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Mitigating External Force Threats
Identify, Prioritize and Monitor Environmental
& Climate-Related Threats in Your Right-of-Way


Thursday, March 24, 2022
9:00am MDT

Presented by

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Traditional pipeline safety and integrity management programs focus on the pipeline itself, yet a pipeline’s stability also depends on Right-of-Way (RoW) health and the surrounding environment.


LiDAR, satellite and remote-sending providers can capture the high-fidelity data needed to evaluate the area surrounding your pipe, but they often deliver raw data rather than insights. That data then requires weeks of expert analysis and significant IT infrastructure to derive actionable mitigation steps.


To solve this problem, we’ve turned to advancements in machine learning and high-performance computing to develop analytics that eliminate the heavy burdens of manual analysis, overhead, and slow delivery. With climate-related risks ever-increasing, it's more important than ever to understand asset risks and mitigate them quickly.


  • Asset Knowledge Leaders

  • Engineering

  • GIS Leaders

  • Integrity Management

  • IT Directors

  • Natural Gas Utilities

  • Pipeline Operators

  • ROW Managers

  • VP/Directors of Operations

In this webinar, we’ll discuss several case studies highlighting analytics that identify, prioritize, and monitor external threats to your asset. We’ll talk through collecting high-resolution LIDAR on regular intervals to monitor your right-of-way over time. We’ll address specific case studies where real-world clients saved millions of dollars due to proactive, holistic geohazard mitigation. And, we’ll discuss the regulatory drivers behind our approach.


Thursday, March 24, 2022
All times in US Mountain time


9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome & Introduction

Emcee and Moderator: Gavin Schrock, Consulting Editor, GoGeomatics
Webinar Overview: Kat Kraft, 
Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc

An introduction and overview of the event proceedings and webinar objectives.


9:15am - 9:30am

Regulatory Drivers to Build a Case for Remotely-Sensed Analytics

Presenters: Jeff Wiese, Senior Safety Executive
Kat Kraft, 
Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc

Remotely-sensed data can help asset owners maintain regulatory compliance as well as inform integrity management/asset knowledge programs. 


9:30am - 9:45am

Save Millions in Lost Revenue

Presenter: Bryan Crowe, Chief Operating Officer, Cureton Midstream

Examine a case study of how one pipeline operator reduced shut-ins and saved millions with geohazard management.


9:45am - 10:00am

Understanding Root Cause of Geohazards

Presenter: Kat Kraft, Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc

Identify root causes of landslides and other asset threats by studying hydrology and vegetation. Learn how one company changed their approach to geohazard management and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.


10:00am - 10:15am

Identifying Areas of Highest Risk

Presenter: Jake Opdahl, Director of Sales, Teren Inc

Asset owners have millions of miles of infrastructure to manage. There is a better way to pinpoint external force threats and prioritize mitigation efforts.  


10:15am - 10:30am

Closing and Q&A

Emcee and Moderator: Gavin Schrock, Consulting Editor, GoGeomatics

Live audience Q&A with all presenters and closing remarks.





Consulting Editor, GoGeomatics

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Gavin Schrock, PLS, is a surveyor, technology writer, consulting editor for GoGeomatics, and operates a cooperative statewide GNSS network (RTN). He has worked in surveying, mapping, data management, GNSS, and GIS for more than three decades in the civil, utility, defense, and mapping disciplines. He has published in these fields and has taught these subjects at local, state, national, and international conferences.

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Jeffrey D. Wiese

Senior Safety Executive

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Jeff Wiese is an independent consultant and Board member focused on the field of safety in the oil and gas industry.  Jeff is a member of a Board for a major U.S. utility, and a consultant for a major safety and standards trade organization. From 2016 through 2021 Mr. Wiese served as TRC Companies’ SVP and National Practice Lead for Pipeline Integrity Services.  Mr. Wiese’s teams were located across the country but are centered in Kansas City, Mo, and Houston, Tx.  His teams daily provided critical field, data management, GIS, and integrity program support to energy pipelines across America. Until June 2016 when he left government service, Jeff led the U.S. Department of Transportations’ Office of Pipeline Safety for 10 years as its Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.  OPS is located within the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).  In this capacity, Jeff led PHMSA’s overall efforts to improve the Nation’s energy pipeline network performance through regulatory and inspection/enforcement programs in OPS, as well as through its engineering, research, public engagement, and emergency response programs.  Previously, Mr. Wiese served as PHMSA’s Director of Program Development for pipeline safety, and before PHMSA he served as Chief of Offshore Operations Staff for the U.S. Minerals Management Service – now the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

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Jake Opdahl

Director of Sales, Teren Inc

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Jake Ophdal represents Teren as Director of Sales where he leads customer acquisition and growth strategy. With over 20 years of experience in geospatial technology and business development, Jake provides a unique combination of technical savviness and commercial strength. Jake leans on his experience across energy sectors, business operations, and geospatial software applications to solve customer problems with innovative, spatial solutions. He holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and GIS from Colorado State University.

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Kat Kraft

Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc

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Katherine Kraft serves as the Director of ESG and Product Strategy at Teren, where she leads product and market research to discover and shape new geospatial solutions for a changing world. Her work in ESG improves internal operations and also informs product development, ensuring that the solutions Teren brings to market generate positive business, environmental, and social impacts for companies and their stakeholders. Katherine’s instincts are guided by nearly two decades of experience in natural resources science, policy, and geospatial technology applications. She holds an M.S. in Natural Resources Policy and Economics from Colorado State University, where she also obtained a B.S. in Natural Resources.

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Bryan Crowe

Chief Operating Officer, Cureton Midstream


As the Chief Operating Officer, Bryan Crowe is responsible for the engineering, construction and operations of Cureton’s pipelines and facilities. Bryan was previously the General Manager for MarkWest’s Marcellus and Utica assets, which gathered over 4 Bcf/d in gas and transported over 400 Mbbl/d of NGL, Ethane, Propane, Butane, Natural Gasoline, and Crude through a 3,000-mile pipeline system consisting of liquid pump stations, and over 300,000 HP of Compression across the KY, MI, OH, PA, and WV areas. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Mr. Crowe served as the lead technical and regulatory subject matter expert for a myriad of pipeline integrity and safety issues, including Recommended Practices and current/future regulations. He has more than 17 years of experience in midstream engineering and operations, including control room management, PSM, and PHMSA regulatory compliance. Bryan has also held various roles at SolSpec, Enterprise Products, and served in the United States Navy. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Liberty University.

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