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Asset Integrity 2017

Integrity, ageing and life extension for oil and gas assets
5 October 2017, Aberdeen UK

The Energy Institute will hold the next annual asset integrity management conference on 5 October 2017 at The Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen.

This year’s conference will explore the latest industry strategies, best practice, research, lessons learned and innovative thinking surrounding the wide range of issues that affect oil and gas assets.

The event enables the learning and sharing of good practice between companies and industries, and offer excellent networking opportunities with delegates from around the world representing operating companies, suppliers, consultancies, and academia.




Registration and refreshments

Chair's opening

Dr Cameron Stewart CEng FEI, Upstream Technical Manager, Energy Institute
Jim MacRae FEI, Integrity Manager, TechnipFMC

Accelerating asset integrity to reduce operating costs and extend the life of UKCS infrastructure

Rebecca Allison, Asset Integrity Solution Centre Manager, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

Key verification and governance enhancement messages

Richard Potter, Principal Inspector, UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Panel discussion
The road ahead: maximising opportunities for the UKCS

Refreshments and networking

Sureflex JIP: The Latest Flexible Pipe Operational Experience and Integrity Management Guidance
Ian MacLeod CEng, ‎Engineering Manager, ‎Wood Group
Chris Overton, Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK

How to successfully tether a Pig: Gannet GC1-04 inspection

Michael Cridland, Pipelines Engineer, Shell UK

Operating integrity assessment of unbonded flexible pipes
David Barnard, Technical Authority, Flexlife

Delivering 500m GBP in additional production and reduced costs per annum through Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) in the UKCS basin
Alan D’Ambrogio, Vice President Oil and Gas, ABB

Lunch and networking

Flow Excited Acoustic Resonance (FEAR). What is it and should you be worried?

Jim McGhee, Vibration Engineering Technical Lead, Xodus Group

Hydrocarbon leak prevention. The importance of managing asset and operational integrity

Ashley Hynds CEng, HM Principal Inspector of Health & Safety - Process Engineering, Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Developing guidelines for the life extension for safe operation and management of gas turbine packages
Peter Davies CEng, Consultant, PGD Engineering Services
Karl Grieve CEng, Lead Rotating Equipment Support Engineer, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK

Integrity programme development for the last few years of an offshore asset’s operational life and developing a program for a “Lighthoused” asset

Donald Brown, Lead Engineer, Apollo

Refreshments and networking

Roundtable discussion session 1*

Roundtable discussion session 2*

Comfort break

Regroup for whole group feedback and discussion

Closing remarks

17.30 - 19.00
Drinks reception
Delegates, speakers and industry guests will be able to network and continue conversations had at the conference in a less formal format, whilst enjoying a drink and nibbles.

*Roundtable discussion sessions

Delegates will get to participate in two of the following discussion groups:

Proactively maintaining the integrity of well conductors and caissons on mature assets
Facilitated by Graham Aitken, Corrosion Monitoring Technical Manager and Gareth Urukalo, Composite Repair Senior Technical Engineer, ICR

Maximising production by reducing the risk of vibration fatigue on aging assets
Facilitated by Robert Swindell CEng, Vibration Engineering Lead, Wood Group

Optimising the Asset Integrity Management process for ageing assets
Facilitated by Helen West, UK Operations Director, Asset Integrity Services, Lloyd’s Register and Hossam Aboegla MEI, Senior Asset Integrity Management Engineer, Lloyd’s Register

Asset Integrity Management as a business discipline: what should the industry expect of us how wide should our skill set be?
Facilitated by Innes Auchterlonie, Managing Director, IMRANDD

Life Extension post KP4 and at 50US$ oil.  Addressing the competing challenges of asset integrity, cost reduction and increasing production efficiency
Facilitated by Andy Hollins, Lead Principal Consultant, ABB


More about Asset 2017


The Marcliffe Hotel
N Deeside Rd, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA

Who should attend?

This conference will be of interest to managers, engineers, technical authorities and specialities working in the area of plant and asset integrity for the oil and gas industry, including those with responsibilities for managing corrosion, fabric maintenance, life extension, and regulation and compliance. 

Delegates already registered include representatives from:

  • Aramco Overseas
  • Apollo Offshore Engineering
  • Babcock
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Costain Upstream
  • CAN Group
  • Eni
  • Husky Energy
  • HSE
  • Marathon Oil
  • NSMP Operations
  • Repsol Sinopec
  • Shell
  • Taqa
  • Total


Get extra value from the EI on Asset Integrity knowledge and guidance

Asset 2017 delegates get an exclusive discount on the EI's latest corrosion management, asset integrity and life extension publications.

These recently published guidance documents are designed to provide engineers with essential good practice information to help optimise corrosion management processes and address asset integrity and life extension offshore.

Latest titles include:

Delegates registered to attend Asset 2017 get a discount of up to 30% off each publication.

To enquire about this offer please contact us.

For information on EI publications visit:



Registration information

Francesca Ferrari
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7192

Sponsorship opportunities

Luigi Fontana: 
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182

Attached documents

Asset 2017 booking form (PDF 281 Kb) [ Show summary ]