The safety of oil & gas pipelines is vital to the environment, people and properties. In this paper, the pipeline risk management is summarized. A management plan of pipeline integrity adopted worldwide based on intelligent inspection is introduced, and the actuality of pipeline risk management in China and the problems are mentioned. An integrated solution which emphasizes that the legislation on pipeline safety is the safeguard of it, to enhance pipeline safety management is the key for it and to design pipeline databases and risk assessment system based on digital computerized technology is the foundation of pipeline safety, is proposed. Only these three aspects are closely worked in, can the pipeline risk be effectively controlled, so that it is possible to reduce pipeline risk in maximum and keep pipelines operating safely and efficiently.

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