Pipeline Research Council, International
Program Manager, 2018- Present
Act as staff liaison to oversee the planning and arrangement of the Integrity & Inspection and Underground Storage technical committees, project areas and project teams. Develop strategies to support, enable and facilitate the execution of a complex suite of projects for the successful research programs. Provide technical expertise in an advisory capacity for integrity and underground storage. Identify synergies between research projects to enhance usability of results.
Prior to joining PRCI, Zoe spent 12 years at Northern Natural Gas, with the last eight of those as director of field operations for natural gas storage. Her focus has been on operations and maintenance, regulatory and safety compliance, and the continuous improvement of integrity and reliability of underground and liquefied natural gas storage and delivery facilities. Prior to her midstream experience, Zoe spent 13 years as a project manager in commercial and industrial construction with a heavy emphasis on research facilities.
Bachelor of science, College of Engineering |1993 | California State Polytechnic University, pomona, CA
- Major: Construction Engineering
Virtual Pipeline Summit 9 Dec
Keynote Speech: PRCI’s Pursuit of Solutions: The Difficult-to-Inspect Pipeline
Many pipeline systems are configured or operated in a manner that prohibits inspection using conventional flow-based smart pigging technology. PRCI and its member companies seek to advance the state of the art for integrity assessment of these “challenging” pipelines through research and knowledge transfer. Detecting potentially injurious features and enabling engineering assessments of structural integrity continue to be one of the research pillars of PRCI. Public safety, workforce safety and system integrity drive our objectives to deliver relevant and collaborative research, peer reviewed by experts in the industry. PRCI’s research projects in the last 20 years delved into new methodologies, innovative technology and novel problem solving in order to meet the challenge of managing difficult-to-inspect pipelines.
Join PRCI’s presentation for an overview of published research and available webinars to learn about the array of solutions ranging from inspection devices to integrity assessment guidelines to non-combustion data-collecting vehicles. Discover what new efforts are underway to expand options for integrity assessment of difficult-to-inspect pipelines and, finally, hear how you can participate with PRCI.