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Program Administration, What is it?

Posted by Melissa Lawrence & Luke Whitrock on Jan 18, 2018 8:18:01 AM

Congratulations! It’s the start of a new year and you’ve just been hired/ promoted/ reorganized and now you have a glamorous new title: 

  • Integrity Manager
  • Control Center Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Pipeline Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
  • Damage Prevention Supervisor
  • OQ Coordinator
  • Regional Manager

 

Each of these roles brings new responsibility for how your pipeline system performs.  In many instances, these roles have the primary accountability for ensuring the success of a regulatory program. As with all transitions and job changes, taking on responsibility for a pipeline safety program brings a host of growing pains. The responsible managers, or program administrators, find themselves juggling personnel supervision, technical analysis and oversight, regulatory agency communications, progress reporting, interdepartmental projects, and an expectation to improve performance, quality and efficiency. A program administrator wears many hats, and carries the load of responsibility for many operators.

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Topics: DOT Compliance, Pipeline Institute, Program Administration

Looking At 2018

Posted by Jennifer on Jan 17, 2018 1:19:10 PM

We're going into 2018 strong with enhanced product releases, hosted events, and trainings/workshops! Take a look at just a few of the great things we have in store for the year.

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Topics: NCSU, Events, Client Conference, Spatial Risk Analyst, Facility Manager, training, APR, Express Loader, Symposium, Pipeline Institute, Spill Impact Analyst

Holiday Celebrations Across the USA

Posted by Sarah on Dec 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's the most wonderful time of year! Check out some of the most renowned holiday displays & celebrations in the nation!

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Topics: holidays, Christmas

Missing and Unknown Data in Pipeline Risk Analysis

Posted by Jennifer on Dec 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Risk management is a continuous process and relies on accurate and complete data. However, we all know data is never perfect, so how do we account for missing and uncertain data? Like all good processes there are a few different approaches and steps to take.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk uncertainty, data gaps

Colorado Gives Day - December 5

Posted by Shelly on Dec 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ready to start the holiday season out right? I know, I know…’tis the season to be stressed out. But let’s change that this year. What can you do to change your mindset and enjoy the hectic holiday rush?  

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Topics: holidays, Community, Colorado Gives Day

Test Your Knowledge

Posted by Jennifer on Nov 30, 2017 8:38:19 AM

We talk a lot about how to gather, record and manage pipeline and facilities data; but what about the products being transported and stored? This week we're taking a look at natural gas and freshening up on our knowledge of the product.

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Topics: natural gas

Gobble Gobble

Posted by Shelly on Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: holidays

Analyzing Scrum and Other Methods of Agile Development

Posted by Sarah on Nov 8, 2017 12:12:27 PM

Most software development professionals have at least heard of Agile development, and likely utilize one (or a combination) of its methodologies. Although Scrum is arguably the most popular implementation of Agile development, many erroneously consider Scrum and Agile to be one in the same. We know this can be confusing, so this post will help you better understand what Agile development is, and what differentiates Scrum from other Agile frameworks. 

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Topics: Software development, Scrum, Agile

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

Posted by Shelly on Oct 31, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: holidays, Halloween

Stay in the Know

Posted by Jennifer on Oct 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Stay on top of oil and gas industry news by following these top resources.  

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Topics: news, oil & gas

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