Presenting this week at AOG 2016 Conference, Dan Hayes, Atteris’ Engineering Manager, takes the Australian oil and gas industry through the last ten years and asks whether or not the engineering community is ready to take on the operating challenges associated with the integrity management, having spent much time in the design phase. In a presentation entitled “Integrity Engineering : Attributes of the Engineering Detective”, Dan draws synergies between detectives and that of the type of engineering required for integrity management versus design engineering. Recognising the Operator’s primary business drivers, Dan calls for Engineering to stop applying a “Project” mindset in an effort to improve OPEX performance.
Also, Allison Selman, Atteris’ Asset and Integrity Management Business Stream Leader, presents an update to the Pipeline Engineering Training Project and the development of an Offshore Pipeline Competencies framework for the industry. Recognising a skills gap and the critical interface between onshore and offshore pipeline designs, many industry community members have been providing in-kind support to develop the framework. Atteris successfully managed the development process; the competency framework will be available through Engineers Australia in 2016. Individuals can be registered on the National Engineering Register as professionals in the Oil & Gas Pipeline Engineering (Offshore) Special Area of Practice.
We hope to see you there.