Meet the Experts
Senior Environmental Advisor, Energy East
Craig worked as a fish habitat and impact assessment biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for seven years before joining TransCanada in 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Lethbridge. He’s part of a team of eight people responsible for coordinating the environmental and socio-economic assessment, identifying mitigation measures, and working with stakeholders and regulators to minimize the impact of the Energy East project on the environment.
Manager of Conversion Integrity, Energy East
Neil joined TransCanada in 2012 after working for General Electric for nine years where one of his responsibilities included running inline inspection tools. In his current role, he is responsible for managing the pipeline integrity programs of the portion of the Canadian mainline gas network that will be converted to oil transportation for the Energy East Pipeline Project. Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Senior Emergency Management Specialist, Energy East
Niki is a Senior Emergency Management Specialist with 17 years of experience in environmental and emergency management fields. She started working for TransCanada five years ago and joined the Energy East project in 2013. She has a Science degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
- What happens if our Oil Control Centre specialists suspect a leak?
- Who is responsible in case of a pipeline incident?
- What is an Emergency Response Plan?
- How do we work with local First Responders?
- How does TransCanada prepare for an emergency?
- Is diluted bitumen different from conventional crude oil?
- What are shutoff valves?
- How do you monitor pipelines?
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Manager of Energy East Conversion
Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Regina and a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta. She joined TransCanada in 2004 and is currently Manager of Energy East Conversion where she leads a team of about 20 people. In her role, she is responsible for the successful development and implementation of the conversion of approximately 3,000 km of pipeline from natural gas to oil service.
- Are pipelines safe from seismic vibrations and earthquakes?
- Are there design differences between a gas pipeline and an oil pipeline?
- Is the pressure higher in an oil pipeline than it is in a gas pipeline?
- Why are you replacing certain river crossings in the converted part of the pipeline?
- How is a gas pipeline converted to oil transportation?
- Why convert an existing pipeline instead of building a new one?
- Can an older pipeline operate safely?
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