Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Pipeline Integrity Management – Incorporating API 1160 / 1173 and ASME B31.8S – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This 5 half-days Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course provides a sound review of Pipeline Integrity Management strategies, in compliance with regulatory requirements, including self-assessment. The VILT course is highly interactive and takes the form of lectures and case studies.

On completion of the VILT course, participants will have a solid understanding of the procedures, strengths, limitations, and applicability of the main issues that comprise a Pipeline Integrity Management Program. The course incorporates API 1160 / 1173 and ASME B31.8S, and explains in detail the pipeline integrity requirements described in these standards.

Objectives of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT):

  • Explore the latest techniques used to develop a comprehensive integrity management program covering both pipelines and their associated facilities
  • Determine the necessary elements of such a program described in detail with examples of typical program content including an overarching view of where detailed risk analysis and defect assessment fits in the program
  • Understand the scopes and contents of pipeline integrity standards i.e. API 1160 / 1173 and ASME B31.8S

On completion of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), you will be able to understand:

  • Codes used in developing Integrity Management Plans, API 1160 / 1173 and ASME B31.8S, others
  • The elements of an Integrity Management Plan
  • Threat assessment
  • Critical aspects of risk assessment
  • Prevention and mitigation measures
  • Characteristics and limitations of different inspection methods
  • A risk-based approach to maintenance


The VILT course is intended for supervisors, engineers and technicians responsible for ensuring the adequate protection of pipeline assets. In addition, maintenance planners, regulators and service providers to the pipeline industry will also benefit from attending the VILT course.

  • Basic or Foundation

This VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions consisting 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (20 hours in total).

VILT Course Notes:

The accompanying course notes are written in such a manner as to provide a starting point for a company in either developing its own integrity management plan or updating its current plan.

Your expert course leader is a Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineer with advanced expertise in asset integrity management of oil & gas production facilities, corrosion control, materials selection, chemical treatments, pipeline pigging, inspections, fitness-for-service evaluations, failure analysis and related consulting. He has 40 years of experience working for BP in Asia and South America, Amoco in the US, Intertek, and four years with Applus-Velosi in Southeast Asia.

Practical Work Experience:

  • AIM consultant with focus on Southeast Asia operations and clients
  • Direct technical interface with clients on Velosi services
  • Technical consultant for ongoing regional contracts and lead roles as auditor, instructor or facilitator

Main clients have included the following organisations:

BP and Vico Indonesia, Pertamina Offshore Northwest Java and West Madura Offshore (Indonesia), NCSP (Vietnam), ADCO-OPCO (Abu Dhabi), Thang Long (Vietnam), Exxon-Mobil (Malaysia) and Mubadala Petroleum (Indonesia).

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

Good overview of pipeline integrity management for people new to the maintenance and operation of pipelines

Pipeline Engineer, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd