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Day 1, 10 March 2015

07:30-08:40
08:50-09:00
09:00-09:40
opening keynote

  • The role of regulation in facilitating greater global demand
  • Next big opportunity: North Dakota, Mexico or beyond?
  • Is there enough pipeline infrastructures to support the exports from the major Shale, LNG and Oil Sands production?
  • The future capacity requirements for pipelines
  • Tackling the weaknesses in current business and operating models to meet the future demand


09:40-10:10
keynote

  • Analysis of new rules being proposed by PHSMA and related standards
  • Examining engineering, integrity and administrative controls for managing pipeline security
  • Promoting a more rigorous and systematic management of pipeline integrity to mitigate the risk
  • Optimizing the life of your pipeline with the inbuilt incident investigation and data collection


10:10-11:05

 

 

Highly targeted and pre- arrange strategic one –to –one business meetings with carefully selected solution partners.
Each of the meetings is based on the detailed profile information supplied by each attendee and sponsors providing the ideal networking platform to maximise your time out of the office and ensure your business objectives are met.


masterclass

  • The key features of pipeline design for safe and reliable operations
  • Developing risk ranking and risk management strategies
  • Gaining inside into corrosion fundamentals
  • The best techniques for pipeline monitoring, inspection and fitness for service (FFS) analyses
  • Routing / progressive pigging and chemical treatments to ensure pipeline integrity
  • Challenging pipelines – non-piggable pipelines, tools, external inspection
  • Pipelines maintenance and contingency planning. Developing emergency response and pipeline repair planning

 


11:05-11:35
stream 1
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • What are the different coating technologies and what to look for when specifying coatings under insulation
  • Overcoming the challenges when selecting the correct coating to protect the vessel or pipe before insulation
  • The importance of appropriate pigging


stream 2
planning and construction

  • Investigating recent development in pipeline route planning solutions to reach viable markets safely and swiftly
  • Exploring efficient ways in crossing traffic routes, waterways and environmentally sensitive areas
  • Mitigating pipeline effects on environment and local communities


11:35-12:05
workshop

 

  • Reviewing applications of new technologies
  • Exploring the pros and cons of different features
  • Making cost comparisons to help you select the right tool for you


Sponsored by: Argus

12:05-12:35
stream 1
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • What are the inherent risks involved with extending asset life-cycles
  • Benefits of extending asset life as compared to replacement
  • The best strategies for maximizing production while maintaining safe operations

 


stream 2
planning and construction

  • Reviewing and mitigating project risk involved in construction of pipes
  • Reducing the likelihood and consequences of pipeline potential incidents through material selection and certification
  • Ensuring high quality to meet the regulatory requirements


12:35-13:35
13:35-14:05
workshop

  • Taking advantage of non-destructive testing (NDT) and in corrosion identification
  • Exploring improvements in industrial magnetic resonance imaging for assessing weaknesses in piping
  • Reviewing new technologies of NDT that can boost asset integrity management processes


workshop

  • Avoiding the leaks and preventing damage by detecting the threats in time
  • Assessing common areas of interference and selecting the effective preventive measures
  • Choosing the right- monitoring strategies and technologies
  • Achieving the pipeline's integrity by real-time online monitoring methods 


14:05-15:00

 

 

Highly targeted and pre- arrange strategic one –to –one business meetings with carefully selected solution partners. 
Each of the meetings is based on the detailed profile information supplied by each attendee and sponsors providing the ideal networking platform to maximise your time out of the office and ensure your business objectives are met.


masterclass

  • The key features of pipeline design for safe and reliable operations
  • Developing risk ranking and risk management strategies
  • Gaining inside into corrosion fundamentals
  • The best techniques for pipeline monitoring, inspection and fitness for service (FFS) analyses
  • Routing / progressive pigging and chemical treatments to ensure pipeline integrity
  • Challenging pipelines – non-piggable pipelines, tools, external inspection
  • Pipelines maintenance and contingency planning. Developing emergency response and pipeline repair planning

 


15:00-15:30
stream 1
asset management and pipeline integrity

 

  • Emerging tools and methods for asset management and risk mitigation
  • Gas Quality in a new supply paradigm
  • Methane emissions – facts vs myth

Brian Weeks
Regional Manager
Gas Technology Institute


stream 2
planning and construction

 

  • Modeling a solution that values consistency, scalability, and efficiency and respects existing processes that work
  • Taking advantage of integrated, GIS-based solutions to manage new pipeline construction project data and to streamline the “As-Built” process
  • Using GIS technologies to improve the availability of information and to introduce a “single version of the truth” culture
  • Leveraging improved processes and GIS computing power to influence cost-modeling, pipeline route selection, risk assessment, and outage scheduling

Matthew G. Thomas
Manager, GIS & Data Management
Oxy Midstream Strategic Development – Engineering Operations


15:30-16:30
pipeline operators industry mini-series

 

03:20-3:35 Keeping up with demand: Can the pipeline operators leverage new energy resources in constantly changing regulatory environment?  
03:35-03:50 Where government and the energy sector can work together to maximize pipline safety  
03:50- 04:05 Will the new standards, technologies and investments strengthen U.S pipeline infrastructure?     
04:05-04:20 Exploring the best practices in accelerating the process of obtaining state and federal pipeline permits for efficient and timely project delivery
04:20-04:35 Q&A


16:30-17:00
case study

  • Investigating pipeline incidents. Where did it go wrong?
  • What recommendation did we draw from those incidents to ensure effective pipeline inspection and corrosion management programs?
  • The need for emergency response to ensure effective incident reaction
  • Best incident prevention programs


17:00-17:30
plenary

  • Best practices in managing the integrity of ageing offshore pipelines
  • Developing strategies and budgeted plans for offshore installations while maintaining health and safety requirements
  • How can pipelines operators and terminal developers collaborate to maximize the safety of offshore pipelines projects and minimize environmental impact?

 


17:30-17:45
18:15-19:00

Day 2, 11 March 2015

08:00-08:45
09:00-09:20
09:20-09:40
keynote

  • Mitigating main causes of leaks and best solutions on an ad-hoc basis
  • How to proactively deal with leak threats?
  • Remediation of anomalies that could cause a pipeline failure


09:40-10:10

  • Revealing the role of pipeline operators and PHMSA in determining the safe future
  • Does the industry recognize the threat to pipelines and what can be proactively done to implement proactive risk approach?
  • Can effective security management produce a significant return on investment?
  • Assessing the impact of not having a secure and resilient enterprise, can the industry afford another accident


10:10-10:40

  • How the synchronization, sharing, portrayal, awareness, fusion, and correlation of geospatially referenced war fighting data all support operations in US Army
  • Meeting the terrain geospatial information requirements of the Army War fighter
  • Addressing current and future challenges in the defence and intelligent space by applying a Geospatial Solutions


10:40-11:35

Highly targeted and pre- arrange strategic one –to –one business meetings with carefully selected solution partners. 
Each of the meetings is based on the detailed profile information supplied by each attendee and sponsors providing the ideal networking platform to maximise your time out of the office and ensure your business objectives are met.


masterclass

  • The key features of pipeline design for safe and reliable operations
  • Developing risk ranking and risk management strategies
  • Gaining inside into corrosion fundamentals
  • The best techniques for pipeline monitoring, inspection and fitness for service (FFS) analyses
  • Routing/progressive pigging and chemical treatments to ensure pipeline integrity
  • Challenging pipelines – non-piggable pipelines, tools, external inspection
  • Pipelines maintenance and contingency planning. Developing emergency response and pipeline repair planning

 


11:35-12:05
stream 1
asset management and pipeline integrity

Discovering the newest development in non- destructive testing (NDT) method that meets inspection requirements
Overcoming obstructions such as mitered bends, valves, vertical sections and low pressure to demonstrate the pipeline integrity
Tackling the incomplete data set by planning and managing the overall inspection project


stream 2
planning and construction

  • Tackling current and future skills shortage for pipeline developers to meet the future demand
  • What qualities should you look for and how should you develop and nurture your talent?
  • Projecting the volumes of skilled workforce required to deliver future pipeline projects
  • Can future skills shortage be addressed by sourcing foreign labour and training programs?


12:05-12:35
workshop

• Ensuring pipeline integrity with magnetic flux technology in-line inspection- The benefits, limitation and what needs to be considered
• Establishing right resources directed to unexpected and uncommon events
• Reliable measurement and alignment of actual corrosion conditions with ILI predictions results


workshop

  • Improving asset performance and minimizing risk with analysis software
  • Monitoring the progress of potential incidents to mitigate and reduce consequences of the hazardous events
  • The key components of a risk assessment to establish effective maintenance project
  • Defining main steps in dealing with a maintenance program


12:35-13:05

  • Identifying the main challenges and risks when working with an EPC and contractors 
  • Choosing and supervising sub- contractors and suppliers to ensure quality and cost management
  • Setting up realistic timelines and costs during the negotiation phase to minimise dispute between the different parties involved in the project


13:05-14:05
14:05-14:35
workshop

  •  The pros and cons of using hot tapping in subsea environment
  •  Reviewing the best techniques of hot tapping and stopping without the need for shutdown


workshop

  • Detecting and mapping location of fugitive gas emissions
  • Making sense of multiplex data from multiple devices, including GPS, sensors and infrared to ensure save environment
  • Ensuring the successful FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) -compliant gas pipeline patrol


14:35-15:30

Highly targeted and pre- arrange strategic one –to –one business meetings with carefully selected solution partners. 
Each of the meetings is based on the detailed profile information supplied by each attendee and sponsors providing the ideal networking platform to maximise your time out of the office and ensure your business objectives are met.


masterclass

  • The key features of pipeline design for safe and reliable operations
  • Developing risk ranking and risk management strategies
  • Gaining inside into corrosion fundamentals
  • The best techniques for pipeline monitoring, inspection and fitness for service (FFS) analyses
  • Routing/progressive pigging and chemical treatments to ensure pipeline integrity
  • Challenging pipelines – non-piggable pipelines, tools, external inspection
  • Pipelines maintenance and contingency planning. Developing emergency response and pipeline repair planning

 


15:30-16:00

  • Tackling poor quality data to avoid the operational integrity consequences
  • Establishing corporate culture around data quality, documentation and data control for efficient pipeline integrity management program
  • Improving data transaprency and collection


16:00-16:30
plenary

  • Getting everyone’s buy–in to go further
  • Determining the risk appetite in your organisation 
  • Implementing structure processes with well-defined quantitative and risk cognizant key objectives
  • Developing true risk exposure that supports the investment in security 


16:30-16:45