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The podcast for pipeline professionals, Bubba-geeks, and industry insiders to share knowledge and experience about technology, projects, and pipeline operations.

Pipeliners Podcast Russel Treat

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

The podcast for pipeline professionals, Bubba-geeks, and industry insiders to share knowledge and experience about technology, projects, and pipeline operations.

    Episode 180: Real-World Application of Drones for Pipeline Patrol with Rodney Ring

    Episode 180: Real-World Application of Drones for Pipeline Patrol with Rodney Ring

    This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Rodney Ring of Drone Worx discussing how drones can be used in the pipeline industry to support pipeline patrol.

    In this episode, you will learn about the latest technological advancements using drones in industrial settings, how drones can be deployed along a pipeline right-of-way, the positive outcomes from using drones to support pipeline patrol, the role of PHMSA approving drones for visual patrol of right-of-ways, what’s next for the technology, and more.

    - Access the episode show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

    • 30 min
    Special Edition: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Incident with Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen

    Special Edition: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Incident with Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen

    This is a special edition of the Pipeliners Podcast covering the recent high-profile pipeline cybersecurity incident affecting Colonial Pipeline.

    In the episode, host Russel Treat is joined by IT and cybersecurity subject matter experts Pascal Ackerman and Clint Bodungen to discuss the latest news reports covering how the threat was launched, the use of ransomware by the adversary, what the bad actors are seeking as part of this event, and what this means for pipeline operators to take the appropriate steps to protect their data and systems.

    • 36 min
    Episode 179: What's Next For PHMSA Gas Gathering Rule with Keith Coyle

    Episode 179: What's Next For PHMSA Gas Gathering Rule with Keith Coyle

    This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Keith Coyle of Babst Calland returning to the podcast to provide an update on the latest progress in the PHMSA rulemaking process for the Gas Gathering Rule.

    In this episode, you will learn about the importance of how gathering lines are defined, the impact of the recently-updated API RP 80 that provides additional guidance on how to define gathering lines, what type of gathering lines need to comply with the PHMSA safety requirements in 49 CFR 192, how the transition to a new administration will impact the timing of the rulemaking being finalized, and more topics.

    - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

    • 39 min
    Episode 178: Application of Pipeline SMS with Gary White

    Episode 178: Application of Pipeline SMS with Gary White

    This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Gary White, former president and CEO of P.I. Confluence, discussing how to apply Pipeline SMS in pipeline operations. This is episode two in a three-part series on the subject of Pipeline SMS.

    In this episode, you will learn about how to implement the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle, an additional step that operators should take in the PDCA cycle, the importance of reviewing leading and lagging indicators in Pipeline SMS, the need for a mechanism that facilitates the process of checking for understanding, and more timely topics.

    - Access the show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

    • 34 min
    Episode 177: How the Pandemic, ESG & Asset Integrity Are Impacting Technology with Matt Harrison

    Episode 177: How the Pandemic, ESG & Asset Integrity Are Impacting Technology with Matt Harrison

    This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Matt Harrison of WellAware discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental social governance (ESG), and asset integrity have been impacted by the use of technology.

    In this episode, you will learn about how the pandemic accelerated the rate of technology adoption to support remote connectivity in pipeline operations, the dramatic shift to cloud management of data, the role of pipeline control rooms in data optimization, the tremendous opportunity for operators to improve their asset integrity programs, how to use technology to support mission-critical ESG initiative, and more topics.

    - Access the episode show notes and full episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com.

    • 44 min
    Episode 176: Hot Tapping & Line Stopping with Deon Botes

    Episode 176: Hot Tapping & Line Stopping with Deon Botes

    This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features first-time guest Deon Botes of ION PRO Services discussing the fundamentals elements of hot tapping and line stopping.

    In this episode, you will learn about why pipeline operators utilize hot tapping and line stopping to perform repairs without interrupting the line, the keys to being successful with a very technical engineering and mechanical process, how the process works from beginning to end, the importance of documentation and technology, and more key aspects.

    - Read the full show notes and episode transcript at PipelinersPodcast.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Awesome podcast

This is a really great podcast that does a good job breaking down various segments of the midstream industry and covers a broad range of topics. Always look forward to it every week and also yeti tumbler is great.

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Home run!

This podcast delivers a wealth of knowledge and relevant information every single episode. Well done!

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Pipeline Operators

This podcast is an excellent source of information for pipeliners.

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