SCADA and Controls Basics

Introduction to SCADA and Controls in Oil and Gas | Est. Length: 1hr

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Welcome to this course on Supervisory Control Data Acquisition or SCADA. This course will provide an overview of SCADA.


  • What's SCADA
  • Field Devices
  • Data and Flow Control
  • Backed and Primary SCADA Schematic
  • SCADA Design Decision
  • SCADA Operating Decisions
  • Satellite Communications
  • Design to Implementation
  • SCADA Applications
  • Alarms, Standards and Recommended Practices


This course is geared towards Pipeline technical employees who are new to oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline control room operators just starting their training, Pipeline engineering company and contractor design personnel who need to understand the basics of control schemes and hydraulic tools, Pipeline support personnel such as those in accounting, finance, HR, legal, supply chain, and risk management functions, Scada and IT vendors who use control room information or supply systems, Outside attorneys, Legislatures and regulators, Students, Members of the public who want to learn more about energy pipelines

Estimated Length:

0:30 video content

0:30 quiz

Your Instructor

Tom Miesner
Tom Miesner

With over 35 years of experience in oil and gas, Tom enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience through his video courses, in-classroom training, books, advisory in several industry organizations and speaking engagements.

Tom served for seven years as President of Conoco Pipe Line Company and three years as Chairman of Explorer Pipe Line Company. Tom has also served as Chairman of both the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of Explorer Pipe Line Company, and on the Board of Directors of Conoco Pipe Line Company, Continental Pipe Line Company, Conoco Offshore Pipe Line Company, Yellowstone Pipe Line Company, Pioneer Pipe Line Company, and Sentinel Transportation Company.

Tom's books include Oil and Gas Pipelines in NonTechnical Language by PennWell Published in 2006, and the soon to be published Natural Gas Local Distribution Pipelines in NonTechnical Language which will be released in late 2016.

Tom has taught over 100 classes about midstream topics, both publicly and for private clients, from his repertoire of 20 different courses. He has also twice presented to National Academy of Science Study groups investigating oil pipeline matters.

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