December 13 & 14 Oil and Gas Pipeline Fundamentals Class

The final 2018 public offering of Oil and Gas Pipeline Fundamentals is December 13th & 14th in Houston, and the first public class for 2019 is March 14th and 15th.

We are currently offering three promotions for the December class; 

  • discount of $300 for members of the Young Pipeline Professionals organization.  Discount code YPP.  This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • discount of $100 for employees of AOPL member companies.  Discount code AOPL.  This discount can be combined with the multi registration discount and early bird discounts.
  • discount of $100 for the second and subsequent registrations from the same company. Discount code MTPL.  This discount can be combined with the AOPL bird discount.

This class is limited to 20 attendees.

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Location - TIEC Training Center, 480 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Suite 270, Houston, TX 77060

Duration - December 13th, 8:15 to 4:30, December 14th, 8:15 to 2:30.

Cost - $1,495 which includes the class, a color training manual, and refreshments both days.  Lunch is on your own at one of the many local restaurants nearby.

Audience - Oil and Gas Pipelines for Non-Technical Professionals is designed specifically for new oil and gas pipeline technical and operating personnel and those who are employed by oil and gas pipeline companies in accounting, financial, and other support capacities such as HR, legal, supply chain and PR.  It is also valuable for those who work for companies which provide support services and sell products and software to oil and gas pipeline companies. 

Syllabus - The class is comprised of 11 lessons as shown on the schedule below:

December 13th

  • 8:15 – 8:30  Introductions and safety orientation
  • 8:30 – 9:15  Introduction to Midstream
  • 9:15 – 9:30  Break
  • 9:30 – 11:30  Equipment and Components
  •   - pipe, coatings, fittings, valves, actuators
  •   - pumps, compressors, motors, engines, control
  •   - meters, provers, samplers
  •   - above and below ground storage, fire suppression
  • 11:30 – 12:30  lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:15  Field operations
  • 1:15 – 2:00  Control room operations
  • 2:00 – 2:15  break
  • 2:15 – 3:00  Scada
  • 3:00 – 4:00  Introduction to pipeline integrity
  • 4:00 – 5:00  Q&A and review

December 14th

  • 8:15 – 8:30  Q&A
  • 8:30 – 9:30  Introduction to hydraulics
  • 9:30 – 9:45  Break
  • 9:45 – 10:45  Pipeline construction
  • 10:45 – 11:00  Break 
  • 11:00 – 11:45  Facility construction
  • 11:45 – 12:45  Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:30 Pipeline regulations
  • 1:30 – 2:00   Midstream economics
  • 2:00 – 2:30  Q&A and review

This is an instructor led class which makes use of slides, videos, and examples from Mr. Miesner's extensive midstream experience.

Instructor - Tom Miesner has a deep midstream background as an operator, executive, business consultant, and board member.  The first twenty-five years of his 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 Phillips, 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.

Tom personally loves to learn and has a passion for knowledge transfer.  Over the past 10 years, Tom taught over 150 instructor led classes, both public and private. 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.  His second book. Local Distribution Pipelines in NonTechnical Language was released by PennWell Publishing in November of 2016 and he is currently working on the second edition of the first book. Tom serves on the Oil and Gas Journal Editorial Board and on the Research Advisory Board for PennEnergy Research.  

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