Dwight Schneider has more than 40 years of rotating equipment maintenance, operations, project implementation, equipment analysis work and reliability in the midstream and upstream business. He has worked in operations and management roles in gathering and processing facilities ranging between 20-750 MMCF per day.
While the Manager of Reliability for Tesoro Logistics, Mr. Schneider developed root cause analysis processes, and implemented training, health assessment and proactive maintenance programs, while working with teams to better plan high and slow speed turbine overhauls.
Mr. Schneider previously served as the Group Leader responsible for maintenance and technology for Encana’s rotating equipment, where he implemented new gas measurement and maintenance management software, while recruiting technical staff and testing environmental equipment. He directed a team that supported the Encana CNG, LNG, drilling, completions and midstream optimization, failure analysis, and new technology R&D initiatives. This team expanded relationships with manufacturers leading to unique dynamics with Caterpillar and Waukesha.
At Western Gas Resources, Mr. Schneider led the culture change of the field group focusing on customer relations, optimization skills and innovation skills. The team improved on-stream time from 96% to 98%. His team developed unique digital communications efforts on field equipment to increase production and reduce costs. The team optimized cellular communications to collect gas measurement data two to three times faster than competitors in the Green River Basin, providing strategic advantages.
Mr. Schneider earned an A.S. in Auto Mechanics from Central Nebraska Tech and achieved a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional from the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals.
He championed the PACE program, bringing competing compression companies together to recruit high school students into natural gas compression maintenance. Mr. Schneider has served on the advisory board for natural gas compression courses at Western WY and OSUIT. He worked as a volunteer for the initial Sweetwater Resource Rendezvous as a committee member and fund raiser.