PIPERSVILLE, PA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - EarthRes, a full-service engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Bucks County, PA, has announced the appointment of Howard Murphy Jr. as director of its Oil and Gas sector. He will manage the EarthRes office in Morgantown, WV.
Murphy is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of natural gas industry experience. His principal expertise lies in natural gas and natural gas liquids facilities engineering and operations. His other experience includes gas operations engineering, gas facility and pipeline design, and construction and commissioning of gas pipelines, gas processing, and liquefied natural gas plants.
"Howard's direct experience in the natural gas and oil sector make him an outstanding choice to lead our growing team in the Appalachian Basin region and beyond," notes Joel Hutwelker, COO and Sr. Project Manager at EarthRes. He will be responsible for managing oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids projects for existing and new EarthRes clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
The EarthRes Morgantown, WV office has been expanding to meet continued demand for engineering and environmental services in oil and gas. The addition of Murphy as the director of this sector will help support growth in these areas and enable EarthRes to fulfill larger and more complex projects. EarthRes natural gas and oil services focus on supporting both current and new entrants to the Marcellus and Utica upstream and midstream pipeline operations. Murphy and the rest of the oil and gas team bring engineering, design, and pipeline operations experience to facilities that operate within the Department of Transportation, Parts 192, 193, and 195. EarthRes engineers and designs facilities for transmission, gathering, production, processing, and storage pipelines and plants. EarthRes also supports operator permitting and compliance with federal and state minimum safety standards for transmission and distribution pipelines with its in-house environmental and regulatory teams that work seamlessly with the oil and gas team.
EarthRes' oil and gas services include planning and development, environmental permitting and compliance, field services such as geotechnical investigation and gas monitoring, and engineering and design for civil and mechanical projects such as well pads, impoundments, compressor stations, gas pipelines, and more. To learn more about EarthRes or its engineering services, visit www.earthres.com.