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Integrity Management Program

GATE provides technical consulting and field services to implement tailor made integrity management programs for your business needs.

Management Plan Development

One of the key aspects of integrity management of any asset is having a plan that identifies not only the asset-specified technical requirements with actions and management methods clearly stated, but also defines roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders involved, and allows for continuous improvement based on documented evidence and regulatory compliance.

Having been involved in numerous design-to-operate project work, active duty on operating facilities, field and engineering services for troubleshooting nonconformance and process/equipment modifications, and with up to date knowledge on regulatory compliances, GATE can improvise, implement and manage a cost-effective plan for your asset to ensure safe and continuous operation.


Risk Based Inspection

GATE Energy can help you design and implement a tailor-made Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Program.

A well-designed RBI program provides more than just optimized inspection scheduling – it can lead the way to effective corrosion management and cost savings. Assessments made during RBI workshops can inform operational activities and improve system performance and equipment longevity.

Barriers to integrity threats are either “design-out” or “operational”. A design-out barrier is intrinsic to the system and can usually fully mitigate the threat. An operational barrier is a variable condition that needs to be actively managed to work, i.e. to mitigate risk. Some degradation mechanisms may have no barrier at all, in which case risk management relies entirely on inspection and replacement.

An RBI program that facilitates proper monitoring of conditions and reliable management of operational barriers can boost your bottom line.

GATE’s RBI Services can be tailored to provide a wide range of services, including:

  • Damage Assessment and Corrosion Modeling
  • Corrosion Loop / Circuits Identification
  • CML (Condition Monitoring Location) Placement and Use
  • Fitness for Service Assessment / Life Extension
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Determination of Inspection Intervals and Schedules
  • Corrosion Management Manual Development and Implementation
  • Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM) Development for Equipment Reliability
  • Probability of Failure (POF) and Consequence of Failure (COF) Characterization
  • ALARP Risk Reduction Strategies

Together, we’ll inspect your facility for maximum value.


Life Extension & Fitness for Service

Life Extension Studies

What risk based inspection is used for depends on what the intent is. When RBI is applied to operating design life, it can be used for life extension of equipment of an entire facility or a single vessel.

Life extension is a comprehensive review of a facility or vessel to determine if improvements are required, and what is needed to extend the operational life. When done at the facility level, multiple aspects from structural and electrical, to materials and rotating equipment, as well as other aspects are evaluated. Criteria can be set for potential different or similar reservoir fluids and operations, or other needs as required. Risk assessments are coupled with cost estimate to assist with the project decision whether to go forward or not with the life extension or only part of it.

Fitness-for-Service Assessment

Fitness for service is designed to evaluate a facility or vessel for use in its current state. Process changes can lead to unexpected corrosion or operating limts being exceeded. When this happens, vessels need to be evaluated to confirm that they are still fit for service. By looking at the materials of construction, operating history, current conditions/fluids, then evaluating risk/consequence/probability, GATE can help evaluate if vessels can be used safely.


Root Cause Analysis

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GATE Energy’s systems approach used to reveal the underlying cause to a nonconformance provides effective and timely solutions to treat the syndrome and not the symptoms. This approach has been applied to numerous cases, and GATE’s contribution is recognized by our Clients as the strategic solution provider that is in alignment with their best interests. Our multi-disciplinary engineering team and field personnel goes above and beyond to support the implementation of the solution, and also to identify and close the gaps in the integrity management program so as to prevent now foreseeable risks to your asset.

GATE follows a similar methodology to threat identification in risk assessment (e.g. FMEA), and analyses the relations between possible causes, and prevention and maintenance measures to highlight the cause(s) to be addressed. Descriptive reports with cause and effect diagrams, fishbone relation charts are provided for the presenting the complex problem and relations to the possible causes, along with the unbiased perspective.

GATE Energy can work with you to identify the principle causes to an ongoing issue or one-time event, provide objective analyses and corrective actions, and to ensure the relevant changes are applied to the management plans and procedures to prevent future similar events.



Inspection & Maintenance Planning

Static equipment and piping inspection is the cornerstone of an effective integrity management program. Our comprehensive offering of inspection services will help you maximize system uptime and reliability and achieve regulatory compliance.

Team Certifications include:

  • API, ASME, ANSI, AWS
  • ASNT Level II & III
  • ASQ - CQI, CQA & CQE
  • NACE, SSPC

Inspection Planning

  • Short-term and Long-term Inspection Plans
  • Inspection Result Interpretation
  • Sampling, Monitoring, and Surveillance Plan and KPIs
  • Inspection Data Management

Field Inspection Services

  • AWS Welding Inspection and Quality Control
  • ASNT Compliant NDT Services
  • Vendor / Supplier Procurement and Surveillance Services
  • Certified Paint / Coating Inspection
  • Pipeline Construction and Installation Inspection
  • Utility Inspections

Subsea Inspection & Integrity Management

GATE Energy and its Partners provide turnkey Subsea Integrity Management systems and experts will ensure that your asset delivers the full potential of its design requirement throughout its operating life.

  • Extend the life of existing facilities
  • Increase operating time (reduced downtime due to normal inspection, maintenance and repair activities)
  • Minimize unscheduled downtime
  • Maximize inspection data while minimizing inspection costs

Well Integrity Management

From well design to operations, our experts will work with you to ensure well integrity and ensure safe production to maximize uptime.

Downhole Material Selection

From hydrogen sulfide stress cracking, carbon dioxide corrosion, to difficulties surrounding packer fluid selection, Viking assists its clients in specifying the right material for each well's environment.

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  • Producing Environment Assessment
  • Matching Tubulars to Production
  • Material Selection for HPHT Well Designs
  • Downhole Inhibition Recommendations
  • Corrosion Resistant Alloy Recommendations
  • Sour Service Evaluation and Testing
  • Wellhead Material Evaluation
  • Mill Surveillance

Downhole Corrosion Management

Downhole corrosion is a key integrity risk to offshore and onshore developments. The nature of produced and injected fluids will dictate the severity of the corrosion risk to downhole tubulars. Leverage our experience and expertise to mitigate corrosion threat during design and operation of your wells.

  • Downhole Corrosion Modeling / Risk Assessment
  • Downhole Corrosion Management Plan
  • Downhole Corrosion Mitigation and Surveillance Plan
  • Tubular Design and Material Selection

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