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About Phil Hopkins Ltd

PHL is an engineering consultancy company, based in the UK.  We offer consultancy in pipeline engineering, and present training courses and education programmes in pipeline engineering and management.  We specialise in pipeline integrity consultancy (including defect assessment, risk management, and failure analysis), and in pipeline engineering training (onshore pipeline engineering, and pipeline integrity engineering).  We also offer a wide range of coaching and mentoring services to staff on all levels.

About Dr Phil Hopkins

Dr Phil Hopkins is an independent consultant, with his own company: Phil Hopkins Ltd.1.  He was previously Executive Director of the pipeline engineering company Penspen Limited, UK, and Managing Director of the pipeline engineering consultants, Andrew Palmer and Associates (APA), UK.

He had worked in the power generation industry for C A Parsons, Newcastle upon Tyne, before spending 17 years working in the Research and Technology Division of British Gas, where he was Business Area Manager for Transmission Pipelines.

Dr Hopkins continues to be involved with universities: he was a Professorial Fellow at Newcastle University, UK, and has taught on Masters programmes at both Newcastle University, and Northumbria University, UK. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University (2015-2018), and a Visiting Professor of Practice at Newcastle University (2016-2019).

In summary, Dr Hopkins has held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas business, and combines this high level management expertise with over 35 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline engineering, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Engineering Metallurgy
  • PhD Fracture Mechanics
  • Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE (UK)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME (USA)
  • Member, Institution of Materials, Minerals & Mining, IMMM (UK)
  • Chartered Engineer (UK).

Consultancy

Dr Hopkins has acted as a consultant for most of the major oil and gas companies around the world. He
has provided advice on pipeline management, design, maintenance, inspection, risk analysis, safety and
failure investigations in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and is a regular visitor to these regions to present workshops for major oil and gas companies’ staff.

Committee Memberships

Dr Hopkins has served on many national and international committees, including British Standards
Institution, Institute of Gas Engineers committees, the European Pipeline Research Group (co-chairman), the European Gas Research Group, the DNV Pipeline Committee and the American Gas Association’s Pipeline Research Committee. He was Chairman (2006-7) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pipeline Systems Division (PSD), and is now a member of the ASME PSD Senate.

He has also been involved with the UK Science and Engineering Research Council, the DTI Advisory
Committee on Fracture Avoidance, Society for Underwater Technology, the Construction Industry
Research and Information Association, and The Welding Institute’s Core Research Programme Steering
Committee.

Training Courses

Dr Hopkins has extensive experience in lecturing, speeches, and training. He regularly presents lectures
and training courses on many aspects of pipeline engineering. He has trained over 15000 engineers in
North, South, and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. Training courses include:

  1. Introduction to Onshore Pipeline Engineering. Presented in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore,
    Malaysia, Bolivia, UK, Kazakhstan, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, USA. This course usually involves
    two trainers: Dr Hopkins and Dr Roger King.
  2. Risk & Integrity Management of Pipelines. Presented in UAE.
  3. Master Classes. Presented in USA, UK and UAE.
  4. Defect Assessment in Pipelines Presented in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mexico, UK, Ecuador, Argentina, Singapore, USA, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malaysia, Venezuela, Canada, Romania, Netherlands, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Qatar, Australia, Austria, Philippines, Oman.
  5. Management of Change. Presented in UK and Netherlands. Last Revised: January, 2017 4 of 9
  6. Train the Trainer. Presented in UK and Germany.

Expert Witness Services

Dr Hopkins has provided expert witness services, work under legal privilege, depositions, and insurance
adjudication, including:

1998 Client in Canada. Application to construct natural gas pipeline. Written Evidence. Attendance at
National Energy Board, Canada. Hearing and Examination.
2002 Client in USA. Failure of liquid pipeline. Written Report. Deposition.
2004 Client in Canada. Failure of an ERW pipeline. Written Report.
2004 Client in USA. Damages arising from a pipeline failure. Written Declaration. Deposition.
2006 Client in New Zealand. The work covered the risk associated with an operational pipeline.
2007 Client in Latin America. The work covered an adjudication following a pipeline failure.
2009 Client in USA. The work covered submission of technical evidence following the failure of a crude
oil pipeline. Written Report.
2010 Client in USA. Advice following the failure of a gas pipeline. Written Report.
2012 Client in Canada. Advice following the failure of a crude oil pipeline. Written Report.
2015 Client in Germany. Advice on line pipe quality. Written Report.

Academic/Research Work and Publications (1995-Present)

Dr Hopkins is a Visiting Professor of Practice at Newcastle University, UK (2016-2019), and was previously a Professorial Fellow (2005-2007) at the university. He lectures (2001-current) on their Master of Science programme in Pipeline Engineering.

He is also a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, UK (2015-2018). He was Technical Director
(2011-2015) of the Master of Science programme in Pipeline Integrity Management at Northumbria
University, UK.

He has been involved with research work for the past 30 years. He has supervised higher degrees, and
has been an external examiner of higher degrees (MPhil and PhD) at the following UK universities: Salford, Cranfield, Oxford, and Cambridge.

Dr Hopkins is the author of over 100 papers on transmission pipelines and their management. He has
presented keynote papers at conferences in Europe, the Far East, Australia, Canada and North and South America, and lectures extensively on a wide variety of technical and management topics. Books and Papers (1995-2017) are given below.

Books

  1. Book – Co-Author: ‘Pipeline Integrity Management Program and System – A practical approach’.
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers. New York, USA. 2016.
  2. Book – Contributor Author: ‘Underground pipeline corrosion: detection, analysis and
    prevention’, Ed. M Orazem, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK. 2014. ISBN
    9780857095091.
  3. Book – Contributor Author: ‘Comprehensive Structural Integrity’, Elsevier Publishers. 2003.
    ISBN: 978-0-08-043749-1.

Papers (1995-2017)

  1. Unger, M., Hopkins, P., ‘A Qualification Route Map for the Pipeline Industry’, to be presented at the Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference. 27 February 2017 to 2nd March 2017.
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, USA.
  2. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘How Many Pipelines in North America have failed by Fatigue and
    Why?’, 11th International Pipeline Conference, IPC 2016. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper
    IPC2016-64450. 2016.
  3. Unger, M., Hopkins, P., ‘Training and Education: The Great Competence Divide’, 11th
    International Pipeline Conference, IPC 2016. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper IPC2016-64500.
    2016.
  4. Unger, M., Hopkins, P., ‘‘Competency’ in Engineering’. 28th International Pipeline Pigging &
    Integrity Management Conference Houston, USA, February 8-11, 2016.
    Last Revised: January, 2017 5 of 9
  5. Unger, M., Hopkins, P., ‘The Lost Art of Mentoring’, World Pipelines, December, 2015.
  6. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘Time for Fatigue?’, Pipeline Technology Conference, Ostende,
    Belgium. October, 2015.
  7. Ambituuni, A., Hopkins, P., Amezaga, J., Werner, D., Wood, J., ‘Risk assessment of petroleum product pipeline in Nigeria: the realities of managing problems of theft/sabotage’, 6th International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering. Opatija, Croatia. Wessex Institute. 6-8 May, 2015.
  8. Hopkins, P., Unger, M., ‘Changing the Way we Learn’, World Pipelines, Vol. 14. No. 10. October
    2014. p.44
  9. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Jones, D. G., Barnett, J., ‘Warm Pre-stressing and Leaks in Pipelines’,
    Proceedings of the ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic
    Engineering. OMAE2014. June 8-13, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA.
  10. Cosham, A., Jones, D. G., Hopkins, P., Barnett J., ‘Warm Pre-Stressing and its relevance to
    CO2 pipelines’, Pipeline Technology Conference. Ostende. 2013.
  11. Cosham, A., Jones, D G, Leis, B., Hopkins, P., Barnett J., ‘Not another Charpy V-Notch
    correction factor…?’ Pipeline Technology Conference. Ostende. 2013.
  12. Hopkins, P, ‘Using canines to inspect for leaks in buried pipelines’, 1st Australasian International
    Welding, Inspection and NDT Conference, iWIN2013. WTIA, Perth, Australia. 10-14th March 2013.
  13. Hopkins, P., ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Pipeline Integrity’, Interview. Pipeliner. APIA.
    No. 152. October 2012.
  14. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Leis, B. N., ‘Cracks in Pipelines: The Relevance of Pipeline-Specific
    Methods and Standards’. 9th International Pipeline Conference, IPC 2012. Calgary, Alberta,
    Canada. Paper IPC2012-90459.
  15. Dafea, M., Hopkins, P., Palmer-Jones, R. P., de Bourayne, P., Blin, L., ‘Investigation into the Failure of a 40” Diameter Crude Oil Pipeline’, 9th International Pipeline Conference, IPC 2012. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper IPC2012-90597.
  16. Hopkins, P., ‘Learning from Pipeline Failures and Reducing Future Failures’, Presented at the 1st
    International Congress on Logistics, Transportation and Distribution of Hydrocarbons.
    Guadalajara, Mexico, February, 2012. Also, Hopkins, P., ‘Why Failures Happen and How to
    Prevent Failures’, Technology Forum in In-Service Inspection and Welding of Pressure Equipment.
    WTIA. Sydney, Australia. March 2012.
  17. Hopkins, P., Unger, M., ‘Training the Next Generation of Pipeline Engineers: Distance Learning and Accreditation’, 2nd Kuwait Pipe Tech Conference and Exhibition, 2011.
  18. Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Engineers: Ethics, Responsibilities, and Competency’, WTIA/AIES
    Technology Forum. Developments in In-Service Welding and Inspection of Pressure Equipment.
    Sydney, Australia. 14th April 2011.
  19. 19. Fahy, K., Goncalves, A., Hopkins, P., ‘Dogs – A Complimentary Pipeline Leak Detection Method’,
    Rehabilitation and Repair of Pipelines Conference & Exhibition, Berlin, Germany. October, 2010.
  20. 20. Cosham, A., Jones, D.G., Eiber, R., Hopkins, P., ‘Don’t drop the drop weight tear test’, Pipeline
    Technology Conference, Ostende, 12-14 October 2009. Also, Journal of Pipeline Engineering. 2nd
    Quarter. 2010. p. 69.
  21. 21. Hopkins, P., ‘Assessment of Pipeline Defects and Appropriate Repair Methodologies’, WTIA/APIA
    Welded Pipeline Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 3 April 2009.
  22. 22. Hopkins , P., Goodfellow, G., Ellis, R., Haswell, J., Jackson, N., ‘Pipeline Risk Assessment:
    New Guidelines’, WTIA/APIA Welded Pipeline Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 3 April 2009.
  23. 23. Hopkins, P., ‘The Skills Crisis in the Pipeline Sector of the Oil and Gas Business’, Journal of
    Pipeline Engineering, 2008.
  24. 24. Seevam, P., Downie, M. J., Race, J. M., Hopkins, P., ‘The New Generation of CO2 Pipelines for
    Sequestration: The Impact of Impurities on Supercritical CO2 Transport’. 7th International Pipeline
    Conference, IPC 2008. September 30 – October 03, 2008. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper
    IPC2008-64063.
  25. 25. Seevam, P., Lyons, C., Toft, M., Hopkins, P., ‘Modelling of dent and gouges, and the effect on
    the failure probability of pipelines’. 7th International Pipeline Conference, IPC 2008. September 30
    – October 03, 2008. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper IPC2008-64061.
  26. 26. Espiner, R., Kaye, D., Goodfellow, G., Hopkins, P., ‘Inspection & Assessment of Damaged
    Subsea Pipelines: A Case Study’. 7th International Pipeline Conference, IPC 2008. September 30
    – October 03, 2008. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper IPC2008-64480.
  27. 27. Lyons, C., Haswell, J., Hopkins, P., Ellis, R., Jackson, N., ‘A methodology for the prediction of
    pipeline failure frequency due to external interference’, 7th International Pipeline Conference, IPC
    Last Revised: January, 2017 6 of 9 2008. September 30 – October 03, 2008. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper IPC2008-64375. Also, Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference, 11-12th February 2009, Houston, USA.
  28. 28. Hopkins, P., ‘Learning from Pipeline Failures’, WTIA/APIA Welded Pipeline Symposium. Perth,
    Australia, March 2008. Also, Journal of Pipeline Engineering. Vol 7. No. 2. 2008.
  29. 29. Hopkins, P., ‘Challenges facing the pipeline industry’, Australian Welding Journal. Volume 52. 4th
    Quarter – 2007. pp 19-20.
  30. 30. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Macdonald, K., ‘Best practice for the assessment of defects in pipelines: Corrosion’, Engineering Failure Analysis, 14 (2007) 1245–1265. Elsevier.
    www.elsevier.com/locate/engfailanal
  31. 31. Hopkins, P., ‘Pipelines: Past, Present, and Future’, Keynote at ‘The 5th Asian Pacific IIW International Congress’, Sydney, March 2007. Australian Welding Technology Institute.
  32. 32. Macdonald, K., Cosham, A., Alexander, C., Hopkins, P., ‘Assessing Mechanical Damage In
    Offshore Pipelines – Two Case Studies’, Engineering Failure Analysis 14 (2007) 1667–1679.
    Elsevier. Also: www.icefa.elsevier.com.
  33. 33. Palmer-Jones., R, Turner., S, Hopkins, P., ‘A New Approach to Risk-based Pipeline Integrity Management’. Proceedings of IPC2006. International Pipeline Conference September 2006. Calgary, Canada. Paper IPC06-10535.
  34. 34. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Spiekhout, J., ‘Quantifying the Probability of Failure during the Precommissioning Hydrotest’, proceedings of IPC2006. International Pipeline Conference September
    2006. Calgary, Canada. Paper IPC06-10335.
  35. 35. Hopkins, P., ‘Engineers: ethics and responsibilities’. Fundamentals of the World Gas Industry.
    Published by the Petroleum Economist. World Gas Congress 2006. ISBN1 861 86 231 8.
  36. 36. Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Engineers: Ethics, Responsibilities, and Competency’. WTIA International
    Pipeline Integrity Conference. Wollongong, Australia. Welding Technology Institute of Australia.7-
    9 March 2005. Also, Global Pipeline Monthly Journal. December 2005. p. 1. Also Oil, Gas & Energy
    Law Intelligence (OEGL) Journal, January, 2006.
  37. 37. Hopkins, P., ‘High Design Factor Pipelines: Integrity Issues’. WTIA International Pipeline Integrity
    Conference. Wollongong, Australia. Welding Technology Institute of Australia.7-9 March 2005.
    Also, Journal of Pipeline Integrity. Vol 4, 2nd Q, No.2 2005 p.69.
  38. 38. Hopkins, P., ‘Benchmarking AS 2885.1: Pipeline Integrity’, International Seminar – Launch of the
    Public Comment Draft of the Revision of AS 2885.1. APIA. Wollongong, Australia. December,
    2004.
  39. 39. Eiber R., Hopkins P., ‘Impact on Operational Integrity and Safety of Higher Design Factors For
    New and Upgraded Pipelines’, International Seminar – Launch of the Public Comment Draft of the
    Revision of AS 2885.1. APIA. Wollongong, Australia. December, 2004.
  40. 40. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Palmer, A., ‘An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Effect of Pre-
    Strain on the Fracture Toughness of Line Pipe Steel’, Proceedings of IPC 2004: International
    Pipeline Conference, October 4-8, 2004. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Paper IPC04-514.
  41. 41. Westwood, S., Hopkins, P., ‘Smart Pig Defect Tolerances: Quantifying the Benefits of Standard
    and High Resolution Pigs’. Proceedings of IPC 2004: International Pipeline Conference, October
    4-8, 2004. Calgary, Alberta, Canada IPC04-0085. Also ‘Smart Pigs and Defect Assessment Codes:
    Completing the Circle’, Corrosion 2004. NACE International. New Orleans, USA. March-April 2004.
  42. 42. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘A Review of the Time Dependent Behaviour of Line Pipe Steel’,
    Proceedings of IPC 2004: International Pipeline Conference, October 4-8, 2004. Calgary, Alberta,
    Canada. Paper IPC04-0084.
  43. 43. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Effect of Pre-strain on the
    Fracture Toughness of Line Pipe Steel’, Pipeline Technology Conference, Ostend, Belgium. May
    9-13 2004. Scientific Surveys Ltd. p. 1833.
  44. 44. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘The Assessment of Corrosion in Pipelines: Guidance in the Pipeline
    Defect Assessment Manual’, Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference, Amsterdam,
    Netherlands, 17-18 May 2004.
  45. 45. Leis, B., Hopkins, P., ‘Mechanical Damage Gaps Analysis’, Pipeline Technology Conference,
    Ostend, Belgium. May 9-13 2004. Scientific Surveys Ltd. p.1487.
  46. 46. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘An Overview of the Pipeline Defect Assessment Manual’, Pipeline
    Technology Conference, Ostend, Belgium. May 9-13 2004. Scientific Surveys Ltd. p.1487.
  47. 47. Hopkins, P, ‘Pipeline Integrity: Some Lessons Learnt’, Key Note Lecture, WTIA International
    Pipeline Integrity & Repairs Conference, Sydney, Australia. 9th March 2004.
  48. 48. Hopkins, P., ‘Surviving Change in the Pipeline Business’, WTIA International Pipeline Integrity &
    Repairs Conference, Sydney, Australia. 9th March 2004. Last Revised: January, 2017 7 of 9
  49. 49. Palmer-Jones, R., Hopkins, P., Dezobry, J., van Merrienboer, H., ‘Evaluation Of Satellite
    Technology For Pipeline Route Surveillance And The Prevention Of Third Party Interference
    Damage’. Rio Pipeline 2003. IBP. Rio, Brazil. October 2003. Also: Pipeline, Pigging, Integrity
    Assessment and Repair Conference, Houston, USA. February 2004; Pipeline Pigging and Integrity
    Management Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17-18 May 2004; and Journal of Pipeline
    Engineering, Vol 3, 1st Q, No.1, 2004, p.23.
  50. 50. Hopkins, P., ‘Managing Pipeline Integrity: Some Lessons for Managers’, 15th International
    Conference on Pipeline Protection. Aachen, Germany, October 2003.
  51. 51. Hopkins, P., ‘The Structural Integrity of Oil and Gas Pipelines’, In ‘Comprehensive Structural
    Integrity’, Volume 1, Elsevier Science Ltd.. UK. 2003.
  52. 52. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Pre-Strain On The Fracture
    Toughness Of Line Pipe Steel’, Proceedings ICPVT-10, July 7-10, 2003, Vienna, Austria.
  53. 53. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘The Effect Of Dents In Pipelines – Guidance In The Pipeline Defect
    Assessment Manual’, Proceedings ICPVT-10, July 7-10, 2003, Vienna, Austria. Also, International
    Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. Vol 81. 2004. p. 127-139.
  54. 54. Cosham, A, Hopkins, P., ‘The Assessment Of Corrosion In Pipelines – Guidance In The Pipeline
    Defect Assessment Manual (PDAM), International Colloquium ‘Reliability of High Pressure Steel
    Pipelines’, 27-28th March 2003 – Prague, Czech Republic.
  55. 55. Hopkins, P., ‘Challenges for Frontier Pipeline Projects: Overview’. Keynote Lecture. Conference
    on “Application and Evaluation of High-Grade Linepipes in Hostile Environments”. Yokohama,
    Japan. November 2002.
  56. 56. Palmer-Jones, R., Hopkins, P., Pople, A., Cosham A., ‘Lessons Learnt from Fitness-for-Purpose
    Assessments of Defects Detected by Smart Pigs’, Onshore Pipelines Conference, Amsterdam,
    IBC. December 2002
  57. 57. Stirling, R., Hopkins, P., Day, P., ‘ISPDM – A 21st Century Data Hub for Pipeline Systems’.
    International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2002), Calgary, September 29 to October 4, 2002. Paper
    IPC02-27422
  58. 58. Palmer-Jones, R., Hopkins, P., Nafi, P., Wintle, G., ‘Smart Pig ‘Fingerprint’ Inspections can Lead
    to Fitness for Purpose Assessments and Contractual Disputes’, International Pipeline Conference
    (IPC 2002), Calgary, September 29 to October 4, 2002.
  59. 59. McLamb, M., Hopkins, P., Marley, M., Nessim, M., ‘Justification for Designing and Operating
    Pipelines up to 80% SMYS Operation’, International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2002), Calgary, September 29 to October 4, 2002.
  60. 60. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘The Pipeline Defect Assessment Manual’, International Pipeline
    Conference (IPC 2002), Calgary, September 29 to October 4, 2002.
  61. 61. Hopkins, P., ‘Changing To Pipeline Integrity Management’, PMI Conference, Venezuela, 8-12
    July 2002.
  62. 62. Hopkins, P., ‘The Changing World of Pipeline Integrity’, Pipes and Pipelines International. Vol 47,
    No. 3, May-June, 2002. Also Pipeline and Pigging and Integrity Technology, 3rd Edition. Editor J
    Tiratsoo. Scientific Surveys, UK. 2003. p.633.
  63. 63. Hopkins, P., ‘The Challenge of Engineering Change’, Journal of Pipeline Integrity, 2002, April,
    2002.
  64. 64. Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘A New Industry Document Detailing Best Practices In Pipeline Defect
    Assessment’, Fifth International Onshore Pipeline Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
    December 2001.
  65. 65. Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Integrity – Training our Engineers and What They Need to Know’, 6th
    International Pipeline Congress and Exhibition, Mérida, Mexico, 14-16th November 2001.
  66. 66. Stirling, B., Hopkins, P., ‘The Application of New and Emerging Technologies in the Management
    of Pipelines with Emphasis on those Existing in North Africa and the Middle East’, OAPEC Seminar
    on ‘The Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Arab Countries’, Bahrain: 4-6 November 2001.
  67. 67. Henderson, P., Hopkins, P., Cosham, A., ‘Extending the Life of Ageing Offshore Pipelines.’
    Offshore Pipeline Technology (OPT) Conference – Houston, Texas. October 22 & 23, 2001
  68. 68. Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Integrity Reviews’, 13th Annual Conference on Pipeline Pigging, Integrity
    Assessment and Repair, Houston USA, February 2001.
  69. 69. Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Integrity Reviews’, 5th International Congress and Exhibition of Pipelines,
    PEMEX, Mexico, 18-20th October 2000.
  70. 70. Hopkins, P., ‘Time to Change?’ Pipes and Pipelines International, September-October 2000.
    (update of following paper). Last Revised: January, 2017 8 of 9
  71. 71. Hopkins, .P, ‘Change in the Pipeline Industry?’, Keynote Lecture, Pipeline Technology
    Conference, Brugge, Belgium, May 2000.
  72. 72. Hopkins, P., Kirkwood, M., ‘Risk and Integrity Management of Transmission Pipelines’, State of
    the Art Pipeline Risk Management Conference, Rendezvous Observation City, Perth, Western
    Australia, November 1999.
  73. 73. Lamb, M., Hopkins, P., ‘Designing and Uprating High Stress Pipelines Using Risk Based
    Methods’, State of the Art Pipeline Risk Management Conference, Rendezvous Observation City,
    Perth, Western Australia, November 1999.
  74. 74. Hopkins, P., Fletcher, R., Palmer-Jones, R., ‘Monitoring And Management Of Pipeline Risk’,
    ‘Pipeline Technologies ’99’, Dubai, October 31-November 1 1999.
  75. 75. Hopkins, P., ‘Fitness for Purpose Assessments of Defects in Transmission Pipelines – An
    Overview and Framework’, Key Note Address, ICAWT ’99, Pipeline Welding and Technology
    Conference, Texas USA, October 26-28, 1999.
  76. 76. Hopkins, P., Bruton, D, ‘A Strategy for the Repair and Rehabilitation of Onshore and Offshore
    Pipelines’, Int. Conf. on ‘Ageing Pipelines: Optimising the Management and Operation’, IMechE,
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Paper L15/C571-41, 11-13 October 1999
  77. 77. Hopkins, P., ‘Risk and Integrity Management of a Transmission Pipeline’, Int. Conf. on ‘Ageing
    Pipelines: Optimising the Management and Operation’, IMechE, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Paper
    L14/C571-40, 11-13 October 1999.
  78. 78. Hopkins, P., Bruton, D., ‘Which Defects/Damage Should I Repair Before I Rehabilitate? – A
    Strategy’, 3rd International Conference on ‘Pipeline Rehabilitation and Maintenance’, Abu Dhabi,
    May 16-19, 1999.
  79. 79. Hopkins, P., Bruton, D., ‘Rehabilitation and Repair of Pipelines – Key Decisions Before You
    Repair’, Conference on ‘Rehabilitation: Piping and Infrastructure’, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 24-
    25th March 1999.
  80. 80. Senior, G., Hopkins, P., Francis, A., ‘Uprating The Design Pressure Of In-Service Pipelines Using
    Limit State Design And Quantitative Risk Analysis’, 2nd ‘Onshore Pipelines Conference’, Istanbul,
    November 1998.
  81. 81. Hopkins, P., ‘Risk and Integrity Management of a Transmission Pipeline’, 2nd International
    Pipeline Technology Conference, Abu Dhabi, October 1998.
  82. 82. Francis, A., Hopkins, P., Lamb, M., ‘How Do You Assess the Results of a Limit State Based
    Pipeline Design?’, Conference on ‘Risk Based & Limit State Design and Operation’, Aberdeen,
    October 1998.
  83. 83. Zimmerman, T., Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Sanderson, N., ‘Can Limit State Design be used to
    Design a Pipeline Above 80% SMYS?’, OMAE 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1998.
  84. 84. Hopkins, P., Lamb, M., ‘Incorporating Intelligent Pigging into your Pipeline Integrity Management
    System’, Onshore Pipelines Conference, Berlin, December 1997.
  85. 85. Hopkins, P. Cosham, A, ‘How Do You Manage Your Pipeline?’, 7th Int. Conference on Pipeline
    Risk Management and Reliability, Houston, USA, November 1997.
  86. 86. Hopkins, P., ‘New Design and Maintenance Methods Improve the Reliability of Transmission
    Pipelines’, 7th Int. Conference on Pipeline Risk Management and Reliability, Houston, USA,
    November 1997.
  87. 87. Hopkins, P., Haswell, J., ‘The Practical Application of Structural Reliability Theory and Limit State
    Concepts to New and In-service Transmission Pipelines’, Int. Seminar on Industrial Applications of
    Structural Reliability Theory, ESReDA, Paris, France, October 1997.
  88. 88. Hopkins, P., Cosham, A, ‘How to Assess Defects in Your Pipelines Using Fitness-for-Purpose
    Methods’, Advances in Pipeline Technology ’97 Conference. IBC, Dubai, UAE, September 1997.
  89. 89. Hopkins, P., ‘New Design Methods for Quantifying and Reducing the Number of Leaks in Offshore
    and Onshore Transmission Pipelines’, European Pipeline Leakage Prevention Conference,
    IChemE, London, May 1997.
  90. 90. Hopkins, P., Hopkins, H., Corder, I., ‘The Design and Location of Gas Transmission Pipelines
    Using Risk Analysis Techniques’, Risk and Reliability Conference Aberdeen, UK, May 1996.
  91. 91. Knauf, G., Hopkins, P., ‘Assessment of Defects in Transmission Pipelines by EPRG Guidelines’,
    2nd International Symposium on ‘Mismatching of Welds’, Reinstorf-Luneburg, Germany, April
    1996.
  92. 92. Knauf, G., Hopkins, P., ‘The EPRG Guidelines on the Assessment of Defects in Transmission
    pipeline Girth Welds’, 3R International, 35, Jahrgang, Heft 10-11/1996, p620-624, 1996.
  93. 93. Hopkins, P., ‘Risk Management and Operation of a Gas Transportation Network’, Conf. On
    ‘Pressure Systems – Operation & Risk Management’, IMechE, London, October 1995.
    Last Revised: January, 2017 9 of 9
  94. 94. Hopkins, P., Haswell, J., ‘Practical Fitness-for-Purpose Assessment Methods for Application to
    the UK Gas Transmission Pipelines’, The Institute of Materials 2nd Griffith Conference, Sheffield,
    UK, September 1995.
  95. 95. Hopkins, P., ‘Transmission pipelines: How to improve their integrity and prevent failures’, Key Note
    Address at 2nd Int. Conference on Pipeline Technology, Ostende, Belgium, 1995.
  96. 96. McDonald, K., Hopkins, P., ‘The significance of embedded non-planar defects in transmission
    pipeline girth welds: a literature review’, Pipes and Pipelines International, March-April (Part 1),
    May-June (Part 2), 1995.
  97. 97. Jones, D.G., Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Internal Inspection: What a Pipeline Operator Needs to Know’,
    6th European and Middle Eastern Pipeline Rehabilitation and Maintenance Seminar, United Arab
    Emirates, May 1995.

Contact Dr Hopkins for publications before 1995.

About PHL

PHL is an engineering consultancy company, based in the UK. We offer consultancy in pipeline engineering, and present training courses and education programmes in pipeline engineering and management. We specialise in pipeline integrity consultancy (including defect assessment, risk management, and failure analysis), and in pipeline engineering training (onshore pipeline engineering, and pipeline integrity engineering). We also offer a wide range of coaching and mentoring services to staff on all levels.

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