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2015 API Inspection Summit

When: January 26, 2015 - January 29, 2015
Where: Galveston Island Convention Center
Galveston, Texas

Registration   Program   Sponsors and Exhibitors   Hotel    Galveston, TX

Asset Integrity Through Corrosion Management, Inspection, and Engineering Technology

Endorsed By:  Official Media Sponsor:  
ASNT   Inspectioneering
The API Inspection Summit is focused on Asset Integrity through Corrosion Management, Inspection and Engineering Technology as applicable the Petroleum Industry. 

This four-day summit includes three days of presentations spanning over 120 topics addressing issues involved in asset condition evaluation for drilling, production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining, chemical manufacturing and storage facilities and an optional day of  training events conducted by subject matter experts. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, downstream operation and integrity management and provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, to hear about emerging trends from experts, and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology. 

The API Inspection Summit was designed with you in mind. Our flexible program gives attendees the ability to attend one, two, or all three days, plus the training seminars on Monday before the Summit opens.The API Inspection Summit is the only networking event for inspectors and other inspection support professionals in the industry.

The information shared during this conference includes new and existing technology relevant to inspection, engineering, corrosion, materials and asset integrity management. Interactive sessions will allow you to discuss existing and emerging issues with peers and industry experts. 

As stated by attendees, “The API Inspection Summit is the best inspection related conference in the petroleum industry”.


Online Registration is now closed. You may register on-site.

Registration Desk Hours:
Sunday, January 25 (for early arrivals)  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Monday, January 26 (Exhibitor set-up and Registration - 3-6 PM) 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Tuesday, January 27
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Wednesday, January 28
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Thursday, January 29
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Registration Fees (US Dollars)

  Before January 1, 2015  After January 1, 2015 
Full Registration - Three Day Pass  $ 600  $ 700 
Two-Day Pass  $ 475  $ 575 
One-Day Pass  $ 300  $ 400 
Optional Training Course - January 26, 2015
 8 Hour Course $ 500 
 4 Hour Course $ 250 

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds: Substitutions may be made at any time by written request. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by January 15, 2015. A refund of your registration fee, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be made if notice is received by this date. No refunds given after January 15, 2015.


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Optional Training Courses - January 26, 2015

  • RBI (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: Lynne Kaley 
  • FFS (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: David Osage 
  • Welding Procedure Prep/Review Based on ASME Section IX (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: Robert Yagle 
  • API 571 (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: Marc McConnell 
  • Technical Writing (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: Mark Smith  
  • 4 Key Hot Materials/Corrosion Topics (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: Gerrit Buchheim 
  • Inspection, Assessment, and Life Extension of Coke Drums (8 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm); Trainer: Mahmod Samman
  • PMI (4 Hours: 8 am - 12 pm); Trainer: Don Mears
  • Advanced NDE (4 Hours: 8 am - 12 pm); Trainer: David Bajula  
  • Welding Fundamentals for Inspectors (4 Hours: 1 pm - 5 pm); Trainers: Terry McLane, Jeff Majors 
  • B31.3 Intro for Inspectors (4 Hours: 8 am - 12 pm); Trainer: Chuck Becht 
  • Pressure Equipment Incident Investigation (4 Hours: 8 am - 12 pm); Trainer: Virginia Edley

PDF Icon Optional Training Course Descriptions

Keynote Speakers:

Tuesday, January 27 

Mullane  “Countdown to Safety and Normalization of Deviance”

 Mike Mullane

From combat reconnaissance missions over the skies of Vietnam, to Space Shuttle missions, to climbing some of the highest peaks across the globe, Mike Mullane knows what teamwork, leadership and safety are all about.

His programs on these topics have educated, inspired and motivated tens of thousands of people from every walk of business and government.




Wednesday, January 28

 “Energizing the World – Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There”Felmy

 John Felmy, API

John Felmy is Chief Economist of API. He is responsible for overseeing economic, statistical and policy analysis of the Institute. He has over twenty-five years experience in energy, economic and environmental analysis. He received Bachelors and Masters in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Maryland. 





Primary Topics


  • Inspector Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Inspection - Programs and Practices
  • Vendor Surveillance and Shop Inspections
  • QA/QC
  • Learning from Incidents 
  • Inspection as applied to:  Pressure Vessels, Piping, PRVs, Storage Tanks, Heaters, Offshore Topsides Equipment, Subsea Systems, Onshore and Subsea Pipelines, Terminals, and onshore and offshore structures.
  • Nondestructive Examination Techniques and Applications
  • Integrity Monitoring
  • Leak Detection 
  • Inspection Careers, Training and Certification
  • Coatings/Linings and Cathodic Protection
  • Welding/Repair
  • Corrosion Control/Mitigation
  • Degradation Mechanisms
  • Materials of Construction 
  • Corrosion Monitoring Methods
Engineering & Analysis:
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Engineering Evaluations and Fitness for Service (FFS) Assessments
  • Integrity Operating Windows (IOW)
  • Asset Integrity Management 
  • Equipment Failure Investigations
  • Equipment Repair
  • Codes/Standards/Recommended Practices

Over 100 sessions will be available, including panel discussions with subject matter experts, representing the best and most timely topics in the inspection and asset integrity field. Whether you are an NDE examiner searching for a career path, an API inspector looking to advance your skills or an inspection/reliability engineer desiring a greater understanding of the issues involved with inspection and asset integrity management of today's petroleum and petrochemical operating and production facilities, the API Inspection Summit is THE meeting to attend. These times of process safety emphasis call for a renewed focus on inspection and reliability.

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Sponsorships and Exhibits

The API Inspection Summit invites you to show your support of the inspection industry. There will be three full days of exhibiting opportunities and since attendees have flexible registration opportunities, you will see new faces each day! Different levels of sponsorship's are available to fit any budget. 

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Current List of Sponsors and Exhibitors

Hotel Information

Hilton Hotel
5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX  77551 
Room Rate: $159 – Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline:  January 11, 2015

The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX  77551 
Room Rate: $169 – Mention API Group Rate 
Reservation Deadline:  January 11, 2015

Holiday Inn
5002 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX  77551 
Room Rate: $139 – Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline:  January 11, 2015

Galveston Map

API will not call you to make your hotel reservation; any company doing so is running a scam!

Note Regarding Unauthorized Housing Vendors

API kindly requests that you make a hotel reservation only for the exact number of rooms you guarantee you will be filling; in past years many companies have reserved several rooms only to cancel them at the last minute, leaving some of our attendees unable to stay at the conference hotel. Thank you for your cooperation.


We look forward to your participation.  If you have questions, please contact inspectionsummit@api.org

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