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Onshore Pipeline Engineering Course
Led by Dr. Phil Hopkins and Dr. Roger King
April 17-21, 2023 | Houston

"One of the best courses I have ever taken"
-Nick Montebello, Plains All American Pipeline, LLP


Course schedule
Day 1-4:  8am-5pm
Day 5: 8am-1pm


About the instructors

Dr. Phil Hopkins has over 35 years' experience in pipeline engineering, and is an independent consultant based in Newcastle, UK. Prior to establishing his consultancy, Phil was Technical Director with the engineering company Penspen Ltd., and Managing Director of the pipeline engineering consultancy Andrew Palmer and Associates. He has worked with most of the major oil and gas companies and pipeline companies around the world, providing consultancy on management, business, design, maintenance, inspection, risk analysis and safety, and failure investigations. He is the past-chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division, and has served on many other professional committees, including the British Standards Institution, European Pipeline Research Group, the Pipeline Research Committee International, and the DNV Pipeline Committee. More than 6000 engineers and technical personnel around the world have attended his courses. He has also contributed extensively to master's programs at Newcastle and Northumbria universities in the UK.

Dr. Roger King has more than 30 years' experience of corrosion in the oil and gas, civil and nuclear industries, specializing in sweet and sour corrosion and its prevention by chemical inhibition, monitoring of corrosion, microbiological corrosion, and the design of cathodic protection systems for pipelines, flowlines, structures and seabed installations. He has been an independent consultant since September 1989 and prior to this was a founding member of the Corrosion and Protection Centre Industrial Service (CAPCIS) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Dr. King is coauthor, with Prof. Andrew Palmer, of the reference book Subsea Pipeline Engineering, 2nd Edition.

Tom Miesner spent 25+ years at Conoco Pipeline, retiring as President in 2003. Over those 25+ years Tom held many industry positions and served on a variety of boards and management committees. In 2004, Tom became a pipeline consultant, and in 2008 he founded Pipeline Knowledge & Development. Since 2008, Tom has taught over 150 classes to over 2,500 students. Tom is currently producing video based training materials and working on the second edition of Oil and Gas Pipelines in NonTechncal Language. Tom is also an angle investor and works with a variety of midstream stakeholders to improve the safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance of the industry.

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Due to the nature of these courses, we would encourage you to sign up at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Since our courses are dependent on the number of registered attendees, signing up as early as possible helps to guarantee that the course will go ahead as planned and not be canceled last minute due to low attendance.