RBI, CMP and OSI Study at Shaybah NGL

  • Saudi Aramco
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Middle-East
SNGL
Velosi carried out a detailed Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Corrosion Management Program (CMP) Study, and On-Stream Inspection (OSI) Program for Saudi Aramco’s oil field expansion and the natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery project located in the northern edge of the Rub' Al-Khali/Empty Quarter desert in Saudi Arabia.

Objective

RBI Study – To establish the current risk levels for equipment items and in-plant piping in order to reduce risk through inspection. We also have improved cost-effectiveness of inspection resources and provided recommendations and proposed improvements to manage the operational risk to acceptable industry levels; ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practical) and optimized future inspection plans.

CMP Study –Develop an effective corrosion management strategy that resulted in the improvement of plant integrity and safety. We have also reduced corrosion failures, and optimized mitigation, monitoring and inspection expenditure of the Shaybah NGL Plant.

OSI Program –Validate all equipment items and piping systems (included under RBI assessment) that are covered in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) program as per the applicable Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). We have reviewed and validated the OSI program based on API RBI study and applicable damage mechanisms. Also, Velosi has identified existing gaps, and then provided suggestions to revise or update the OSI program.

Scope of Work

RBI, CMP & OSI Study was performed for the Equipment Items and Piping Systems of following units in Shaybah NGL Plant:

  • Power Generation and Heat Recovery Unit
  • NGL Recovery
  • Gas Treating
  • Utilities
  • Residual Gas Compression
  • Launcher and Receiver Area
  • NGL Storage and RMU
  • Acid Gas Compression
  • Inlet Area

Deliverables

Comprehensive RBI Program, along with Results and Conclusions:
  • Corrosion Loop Drawings and Description
  • Inventory Group Drawings
  • Inspection Plan
  • Risk Analysis
  • API RBI Software Databases
  • RBI Report
Detailed Corrosion Control Document:
  • Detailed Process Description
  • Major Corrosion Challenges
  • Corrosion Control Methodology
  • Corrosion Monitoring Strategy and Integrity Operating Window
Established OSI Program:
  • OSI Drawings for Equipment and Piping
  • OSI Register detailing CML Points as per RBI Risk
  • Presentation and Reporting of OSI Program through OSI Report
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Ijaz Ul Karim Rao
MD, Velosi Asset Integrity Limited

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