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Article Series: Transportation Engineering for E&P

August 13, 2018

In 2017, I drafted and presented a technical paper for the AADE National Technical Conference regarding Transportation Engineering. At first glance, it appears to be an odd topic for a drilling engineering conference; however, when you recognize that the oil and gas industry owns and operates over 300,000 lane miles of lease road, it becomes clear that some degree of transportation engineering is necessary in the oil and gas industry. In the paper, available at the link below, I broke transportation engineering down into the key components that I felt were important to undersatnd from a drilling engineer’s perspective: Planning, Geometric Design, Pavement Structures and Materials, Construction and Quality Control, Maintenance, and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis. Over the next several months, I plan to expand on several of these topics through a series of articles published here ( Each article will demonstrate how applying transportation engineering principles can improve safety, help reduce your environmental footprint, lower your overall cost, and make your operations more efficient. Be sure to follow Scott Energy Technologies on LinkedIn to make sure that you are up to date on the latest news and information.

This article was written by Jeffrey Tyson, P.E. © Copyright 2018 Scott Energy Technologies LLC

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