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Dennis Zadery

Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Oil & Gas Integrity

Calgary, Alberta

Dennis operates with integrity. It’s his area of expertise—and one of his values. As director and operations manager of our integrity team, he’s responsible for helping clients maintain safe and reliable systems in sectors such as oil and gas.

With instructor credentials and more than 20 years of experience and NACE CP certification, Dennis has prepared and audited integrity management plans for both Canadian and American operators, ensuring compliance with federal and local regulations. He’s also completed corrosion studies in Japan, Taiwan, Hawaii, Cuba, and Southern US.

Dennis has served as project manager in corrosion control design for large scale pipeline systems, including the Keystone Pipeline project. He never shies away from a challenge, and he encourages others to think the same way. He’s a sought-after specialist in cathodic protection, integrity management program development, program audits, and engineering assessments.

At home, Dennis enjoys the challenge of sports and is frequently participating in outdoor activities—tennis, swimming, kayaking, or skating, as well as supporting his sons in football and hockey. 


At the International Pipeline Conference, I presented a comparative study of deploying both overline coating quality surveys and inline inspection surveys to better determine the root cause of pipeline degradation. 

As the co-chair of external corrosion and asset management for the Banff Pipeline Workshop, I facilitated workshop discussions on topics such as corrosion growth rates, AC interference, QA/QC of CP data, competency of workforces, and decommissioning/abandonment processes for pipelines.

At the Oil Sands Summit in 2014, I presented an overview of integrity management systems and how these systems are designed to improve reliability and safety performance of pipelines.

There's a reason it's call integrity

Dennis weighs in on why, at Stantec, we are invested in pipeline safety, integrity, and efficiency.

Transcript of the video follows
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<p><b>Ziad Saad,</b></p> <p><b>Vice President, Pipelines</b></p> <p>“There are bridges that are hundreds of years old and serve their function reliably, traffic crosses them safely every day. However if you had left those bridges unattended to over hundreds of years, likely they wouldn’t be here today. Pipelines are very similar to that. Pipelines, as long as there is an integrity management program that is sophisticated and well developed they can last for a very long time.”</p> <p><b>Dennis Zadery,</b></p> <p><b>Director, Oil &amp; Gas - Integrity</b></p> <p>“Integrity is a type of imagined system or concept that owners and operators and organizations incorporate into their organizational structure to manage assets and manage the lifecycle of assets. Including the safety of assets, the liability of assets the overall efficiency and lifetime performance of assets.”</p> <p>“One of the key elements when we build as we build new infrastructure and new big projects, we have learned over the years that you can build a lot of integrity upfront.”</p> <p>“It is very valuable in a company like Stantec that we have both the integrity engineers and also the design engineers that design new pipelines but we also have environmental services, geotechnical services and survey and geomatics services. Those can be very complimentary in the application of pipeline design in general and pipeline integrity as well.”</p> <p>“We can combine these complimentary expertise and apply that to solving different engineering problems to come up with more creative and better solutions.”</p> <p>“We’re invested because at the end of the day when we go home and we want to live our lives, everything that is going on around us by these big companies that run assets, we are near and dear to those locations. So we would be impacted and affected.”</p> <p>“We are the community.”</p> <p>“Our job doesn’t end with designing the pipeline and it going through the ground. Our job does extend through the 50, 60, 70 years lifespan of that pipeline project.”</p>

I’m an avid Calgary Herald reader, including business section daily. I like to understand multiple opinions on the role that oil, gas, and pipelines play in Canada and the world energy market.

Materials Performance interviewed me for an article on corrosion career planning. We talked about how to attract youth to this career path and what training and development is involved once a person gets into a corrosion career.

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