Pipelines 101: Basic Principles of Onshore Pipelines
February 17, 2022 | Online :: Central Time
“The presentation took a complex subject and broke it down to easily understandable levels. Great speakers.” Partner, Sharp Law
“This course had a lot of great information.” Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
“Jim Hughes and Keith Coyle really connected the dots in this course and presented it in such a way that a novice (like me) is able to have a good grasp of the basic principles regarding Onshore Pipelines. I look forward to another EUCI course!” – US Department of Energy
This course will concentrate on natural gas and petroleum pipelines, cover the history of pipelines, review pertinent definitions and terminology, and explain how pipelines are designed and how they operate. This course is intended primarily for those individuals that may have a limited knowledge or experience with pipelines. It will provide a better understanding of how pipelines are constructed, how they are operated and maintained, and the applicable safety and regulatory requirements. This course is especially beneficial for anyone involved in land development, marketing, engineering, or insurance. It’s also of value for various local government agencies to help with zoning and location issues.
This course will provide you with a better understanding of pipelines, a good working knowledge of the language used in the pipeline industry, and an understanding of where to go to obtain assistance from the various government agencies that conduct pipeline safety oversite.
- Compare the major differences in the types of pipelines
- Verbalize the vernacular related to pipeline terms of design, construction and operation
- Summarize how pipelines work
- Describe the route selection process
- Articulate the right of way acquisition process
- Recognize the types of pipeline equipment
- Explain the types of pipeline facilities
- Review the requirements for proper maintenance activities
- Discuss safety practices that need to be put in place
- Describe SCADA
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major codes and standards as well as pipeline regulatory agencies
Thursday, February 17, 2022 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
History of Pipelines
Design of Pipelines
- Design factors and class locations
- Pipeline sizing
- Road and water body crossings
- Route selection and route survey
- Traditional and emerging methods
- Right-of-way/easement negotiations
- Pipeline construction (Pictorial Display)
- Other pre-construction actions
Operations and Maintenance Activities
- Cathodic protection (natural gas and liquid)
- Odorization (natural gas)
- Leak survey (natural gas)
- Patrolling (natural gas and liquid)
- Continuing surveillance (natural gas)
- Line markers and signs (natural gas and liquids)
- Pump stations (liquid)
- Compressor stations (natural gas)
- Regulator stations (natural gas)
- Valve maintenance (natural gas and liquid)
- Fences and station security (natural gas and liquid)
- Pipeline pigging (natural gas and liquid)
- Breakout tanks
Forms of Government Oversite
- Environmental permitting
- US Army Corps of Engineers
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Migratory Bird Treaty Act
- National Historic Preservation Act – Section 106 compliance
- Pipelines on Tribal lands
- Federal land management agencies (BLM, USFS, BOR)
- NEPA compliance
- State regulations
Course Questions and Adjournment
Keith Coyle, Attorney, Babst Calland
Keith Coyle is a member of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a shareholder in the Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental and Transportation Safety groups and Pipeline and HazMat Safety practice. Mr. Coyle advises clients throughout the United States on energy matters, but his practice focuses primarily on the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and the transportation of hazardous materials. He has significant experience working on these issues for clients in the private sector, as a former government attorney, and through his participation in industry task forces and trade organizations.
Jim Hughes, Vice President, Pipeliners Association of Houston; Director of Pipeline Services, Hunt Guillot & Associates
Jim has been in the pipeline industry for almost 35 years and has been involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston since 2001. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and served as Vice President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers while there.
Jim has been at Hunt Guillot & Associates (HGA) for over five years and is currently the Director of Pipeline Services. Previously, he worked at Kinder Morgan as a Senior Project Manager and an area Engineering Lead for Enterprise Products in their Seminole Pipeline office in Sugar Land. He has also worked as an Engineering Manager and an Engineering Advisor for Chesapeake and Devon Energy. Jim’s extensive pipeline operations management and project management knowledge has helped build HGA’s Houston area office and client base into a widely recognized industry service provider with exciting opportunities for future expansion.
We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.
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- Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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- The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.
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If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event
|Single Connection - Pipelines 101: Basic Principles of Onshore Pipelines||US $ 795.00|
|Pack of 5 connections||US $ 3,180.00|
|Pack of 10 Connections||US $ 5,565.00|
|Pack of 20 Connections||US $ 9,540.00|
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|* all other discounts do not apply to license packs|
Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before January 14, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800