Russel Treat

Russel Treat is an industry leader, software entrepreneur, podcaster, and trusted subject matter expert specializing in oil and gas pipeline operations, custody transfer measurement, leak detection, and automation. Russel’s extensive knowledge of pipeline and control room operations gained over 30 years of projects led to the creation of a complete software suite known as POEMS ™ (Pipeline Operations Excellence Management System) delivered through EnerSys Corporation. As CEO of EnerSys, Russel is committed to delivering the highest value to pipeline operators by addressing their greatest needs and concerns, especially operational efficiency, safety and government regulation.

Our Year-End Letter to Pipeline Operators: Find Solutions for Control Room Management

Over the past two years, there have been many disruptions to the oil and gas industry. Yet, one constant has been the need for pipeline operators to keep product flowing. Specific to our area of expertise supporting the control room, we salute the control room managers and controllers that have put in considerable time and …

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End Telephone Tag in the Pipeline Control Room with Integrated Software Tools

One of the most challenging tasks for a pipeline control room manager is supporting the connection between controllers and field operations personnel. Because of the historically siloed nature of pipeline operations, there is ample room for disconnects and misunderstandings if communication is overlooked, especially when it comes to alarm response. If your control room has …

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Introducing Our Updated Website: Control Room Solutions Supporting Natural Compliance

Just in time for the AGA Fall 2021 Operations Conference, we are eager to unveil an updated version of the EnerSysCorp.com website. We refreshed the look and feel of the website, introduced new graphics, added new videos throughout sections of the site, and re-organized information to convey the value of our comprehensive pipeline control room …

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NTSB Calls on Operators to Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2021-2022 Most Wanted List that includes recommended transportation safety improvements across a variety of transportation methods. Specific to the transport of oil and gas by pipeline, the NTSB is focusing on improvements to pipeline leak detection and mitigation. The NTSB is recommending that PHMSA (Pipeline and …

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ALMgr: Announcing New Features to Support Pipeline Alarm Management

Throughout 2021, our team has been hard at work on a new software update to the ALMgr module in our POEMS™ Control Room Management software suite (CRM Suite). We focused on enhancing the module to support the latest pipeline Alarm Management needs of operators. ALMgr is specifically designed for operators to conform to the requirements …

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Why Operators Need to Form a Strong Pipeline Cybersecurity Defense

In the latest fallout from the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity incident this spring, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued additional cybersecurity requirements for critical pipeline operators. Citing an “ongoing cybersecurity threat against pipeline systems,” DHS is now urging operators to implement “urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions.” With the Colonial incident ranking as …

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AGA Fall 2021 Preview: EnerSys Attending & Presenting at Conference

The team at EnerSys Corporation is looking forward to attending the 2021 AGA Fall Operations Conference in Florida. It has been far too long since we met with pipeline operators and regulatory managers in-person given the pandemic disruption. We are looking forward to seeing many of you October 4-8 in Kissimmee, Fla. Our Participation in …

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Why Should Your Operation Strive For Natural Compliance?

Pipeline operators are required to be in compliance with a variety of detailed regulations. At EnerSys, we often talk about the concept of Natural Compliance as a means of ensuring that your operation is organically operating in accordance with these state and federal pipeline regulations. Specific to the pipeline control room, this would be operating …

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Why Good Cybersecurity Hygiene is Critical for Pipeline Operators

A revelation coming out of the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity incident is how easily systems and data can be held hostage by bad actors through seemingly simple means. The Colonial event illustrates the importance of everyone involved in pipeline operations playing their part by practicing good cybersecurity hygiene. Cybersecurity Hygiene Lessons Learned From Colonial Colonial Pipeline …

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Pipeline Cybersecurity: DHS Issues New Requirements for Pipeline Operators

In May, Colonial Pipeline was targeted by a ransomware attack that led to a shutdown of their pipeline assets covering most of the Eastern U.S. According to Pipeline & Gas Journal, this was the most disruptive pipeline cyberattack on record, as it prevented millions of barrels of product from flowing through pipelines from the Gulf …

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