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PAPERS ON COMPETENCY, MENTORING, AND LEARNING

PAPERS ON MANAGEMENT AND SKILLS

 

PAPERS ON ENGINEERING ETHICS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

PAPERS ON PIPELINE ENGINEERING TOPICS

Risk Assessment and Management

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Risk and Integrity Management of a Transmission Pipeline’, 2nd International Pipeline Technology Conference, Abu Dhabi, October 1998.
  • Hopkins, P., Fletcher, R., Palmer-Jones, R., ‘Monitoring And Management Of Pipeline Risk’, ‘Pipeline Technologies ’99’, Dubai, October 31-November 1 1999.
  • 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.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Risk Management and Operation of a Gas Transportation Network’, Conf. On ‘Pressure Systems – Operation & Risk Management’, IMechE, London, October 1995.
  • 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.

Pipeline Integrity Management

  • Hopkins, P., ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Pipeline Integrity’, Interview. Pipeliner. APIA. No. 152. October 2012.
  • Hopkins, P, ‘Pipeline Integrity: Some Lessons Learnt’, Key Note Lecture, WTIA International Pipeline Integrity & Repairs Conference, Sydney, Australia. 9th March 2004.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Managing Pipeline Integrity: Some Lessons for Managers’, 15th International Conference on Pipeline Protection. Aachen, Germany, October 2003.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Changing To Pipeline Integrity Management’, PMI Conference, Venezuela,  8-12 July 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Henderson, P., Hopkins, P., Cosham, A., ‘Extending the Life of Ageing Offshore Pipelines.’ Offshore Pipeline Technology (OPT) Conference – Houston, Texas. October 22 & 23, 2001
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Integrity Reviews’, 13th Annual Conference on Pipeline Pigging, Integrity Assessment and Repair, Houston USA, February 2001.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Pipeline Integrity Reviews’, 5th International Congress and Exhibition of Pipelines,    PEMEX, Mexico, 18-20th  October 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hopkins, P. Cosham, A, ‘How Do You Manage Your Pipeline?’, 7th Int. Conference on Pipeline Risk Management and Reliability, Houston, USA, November 1997.

Pipeline Failures/Case Studies

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Defect Assessment

  • Hopkins, P., ‘Assessment of Pipeline Defects and Appropriate Repair Methodologies’, WTIA/APIA Welded Pipeline Symposium, Sydney, Australia. 3 April 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., Spiekhout, J., ‘Quantifying the Probability of Failure during the Pre-commissioning Hydrotest’, proceedings of IPC2006. International Pipeline Conference September 2006. Calgary, Canada. Paper IPC06-10335.
  • 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.
  • Leis, B., Hopkins, P., ‘Mechanical Damage Gaps Analysis’, Pipeline Technology Conference, Ostend, Belgium. May 9-13 2004. Scientific Surveys Ltd. p.1487.
  • 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.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘The Structural Integrity of Oil and Gas Pipelines’, In ‘Comprehensive Structural Integrity’, Volume 1, Elsevier Science Ltd.. UK. 2003.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘The Pipeline Defect Assessment Manual’, International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2002), Calgary, September 29 to October 4, 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Crack Assessment

  • 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.

Pipeline Design

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hopkins, P., ‘Challenges for Frontier Pipeline Projects: Overview’. Keynote Lecture. Conference on “Application and Evaluation of High-Grade Line Pipes in Hostile Environments”. Yokohama, Japan. November 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Carbon Dioxide Pipelines

  • 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.

Smart Pigs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hopkins, P., Lamb, M., ‘Incorporating Intelligent Pigging into your Pipeline Integrity Management System’, Onshore Pipelines Conference, Berlin, December 1997.
  • 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.

Satellite Surveillance

Leaks

Fracture Toughness

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Time Dependent Behaviour

  • 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.

Warm Pre-stressing

Pipeline Repair

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Girth Welds

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Fatigue

  • Cosham, A., Hopkins, P., ‘Time for Fatigue?’, Pipeline Technology Conference, Ostende, Belgium. October, 2015.
  • 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.

Crack Propagation

  • Cosham, A., Jones, D G, Leis, B., Hopkins, P., Barnett J., ‘Not another Charpy V-Notch correction factor…?’ Pipeline Technology Conference. Ostende. 2013.
  • 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.

 

 

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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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