PKD, and PKLLC provide the following services to the onshore oil and gas midstream industry:

  • Oil and gas midstream education and training, 
  • Midstream strategy, management, and performance improvement consulting, and
  • Expert Testimony

These services are performed by teams of experts as required to best meet the clients needs.

Education and Training

Since 2008, PKLLC has taught over 175 instructor lead classes to approximately 3,000 students.  Currently we teach private classes either in person or via the internet and we teach public classes via the internet on an as requested basis.  

Strategy, Management, and Performance Improvement 

PKD helps clients examine their organizations, business and operations from a creative, third party perspective.  Clients appreciate the knowledge, creativity, and integrity PKD and its associates bring to the analysis and decision making process.

Expert Testimony 

Our team of associates first helps attorneys understand the industry and the litigation issues in play so they can best position the case and develop their legal strategy.  AS litigation proceeds we can offer expert advice and explain what is normal and customary in the industry based on many years of experience. 


PKD and PKLLC are managed by Tom Miesner who has a deep midstream background as an operator, executive, business consultant, and board member.  The first twenty five years of Tom's career were spent at Conoco, where he held midstream engineering, operations, business development, strategy and executive positions, including serving as president of Conoco Pipe Line Company for seven years.  At the time of the merger between Conoco and Phillip, Tom consulted with ConocoPhillps executive management to develop and staff the combined transportation company.  Following the merger, Tom retired from ConocoPhillips to found a midstream consulting company – Pipeline Knowledge & Development.

Since the beginning of 2004, Tom and his associates have provided midstream training, business improvement and organizational consulting, independent assessments, and litigation consulting to the midstream industry and its stakeholder.  Tom has served as a member of many pipeline boards and management committees, and was Chairman of the Explorer Pipeline Board of Directors, for three successive terms.  

Tom has worked extensively with FERC in areas of liquid pipeline rate matters, served on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Transportation Institute, and presented on a variety of topics at industry conferences.  His book, Oil and Gas Pipelines in Non-Technical Language, was released by Pennwell Books in March of 2006, and the second edition of the same text was released in August of 2020. Tom also wrote Natural Gas Local Distribution Lines in Nontechnical Language which PennWell books released in 2016.  Tom also serves on the Oil and Gas Journal Editorial Board and on the Research Advisory Board for PennEnergy Research.