The IPG 2019 is now offering 3 pre-conference workshops on June 25, 2019.

• Soil Mechanics for Stress Analysis and Pipeline Design.
Presented by Dr. Jim Oswell, Ph.D., P.Eng.

• Forces of Nature in Pipelines Integrity Management.
Presented by Hugo García García - Civil Engineer. Master in Geotechnics.

• Fundamentals of right-of-way maintenance.
Presented by José Vicente Amórtegui – Civil Engineer.

Dr. Jim Oswell

Dr. Oswell has worked on many pipeline projects in western and northern Canada, and internationally for nearly 35 years. Many of these projects involved site investigations, laboratory testing, extensive analysis and evaluation and development of engineering study reports. Dr. Oswell has extensive pipeline geotechnical engineering and geological hazard assessment experience. As an expert in geohazards interaction with pipelines, Dr. Oswell conducted studies or acted as a senior reviewer/advisor for projects with significant engineering and technical challenges such as frost heave and thaw settlement, geohazard management including landslides, earthquake faults, and liquefaction. He has conducted forensic investigations involving pipeline integrity issues in Ecuador, Colombia, Canada and United States.

Hugo García García

Engineer graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and holds a Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Brasilia. Fifteen years of experience in maintenance, design and construction of civil and geotechnics works, nine of which are specifically in the hydrocarbons sector for the Ocensa Pipeline in Colombia. He currently holds the position of Superintendent of Ocensa Pipeline Maintenance with responsibility for the mechanical, civil and environmental maintenance, and emergency response. He teaches courses on a regular basis as professor in Colombian universities and is currently a trainer of the Module “Forces of Nature” of the Pipeline Integrity Course of ARPEL.

José Vicente Amórtegui

Civil Engineer, graduated from the National University of Colombia, with studies of Geology at the same University. Project Director at Ingeniería y Geotecnia SAS, where he has been working in Geotechnical Consultancy during the last 40 years, especially in geotechnical and environmental protection of hydrocarbon transport pipelines. Among his duties, he has served more than thirty emergencies for breakage of hydrocarbon transport pipelines. Professor of the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito, where he gives the Geotechnics of Pipelines course.

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