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Pipeline Integrity Key Personnel

Tulsa Inspection Resources’ pipeline integrity core staff has a combined experience of over 50 years in the pipeline inspection industry from a wide range of perspectives. In addition to the core personnel listed below TIR has a field work force of 50 pipeline professionals.


Richard Grogan, VP Pipeline Integrity Services  rgrogan@tulsainspection.com

22 years of field and management experience in the oil and gas industry, including 7 years with Mid-America Pipeline Company and Williams Energy Services. Richard has extensive experience in all phases of pipeline integrity, route surveying, construction inspection, and right of way services. Richard has also worked on fiber optic long hauls and electric transmission lines. In addition, he is exceptional at business development and maintaining strong business relations.


Chris Hartnell, Manager Pipeline Integrity  chartnell@tulsainspection.com

Certified project management professional with 22 years of professional experience in the areas of pipeline inline inspections, pipeline integrity, pigging, database development, GIS/GPS data collection and integration, manipulation of inline inspection data, and field verification of inspection data. Experiences range from integrity management program consulting, electronic design and software development of integrity tools, to project management of multi-million dollar inspection / remediation programs for pipeline operators in North America and abroad.


Curtis Obie, Supervisor Pipeline Integrity  cobie@tulsainspection.com

12 years experience in the management of domestic and international pipeline integrity projects. Curtis has experience in all aspects of field pipeline projects including initial inspection feasibility studies, loading, launching, and trapping various types of pigs, detailed pig tracking, lost pig recovery, AGM and GPS survey and documentation, anomaly locating and evaluation, as well as detailed project cost tracking. Curtis has an outstanding work ethic and is highly effective in the management of field crews.