Integrity Management for Oil & Gas Infrastructure

This session can be purchased until February 19, 2021, and includes recordings of each presentation along with the recording of the question and answer session with the speakers.

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Tim Bieri

Principal Corrosion Engineer with bp America’s Engineering Center, NACE International President
Presentation: Risk and Corrosion Management – What Role Should We Play?

Mr. Bieri is a Principal Corrosion Engineer with bp America’s Engineering Center and has nearly 30 years’ experience in a broad range of engineering and leadership roles. These roles include leading global, multi-discipline engineering teams in the areas of Mechanical Engineering and Integrity Management supporting both projects and operations. In addition, Tim also contributes to the health of the corrosion discipline, standards and practice, and integrated corrosion management.

He has been an active member of NACE International for more than 25 years and has participated on several technical and administrative committees, as well as served on the Board of Directors. He is also the current President for NACE International.

Mr. Bieri is a registered Professional Engineer, certified NACE International Internal Corrosion Specialist and Cathodic Protection Specialist.

Kelly Baker

Business Development Manager of Zerust – Oil & Gas for North America
Presentation: Alternative Corrosion Mitigation for New or Out-of-Service Pipelines

Kelly is the Business Development Manager of Zerust – Oil & Gas for North America.  The team he works with develops new applications of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI) chemistries to real-world applications based on owner needs and requests.  Several of these applications have resulted in patents and industry innovation awards in the past decade.

Kelly has spoken at many regional and national conferences including:  NACE, API, ILTA and NISTM.

A graduate of the University of Utah, Kelly has been focused on providing corrosion protection for aboveground storage tanks, pipe casings and related oil & gas equipment through much of his career

Dr. Carlos Palacios

Presentation: Presentation: Experiences in Management Internal Corrosion for Upstream Oil & Gas Facilities

Holds a B.Sc, an M.Sc, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa where Post-Doctoral work was also performed in the area of Erosion/Corrosion. NACE Fellow 2019 and NACE International certified Chemical Treatment Specialist and Internal Corrosion Specialist. The author the book: Corrosion and Asset Integrity Management for Upstream Installations in the Oil/Gas Industry: The Journey of a Corrosion/Integrity Engineer - Real Life Experiences and of numerous technical publications on internal corrosion on international conferences and referred journals. His 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry worldwide have resulted in his becoming a subject matter expert on internal corrosion, erosion, chemical treatment, material selection, water treatment, oil treatment, and corrosion monitoring. Owner of a patent for a downhole chemical injection enhancer device (US Patent # 7,942,200).

Has performed work in oil/gas fields in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, India, Kuwait, Algeria, Nigeria, Oman, Canada, Malaysia, the United States and many other countries. For the period 2011-2015 worked as a Subject Matter Expert for an Independent Monitoring Contractor under the US Department of Justice; the objective: to assess compliance to the Consent Decree Civil No. 3:09-cv-00064-JWS. Currently also works as Subject Matter Expert consultant for Gas India Limited (GAIL), performing numerous courses, technical seminars and technical support. An active NACE International instructor and PetroSkills instructor where he is the technical director for three courses. Has extensive experience in technical consultation around the world, leading seminars, teaching industry courses, and serving as a professor for both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma and various universities in South America.

He was International Director for the NACE Foundation from 2005 to 2013. Actively participates in many NACE technical committees developing and reviewing Standard Practices. Member of NACE Publications Committee. Currently he is the vice-chair of NACE Wet Gas and Chair of NACE Multiphase ICDA standard practices. Member in NACE for 33 years and recipient of the 2013 NACE Distinguished Service Award.

Kevin Garrity

Executive Vice President, Mears Group, Inc.
Presentation: Horizontal Direction Drilling (HDD) Integrity Threats and Leading Practices for Integrity Management

Kevin has over forty years of experience in corrosion engineering and the application of cathodic protection (CP) to buried pipelines, tanks, concrete structures and marine structures. He has investigated many pipeline related failures in the US, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and given forensic testimony in US Federal, State and Circuit courts as well as before PHMSA.  He has managed programs in all aspects of Pipeline Integrity.  Kevin also has extensive experience in evaluating and mitigating stray current effects from DC sources and Electromagnetic Interference from AC Sources.

He has been an active member of NACE International for 35 years and has served as the chair of many NACE technical committees. He served as President of NACE International 2013-2014 and currently serves as President of the NACE Institute, the world wide certification body for over 50,000 members.

He received the NACE Distinguished Service Award in 2010 and was named a NACE Fellow in 2015.

Lyndon Mohammad

National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago
Presentation: Integrity Management of an Aging Gas Pipeline

Has been a member of NACE for the last 18 years and during this time he has been qualified in courses such as Basic Corrosion, CP Level I & II, CIP Level I, Offshore-Corrosion Assessment Training (O-CAT), Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management (PCIM) and Internal Corrosion.

He has been involved in the Corrosion field for the past 20 years at The National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd where he is involved in many aspects of corrosion control from CP designs to installation and maintenance of same, Internal & External Corrosion Management and Asset Integrity.

As a longstanding member of NACE, he currently sits as the Chairman for the NACE International Trinidad & Tobago Section. He has a passion for the Corrosion field and is always eager to share his experiences and knowledge.