GCR Integrity LLC is a small, woman-owned business, founded by Rita Emerick in 2012. Ms. Emerick has been involved in oil and gas consulting services since 2004 and was a founding partner at Kendrick Consulting LLC. At GCR Integrity, we are aimed at offering high-quality, cost-effective, and out-of-the-box solutions to address the regulatory compliance and data management needs faced by the oil and gas industry, with primary focus on pipelines and terminals.
We view ourselves as partners – not only with our clients, but also with regulatory agencies, other industry experts, vendors, and service providers. Our mission is to provide hands-on support and create innovative solutions to everyday challenges associated with managing asset integrity and helping our clients to make informed choices to improve and implement their regulatory compliance programs. Our motto is in our name: “Expect Growth, Compliance, and Reliability. Achieve Integrity.”
Expect Growth with us. We expect to grow as a company, by expanding our services and level of expertise. We expect to grow our relationships with our clients, by providing quality work and becoming the go-to source for answers and solutions to compliance and integrity management needs. Together, we expect growth and continuous improvement in every aspect of our business and our clients’ programs.
Compliance is not an option in today’s world of heavily regulated oil and gas industry. It is a critical element for avoiding penalties due to violations, preventing accidents, preserving good public image, and most of all, showing commitment in protecting public and environment. A major aspect of compliance involves proper design and construction according to applicable Federal, State, or local standards, regular inspections of assets at prescribed intervals, timely maintenance and repair actions, and good documentation. GCR Integrity assists our clients with development of comprehensive and detailed company policies and procedures, impeccable documentation that assures traceable and verifiable records, and, of course, effective methods for managing and integrating the data.
Reliability is synonymous with safety and economic profits. As far back as the 19th Century, which saw the beginnings of the petroleum industry, the demand for petroleum and the number of pipelines and terminals have increased substantially, as the direct result of the industrial development and population growth in the U.S and across the globe. To ensure the reliability of pipeline systems, the industry developed dramatic improvements in the technology used to manufacture, install, monitor, and maintain petroleum pipelines and pipeline facilities. Reliability is a primarily concern for older assets and pipelines installed prior to modern safety regulations introduced in 1970s. We can help you chose appropriate strategies for implementing right integrity management and engineering practices to increase the reliability and the life span of your assets.
Achieve Integrity is an ultimate goal and overall objective for our company and our clients. It relies on consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. The integrity of our services helps our clients to achieve and maintain the integrity of their assets. High integrity reflects on the reputation of our clients as safe and reliable operators, and it also reflects on the reputation of our company as trusted and valuable resource.
We have experience working with large Fortune 500 companies, as well as small operators across the United States. Our projects range from small-scale consulting work on a specific one-time assignment to long-term commitments and on-going relationships with client companies. In most cases, our consultants are viewed as part of the team and considered an essential resource. We have worked with hazardous liquid and gas pipeline operators (including gathering, transmission, and distribution companies), refineries, and marketing terminals. GCR Integrity has been supporting pipeline operators with every aspect of pipeline safety and integrity management programs, including high consequence area (HCA) identifications, assessment plan developments, risk assessments, repair plans, identification and tracking of preventive and mitigative measures, program and procedure development, data management, records review, gap analysis, jurisdictional assessments, Federal and State audit preparation and support, etc.
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About the Founder
Company founder and current President, Rita Emerick, has over 10 years of experience consulting the oil and gas industry on integrity, reliability, risk management, and compliance issues. Ms. Emerick started her career in the industry in 2003 as Pipeline Integrity Consultant at SECOR International. In 2004, she became co-founder and principal at Kendrick Consulting LLC (2004-2012). Rita has intimate knowledge of pipeline safety regulations and industry standards and hands-on expertise in Pipeline Integrity Management Programs, Operations & Maintenance Procedures, Emergency Response Plans, Public Awareness Plans, Damage Prevention Programs, and implementation of GIS/PODS databases. Rita has worked closely with pipeline operators and their engineering, operations, and compliance teams, assisting with numerous comprehensive DOT/PHMSA and State audits and inspections, as well as facilitating many process implementation meetings, such as on-site jurisdictional reviews, risk assessments, and preventive/mitigative measures evaluations. Rita is proficient with various pipeline risk management methodologies and is experienced in reviewing ILI vendor reports, categorizing anomalies, performing post-assessment data analysis, and working with clients to find best solutions to store, maintain, and integrate their data using available industry software and tools that fit their operational needs.
Rita Emerick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kaunas Technology University (Lithuania) and M.B.A. Degree with a Concentration in Finance from Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA).