by Holly Plummer, Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer, GE Oil & Gas.
Holly joined PII Pipeline Solutions ( a GE Oil & Gas and Al Shaheen joint venture) in 1997 after finishing a degree in Mathematic. Her first role was as a Data Analyst analysing pipeline inspection data. In 1998 she joined the Pipeline Integrity Services Department where she now works as a Senior Integrity Engineer conducting technical assessments of oil & gas’ pipelines focusing on safety and quality. During her time with the company, Holly has studied on a part time basis and gained an MSc in Pipeline Engineering from Newcastle University.
Holly lives with her partner and 2 young sons, Joseph and Alex. Outside work Holly enjoys spending time with family & friends, and keeping fit. Her latest interest is karate where she is working towards a blue belt.
Pipelines are a really efficient way of moving oil and gas from place to place and a lot of scientific knowledge goes into building them. They need to be built to last, resist corrosion so they don’t rust and withstand high pressures so they don’t crack or burst. PII Pipeline Solutions provides an essential inspection service for pipelines to make sure they are still safe and efficient, which also requires a lot of scientific know-how.