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Integrity challenges in harsh environments: lessons learned and potential development strategies


Khan, F and Ahmed, S and Hashemi, SJ and Yang, M and Caines, S and Oldford, D, Integrity challenges in harsh environments: lessons learned and potential development strategies, Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series No. 159, 7-9 May 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 1-7. ISSN 0307-0492 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Vast reserves in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions have attracted interest of the oil and gas industry. However, oil and gas development in harsh environments faces significant technical and logistical challenges. A workshop on "safety and integrity management of operations in harsh environments" was organized by the Safety and Risk Engineering Group at Memorial University of Newfoundland focusing on main aspects of asset integrity. The event featured representatives from industry, regulatory authorities, and research and development institutions. Participants shared experience and lessons learned, and together developed a roadmap for achieving desired solutions.

This paper briefly reviews the lessons learned from the two-day workshop and shares recent developments and applications of risk-based approaches to degradation modeling, integrity assessment, and inspection and maintenance decision-making in harsh environments. The recently developed novel approach of risk-based winterization method is introduced. This approach helps to analyze how much winterization is sufficient to address local and regional weather loading considering operating envelop and criticality of the components or the system. A case study from the Arctic region is used for discussion.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:harsh environment, asset integrity management, risk-based inspection, risk-based maintenance, degradation modeling
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:119462
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2017-08-01
Last Modified:2017-08-01

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