Meeting/Event Information

    The Woodlands: Challenges of Natural Gas Pipeline and Facility Projects

    July 18, 2017
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    The Sam Houston State University Woodlands Center
    3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor
    The Woodlands, TX 77384
     Directions

    PMI Woodlands Meeting Venue:


    Ron Van Til, PMP
    Boardwalk Pipelines
    A PMP since 2009, Ron van Til has been a Project Manager with  pipeline line operators, engineering companies and packagers, and has been involved with natural gas related industries for nearly 30 years.  Ron currently manages natural gas interconnect and compression capital projects for Boardwalk Pipeline out of their Houston office. Ron was also instrumental in developing Boardwalk’s Project Management Manual which focuses on the pactical aspects of managing projects.  
    Topic Description:

    With the plentiful supply and ease of extraction of natural gas from shale plays, there has been an ongoing explosion of natural gas pipeline expansion projects throughout the country; every major pipeline operator has one or more major project currently in the works.

    Natural Gas pipeline and facility projects face some unique project management challenges. These projects are heavily regulated, fast paced, and technically challenging with no option of failure. There’s a lot to keep up with.

    By breaking down these projects down into several components and learning how to use various management tools effectively, this process can be a lot less daunting.

    Objectives/Focus:

    o   Understanding the phases of a natural gas facility  and pipeline expansion project

    o   Identifying and managing deliverable

    o   Challenging facing project managers

    o   Using the right tools effectively

    Prerequisite:

    Helps if you understand the language and terminology used in the natural gas pipeline business.

    Level of Knowledge:

    Beginner to Intermediate 

    This Session Qualifies for: 
    Technical


    You can reach the SHSU Woodlands Center at phone number: 936-202-5000.


    Directions to SHSU The Woodlands Center:
    3380 College Park Drive
    The Woodlands, TX 77384
    936-202-5000 (phone)
    936-202-5090 (fax)

    • I-45 to exit 79 (242) and head West.
    • Take a right on West Campus Dr. (4th traffic light)
    • Take a right at first entrance, there will be a sign that says Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center.
    • Please park in the parking garage.

     


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