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National Challenges for Energy Pipelines Seminar

Where: Alumni Center; 

When: Aug 30 at 5:15-6:15pm

Seminar title: “National Challenges for Energy Pipelines”

Speaker: Robert Smith


The presentation and discussion will cover the importance of energy pipelines to our country and illustrate that a number of integrity challenges must be addressed in keeping these systems safe.  The presentation will also touch upon how research and development is bringing solutions to the market and about workforce planning opportunities in pipelining.  


Robert Smith


Robert graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with a BS in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.  He coordinated and managed the offshore pipeline and human factors research program at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (formerly U.S. Minerals Management Service) from 1997 to 2003. Since 2003 and currently, he is the Senior R&D Program Manager and leads several strategic initiatives for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  


Published: August 21, 2018

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