India Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference


International Pipeline Geotechnical Conference


University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 25-27, 2019

June 26-27, 2019




About the Technical Program

The technical program will consist of ASME published and peer reviewed papers, posters, presentations and an expert panel discussion.

The technical track topics are detailed below.

Track 1 – Geohazard Considerations for Design and Construction

Pipeline Route Selection and Characterization

Special considerations for mountainous terrain

Design and installation of open-cut river crossings, trenchless crossings and river structures

Design and installation of slope stabilization and erosion control works

Other related practical topics including State of the Art methods

Track 2 – Geohazard Risk Assessment and Pipeline Integrity Management Planning

South American considerations leading to higher exposure to geohazards-induced pipeline integrity hazards: mountain ridge top construction, Amazonian terrain, residual soils, extreme rain rates, seismic activity and possibly others

A global inventory of geohazards leading to pipeline integrity hazards

Data sources and data management methods and systems

Risk assessment methodologies: assessment or probabilities of failure, consequence modeling and spill simulation, quantitative and prediction methods

Integrated approaches to system-wide geohazard management planning

Identification and Assessment of Geohazards on the right-of-way

Track 3 – Monitoring, Mitigation and Emergency Repairs

Development and utilization of monitoring technologies for unstable slopes, river channels, the effects of seismic activity and other geohazards: on-pipe, ILI, slope indicators, satellite monitoring, precise surveys and triangulation etc.

Practical examples of site-specific monitoring programs including the integration of the results of various monitoring methods leading to a decision to an operational intervention

Examples of analysis of monitoring results and correlations to forecast timing of operational interventions

Mitigation solutions

Other related practical topics including State of the Art methods

About PSD

The Pipeline Systems Division actively drives the pipeline industry forward through involvement with conferences, communities, technical knowledge development, and other industry networking events.  PSD aids the development of pipeline engineers by supporting young pipeliner groups, local chapter organizations, and industry outreach.  PSD is made up of members that care for the industry and are committed to making it safer and more reliable.

About ASME

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries.

For more than 100 years, ASME has successfully enhanced performance and safety worldwide through its renowned codes and standards, conformity assessment programs, training courses, and journals.

ASME also produces nearly 40 international conferences. These industry-leading events feature advanced research and technical content spanning a range of industries impacted by mechanical engineering, including energy production, energy sources, advanced manufacturing, and engineering sciences. View all ASME Conferences.


ARPEL is a non-profit association gathering oil, gas and biofuels sector companies and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1965 as a vehicle of cooperation and reciprocal assistance among sector companies, its main purpose is to actively contribute to industry integration and competitive growth, and to sustainable energy development in the region.

Its membership currently represents over 90% of the upstream and downstream activities in Latin America and the Caribbean and includes national and international operating companies, providers of technology, goods and services for the value chain, and national and international sector institutions.
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