ENGINEERING and commercial services company OSD will provide cathodic protection (CP) and leak detection services to a major Queensland coal seam gas producer, the company has announced.

The contract, which is initially for three years with a three year extension, will cover over 1,000 kilometres of CSG transmission pipelines in Queensland including a recently commissioned 450 kilometre DN1016 pipeline to Curtis Island.

The work entails completing over the ground leak detection surveys and CP monitoring and surveying for over 1,000km of trunk and transmission pipelines.

Work will be scheduled in consultation with OSD’s client and managed through OSD’s maintenance management system for producing and tracking work orders and associated asset integrity management practices for this assignment.

The project will be led by the company’s general manager of operations, Rene D’Ath, who is responsible for the delivery of asset management and field services to OSD’s client across Australia and New Zealand.

Mr D’Ath has over 25 years’ experience in the pipeline industry covering a wide range of disciplines and roles including pipeline integrity management holds qualifications in Cathodic Protection.

The news came as OSD’s industry training division, Pipeline Industry Professional Education (PIPEd), launched a new one-day high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Pressure Testing Awareness course.

The one-day awareness course is designed to provide Engineers and Pipeline Professionals with an appreciation of the factors involved in pressure testing of HDPE pipelines, covering hydrotesting and pneumatic testing theory, risk management, instrumentation and equipment, and documentation requirements.

On completion, trainees will have an understanding of poly pipe terminology, appreciate the importance of pressure testing, the differences between hydrostatic and pneumatic testing, and be able to identify which type is most appropriate for specific situations.

Participants will be able to identify the applicable standards and codes, and be aware of important safety principles relating to pressure testing.