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,
  • Midstream business development, market intelligence, and independent analysis, 

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 150 instructor lead classes drawing from its 19 midstream knowledge transfer modules.  These can be combined in any order to meet client educational needs.  While usually teaching for private clients at their locations,  PKLLC sponsors public classes several times each year.  These public classes are normally scheduled in May, September, and December.    

Pipeline Organization, Strategy and Improvement Consulting

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.

Midstream Business Consulting

Our in depth knowledge of the business allows us to help negotiate agreements, understand market potential, and provide confidential market insight quickly and effectively.  Our readiness to say no to projects we are not qualified to undertake, gives clients assurance that when we say yes me mean it.  The objective is satisfied customers who return to us time and time again - not billable hours.


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.  Since 2009 Tom has served as Chairman of the Board of LineStar, a superregional midstream service company. 

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 Publishing in March of 2006, and in May, 2006 PRCI published a report he co-authored titled, The Role of Energy Pipelines and Research in the United States.  Tom also serves on the Oil and Gas Journal Editorial Board and on the Research Advisory Board for PennEnergy Research.  Tom's most recent book, Natural Gas Local Distribution Lines in Nontechnical Language is scheduled for release in late 2016 by PennWell Publishing.