Prolonging Aging Assets & Equipment Lives

As the next generation of deep-water assets approach the end of their original design lives and cost-cutting measures continue in a low-price environment, understanding the life extension process will create cost-effective solutions.

GATE Energy invites you to participate in an informative one-day workshop centered around the following topics:

  • An introduction to the life extension process including assessing the asset through risk-based inspections and assessments, direct corrosion assessments, potential failure analyses, and required flow assurance studies.
  • A review of case studies determining the risks of various life extension assessments and evaluating if a life extension is recommended or not.
  • An overview of the importance of data and data management to the life extension process.
  • An introduction to best-practices onsite verification and field modification activities used in the field.
  • An overview of other options if no life extension is recommended (e.g. decommissioning, etc.).

Current Course Outline

  • Session 1 – Introduction to Facility Life Extension & Regulatory Requirements

    • Why is Life Extension a particular issue for the oil/gas/chemical industry?
    • How is Life Extension different from Asset Integrity Management and Risk Based Inspection?
    • What role do the regulators play?
    • Understand Life Extension Program Setup, Team Selection, and Personnel Training Requirements
    • Identify Production and Safety Critical Equipment


  • Session 2 – Technical Integrity Verification & Assessment

    • Understand how to sample and group critical equipment
    • Data gathering and investigation – implementation of GATE’s data management tool
    • Planning and execution of onsite verification of critical equipment


  • Session 3 – Generating Life Extension Recommendations & Field Execution

    • How to evaluate the risks to determine the feasibility of a life extension
    • Assess specific issues and develop remedial and/or replacement recommendation
    • What constitutes the best field execution team?
    • Known challenges and how to address them
    • Options if life extension is not recommended

Learn From Our Experts

GATE Energy invites you to participate in an informative one-day workshop that will feature experts:

Lee Jordan

Lee Jordan

GATE Energy’s Technical Authority on Corrosion Engineering and Asset Integrity

Lee is a technical authority at GATE Energy. He is a corrosion engineering and asset integrity expert with over 20 years of experience. He has worked at GATE for 16 years and provided upstream engineering consulting service on various aspects. Before joining GATE, Lee spent two years as corrosion and cathodic protection consultant at WS Atkins in Birmingham, UK. Lee obtained a Master of Science from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and was awarded a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Leeds in 2001.

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Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon

GATE Energy’s Subjec Matter Expert (SME) on Topsides Materials Selection and Risk-based Assessments

Bruce is currently a principal engineering consultant at GATE Energy. He is a steadfast material and corrosion expert with over 30 years of experience in corrosion engineering and asset integrity management. He has worked at GATE for one year and has provided upstream engineering consulting services on various assets. Before joining GATE, Bruce was an Engineering Specialist with EDG and a Senior Chemical Engineer at Shell. He obtained a masters in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkley.

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Eric Caldwell

Eric Caldwell

GATE Energy’s SME on Subsea Materials Selection

Eric is currently a principal engineering consultant at GATE Energy. He is a dedicated material and corrosion expert with over 14 years of experience specializing in life extension, sour service applications, metallurgy, and corrosion assessment. He contributes significantly to the implementation of new technologies and new methodologies for major operating companies. Before working for GATE, Eric was acting as a materials specialist in ExxonMobil for 5 years. He obtained a Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida in 2004.

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Ani Simsek

Ani Simsek

GATE Energy’s SME on Asset Integrity

Ani is currently a senior engineering consultant at GATE Energy. She is a committed asset integrity expert with 10 years of experience. She has specialized in numerous asset integrity management projects ranging from onshore to offshore, domestic, and international. She obtained a masters in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. 

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Who Should Attend?

The workshop is for asset stakeholders or anyone involved in operation and maintenance of aging assets.


  • Space is limited - Register Early!
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.
  • Recommended lodging options are available upon request.

Date, Location, Cost

  • Date:  Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Location: GATE Energy - 16360 Park Ten Place Suite 101, Houston, TX, 77079
  • Cost:  Free


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