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Asset 2016: Integrity, ageing, life extension... a brave new future

4 October 2016
08.00 - 16.30
Aberdeen, UK
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Asset 2016 is the seventh edition of the EI's asset integrity management conference series.

This annual conference, which leads the way in disseminating technical guidance and strategies for asset integrity across the oil and gas sector, provides delegates with the opportunity to hear from regulators, operators, and specialist advisors.

The programme will explore integrated approaches to asset integrity management, focusing on strategies and methods for reducing maintenance costs and increasing the productivity of assets.

New frontiers for offshore assets

North Sea exploration and production faces an increasing set of operational challenges, as the basin continues to mature, recovery costs escalate, and the worldwide low oil price means that budgets remain exceptionally tight.

These challenges have meant the sector is propelled to develop new frontiers that enable it to extend the life of its ageing assets, increase its efficiency, and ensure its attractiveness to retain a skilled workforce.

Attending this conference will ensure that you are fully up-to-date with developments in industry strategy, best practice and technology for offshore oil and gas assets.

Conference objectives

This conference provides the following learning and experience-sharing opportunities:

  • Specialist insights into how the sectors’ challenges might be addressed to enable your business to adapt its practices accordingly.

  • Case studies and interactive discussion around lessons-learned to explore ways your business can more efficiently inspect, maintain, and extend the life of its assets. 

  • Understand the latest guidance developments and work collaboratively to set agreed good practice for the industry, and ensure that your business is abreast of the recommended methods for managing your assets. 



8.00     Registration and coffee
8.30     Chairs opening remarks
Jim MacRae FEI, Integrity Manager, Forsys Subsea
8.45      Keynote: Asset Integrity & ALE… making the demonstration
Richard Potter, Principal Inspector, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 
9.15      Keynote: Keynote – Further lessons from the Cormorant Alpha LegC4 Leak
Dr Laura Scott, Integrity Engineer, Taqa 
9.45      Keynote: What are the next priorities for ALE in the offshore oil and gas industry? 
Dr Donald Smith, HSE and AI Specialist, Eni UK

10.15      Refreshments and exhibition 
10.45      Updating the industry de-facto standard on corrosion management to a new, updated and expanded 3rd Edition
Andrew Duncan CEng, Lead Consultant, Intertek Production & Integrity Assurance 
11.15      Update on new guidelines on erosion and erosion corrosion
Neil Barton, Consultant Engineer, Xodus Group 
11.45      Overview of new guidelines to address Ageing and Life Extension Issues for Offshore Structures and Structural Components
Paul Tallett MEng, Principal Asset Integrity Engineer, Atkins
12.15     TBC
Jim McGhee, Vibration Engineering Technical Lead, Xodus Group
12.45      Lunch and exhibition
13.45      Development underway for new guidance to address fatigue in ageing pressure
vessels building on new research data
John WintleConsultant Engineer and Technology Fellow, TWI
14.15      Update on the Joint Industry Project (JIP) for Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV) 
Nick Horder, Consultant, Xodus Group and
Dr Cameron Stewart CEng FEI, Upstream Technical Manager, Energy Institute  
14.45      Developing the right technologies for the industry’s brave new future
Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), speaker TBC 
15.15      Panel session: 
Innovative technological solutions for integrity, ageing and life extension and this brave new future. 
  • Alan D’Ambrogio, Vice President Oil and Gas, ABB Consulting 
  • Robert Noble, Technical Director, Asset 55
  • Archie Crawford, Technical Authority - Inspection, Bilfinger Salamis UK
  • Hamish Tait, Head of Integrity Management, Stork, a Fluor company
16.15     Closing remarks 


The conference also features what has been a year-on-year expanding exhibition, offering delegates the opportunity to discuss key developments in relevant technologies and services, as well as approaches to successful asset integrity. 

To be part of the exhibition contact Luigi Fontana: +44 (0)20 7467 7182;



With fees frozen at 2015 rates and starting from just £275+VAT, booking a place at ASSET 2016 - part of the EI's well-established Asset Integity Management conference series, offers highly cost-effective learning, professional and business development opportunities. 

Booking fees:

  • EI Member  £275+VAT
  • EI Company Member  £350+VAT
  • Non-member  £425+VAT
  • Student  £85+VAT
  • Young Professional and GradEI Members, and Academics  £150+VAT

How to register:

  • Register online here.
  • Download the PDF booking form and return your completed form to Francesca Ferrari
    via email:,
    or post: Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR.


The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa is offering a special accommodation rate for conference delegates to stay at the hotel the night before the conference, Monday 3 October.

The discounted rate of £120 for a single occupancy Exectuive Room including breakfast can be booked directly with the The Marcliffe. Their contact details are:

Gaynor Priest
Reservations Department, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa
T: 01224 861000


Benefits of attending

The conference is an excellent opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning, progress your professional development, meet new technology providers, and make new business contacts.

Add to your CPD:

This conference can count towards your CPD. Find out more



The event will be of interest to managers, engineers, technical authorities and specialities working in the following areas:

  • Plant and asset integrity
  • Corrosion
  • Ageing and life extension 
  • Fabric maintenance
  • Offshore operations
  • Regulators



Asset 2016 is sponsored by:






A range of tailored sponsorship options are available for this conference, which offer businesses in the oil and gas sector to gain brand exposure and share their expertise with a wide network of contacts working in the remit of managing offshore assets.

To find out more contact Luigi Fontana: t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182; e:


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Non member £ 425.00 (£ 510.00 inc. VAT)
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Attached documents

Asset 2016 booking form (PDF 353 Kb) [Show summary]

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