Pipeline Construction, Operations & Maintenance

Pipeline Operations & Maintenance Committee

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2019 Chair: Tatum Ritter, The Williams Company

SGA Staff Contact: Andrea Williams

SGA’s Pipeline Operations Committee focuses on reliable, effective and efficient construction, operations and maintenance of transmission facilities which includes: technologies, processes, best practices, lessons learned, regulations and standards.

Who We Are? Directors, Managers, Supervisors of pipeline construction, operations and maintenance in the natural gas industry

What We Do? Engage and build a community within the pipeline operations peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The Pipeline Operations Committee meets in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls.

Areas of Focus:

Corrosion Control (Cathodic Protection Systems; Coatings)                                                           Right-of-Way

Patrols (aerial, land vehicle; foot)                                                                                                     Class location, HCA surveys

Leak surveys                                                                                                                                    Valve stations (valves, operators, controls, SCADA)

Emergency response plans and exercises                                                                                      Qualified workforce

Transmission Integrity Management Programs                                                                                Environmental Management

Special Permits                                                                                                                                 Operator Qualifications

One Call co-ordination, locate & mark; third party supervision                                                         Incident investigation

Pipeline repair techniques                                                                                                                Asset information gathering

Community relations and public awareness                                                                                     Compressor station facilities

Compressor units                                                                                                                              Metering & regulating station facilities

Gas Quality                                                                                                                                       Mechanical Damage Prevention

Security/Reliability of Supply                                                                                                             Construction topics

Corrective action orders                                                                                                                    Abandonment


Committee Roster



2019 Activity Plan

  • Pipeline Operations Roundtable Planning Meeting | February 21-22, 2019 Point Clear, AL

  • Pipeline Operations Roundtable at Natural Gas Connect | July 15-17, 2019 San Antonio, TX


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