Pipeline News

On February 17th and 18th, Tom Miesner taught a customized class for The HR Department of a large pipeline operator.

The class was 1.5 days and included the following topics:

  • Introduction to Midstream
  • Equipment and Components
  • Field Operations
  • Integrity 1 – What Causes Releases
  • Central Control Room Operations
  • Regulations
  • SCADA and Controls
  • Integrity 2 – Preventing Releases
  • Pipeline Construction
  • Facility Construction 
  • Pipeline Economics

Participant comments included the following:

  • This was a very good class.  I would recommend using Mr. Miesner whenever possible.
  • Excellent, on-point class.
  • Excellent knowldge and background in the oil and gas pipeline space.
  • Tom was very well organized, informative, and knowledgeable.
  • I really liked the examples/pictures of real life spills and failures.
  • Great analogies (pie dough).  Lots of photos.
  • Enjoyed the use of pictures.
  • Very easy to comprehend and understand.
  • Great visuals.
  • Good overview.  Right level of detail.
  • Photos are helpful to understand how each stage of operations works.
  • I liked the photos of the rail rack.
  • Loved the photos.  Easy to follow.
  • Really liked the HDD video.
  • I benefited most from the scada section as I had no involvement in scada prior to this time.
  • Videos were really helpful.
  • Favorite section - really enjoyed the vidoes provided - about Pipeline Construction.
  • I really likded how all was tied in together - how it all fits.