News & Events

Save the Date

We have set the 2018 dates for our annual Integrity Management and Compliance Symposium at the San Luis Resort in Galveston, TX. Mark your calendars to join us May 15-16, 2018! Registration will be opening soon, so keep an eye out for details. As with previous years, we are looking for expert presenters to support our 2018 program. We are seeking a wide range of topics including, but not limited to; implementing integrity management programs, safety management systems, risk analysis and data support. Share your knowledge by submitting your presentation here, or contact us with any questions.

We are looking forward to another great Symposium!

The Pipeline Institute introduces COAT - Colorado Operator Awareness Training

COAT

As the Pipeline Institute continues to set the pace, we are proud of our continued partnership with DORA and COPUC, bringing operators state sponsored and regulator approved operator awareness training.

We proudly introduce COAT - Colorado Operator Awareness Training by the Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute!

Melissa Lawrence to Present at New Mexico Regional CGA Conference

Integrity Plus’s Melissa Lawrence will be speaking at New Mexico Regional Common Ground Alliance (NMRCGA) Conference in Albuquerque, NM September 19-21, 2017. Melissa will be leading two presentations on Wednesday, September 20th in the Manzano room including, Risk Analysis Results and Ranking at 9am, and Pipeline Release Consequences: Beyond HCAs at 10:30am.

The Risk Analysis Results and Ranking presentation discusses the importance of risk analysis in pipeline integrity management and performance-based management systems. It will cover ideas and guidance for conducting risk assessment and evaluating results to prioritize follow-up activities. As result of upcoming regulations, the industry must expand on how release consequences are identified. In her Pipeline Release Consequences: Beyond HCAs presentation, Melissa will provide an introduction on identifying consequence areas and expanding current practices to incorporate additional release impacts.

Be sure to stop by Melissa’s presentations and contact us to set an appointment at NMRCGA.

Integrity Plus Adds In-Line Inspection Services Team

Integrity Plus is pleased to announce the establishment of our In-Line Inspection (ILI) Team. The team is currently three members strong, including Phil Tisovec, Deanna Sperry, and Rupesh Muthyala. Each member brings a unique set of skills with diverse ILI, GIS and data management experience. Led by Phil Tisovec, ILI Team Manager, the team is dedicated to supporting operators with all things ILI-related including; data alignment, run comparison, corrosion growth, data management and integration, and training. The team is excited to hear from operators with any ILI-related needs! As well as how they can assist in keeping pipelines operating safely and efficiently, ensuring operators are getting the best value from their ILI investment.

To learn more about the In-Line Inspection Services Team visit ncintegrityplus.com/ILI or contact info@ncintegrityplus.com.

Introducing the Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute

The Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute provides both hazardous liquids and natural gas pipeline operators with a focused means of training both new pipeline professionals and legacy employees. With expert level instruction provided by Integrity Plus pipeline consultants, The Pipeline Institute's objective is to support and facilitate student career success through comprehensive and objective instruction and advising.

The Pipeline Institute offers customized training programs that best fit student roles, and new graduates are eligible for a year-long student advising program and certification. Alternatively, eligible students may enroll in individual training modules or custom programs. Training topics range from basic pipeline data management and GIS concepts to advanced pipeline risk analysis and pipeline safety program administration. Benefits of The Pipeline Institute include fast-tracked industry knowledge for new staff, conceptual awareness of commonly employed technologies and workflows, enhanced knowledge of key pipeline safety regulatory topics, and compliance demonstrations for various pipeline safety training requirements.

The Pipeline Institute is based out the Integrity Plus, Houston Texas office, which is conveniently located in the energy corridor area. For more information contact us at info@ncintegrityplus.com.

Registration Open for Integrity Plus 2017 Hosted Events

Integrity Plus will be holding the first ever Integrity Plus Workshop in Calgary, AB March 22, 2017. Registration is now open! Join us for a one-day workshop of discussing integrity management programs, pipeline data management best practices, and risk management strategies. The workshop will include special guest speakers, as well as presentations from Integrity Plus staff.

Registration is also open for the second annual Integrity Management and Compliance Symposium in Galveston, TX May 2-3, 2017. The two-day symposium will be filled with special guest speaker and Integrity Plus staff presentations around incident investigation, regulatory changes, facilities risk, and much more. Join us in expanding industry knowledge, networking, and some fun in the sun.

For any questions on the events or how to get involved please contact Stacey McBride.

Integrity Plus Vice President, Mike LaMont, Appointed to PHMSA Working Group

Mike LaMontHOUSTON, Texas. (January 12, 2017) – Integrity Plus is pleased to announce that Mike LaMont, Vice President of Integrity Plus, has been appointed to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pipeline safety Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group.

U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, appointed LaMont and the full committee stating, “The new VIS Working Group will not only utilize the expertise of the pipeline industry, but it will encourage collaboration in the way information is used and exchanged regarding pipeline assets and activities to impact safety.” LaMont is one of 24 members selected to advise the Secretary of Transportation on pipeline safety recommendations, the exchange of pipeline inspection information, and proprietary and security-sensitive information protection best practices.

LaMont offers over fifteen years of experience in the pipeline oil and gas transmission sector and specializes in regulatory compliance best practices, integrity management strategies, and operator succession planning. “It’s a privilege to serve on the working group, as it is tasked with a complex Charter that could have profound industry impacts,” he says. To learn more about the VIS working Group, the goals of the committee and view all appointments, click here.