Trusted Pipeline Advisor (TPA) consulting services by AbaData
TPA engineering assessment and consulting services designed to achieve risk-optimized deployment of integrity management activities in the field.
As the leading provider of pipeline integrity management consulting, Trusted Pipeline Advisor (TPA) services by AbaData provides our clients with innovative solutions proven to deliver safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas at the lowest cost.
Our comprehensive approach relies upon our 50+ years of experience, and the results of advanced AI / ML data analysis provided within the TRIAGE by AbaData platform to provide industry leading pipeline risk management and regulatory compliance services.
Our portfolio of TPA services complement the TRIAGE by AbaData subscription service
Before resuming operations, the license holder must document the pipeline's history and reasons for suspended operations, proving no structural issues led to its discontinuation. If this can't be demonstrated, a detailed engineering assessment is required to analyze operational hazards, evaluate structural integrity, and outline mitigation strategies for reliable reactivation.
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The seller must comply with CSA Z662 and Pipeline Rules Part 4, transferring these records to the buyer upon license transfer. If records are lacking or incomplete, a formal engineering assessment is needed to verify the pipeline's fitness for service, considering its operational history and outlining mitigation strategies for reliable reactivation.
Integrity Management Plans
A formal engineering assessment before commissioning a new pipeline offers key benefits like compliance with industry best practices and regulations. It provides a thorough risk analysis, including internal corrosion and mechanical failure, allowing for early mitigation and reducing incident risks. The assessment also ensures alignment with CSA Z662 standards, minimizing legal risks and streamlining regulatory approvals.
Consideration of External Corrosion Risk
A formal engineering assessment evaluates external corrosion risks, including the likelihood of coating damage and the effectiveness of cathodic protection. The assessment outlines actionable mitigation and monitoring steps, enhancing safety and efficiency, and provides data for future integrity management, including risk-based deployment of field-based CP surveillance work with a corresponding reduction in associated operating costs.
Compatibility of MOP and H2S Levels
A formal engineering assessment evaluates downstream effects, focusing on H2S and MOP compatibility with associated pipelines and facilities. It ensures regulatory compliance, reducing legal risks and aligned to regulations. The assessment offers measures to align H2S and MOP levels, enhancing system integrity and efficiency, and recommends strategy to achieve compliance, including appropriate pressure safety controls and devices.
Establishing Appropriate Integrity Testing Protocol
A formal engineering assessment sets the hydrostatic test protocol, ensuring pipeline integrity and compliance with CSA Z662 and Pipeline Regulation. It outlines test parameters like 1.4x MOP for high H2S levels, mitigating failure risks. If hydrostatic testing isn't possible, alternative integrity validation methods are recommended to maintain safety and efficiency.
Corporate Safety and Loss Management System (SLMS)
The SLMS PART 2 – Pipeline Operations and Maintenance Manual (POMM) aligns with regulatory standards and integrates with the TRIAGE by AbaData platform for hazard assessment. It offers guidelines for managing various pipeline materials and types, including production gathering and water injection lines. The manual outlines stakeholder roles for compliance and provides tools for site-specific management plans. It adheres to CSA Z662-019 and CAN/CSA-ISO 31000 regulations for risk and hazard management.
Corporate Safety and Loss Management System (SLMS)
Integrity Management Plan
The SLMS - Pipeline Integrity Management Program (IMP-P) provides a comprehensive plan for a pipeline's life cycle, from design to abandonment. It outlines key tasks, cross-functional processes, and resource requirements for effective management. The program aims for continuous improvement in safety and environmental responsibility of the pipeline infrastructure.
Pipeline Failure Investigations Following a Formal FMEA Protocol
Following a pipeline failure, an engineering assessment using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is crucial for root cause identification and corrective action. The assessment systematically examines all potential failure modes like corrosion and mechanical fatigue. It offers targeted mitigation measures, from material upgrades to operational changes, and includes post-implementation evaluations. The FMEA approach yields robust data for ongoing or future integrity management, aiding informed decisions.
Risk-Optimized Deployment of Cathodic Protection (CP) System Surveillance Costs
The oil and gas industry's annual cathodic protection (CP) surveys, once thought to meet AER Pipeline Rules – Section 53(1), have been clarified by AER as not mandatory. This allows for risk-based CP field surveillance scheduling. Traditional annual CP surveys are limited in addressing external corrosion risks like coating damage. The TRIAGE data service offers a comprehensive corrosion assessment for risk-based CP scheduling. AER supports this Safety and Loss Management System (SLMS) approach over annual surveys. The service uses TRIAGE data for risk-prioritized CP activities and suggests alternative inspections for cost-effective corrosion mitigation and regulatory compliance.
Field Implementation of TRIAGE Pipeline Risk Assessment Data Service
Our engineering service optimizes the field use of the TRIAGE Pipeline Risk Assessment Data Service, enhancing risk assessment accuracy and operational integration. It facilitates easy access to TRIAGE data for field teams and ensures effective, efficient mitigation efforts based on TRIAGE's corrosion guidelines. The service aims for risk-optimized resource allocation and elevates pipeline safety and reliability. It empowers field teams to effectively implement TRIAGE's corrosion mitigation, monitoring, and inspection strategies, optimizing costs.
Advanced Quantitative Corrosion Hazard Profiling
Q-ICDA is an advanced engineering service that targets high-risk pipelines identified by the TRIAGE data service to manage internal corrosion. Built on global industry standards, it uses PIPESIM/OLGA-S models for detailed corrosion analysis. Q-ICDA offers location-specific corrosion rates and time-based degradation forecasts for proactive integrity management. It prescribes maintenance protocols, including special measures for non-piggable lines, boosting operator confidence. The service optimizes resource allocation, minimizing costs while maximizing reliability and efficiency.
Leveraging Computational Flow Modeling to Enhance Network Efficiency
Maximize your pipeline's efficiency with our advanced computational flow modeling services using PIPESIM software and OLGA-S three-phase mechanistic flow correlation.
Identify Flow Bottlenecks: Pinpoint areas that restrict flow and impact production using precise simulations.
Schedule Mechanical Pigging: Strategically remove stagnant water to restore hydraulic capacity and prevent internal corrosion.
Benefit from predictive maintenance, cost savings, and data-driven decision-making to optimize your pipeline operations.
A Mechanistic Approach to Eliminating Corrosion of Downhole Equipment
Safeguard your downhole equipment from costly failures with our specialized engineering assessment service.
Comprehensive Modeling: Utilize advanced simulations to model well configuration and production characteristics.
Corrosion Identification: Detect all potential corrosion mechanisms that could compromise equipment integrity.
Operational Recommendations: Receive tailored advice to modify operating parameters, mitigating the risk of equipment failure.
Optimize well operations while extending the lifespan of your downhole equipment through targeted corrosion management, with a measurable reduction in corporate BOE lifting costs.