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July 20, 2018

Contractor Management IS the hottest topic in the oil & gas industry.

How closely are you managing your contractors?  How closely are you being managed by your Operators?   Staying in compliance is always an issue for members of the oil and gas industry. Especially for the pipeline operators. Operators feel the burden of all the rules and regulations for not only their internal staff but also for their contractor and subcontractor employees. No matter the size of your operating company, ensuring that your workforce and your contractors’ workforce is qualified and up to date on their qualifications, certifications, and minimum requirements, is nearly impossible. PHMSA has talked a lot recently about making sure that operators are looking after their contractors. Brian Dresel with PHMSA spoke at the SGA Training Conference in Denver, CO on June 6-8, 2018. In his PHMSA Update he discussed the following: Recommended that Operators consider setting a total number (2-3) of attempts on exams in their OQ Plan. Asked the Operators if the Contractors are following their requirements for OQ Tests? The answer by the Operators is No. On disqualification of Contractors, Brian asked, “How do you know you are using the right Contractors?” Example: Employee 1 works for ABC Contractor. Employee 1 becomes disqualified, and Operator […]
July 19, 2018

EWN Compliance Advice: How do we implement API RP 1173 and Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS)?

Have you heard of the API Recommended Practice 1173? Do you know what goes into a Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS)? Have you heard of the API Recommended Practice 1173? Do you know what goes into a Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS)? Operators around the country are scrambling to ensure that their pipeline systems have some sort of safety management system in place to make sure that they are in compliance with API RP 1173. If you are wondering how and why this recommended practice came to be, you are not alone. In 2010 there was a pipeline incident in Marshall, MI where hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spilled into surrounding lands and rivers. Due to this incident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducted an investigation and concluded that pipeline safety was at the root cause of the incident. So, the NTSB tasked API with writing a recommended practice based on the findings of the NTSB investigation; thus, RP 1173 “Pipeline Safety Management Systems” was born. PSMS is a continuous improvement process that follows the Plan, Do, Check, Act model. That means that it is a cyclical process and it is never “complete.” You can always improve […]
March 29, 2018

ENERGY worldnet, Inc. names James Schauer as Executive Director of Midstream Strategy

DECATUR, TEXAS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — ENERGY worldnet, Inc. (EWN) announced today that former CEO of Thigpen Energy, James (Jim) Schauer has been named Executive Director of Midstream Strategy. Jim will be responsible for expanding business in the midstream sector and ensuring both potential and existing clients’ needs are not only met but are aligned with EWN’s quality services and solutions. Coleman Sterling, CEO of EWN stated, “Jim’s commitment to client success and his focus on safety and operational excellence makes him a great fit for the EWN team. Jim’s extensive experience in Midstream operations combined with EWN’s extensive Distribution and Midstream footprint helps us continue to fulfill the needs of operators across the nation.” Sterling went on to say, “we are excited to have Jim on the team. This marks a new era of industry service for EWN, a true one-stop shop for compliance management.” “I am very excited and honored to join the EWN team,” commented Jim Schauer – Executive Director Midstream Strategy, “as I have witnessed firsthand the commitment to excellence and dedication that empowers EWN. The common goal – to exceed our client’s expectations with extraordinary service, solutions, and industry knowledge is the backbone of EWN’s […]
April 5, 2017

2017 EWN Conference Spotlight: Dr. Todd Dewett

As we continue our series of 2017 EWN Conference Spotlights, we switch to our Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Todd Dewett.  Todd is known to bring energy and a unique style that has landed him in Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.  We are excited to have Dr. Dewett speaking on how each of us can strive for more and help lead our teams and crews with passion. We interviewed Todd to give everyone a better idea of what he brings to the table. More is possible. What will your topic be, and how can that impact our safety leaders attending the conference? I will be addressing aspects of awesome relationships at work.  The quality of working relationships affect everything, including productivity, creativity, buy-in and ultimately… safety. What would you classify your speaking topics & style? Leadership related topics… with a rock star style! What is the biggest takeaway you would say people will have from your keynote? They will leave with several specific behavioral tactics to implement and make immediate impacts with their teams. More importantly, they will leave believing that more is possible. What are some of the “big moments” for you, speaking & non-speaking? Serving over 10 million […]
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