Approach


OUR HANDS-ON APPROACH

Vanderpool Pipeline Engineers Inc. (VPE) is an oil and gas pipeline consulting firm providing project management, engineering, design, integrity management, SCADA programming, construction inspection and general consultation. Our company also provides operations consulting, regulatory compliance, due diligence and expert witness support to the oil and gas pipeline industry. VPE was established in 2003, and has served over 40 clients on roughly 200 different projects.

David Vanderpool, President, offers professional engineering credentials and over 25 years of experience focused exclusively on oil and gas pipeline engineering and operations. Other VPE staff and associates offer similar pipeline operations and engineering expertise.

VPE offers services in all areas of pipeline design, construction management, inspection, commissioning and operations optimization. We employ individuals with vast experience as pipeline owners and operators. This key difference sets us apart and enables us to provide superior solutions to meet client operating needs. VPE has broad experience in the design, build and start-up of pipelines and pumping stations. We concentrate our efforts on creating solutions for pipeline operators.

VPE takes a hands-on approach to assignments. VPE employees and associates bring significant experience as owners/operators of pipeline companies, thus giving VPE the owner’s perspective to more effectively serve clients. The operator’s view and personal ownership of projects are what differentiates VPE from ordinary engineering companies. We take great pride and enjoyment from being in the field. Remote communications have proven ineffective to truly understand construction activities and issues which must be managed in real-time to achieve project goals.

Our staff consists of ten to fifteen technical specialists. Employees and associates are hand-picked for their experience, expertise, integrity and self management capabilities.

 

HISTORY

We have a history ripe with experience in operations and design within the oil and gas industry. Many members of our organization are former operators with the Conoco pipeline company. Since our founding in 2003, we have successfully deployed over 200 projects. Looking back at our first decade of engineered and constructed projects, we can see that our quality-driven culture has yielded success for both VPE and our clients.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

As a pipeline consulting firm, we never stagnate with industry strategies and technology. We are constantly searching for ways to improve our operation’s efficiency and cost effectiveness. We are a small company with significant capabilities. Our size lends us the benefit of more adaptation in the industry, more flexibility, creative ability to cater to each client’s specific needs and efficient overhead within our operations. We pride ourselves on a quick response time to communications and issues, and our specialty knowledge and self motivation make working with VPE a pleasant and effective experience.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

At VPE we design every project with integrity for environmental protection and lifespan of the design. Environmental impact and awareness are pivotal in our design decisions as we are outdoorsmen ourselves, with a personal commitment to preservation both on the job and at play. Every single undertaking will satisfy the ASME Code for Pressure Piping: B31, and the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49: Part 192 or Part 195. We have had two significant projects under the USEPA, in addition to successfully completing projects in difficult terrain throughout the midwest United States. Our work with durable and reliable pipelines and affiliated systems help reduce the overall impact the oil and gas industry has on the environment by providing a transportation system that is both more efficient and safer.


 

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