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14 August 2018

Astrimar - a Media Partner for Energy Institute Asset Management Conference

Astrimar are delighted to be invited to be a media partner for the upcoming EI Asset Management Conference to be held on the 3 - 4 October 2018 at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in Aberdeen

The Energy Institute are holding this prestigious event to explore the latest industry strategies, good practice, research, lessons learned and innovative thinking surrounding the wide range of issues that affect the integrity, ageing, and life extension of oil and gas assets.

Astrimar recognise the additional challenges posed by the increasing numbers of mature oil and gas assets heading towards end of life, both in terms of  current integrity management and moving forwards into possible life extension and decommissioning. Striking a balance between low cost maintenance and assuring sufficient integrity for safe decommissioning is a complex process that requires a robust understanding of condition, degradation and future loading conditions.

Ashley Hynds MEng CEng, HM Principal Inspector Process Safety, Health & Safety Executive will be speaking, alongside expert speakers from leading organisations including Saudi Aramco, ABB, Wood, Nexen Petroleum UK, Cyberhawk Innovations, TAQA and Oceaneering. Follow this link for more information and to view the full list of speakers.

Programme highlights:

Day 1:

  • Keynote: Leading the industry through the asset and operating integrity of its offshore operations
  • Managing maintenance backlogs to deliver effective risk management and operational integrity
  • Offshore major hydrocarbon release risk: Learnings from HSE's recent inspections of operational and asset integrity
  • The short-sightedness of taking a short termism approach and the real need for collaboration in integrity management
  • Process safety in decommissioning projects
  • Human factors in decommissioning
  • Elevating your competency system: moving from task performance to key competencies
  • Identifying risk management solutions through operational integrity
  • Symposium technical sessions: avoiding failures in the operational phase; process safety; human factors

Day 2:

  • Keynote: Corrosion under pipe supports – the magic threat
  • Keynote: Ageing equipment - one size does not fit all: tailored approaches for managing deterioration and obsolescence
  • Digital transformation in managing asset integrity
  • Exploring asset management in the aspect of stable operations at a lower cost
  • Innovative NDT technologies which provide inspection solutions for large-diameter risers
  • Proactive design criterion to maximize the integrity, reliability and profitability of oil and gas assets
  • Understanding the changes to vibration risk as assets age
  • The practical application of remote hull inspection techniques on Glen Lyon FPSO
  • Developing guidelines for the integrity management of valves
  • Inspect and repair: a joined-up approach
  • Assessment of corrosion under insulation and engineered temporary wraps using pulsed eddy-current techniques
  • Symposium technical sessions: asset integrity and asset integrity threat management

Attend for the opportunity to learn and share best practice between companies and industries, as well as taking advantage of the excellent networking opportunities with delegates from around the world representing operating companies, EPC contractors, service and equipment suppliers, consultancies, regulators and academia.

For more information, visit the Energy Institute Website at: