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Integrity Management: Lessons Learned

Expert Insights and Practical Approaches

The "Integrity Management: Lessons Learned" course is designed to enhance technical knowledge in pipeline and riser integrity management. It offers a deep dive into numerous case studies of pipeline failures, providing insights into root causes and the application of lessons learned.

Participants learn to integrate integrity management into all phases of offshore pipeline projects, aiming to reduce operating costs and the risk of pipeline failure. The course covers topics from integrity management systems, risk-based inspection, and design and operation, to managing complex integrity challenges and advanced topics in integrity management. This comprehensive approach ensures a practical understanding of reducing pipeline failure risks.

Learn from industry experts about the latest methodologies in managing pipeline stability, corrosion control, and flow assurance. Equip yourself with the practical skills and knowledge to implement robust integrity management systems, safeguard the environment, and make informed decisions that optimise pipeline performance and safety.

Interactive Learning

Participate in interactive sessions, group activities, and practical exercises.

Industry Insights

Gain invaluable industry insights into cutting-edge practices and technological advancements.

Case Studies

Hands-on experience with real-world case studies.

Crafted with Industry, for Industry

Our course is designed in partnership with the industry, tailored to meet the specific challenges and demands of pipeline integrity management. This collaboration ensures our curriculum is not only current with the latest industry trends but also rich with practical, applicable knowledge. We emphasise an immersive learning journey.


Foundations of Pipeline Integrity

Focuses on integrity management systems, including the process, document management, and reporting. Covers emergency response, incident investigation, learning, and integrity management standards. Introduces risk-based inspection, discussing the RBI process, inspection criticality, and methods, including a case study on steel catenary riser and pipeline installation failure.

Integrity in Design and Operation

Explores integrity during design and installation, encompassing steel pipeline and riser design, installation, and pre-commissioning. Analyses a case study on installation and operational failure, covering various aspects like field development, flowline and riser design, and failure detection. Discusses integrity management during operation, focusing on flow assurance, operation and remediation, and inspection methods.

Managing Complex Integrity Challenges

Examines pipe-in-pipe and pipeline operational failures through detailed case studies, focusing on design, failure analysis, and repair options. Introduces flexible integrity management, including codes, standards, materials, inspection methods, and handling design and installation incidents.

Advanced Topics in Integrity Management

Covers flow-induced pulsations, including theory, potential problems, and corrective actions, along with a related case study. Discusses integrity management of umbilicals, covering design, manufacture, installation, and operation. Concludes with a case study on umbilical failure, focusing on the Hudson Field and lessons learned.


Who should attend?

This programme serves industry professionals by offering updated information and skills crucial for navigating the evolving energy sector, and future energy professionals by providing a unique perspective and competitive edge for a successful career in this field. 

Navigating the Course: Breakdown

Dive deeper into each day to unlock a wealth of knowledge. Click on the tabs below for a more detailed overview of what each day entails in your pipeline integrity learning journey.


  • Integrity management systems

    • Integrity management process
    • Document management and reporting
    • Emergency response
    • Incident investigation and learning
    • Integrity management standards


    Risk based inspection

    • RBI process
    • Inspection criticality
    • Inspection methods and frequency
    • Steel catenary riser case study


    Case study 1: pipeline installation failure

    • Pipeline installation failure
    • Failure investigation
    • Pipeline repair
    • Lessons learned

Integrity during design and installation

  • Steel pipeline design

  • Steel riser design

  • Steel pipeline installation

  • Steel riser installation

  • Pre-commissioning


Case study 2:installation and operational failure

  • Field development

  • Flowline design

  • Flowline installation

  • Riser design

  • Riser installation

  • Failure detection

  • Failure causes and consequences

  • Repair options

  • Lessons learned


Integrity during operation

  • Flow assurance

  • Operation and remediation

    inspection methods

Case study 3: pipe-in-pipe failure during operation

  • Pipeline design
  • Pipeline failure
  • Pipeline repair options
  • New pipeline
  • Lessons learned


Case study 4: pipeline operational failure

  • Background to the problem
  • Buoyant span assessment
  • Remedial works
  • Lessons learned


Flexible integrity management

  • Codes and standards
  • Materials and makeup
  • Inspection, monitoring and testing methods
  • Design and installation incidents
  • Deterioration and damage

Case study 5: flow-induced pulsations

  • Theory and dependencies
  • Potential problems
  • Corrective actions
  • Lessons learned


Integrity management of umbilicals

  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Installation
  • Operation


Case study 6: umbilical failure

  • Hudson Field
  • Blockage in inhibitor and methanol hoses
  • Lessons learned

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of Integrity Management Systems: Gain a comprehensive understanding of integrity management systems, including the integrity management process, document management, reporting, emergency response, incident investigation, learning, and adherence to integrity management standards.
  • Proficiency in Risk-Based Inspection (RBI): Develop expertise in the RBI process, including understanding inspection criticality, inspection methods and frequency, and apply this knowledge through a case study on steel catenary riser.
  • Insights into Pipeline Installation and Operational Failures: Learn from case studies on pipeline installation and operational failures, focusing on failure investigation, pipeline repair, and deriving key lessons learned from these incidents.
  • Knowledge of Integrity During Design and Installation: Acquire knowledge on steel pipeline and riser design and installation, pre-commissioning processes, and understand the nuances of integrity during the design and installation phase through relevant case studies.
  • Skills in Integrity Management During Operation: Understand the aspects of flow assurance, operation, remediation, and inspection methods crucial for effective integrity management during the operational phase of pipelines and related structures.
  • Application of Flexible Integrity Management Principles: Learn about flexible integrity management, including codes and standards, materials and makeup, inspection, monitoring, and testing methods, along with insights.

Meet Your Expert Tutors

Phil Goby

Phil Goby

BEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE

Phil's career as a Senior Pipeline Engineer and Team Leader is marked by over 20 years of managing and optimising Pipeline Operations and Integrity across numerous North Sea Assets. His deep technical expertise and comprehensive understanding of industry standards have been pivotal in ensuring operations align with regulatory expectations. Notably, Phil's involvement in managing Subsea Asset acquisitions and divestments demonstrates his profound insight into the intricacies of the industry, making him an invaluable resource for practical learning and application in the field of subsea engineering. 

In the classroom, Phil applies his extensive practical knowledge to provide students with a real-world perspective on pipeline engineering challenges. He adeptly bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and their practical applications, ensuring that students gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. 

Dem Demetriou

Dem Demetriou

BEng (Hons), MSc, DIC, CEng, FIMarEst, MBA FCMI

With a rich professional journey spanning over two decades, Dem has established himself as a specialist in project management, facilities engineering, and strategic general management. His expertise encompasses Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed and conceptual design, procurement, topsides, and construction. This extensive experience makes him a treasure trove of knowledge and practical insights, particularly in the dynamic field of subsea engineering. 

In his teaching role, Dem brings this wealth of experience to the classroom. His courses are a blend of theoretical knowledge backed by real-world application, offering students a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in subsea engineering projects. 

Richard Espiner

Richard Espiner

Meng, CEng, MIMechE

Richard, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, brings over 25 years of rich experience in various pipeline engineering roles, serving both consulting and operating companies. His specialisation lies in the crucial areas of pipeline integrity management, risk and reliability assessment, defect assessment, and in-line inspection. This extensive experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of the technical nuances and complexities inherent in pipeline engineering, making him a trusted expert in his field.

In his role as a Jee trainer, Richard stands out for his enthusiasm in interacting with a wide range of course delegates. He finds great satisfaction in sharing his wealth of experiences and insights, enriching the learning journey of his students. 

Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson

MEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE

Graham, serving as Jee's Head of Integrity Management, has over 20 years of industry experience. His credentials are further enhanced by his role as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow, showcasing his profound expertise and commitment to the engineering field. Graham's specialisations in integrity management, design, fishing interaction studies, and verification have positioned him at the forefront of the industry. Additionally, his significant contribution as the Convenor of ISO WG 17 illustrates his pivotal role in shaping international standards, further testament to his global influence and technical acumen. 

His ability to integrate real-world scenarios with theoretical knowledge offers a dynamic and immersive learning experience. Graham's teaching not only covers the essential principles but also delves into the complexities of managing the lifecycle of engineering projects.  

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (via MS Teams)
6th February 2024
9th February 2024
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (via MS Teams)
10th December 2024
13th December 2024

09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)



Your Pricing Path: Course or Course Bundle

Standard Access

Individual Course Access


  • Live Classes: Dive into live, interactive sessions focusing on real-time learning and discussions with peers and industry experts.

  • Access to Jeenius Platform: Unlock a realm of additional resources, peer forums, and expert interactions extending your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Industry Expert Interaction: Network and learn from seasoned industry professionals throughout the course, discussing real-world challenges and solutions.

Premium Access

Integrity Management Bundle

Unlimited lifetime access to all of our Integrity programmes.


For just £9,995, you'll unlock lifetime access to our full spectrum of integrity courses, a collection with a value exceeding £30,000.

This offer isn't just about diverse subjects like Integrity Management, Lessons Learned, Flexibles and Riser, and more; it's a gateway to limitless learning.

Enjoy the freedom to access all materials and attend live classes whenever you wish, from anywhere, at any time. Elevate your expertise on your terms and at your convenience, ensuring a dynamic and flexible educational journey


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