Continuing our work on Kinder Morgan (KMI, KMP, KMR, EPB), other midstream MLPs, and the maintenance CapEx debate, we will host an Expert Call with Richard Kuprewicz on Tuesday, October 15th, at 11am EST.
This call will focus on long-haul oil and natural gas pipeline maintenance:
- How does pipeline age affect pipeline maintenance?
- How does pipeline location affect pipeline maintenance?
- What demands the most attention and $$$ – main lines or “the moving parts”?
- What are the most common issues? Repairs? Preventative maintenance and spending?
- What is mandated / regulated in terms of maintenance spending?
- What is mandated / regulated in terms of pipeline inspection and testing?
- Do pipelines spend too much (gold-plating)? Do pipelines spend too little? How can we know?
- Are there coming significant changes to pipeline safety / inspection regulation?
- How do changes in owner / operatorship (M&A) affect pipeline maintenance? A discussion of different approaches to maintaining the same systems.
Richard Kuprewicz, President of Accufacts Inc., is a leading expert on pipeline safety and maintenance issues. He specializes in gas and liquid pipeline investigation, auditing, risk management, siting, construction, design, operation, maintenance, training, SCADA, leak detection, management review, emergency response, and regulatory development and compliance.
He consults frequently with various local, state and federal agencies, NGOs, the public, and pipeline industry members on pipeline regulation, operation and design, with particular emphasis on operation in unusually sensitive areas of high population density or environmental sensitivity.
An engineer by training, Mr. Kuprewicz has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. He spent the majority of his career at Arco Products and Arco Transportation, serving as manager of, and senior technical advisor on, its oil and natural gas pipelines. He founded Accufacts – a pipeline regulatory and safety advisory firm – in 1999.