DCP Midstream, LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leader in the midstream segment of the energy industry as the No. 1 NGL producer, No. 1 natural gas gatherer and processor, and No. 3 NGL pipeline operator in the U.S., based on miles of pipeline operated. DCP Midstream is a 50-50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy. DCP Midstream is the link in the energy chain ensuring society has clean energy to warm homes, manufacture goods, and produce consumer products. As the largest producer of natural gas liquids in the U.S., DCP Midstream is proud of the role its 3,200 employees perform in gathering and processing natural gas in 18 states. DCP Midstream is the largest oil and gas company and the largest private company in Denver, and is the Top Company Winner for Energy/Natural Resources in Colorado as recognized by ColoradoBiz. For more information, visit the DCP Midstream website at www.dcpmidstream.com.
DCP Midstream, LLC is also the general partner and manages the operations of DCP Midstream Partners, LP, a midstream master limited partnership (MLP) which trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DPM). (www.dcppartners.com)
DCP REGIONAL ENGINEERING
Project Engineers in the DCP Regional Engineering Groups have the following roles;
1.Lead Project Development discussions, design, cost estimating and project justification, and coordinate management of the project construction with Construction Specialists and contractors. Assist the Project Manager to progress projects through the project management process phases.
2.During the design phase, makes sure all Safety, Regulatory, Industry and DCP Codes, Standards and Requirements are incorporated and documented as well as serve as an information resource to other groups.
3.Provide Management and Sponsors with timely project status, updates and resolves issues to insure the project progresses in a safe, environmentally sound, cost effective and timely manner.
Project Engineers have to be technically proficient and operationally savvy, in:
Natural Gas/NGL Pipeline Hydraulics and Optimization
Compression Applications, Sizing and Horsepower (Engines and Motors)
Natural Gas Treating
Natural Gas Dehydration
Natural Gas Processing and Fractionation
Pressure Vessels and Tanks
As a technical resource, will assist the various Asset Engineers in areas they are unfamiliar with or when the personnel are overloaded. Project Engineers are also familiar with elements of PSM, DOT section 192/195, Air/Water permits, and are conversant with construction tasks and safe work techniques.
Project Engineer will become technically familiar with the operations of the gas processing plants, their related gathering systems, gas transmission pipelines, and NGL transmission systems; their pressure, flow and operational differences, key limitations and capacities in the Asset or Region where they serve.
Projects can vary from Asset support to major design/cost estimating efforts:
Safety and Environmental Studies
Minor equipment installation/Major plant modifications
New Facility construction
Pipeline construction and remediation
New Booster Station or adding compressor units
Hot Tap procedures
For assigned projects:
Insure all phases comply with DCP\Industry\Regulatory
Safe Policies and Procedures
Engineering Standards/Required Practices
Project Management Process
Develop Scope and Design solutions with regard to:
Act as liaison to Commercial and Marketing groups on system limitations, bottlenecks for new gas prospects with regard to individual assets:
Assist the Asset with PSM, MOC, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews and Training issues on new construction.
Assist the Asset with Turnaround Planning, Scheduling, Contractor Resources
Resolve productivity, scope issues with construction Contractors
Communicate cost and schedule information through use of MS Project Server and MS Project.
Keep Asset, and Management advised of progress, and issues during construction activities
Commission new equipment and assist in the startup with Operations
Complete documentation for Job Books and MOCs
You can expect the Project Team to:
Involve the Project Engineer early in the project scope/design phase to adequately develop the project
Provide adequate project scope to allow design to proceed with minimal rework, revisions or lost time
Project Team expects you to:
Provide Engineering Deliverables and calculations to develop a technically feasible solution
Develop alternatives not apparent to Customer
Provide Cost Estimates and Schedules in compliance with Project Management Process
Determine appropriate team members at various stages of project design/execution
Work with Commercial to evaluate options and understand the details/limitation of
Plan for and participate in each assigned project Hazards Analysis/PHA
Communicate with Project Sponsors and Project Engineering Managers the following information on current work and approved projects:
Potential upcoming Issues
Issues needing resolution and assistance needed to resolve
Expected completion date
Resource assistance needed
Support the plant and pipeline assets by traveling within the Region about 50-75% of the work week.
Training Plan – Internal/External
HYSYS Process Simulation
Winflow Pipeline Modeling
B31.3, B31.8, API1104 piping classes
ASME Sec VIII
DCP Safety Policies and Procedures
DOT Pipeline Safety Rules
J. M. Campbell – gas processing
TAMUK / TICC