Center for Reliable Energy Systems

PRCI Webinar: Guidance for Assessing Buried Pipelines after a Ground Movement Event

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Time: 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Yong-Yi Wang, Center for Reliable Energy Systems
Project Team Leader: Michael Cook, ExxonMobil
Program Manager: Thomas Marlow, PRCI

The research conducted by Dr. Wang set out to improve pipeline design to better accommodate significant localized ground movement such as that caused by landslides, earthquakes, or subsidence/settlement. When such a ground movement event occurs along the right-of-way (ROW) of a buried pipeline, it is imperative that the pipeline operator determine whether the ground movement is a threat to pipeline integrity in order to protect those responding to the event, those living near the affected ROW, and the environment.

This webinar will discuss the research findings and provide guidance to pipeline operators responding to a ground movement event.

Expected Benefits/Learning Outcomes from attending this webinar:

  • Understanding factors that must be considered in response to a confirmed ground movement event,
  • Being able to make critical decisions immediately after an event, such as continued service at full pressure, pressure reduction, or shutdown, and
  • Ability to make use of the structured response plans with systematic considerations of an operator’s objectives, tolerance to risks, site-specific soil and pipeline conditions, and availability of information with known time constraints.

Who Should Attend?

  • Pipeline design engineers
  • Pipeline integrity engineers, managers, specialists
  • Operations personnel