Structural Integrity Issues

Branch event
  • Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands
  • <p>Sir Ian Wood Building,<br />RGU, Garthdee Road, <br />Aberdeen <br />AB10 7GQ</p>
  • 28-01-2020
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    28-01-2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
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This free presentation led by ICorr Aberdeen, and supported by Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch shall discuss marine corrosion, fretting, fatigue, damage mechanisms and progression rates affecting conductors on ageing assets.

The splash zone is an area of multiple risks to production due to high corrosion rates and high likelihood of mechanical damage to elements running through this area. Cost-effective advanced integrity solutions are available to map integrity effectively and to undertake repairs efficiently without the need for costly Vessel based ROV or Diving operations. SETS provide pioneering, world class innovative, engineering and tooling services to deliver efficient conductor management and repair solutions and have continued to innovate, learn and produce solutions for this difficult work zone.

The SETS presentation shall concentrate on conductors but is equally applicable to caissons and risers. Conductors run from seabed to wellhead, provides environmental protection to the well components where most vulnerable.

A conductor should be considered a complex system and its integrity managed accordingly; spanning wells, structural and operational functions.

The condition of conductor and guide frames at the spider deck reflect condition of conductors and guide frame at the first elevation subsea. These are the most highly utilised areas in a conductor system, subjected to the greatest environmental loads and generally where majority of defects present themselves.

This presentation shall discuss marine corrosion, fretting, fatigue, damage mechanisms and progression rates affecting conductors on ageing assets.

It shall touch on how different environments worldwide impact on conductor, caisson and riser integrity.

The evening will commence at 1800 hours with a buffet, before the presentations commences. It is expected the evening will conclude by 2000 hours.

Key Speakers: Greg Law MSc, is a Project Director at SETS Ltd, Aberdeen with more than three decades of Subsea Operations experience with O&G Operators, Consultancies and Service companies. He has worked both in the UK and Internationally.

Chris Tierney is SETS Director: After a decade in the subsea engineering sector with Technip, Chevron Upstream Europe and Pro Dynamic Lifting (PDL), Chris founded SETS in 2011. As a subsea engineering and consultancy specialist, Chris’ expertise lies in delivering efficient and innovative intervention, repair and maintenance packages worldwide.

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