|Piping Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-41|
|Process Safety Engineering - PS-4|
|Onshore Gas Gathering Systems: Design and Operations - PF-45|
|Fundamentals of Onshore and Offshore Pipeline Systems - PL-4|
Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Paul Carmody, Ronald Frend, Josh Gilad, Frank Hopf, Andrea Mangiavacchi
|This intensive, ten-day foundation level course covers the design, construction, and operation of pipeline systems. The focus is on pipeline routing, hydraulics, mechanical design, and construction for both onshore and offshore pipelines. The result of this course is cost-effective, safe and environmentally sound design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of pipelines. Design problems and group projects are an integral part of this course.|
Technical professionals new to the pipeline business or needing a broad understanding of the pipeline business including: pipeline project managers, pipeline engineers, facilities engineers, pipeline design and construction engineers, engineering and construction contractors.
You Will Learn:
MR. PAUL A. CARMODY has more than 34 years of experience in the petroleum industry. During his 32 years with Hess Corporation and its predecessor, Amerada Hess Corporation, Mr. Carmody has been involved in nearly all aspects of oil and gas engineering from the reservoir sand face through the outlet of gas plants. He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Dakota where his experience includes Bakken oil development, production engineering, pipelines, and compressor station installations. West Texas experience includes CO2 EOR flood gas gathering, CO2 pipelines, and gas plant engineering. His gas plant experience includes three expansions of a CO2 Gas plant, cryogenic gas plants, and lean oil plant processes where he has supplies process and design engineering services. He has served as a board member of the CO2 Conference in Midland. Mr. Carmody graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has almost 40 years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine).
MR. Y. (JOSH) GILAD, PE, has 40 years of domestic and international experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.
DR. FRANK HOPF has 35 years of experience in engineering and management of energy transportation and distribution facilities for crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals and LNG. He also has seven years pursuing a PhD in geography where he conducted research in engineering geomorphology, GIS and remote sensing, hazard analysis, and the relationship of science and public policy development. During his 31 years with Shell Oil Company and affiliated companies, he managed engineering, construction and operations for pipelines and terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington. He also served on the board of directors of several major joint interest pipeline systems. Mr. Hopf concluded his career with Shell in the implementation of an SAP based supply chain management system for the pipeline organization. He accepted a graduate assistantship to pursue a PhD in geography, completing his dissertation on the risk of levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the impacts of the assessment of risk on public policy formation. He also studied engineering geomorphology, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, and GIS/remote sensing applications to the energy transportation and distribution industries. He has taught large courses (excess of 300 students) at Texas A&M University. Mr. Hopf was awarded his PhD in December of 2011. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Texas.
DR. ANDREA MANGIAVACCHI is currently involved in international deep-water offshore projects on behalf of major oil and gas operators. He is also an active member of work groups involved in the development of US and international standards for offshore structures. After an early academic career with the University of Rome, Italy and with Rice University in Houston, Andrea joined Brown & Root (today KBR), where over the next 25 years he was involved in a number of major international offshore oil and gas projects (Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, South America, West Africa, Asia-Pacific). He also held a number of corporate positions in the area of deep water technology, fixed and floating offshore structures, and engineering systems. Andrea has extensive experience in conceptual field development projects, structural analysis and design, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, Computer Aided Engineering and Design. Andrea holds a MSc in Nuclear Engineering and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Rome. He has authored or co-authored over 30 technical papers, and holds two patents.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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