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Pipeline Integrity Specialist

Job Description
We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.
Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Equinor's portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and Brazil. DPI's intent is to build and grow a competitive international portfolio - always safe, high value and low carbon. DPI's operates across six continents and implements rigorous safety standards, technological innovations and environmental awareness. We have offices in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Williston, ND, Stamford, CT, Washington D.C., as well as in Mexico City. We are looking for talented people with a desire to find solutions and opportunities to contribute to our organization.
Job Description
This position will assist in establishment of a pipeline integrity management program as well as coordinating all aspects of pipeline integrity, including managing pigging operations, interfaces with our Life Cycle Information (LCI) data, and Equinor's SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) program.
This position requires a candidate to possess strong leadership skills and the ability to safely lead contract crews in the field.
This position will be based in Three Rivers, Texas and will report directly to the Eagle Ford Midstream Pipeline Superintendent.
Task and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement a Pipeline Integrity Program implementable across all pipeline assets in Equinor's operated Eagle Ford field including DOT/PHMSA HCA areas.
Scope and plan in-line inspections as part of integrity program, analyze results, and prepare statistical analysis of findings.
Scope, plan, and execute pipeline tests and inspections as part of integrity program, analyze test/inspection results, and develop repair or evaluation plans to facilitate timely repair or evaluation.
Analyze pipeline defects using currently available formulas and methodologies.
Advise field personnel on proper repair methods.
Perform data integration of relevant pipeline information for threat mitigation.
Complete project close-out reports once field work is complete.
Utilizes appropriate standards and resources to determine pipeline remediation.
Perform field inspections of contractor crews to ensure compliance with safety, project specifications, procedures, permitting requirements, local requirements.
Follow-up with third party mechanical integrity contractor(s) on work performed.
Ensure regulatory compliance, provide documentation and participate in external agency compliance audits (incl. DOT & PSM).
Maintain pigging database and optimize testing plan to address mechanical integrity issues and mitigate problems.
Manage Cathodic Protection (CP) contractor and crews to analyze all phases of corrosion control, implementing corrosion control programs but not limited to cathodic protection, coatings, internal corrosion and AC mitigation.
Need to possess SAP knowledge and handle interface with SAP PM.
Update relevant tag information in LCI systems.
Contribute knowledge and insight during incident investigations.
Support midstream engineering and construction projects.
Identify and develop initiatives to ensure high levels of regularity and minimal downtime.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Petroleum, Chemical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering.
Minimum of (10) ten years of experience in the development, implementation, and maintaining of pipeline systems, pigging operations, as well as asset integrity management programs.
Must have experience and competence within each of the following:
o 49 CFR 192 and 195
o API 570 Piping Inspection Code (Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems)
o ASME B31.3 Process Piping
o ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Systems
o Coating standards
o Welding standards
o NACE certifications
o SAP PM maintenance management, including criticality assessments and maintenance programs for inspections
Strong background in onshore operations (upstream and midstream), including production facilities, gathering and transmission pipelines, and oil and gas processing plants.
Experience required regarding a wide range of surface equipment associated with upstream and midstream processing including gas and condensate/oil gathering, gas treatment and compression, condensate stabilization and storage, and gas and condensate measurement and sales.
Strong MS Office skills: Excel spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook.
Personal Qualities
Ability to work in a team environment, as a leader and/or as a team member.
Possess strong leadership skills. Must possess skills in managing a team of individuals performing these associated tasks.
Demonstrate problem solving ability applicable to production operations, maintenance, and optimization.
Independent, self-motivated, & results oriented. Able to drive a project or task to completion.
Demonstrated organizational and coordination abilities across multiple functional disciplines.
Strong communications and people skills.
High ethical and HSE standards.
Ability to work under pressure, be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
Ability to live by our safety and security expectations.
We Offer
We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture
General Information
Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.
Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.
All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disables and Other Protected Groups. Equinor is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor ? priority referral requested.
Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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