Pipeline Engineer Responsibilities and Duties:
Designing pipeline systems requires consideration of a number of factors, including the distance to be traveled, the expected volumes to be received and delivered over the pipeline, and the type and range of products to flow through the pipe. These factors determine how thick the pipe needs to be built to to ensure safety and how many pumping or compression stations need to keep the energy products flowing smoothly and safely through the pipe.
These physical aspects are just half the design picture. In addition, pipeline designers have to take into account a number of factors when considering the route the pipeline should take.
- Provide complete engineering expertise as well as technical support to manufacturing management pertinent to compression, pipelines, treating, processing and measurement facilities.
- Provide primary selection, sizing along with layout of projected new or expanded facilities.
- Develop engineering designs and diagrams related to pipeline.
- Prepare maps for pipelines, processing, dehydration, compression and treating facilities along with meter stations and various gas facilities.
- Prepare process flow diagrams along with P&IDs.
- Analyse “what-if” scenarios, evaluate process engineering and hydraulic of equipment and piping systems.
- Prepare project scopes, AFEs, cost estimates and proposals for all new projects, equipment sizing, modifications and related parameters.
- Manage specific projects as required inclusive of direct supervision for constructing activities and management of all contract inspectors.
- Develop, administer and supervise project budgets along with schedules.
- Head responsibility to complete activities pertinent to pipeline risk analysis, evaluation, remediation and integration of data.
- Identify integrity assets’ threats and implement integrity assessments suitable for determined threats.
- Identify repair, analyze mitigative actions effectiveness.
- Perform as single point contact amongst respective area and PD/PTSD Safety Engineer.
- Recommend solutions for further study along with report changes.
- Perform as key contact between GM personnel and Admin Area for all safety associated matters.
What is the scope and work of a pipeline engineer?
M.Tech Pipeline Engineering program enables the students to acquire knowledge about the principles behind designing of pipelines, optimization of Modest/Crude/Gas pipeline design, material selection and use of international standards like API, ANSI, ASTM and ASME. The topics covered in this program are relevant in engineering activities such as construction and maintenance of cross country pipelines, pipeline operations, pipeline integrity system, and investigation of pipeline defects, repairs and maintenance. The curriculum is designed in a well-structured manner to develop professionals who are future ready and prepared to enter the sector and contribute to its growth while building a successful career for them.
- Pipeline Engineer
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- Pipeline Network Design Engineer
- Pipeline Risk Assessment Engineer
- Pipeline Maintenance
- SCADA Engineer Monitoring & Control Engineer
The oil or gas extracted from wells is transported through pipelines. Due to ever rising demand in oil and gas through out the world different companies are trying to stretch as much as they can to meet the requirements. Hence, the need for technically viable engineers is increasing day by day..considering all these facts I fee this engineering branch definitely has good career prospects. And UPES is a brand name in Petroleum sector so pursuing this program from there may give a fabulous career ahead. Rest all depends on your own hard work, studies and dedication.