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Oil & Gas Pipelines In Nontechnical Language


Category: Pipeline & Offshore
Author: Miesner, Leffler
Price:  $86.70
ISBN: ISBN 1-59370-058-X

This text explains the hows and whys of the pipeline industry. It was written for those not directly involved in pipeline operations -- legal, supply, accounting, finance, and human resource specialists, and people who service and sell equipment to pipeline companies. But even engineers and expert pipeliners can gain insights from the book's depth and broad perspective. Co-authored by veteran pipeline executive Tom Miesner and William Leffler, a leading petroleum nontechnical writer, the text is designed for those who need working knowledge of the essential aspects of pipelining, but don't have time to deal with every underlying technical detail. It is replete with pictures, charts and diagrams covering everything from inception to operation.

Key features and benefits:

  • A comprehensive look at all aspects of pipelining
  • Oil, gas, LPG and chemical pipelines
  • Planning, financing, construction, and maintenance
  • Controls, SCADA, and leak detection
  • Technical and nontechnical aspects of operations


  1. How Pipelines Differ
  2. The First Leg
  3. How Pipelines Work
  4. Oil Pipeline Operations
  5. Natural Gas Pipeline Operations
  6. Petrochemical and LPG Pipeline Operations
  7. Offshore Pipelines
  8. SCADA, Controls, and Leak Detection
  9. Maintenance
  10. Investment Decisions
  11. Major Components and How They Work
  12. Engineering and Design
  13. Construction
  14. Satisfying Stakeholders


Contents: How pipelines differ. The first leg. How pipelines work.Oil pipeline operations. Natural gas pipeline operations. Petrochemical and LPG pipeline operations. Offshore pipelines. SCADA, controls, and leak detection. Maintenance. Investment decisions. Major components and how they work. Engineering and design. Construction. Satisfying stakeholders. Abbreviations and acronyms.

Thomas O. Miesner, former president of Conoco Pipeline, has spent more than 25 years in the pipeline industry working in engineering, operations, business development, and joint venture management positions. He served on the boards of several pipeline companies, including three years as Chairman of the Board for Explorer Pipeline Company. Active on the API Pipeline General Committee and the Association of Oil Pipelines Executive Committee, Miesner was also Chairman of the Association of Oil Pipelines in 2001 where he was instrumental in establishing a vision for the future as well as strategic initiatives which are still presently being pursued by the industry. He received his BS in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri Rolla.

Dr. William L. Leffler, a retired executive from Royal Dutch/Shell, spent 36 years with that company. During his career he spent time in refining and marketing, petrochemicals, and corporate planning in the United States, and in exploration and production in London. He earned his MBA and PHD at New York University, and a BS at MIT. He has authored multiple PennWell titles including the bestselling Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language (2000), Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language (2001), and Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical Guide (2003).

356 pages, drawings, photos, diagrams and tables., 6"x19" hardcover


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