According to the requirements this inspection shall be carried out within the first two years of operation.

For PSA it is of great importance that there is a common understanding of this requirement among operators in Norway and to ensure equal treatment in cases where a first time inspection is deemed unnecessary.

The seminar is intended to increase the general level of such knowledge and to transfer experience within the industry.

Its principal focus will be on experience, quality on inspections and inspection methods, failure modes and mechanisms, systemising and use of inspection data, development of inspection and monitoring techniques, and incidents.

Programme: See right-hand column.

Attendance is free.

The seminar will be in English.

For more information, contact
Trond E Sundby
E-mail: trond-e.sundby@ptil.no 
Kjell A Anfinsen
E-mail: kjell-a.anfinsen@ptil.no