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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  operating models to meet the future demand

 

Christopher E. Smith
Managing Editor, Technology
Oil & Gas Journal


09:40-10:10
keynote

  • Background / history of concept
  • Benefits of a hot bitumen pipeline
  • Hot bitumen pipeline scope (length, size, insulation, design capacity, operating temperatures)
  • Project Schedule – project execution and C&SU
  • Design/Technology challenges
  • Risk Mitigation (provision for leak detection, spills, flushing)
  • Commissioning and Start up

Bob Enjeneski
Manager Regional Pipelines Integration
Suncor Energy


Joe Pok
Director of Logistic Infrastructure
Suncor Energy


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.


plenary workshop

  • 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

  •  Pipe Integrity Operations’ Subject Matter Experts at the table during design and construction
  • Baseline inspections and data integration to prevent, assess, and mitigate potential trouble spots when entering operations
  • Monitoring and assessing the condition of the pipeline throughout its life, e.g. CP effectiveness, in-line inspections, cleaning pigs, corrosion monitoring techniques, and the use of predictive models


stream 2
planning and construction

  • Developing storm water pollution prevention plans for construction permits for pipeline projects
  • Exploring efficient and compliant methods in pipeline routing over roadways, waterways and environmentally sensitive areas
  • Mitigating pipeline construction effects on the environment and local communities by following regulations and developing spill response procedures

 

Monica Olason
Senior Environmental Specialist
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.


11:35-12:05
technology showcase

 

  • Review of applications
  • Features advantages and benefits
  • Understanding limitations and options (Inline inspection)
  • Cost comparison
  • Where and how do I acquire them

Rick Fairman
Manager, Sales and Marketing
Argus Machine Co.


leadership spotlight

  • How has workforce accommodation evolved and why?
  • What does your workforce care about at while in camp?
  • How can a camp services provider help you with project economics and local communities?

Reid Maciorowski
Territorial Sales Manager, Major Projects – Oil & Gas
ATCO Structures & Logistics


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

  • 7Avoiding the leaks and preventing damage by detecting the threats in time7
  • Benefits of  external  based leak detection  over conventional internal  systems
  • Choosing the right processes and monitoring strategies to suit your company objectives

Douglas Robertson
Leak Detection Technology Initiatives and Business Development Support Team Lead
TransCanada


stream 2
planning and construction

  • Avoiding the leaks and preventing damage by detecting the threats in time
  • Assessing common areas of interference and selecting the effective preventive measures
  • Pipeline surveillance – choosing the right processes and monitoring strategies

 

Scott Muston
Director of Operations & Engineering
Kinder Morgan


12:35-13:35
13:35-14:05
leadership spotlight

 

The author will discuss the industry trend of migrating to End to End Automation solutions for gathering and pipeline operations that leverages more decision analytics closer to the source and a is tightly integrated with TCP-IP to end device. The transition is allowing lower TOC by reducing windshield time, allowing operators great visibility to the site, and remote maintenance.

 

Al Rivero
VP Sales, Integrated Solutions
Schneider Electric


technology showcase

  • Background on cracking in pipelines
  • Introduction to Electro-Magnetic-Acoustic-Transducer (EMAT) ILI technology
  • EMAT key advantages as precondition for managing cracks in pipelines
  • Integrity Management methods for cracks in pipelines using EMAT as an integral part

Markus Ginten
International Service Manager
ROSEN Technology and Research Center


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.


plenary workshop

  • 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


15:30-16:00
technology spotlight

 

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing liquid pipeline leak detection systems
  • Review results of customer demonstration of the liquid leak detection capabilities of realSens
  • Correlate the realSens capabilities with optimal inspection frequency

 

 

Adrian Banica
CEO
SYNODON Inc.
yes

16:00-16:30
16:30-17:10

  • Where are we now and programs for 2015 and beyond
  • What needs to be done to reduce likelihood of incidents?
  • 'Call 811' Message’ the success story of Kentucky Derby and what can we learn

Bob Kipp
President
Common Ground Alliance


17:10-17:20
18:30-19:10

Day 2, 11 March 2015

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

 Mexico has passed a historical Constitutional reform opening to competition all of the segments of the oil, gas and electric power industry. International trade will be liberalized, and the midstream and downstream pipeline sectors will be regulated as open access systems (natural gas and liquids). There will be vertical integration rules restricting participation of trading companies, oil and gas producers, and end users in pipeline systems. In compliance with the Constitutional reform, a new pipeline system manager (CENAGAS), has been created, and will be in charge of managing and expanding Mexico’s integrated natural gas pipeline system. The new rules of the market are being developed by Mexico’s regulatory agency, Comisión Reguladora de Energía.

Rogelio López Velarde
Partner
LVHS

LVHS

09:40-10:10

  • 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 

Paul Elliott
Director, Government Relations
TransCanada Corporation


10:10-10:40
applying cross-industry lessons - talent acquisition

The sector in Canada has been at the forefront of workforce planning efforts over the past decade. Learn what the industry has already accomplished and what it is planning for in the future. Specific topic discussion will include forecasting the future and workforce needs, understanding national demographics and the implications these have on sourcing future pools of talents and creating and maintaining  a workforce planning function within the organization 


Sean Junor
Manager of Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition
Cameco


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.


plenary workshop

  • Background on the need for traceable, verifiable and complete records for vintage pipeline
  • General overview on pipeline characteristics and identification of essential key parameters affecting pipeline integrity
  • The role of conventional ILI technologies – capabilities and gaps
  • Application of a new ILI sensor technology allowing the direct measurement of the pipeline material properties


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

  • Identifying and addressing stakeholder concerns about pipeline route-planning and overall impacts
  • Establishing ongoing dialogue with local, regional and federal stakeholders to ensure swift project delivery

Susan Waller
VP Stakeholder Outreach & Sustainability
Spectra Energy


12:05-12:35
leadership spotlight

• 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


technology showcase

  • 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

 

Patrick Robbins
Environmental, Health, Safety, and Regulatory Manager
Noble Energy


13:05-14:05
14:05-14:35
technology showcase

  • 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


technology showcase

  • 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.


technology showcase

  • Background on the need for traceable, verifiable and complete records for vintage pipeline
  • General overview on pipeline characteristics and identification of essential key parameters affecting pipeline integrity
  • The role of conventional ILI technologies – capabilities and gaps
  • Application of a new ILI sensor technology allowing the direct measurement of the pipeline material properties


15:30-16:00
plenary

  • Best practices in managing the integrity of ageing offshore pipelines
  • Choosing the right method to define the probability of undesirable events
  • Integrating and improving the forecasting models in accordance with risks and criticality
  • Assessing the impact of unwanted event to create more accurate forecasting models 

 

Speaker name to be confirmed soon

Jorge Alfredo Vela Cao Romero
Pipeline Engineering
PEMEX


16:00-16:30

  • How changes in the sourcing of hydrocarbon liquids, both Crude and NGLs, are impacting the requirements for pipeline infrastructure
  • How new downstream infrastructure is impacting the need for new pipelines to support new downstream facilities
  • Addressing threats and opportunities for pipeline operators created by new regulations that impact gas suppliers and pipeline clients
  • The prospects for regulatory/pipeline owner cooperation in the light of major capital needs of the market

Eric Smith
Associate Director
Tulane Energy Institute


16:30-17:00

  • 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


17:00-17:15