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Jeremiah Wooten: About the Author
VP and General Counsel, Inspectioneering, LLC.


Jeremiah Wooten

Jeremiah Wooten joined the Inspectioneering team in October of 2012. In addition to serving as General Counsel, Jeremiah’s primary roles with the company involve corporate relations, business development, and managing Inspectioneering’s editorial department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma.

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Published Articles

OSHA Releases New PSM Guidance for Oil Refineries
Blog
September 13, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new guide to help petroleum refiners comply with its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (1910.119). The guide presents lessons learned from the petroleum refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program.

Oil Analysis – An Important Step in Effective Asset Management
Online Article
April 25, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Cary Forgeron and Samuel Fisher about the importance of oil analysis to effectively managing the reliability of rotating equipment used in the the O&G and other processing industries. We hope you find the exchange as interesting and informative as we did.

Announcing Inspectioneering
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January 16, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

In 2017 we are adding several new members to Inspectioneering’s Editorial Board. This team of industry subject matter experts will guide the direction of the Journal and other Inspectioneering resources for years to come.

Ring in the New Year by Committing to a Culture of Safety
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January 3, 2017 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

At the end of every year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, comprised from approximately 32,000 workplace inspections by federal OSHA staff.

5 Common Misconceptions of Risk-Based Inspection
Online Article
July 8, 2016 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Here are five common misconceptions about RBI that should not prevent you from gaining a more advanced understanding of the true state of your site's equipment. After all, the more we know, the better we can manage equipment integrity and make run/inspect/modify/repair/replace decisions.

Online Article
May 23, 2016 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to chat with Jim Weynand, Chief Revenue Officer for Check-6, a global leader in accelerating human performance. Our discussion focused on the effect human factors have on plant operations and how positively and routinely influencing human performance can improve asset integrity management. We hope you find the exchange interesting and informative.

Achieving Compliance Under the New EPA Clean Air Regulations
Online Article
May 6, 2016 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to chat with Kent Cheese, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, certification and inspection. Mr. Cheese has more than 20 years of experience working across several industries, including petrochemical and refining. Our discussion focused on the recent fenceline monitoring rule set by EPA to reduce plant emissions and the steps owner-operators can take to achieve compliance.

What Does Reliability Mean in 2016?
March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had an opportunity to sit down with Walt Sanford, President and COO of Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, and discuss what Reliability means to his clients and others in our industry. We hope you find the exchange interesting and informative.

Online Article
March 30, 2016 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to chat with Barney Smith, Turnaround Manager at Aggreko, a global leader in power, heating, cooling, and oil-free compressor rental solutions. Our discussion focused on catalyst cooling during hydrocarbon processing and how owner-operators can potentially improve their process.

Blog
January 4, 2016 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

We at Inspectioneering would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our subscribers, followers, clients, and industry partners for a great 2015, and wish every member of the Inspectioneering community a happy and healthy 2016!

Maintaining Heat Exchanger Performance to Sustain Production
Online Article
November 9, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Brian Fahnestock about heat exchanger issues in the refining and petrochemical sectors and how temporary solutions can help mitigate the damage should a problem arise.

The Evolution of Reliability:  A Q&A with  Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton
September/October 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down with Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and discuss the evolution of reliability in the oil and gas industry.

Achieving QA/QC Excellence
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August 31, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to speak with Tom Redlinger about QA/QC practices in the O&G business and what companies can do to create programs that are both effective and sustainable. We hope you find the exchange as interesting as we did.

Blog
February 16, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

There are a number of important stories affecting the Oil & Gas industry right now, but one that hits particularly close to home is the standoff between the United Steelworkers (USW) union and several major oil refiners in the United States. As of February 12, this standoff and simultaneous strike are now in their 12th day, resulting in the largest work stoppage by refinery workers in the United States since 1980.

Online Article
January 15, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Ray Konet, the Fixed Equipment Reliability Director at Valero Energy, and who also happens to be the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the 2015 API Inspection Summit.

Blog
January 5, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

There are numerous benefits to adding fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments to energy sector reliability projects. The acceptance of API 579/ASME FFS-1 is increasing across the energy sector and other industries, as these benefits have been demonstrated in a wide range of projects.

Oil and Gas Failure Analysis - A Primer
Blog
December 29, 2014 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Service failures and safety incidents of machines, structures, and pressure equipment have been experienced in the oil and gas industry for many years without warning, with varying degrees of consequential damages to health, safety, environmental, business, and reputation.

ABSA’s Unique Approach to Pressure Vessel Safety Administration
July/August 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

The Province of Alberta has a long history of pressure equipment safety dating back to 1897 when the first boiler laws were introduced to regulate the new technology of steam boilers. Boiler inspectors were hired, and soon thereafter the Alberta Boilers Branch was established as the government organization that administered those laws.

Heater Tube Inspection and Remaining Life Evaluation
May/June 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

The following interview with Rich Roberts provides answers to some of the questions our readers have about small, specially designed pigs carrying NDE technologies that can inspect nearly every area of a tube from the coils interior surface.

March/April 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering is pleased to announce that our friend, colleague, author and industry leader, Clay White, has recently taken over as chair of API’s Subcommittee on Inspection (SCI).

Blog
January 20, 2014 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Last week we mentioned three important tips to consider when addressing high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA). This week, we'd like to provide the reader with a few helpful resources that deal with the topic of HTHA.

Blog
January 13, 2014 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

One of Inspectioneering's editorial themes this month is High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA). It is a highly contentious issue that the industry is still struggling to fully understand.

Executive Q&A with Ryan Sitton, President and CEO, PinnacleAIS
September/October 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Earlier this year, our friends at Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services hosted a webinar entitled Mechanical Integrity Assessment: Why Bother? The broadcast included discussions on the history and value of asset integrity programs, as well as the evolution of the processes and methods necessary to ensure these programs achieve the objective of decreasing risk to improve safety. We have selected a small sample of these exchanges to present to you because we feel they provide important information regarding the need for mechanical integrity assessments in our industry.

July/August 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

I joined Inspectorate in 1988 as Vice President of Gulf Coast Operations in the Oil and Petrochemical Division. I held that role until 1995 when I was appointed Vice President of U.S. operations.

Online Article
June 24, 2013 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Leak related problems in bolted assemblies are an ongoing issue for virtually all facilities in the chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. From leak detection to leak prevention, operators need knowledgeable and experienced technicians to address these issues before they become a serious problem. Recently, our friend and media partner, Inspectioneering Journal (IJ), sat down with Dave Godfrey of INTEGRA Technologies to see how INTEGRA is addressing these challenges.


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