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By - Jon Brown

Pipeline Integrity Management
Implementing PIMS to Better Identify, Understand and Control Risks Posed to Pipelines
July 20-21, 2020 | Denver, CO

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Remote attendance via video conference is now available!

Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM) is the cradle-to-grave approach of understanding and operating pipelines in a safe, reliable manner. PIM programs are systems managed by pipeline owner-operators that consider all stages of the pipeline life cycle, from conception, to engineering and design, construction, operation, inspection, and finally to repair/replacement when necessary.

In the United States, pipeline operators are required to abide by regulations put forth by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), at a minimum. Among other things, these regulations require all oil & gas transmission companies to perform regular baseline evaluations of pipelines in areas where pipeline failure would have a significant impact on public safety or the environment.

 Pipeline integrity is at the forefront of focus for operators when taking steps to mitigate and minimize potential pipeline failure. However, it can be difficult to decipher which concepts are effective or unwarranted. The workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of how to implement PIMS in order to better identify, understand and control risks posed to pipelines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review regulations, codes & best practices
  • Discuss HCA/MCA analysis calculations for gas and liquid; release, spill, plume
  • Identify class locations/Impact circles
  • Assess pipeline risk management; types of risks, hazards & threats, evaluating your risk profile
  • Discuss integrity assessment; hydrotest/direct inspection methods, external/external, in-line
  • Preventive & mitigation measures
  • Evaluate your integrity program; targets, key performance indicators & benchmarking
  • Review TVC: MOAP/Mop verification
  • Review MEGA-rule; impact on new ruling
  • Building a robust IMP; data management, geospatial information systems



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.4 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course  to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, classroom exercises


Monday, July 20, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am :: Introductions

8:45 – 9:15 am :: Design, Engineering & Construction

      • Regulations, codes & best practices

9:15 – 10:00 am :: High Consequence Area (HCA) / Moderate Consequence Area (MCA) Analysis

      • How it is calculated for gas and liquid
        • Release type models
          • Spill models
          • Plume models
        • Class locations / Impact circles

10:00 – 10:30 am :: Networking Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm :: High Consequence Area (HCA) Analysis (continued)

12:00 – 1:00 pm :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 2:30 pm :: Pipeline Risk Management

      • Types of risk models
      • Pipeline hazards / threats
      • Evaluating your risk profile

2:30 – 3:00 pm :: Networking Break

3:00 – 5:00 pm :: Pipeline Integrity Assessment

  • Pipeline inspection methods
        • Hydrotest / Pressure test
        • Direct assessment
          • External, internal and SCC

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

7:30 – 8:00 am :: Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00 am. :: Pipeline Integrity Assessment (continued)

        • In-line inspection
          • Specialty tools (MFL, UT EMAT)
          • Verification and Validation

10:00 – 10:30 am. :: Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 am :: Preventative & Mitigation Measures

      • Measure description
      • Tools and methods

11:15 am – 12:00 pm :: Continual Improvement

      • Evaluating your Integrity Program
        • Targets
        • Key performance indicators
        • Benchmarking

12:00 – 1:00 pm :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 1:45 pm :: Traceable, Verifiable & Complete (TVC)

      • MAOP / MOP verification

1:45 – 2:30 pm :: Impact on new ruling (MEGA-rule)

2:30 – 2:45 pm :: Afternoon Break             

2:45 – 3:30 pm :: Dealing with the Regulator

3:30 – 5:00 pm :: Bring it all together – Robust IMP

      • Data management
      • Geospatial Information Systems

5:00 p.m. :: End of Course


Darrell Donoho, GIS Manager, G2-Integrated Solutions

Darrell Donaho is Manager – GIS for G2 Integrated Solutions, where he manages a team of GIS professionals, provides technical oversight and support, and manages related projects and accounts. With over 21 years of experience as a team manager and project manager, Darrell is well versed in pipeline operations, engineering, integrity, and compliance and has significant experience in pipeline design, pipeline inspection and repair, and corrosion control. With an ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status, he works across departmental boundaries while implementing software solutions and best practices for the pipeline industry, including PODS and ESRI implementations for CFR 192 and 195 pipeline systems.

Since joining G2-IS, Darrell has managed a variety of projects, including: enterprise GIS implementations; database migrations; data integration, risk algorithm development and data visualization for pipeline risk studies; field data collection implementations; reporting to various regulatory entities; and class location, HCA/MCA, and liquid HCA studies. Darrell has also represented G2-IS at various industry events where he has presented on several topics: MCA’s; The Gas Mega Rule; internal corrosion management; and audit preparation.

Most recently, Darrell served as Data Integration Manager for Kinder Morgan’s Liquids Business Unit, where he provided data integration and integrity support on numerous pipeline conversions, new construction projects, acquisitions, and divestures and managed the processes to integrate ILI, corrosion, GIS, and risk data sets into usable products across the organization. He developed and deployed a pipeline integrity metric program, PODS, and a partial document management system. Darrell gained experience in corrosion data management and modeling using CPDM and risk modeling using multiple risk modeling software systems. Prior to his promotion to management, Darrell served as Sr. GIS Coordinator, where he was responsible for various operational, engineering, and compliance activities, including class location and HCA analysis, support of the Kinder Morgan Damage Prevention Program, GIS analysis, and support and maintenance of the inspection/maintenance program. This position also included the training, deployment, and maintenance of a one-call system and an I&M program

TK Akins, Principal Integrity Consultant, G2-Integrated Solutions

TK Akins is a Senior Integrity Consultant for G2 Integrated Solutions. He has many years of project management experience, and over the course of his career has focused on systematically driving the continuous improvement of integrity management strategies for several gas and liquid operators. His experience in asset integrity ranges from inline inspection, internal & external risk-based inspections (RBI) optimization and developing and executing reliability programs. He has supported various integrity projects including Integrity assessments, maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP/MOP) verification projects, integrity management program maintenance and development, and provided general advice and interpretation of ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8S and regulations 49 CFR Parts 192, 193 and 195. Most recently, TK worked for Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies as a Client Solutions Engineer, where he focused primarily on developing mechanical integrity, inspections, and reliability programs for clients in the oil and gas, chemicals, and process industries.

Bernardo Cuervo, Principal Integrity Consultant (ILI), G2-Integrated Solutions

Bernardo Cuervo is a Pipeline Integrity Consultant for G2 Integrated Solutions with over 30 years of experience in various engineering, asset integrity, and project management roles within the pipeline integrity industry. Specific areas of expertise are: ILI data analysis, fitness for purpose analysis, pipeline design, pipeline construction, hydrostatic testing, and cathodic protection. Currently, Bernardo leads the ILI discipline within the Asset Integrity Group. In this role, Bernardo is responsible for all ILI projects from feasibility to tool selection, data quality verification, run comparisons, advanced data analysis, corrosion growth and remaining life calculations. In addition to ILI, Bernardo supports MAOP confirmation projects through the application of TVC procedures and verification of pressure test attributes for natural gas and other gas pipelines.


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6400 S Fiddlers Green Cir.

Greenwood Village CO, 80111

The EUCI conference center is conveniently located adjacent to the Arapahoe at Village Center Light Rail Station, allowing easy access to and from DIA, Downtown, and Local Area Attractions.

Nearby Hotels

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7800 East Tufts Ave
Denver, CO 80237
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2.8 miles away
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Double Tree by Hilton DTC
7801 East Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-779-6161
0.5 miles away

Wingate by Wyndham
8000 East Peakview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-626-2641
0.3 miles away

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
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Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 1-303-804-0700
2.1 miles away

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1100
3.1 miles away


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