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Dr Stephen Ciaraldi

Stephen Ciaraldi Esanda TrainingDr. Stephen W. Ciaraldi (Steve) is an Asset Integrity Management (AIM) consultant. He became a recognized expert in this field through his 30 years’ experience with Amoco / BP and 4 years with Applus-Velosi.

During that long service, Steve worked in various asset integrity management roles including R&D, facilities engineering, inspection, corrosion and chemicals management, pipeline integrity management, engineering and maintenance,  risk management  and as a technical authority for process safety and asset integrity. A majority of his Amoco / BP experience was directly at major production locations including those in Norway, Egypt, Trinidad and Indonesia. His time with Applus-Velosi was mainly spent providing technical assistance to clients throughout SE Asia, with focus on AIM systems implementation, assurance, audit and teaching.

Dr. Ciaraldi obtained Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is active in SPE and NACE and has authored 61 publications on integrity management for oil and gas production. A majority of these involve development and implementation of comprehensive integrity strategies and their associated challenges in real world, field applications. His more recent independent work has involved direct AIM consulting to oil and gas operator clients and AIM class instruction, both for in-house and public courses.

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