|Piping Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-41|
|Process Safety Engineering - PS-4|
|Onshore Gas Gathering Systems: Design and Operations - PF-45|
|Onshore Pipeline Facilities - Design, Construction and Operations - PL-42|
Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jim Beasley, Josh Gilad, Frank Hopf, Stuart Watson
|Successful onshore pipeline businesses require personnel competent in fully integrated approaches to evaluation, planning, design, construction, operations, and asset integrity management. This intensive, 5-day foundation level course explores best practices for developing and maintaining pipeline systems that maximize life cycle reliability; employee, public, and environmental safety; and cost effectiveness. Design and operating exercises are an integral part of this course.|
Pipeline project managers and engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, regulatory compliance personnel, and other technical professionals with 1-3 years of experience in natural gas, crude oil, refined petroleum products, LPGs, NGL, chemical, carbon dioxide pipeline engineering, construction, operations, or maintenance. This course is intended for participants needing a broad understanding of the planning, development, construction, start-up, and operating and asset integrity management of onshore pipelines.
You Will Learn:
MR. JAMES R. BEASLEY joined Butler Associates, Inc., the predecessor company of Willbros Engineers (US), LLC, in 1973 as a Project Manager. He was named Vice President and Manager of Projects in 1981. In 1984, Mr. Beasley became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 1986 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until August 2003. In 2001, Mr. Beasley was given additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President of Willbros USA, Inc., the parent company of Willbros Engineers (US), LLC. He has over 40 years of experience in project management, engineering, and construction management of pipeline systems and military facilities.
MR. Y. (JOSH) GILAD, PE, has 40 years of domestic and international experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.
DR. FRANK HOPF has 35 years of experience in engineering and management of energy transportation and distribution facilities for crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals and LNG. He also has seven years pursuing a PhD in geography where he conducted research in engineering geomorphology, GIS and remote sensing, hazard analysis, and the relationship of science and public policy development. During his 31 years with Shell Oil Company and affiliated companies, he managed engineering, construction and operations for pipelines and terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington. He also served on the board of directors of several major joint interest pipeline systems. Mr. Hopf concluded his career with Shell in the implementation of an SAP based supply chain management system for the pipeline organization. He accepted a graduate assistantship to pursue a PhD in geography, completing his dissertation on the risk of levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the impacts of the assessment of risk on public policy formation. He also studied engineering geomorphology, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, and GIS/remote sensing applications to the energy transportation and distribution industries. He has taught large courses (excess of 300 students) at Texas A&M University. Mr. Hopf was awarded his PhD in December of 2011. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Texas.
MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A