EI LIVE | Ageing and Life Extension of Oil & Gas Assets - Online
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This virtual standard two-day classroom training course will be delivered over four half days will give you an insight into managing ageing and life extension of offshore structures
Many offshore installations in the Oil and Gas industry have been in production for decades and the structures have either exceeded or are reaching their original design life. Some are now in an aged and degraded condition. As these structures are still required for oil and gas production there is a need to validate their on-going structural integrity so as to extend their safe life and comply with the relevant regulatory framework.
There is a need for more engineers in the oil and gas industry to understand the demanding analysis and other requirements for managing ageing structures. This on-line course over four days is intended to fill this gap and is aimed at improving the capability of structural engineers and technologists from operating companies, regulators, consultancies, inspection and verification organisations.The course will cover the practices for managing the integrity of ageing structures during the period leading up to and including life extension.
This course aims to provide attendees with:
• Understanding of the main ageing issues affecting offshore structures in late life
• Knowledge of the key elements in managing the integrity of ageing structures
• Awareness of the basic principles for assessing structures for life extension
• Appreciation of relevant regulatory expectations, codes & standards, good industry practice and available guidance
Following this course attendees will be expected to be able to:
• Recognise the main hazards, uncertainties and threats to structural integrity in later life
• Know the key steps in developing a structural integrity management plan for late life structures
• Be aware of the methods of analysis to support life extension
• Select inspection and repair methods appropriate for an ageing structure
• Regulations and codes and standards relevant to ageing and life extension
• Types of Ageing including:
• Managing structural integrity focusing on ageing structures in late life, including the planning of inspections
• Methods for inspection of steel and concrete structures underwater and an introduction to structural monitoring methods
• Evaluation of inspection findings and the need for repair and mitigation, including the evaluation of fatigue cracks using BS 7910
• Requirements for assessment of ageing structures for life extension and the types of analysis required
• Methods for fatigue and strength analysis of ageing structures
• Probabilistic methods and their use and misuse, including their relevance for risk based inspection planning
• Review of structural analysis with examples
• Repair and mitigation methods for ageing steel structures with a case study
• Repair and mitigation methods for corrosion protection systems and ageing concrete structures
• Industry and regulatory guidance on ageing and life extension and other references for further reading
28 years’ experience primarily in the offshore industry. Presently adjunct professor at University of Stavanger and Principal Engineer at the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA). Previously Principal Engineer at the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and the engineering company Multiconsult. Author and co-author of several papers on life extension of ageing offshore structures and author of a book on Ageing and Life Extension of Offshore Structures published by Wiley. Member of the Norwegian expert committee for offshore structures. Co-author of several national and international standards on offshore structures and structural integrity management.
Over 40 years’ experience in the offshore industry. Presently Visiting Professor in Offshore Technology at Cranfield University. Previously held a senior position in the Offshore Safety Division of UK Health & Safety Executive, with special interests in inspection and structural integrity. Author and co-author of many conference papers on life extension of ageing offshore installations and a co-author of the book on Ageing and Life Extension of Offshore Structures published by Wiley (2019). Has carried out relevant studies for both PSA Norway and the industry on life extension.
Over 35 years’ experience working on ageing and life extension in the offshore and nuclear sectors. Presently Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Consultant Engineer and Fellow of the Welding Institute (TWI). Author of the Energy Institute Guidance on Life Extension of Offshore Installations and UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Research Report 509 on the Management of Plant Ageing together with many papers and presentations at conferences and seminars including the launch of HSE’s Key Programme 4 on Ageing and Life Extension. Was a reviewer of the book on Ageing and Life Extension of Offshore Structures published by Wiley (2019).
- Training Team