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Day 1, 10 March 2015

07:30-09:00
09:00-09:10
09:10-09:40
plenary

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


09:40-10:20
plenary
regulation

 

  • What and why now?
  • A roadmap to compliance with IVP
  • Additional value derived from understanding pipeline properties
  • An early adoptors compliance story
  • What level of expenditure should we expect to ensure compliance?

Susan Olenchuk
Partner
Van Ness Feldman


10:20-11:30

Highly targeted and pre-arranged 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 sponsor. This is the ideal networking platform to maximize your time out of the office and ensure your business objectives are met.


11:30-12:00
case study
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • What are the limitations of the current techniques for Upstream and Downstream System?
  • Assessing threats and evaluating the right tools to make the most out of inspection
  • Guidelines for establishing optimal cleanliness for your pipeline 

Why you should attend this session:-

Bryan Melan is the subject matter expert and provides expert consultation to Marathon Oil Co’s worldwide operations for applications of cutting-edge inspection and repair solutions to maintain asset integrity of pipelines, fixed production equipment and tanks. He served as Chairman of the original API 1163 standard development committee and currently is a member of several NACE technical, education, and administrative committees.

 

Bryan Melan
Pipeline Integrity Chief
Marathon Oil


case study
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 has provided counsel to a number of industry and regulatory groups around the issues of public involvement, safety and pipeline siting. She served on the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice 1162, ‘Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators’ task force as a contributing author. She also played a key role in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) National Environmental Policy Act’s pre-filing process for the siting of new natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, and was recognized by FERC as a distinguished industry leader for integrating stakeholder outreach concepts into new interstate pipeline and LNG business plans.

Susan Waller
VP
Spectra Energy


12:00-12:30
technology spotlight
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • Characterizing material properties, including yield strength, with Electro-Magnetic-Transducer (EMAT) In-line technology
  • Solutions for reducing the cost of IVP compliance
  • Classification pipeline segment properties with known confidence and determine ‘weakest link’ situations
  • Reducing the overall number of samples required to verify the material properties
  • Identifying critical flaws that would fail a hydrotest

Why you should attend this session:-

Empowered by technology, Markus is responsible for the development and roll out of in-line inspection solutions which included the development of the novel EMAT technology that initially was rolled out to and utilized in the US. His focus is set on the continuous improvement of existing and the development of new service solutions.

Referred to as the ‘Technology Pool’ of the ROSEN Group, the technology and research centre looks towards the future and goes far beyond market requirements. 

Markus Ginten
International Service Manager
ROSEN Technology and Research Center


technology spotlight
planning and construction

  • How present tools and services can be integrated to generate safe, efficient and reliable pipeline operations
  • Predictive analytics to assist pipeline integrity preventative maintenance 
  • Pipeline product movement using a fully integrated and optimized scheduling system
  • Maximizing impact by strategically addressing both energy and sustainability

Why you should attend this session:-

With over 22 years of energy (oil & gas) pipeline industry experience, Lars Larson’s has written numerous articles for Pipelines International, Oil & Gas Monitor and World PipeLines, focusing on ensuring the pipeline industry continues to provide efficient, effective and safe transportation.

Lars Larsson
Product Manager
Schneider Electric


12:30-13:00
technology spotlight
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • Review of applications
  • Features, advantages and benefits
  • Understanding limitations and options (inline inspection)
  • Cost comparison

Why you should attend this session:-

Rick Fairman is an experienced supplier of pigging valves, pigs and other pipeline pigging equipment for the oil and gas industry. He and his team at Argus Manufacturing Co. provide the very latest in production equipment and technology. Their designs incorporate over 50 years of experience and field testing to ensure that every one of their products meets industry expectations for reliability and durability.

Rick Fairman
Manager
Argus Machine Co.


technology spotlight
planning and construction

  • Rethinking pipeline design as shale plays change the game
  • Adapting to existing infrastructure and building it new
  • Can our pipelines manage new compression levels?
  • Strategies for the management of new compression levels and inflow


13:00-14:00
14:00-14:40
plenary
cost reduction

  • Upgrading and maintaining existing infrastructure in more cost effective ways
  • Proven strategies for cost reduction and management of new pipeline construction
  • Applying cutting edge technologies to do things more quickly and efficiently
  • Eliminate, standardise, simplify and automate
  • Deriving greater value from investments by optimizing equipment


14:40-15:10
case study
asset management and pipeline integrity

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

Why you should attend this session:-

Douglas is responsible for evaluating and eyeing new leak detection technologies and enhancing TransCanada’s Oil and Gas leak detection programs. Driving scientific breakthrough takes unwavering perseverance. It’s also something for which TransCanada has been recognized in 2014 after landing a spot on Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders list by Research Infosource Inc., Canada’s Source of R&D Intelligence.

In late 2013 TransCanada signed a unique Joint Industry Partnership that included funding commitments from industry rivals TransCanada and Enbridge. The partnership maximizes those combined research dollars to evaluate cutting-edge technologies to enhance external leak detection at the C-FER research facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This comprehensive research uses a state-of-the-art pipeline simulator known as the External Leak Detection Experimental Research (ELDER) test apparatus to evaluate the effectiveness of various external leak detection technologies in a setting that closely represents the conditions where liquids pipelines are installed. 

Douglas Robertson
Leak Detection Technology Initiatives Lead
TransCanada


case study
planning and construction

  • Modeling a solution that values consistency, scalability, and efficiency & respects existing processes that work
  • Taking advantage of integrated, GIS-based solutions: managing new pipeline construction project data and streamlining the “As-Built” process
  • Using GIS technologies to enhance information availability and 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


15:10-15:40
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 forecasting models in accordance with risks and criticality
  • Assessing the impact of unwanted events to create more accurate forecasting models 

Why you should attend this session:-

It is one of the few oil companies in the world that develops all the productive chain of the industry, from exploration to distribution and commercialization of end products, including petrochemicals. It operates 449 production fields; 9,439 production wells; 232 off-shore platforms; 6 refineries; 8 petrochemical complexes; 8,295km of gas pipelines; 4,992km of oil pipelines; and 18 LPG distribution terminals.

Jorge Alfredo Vela Cao Romero
Pipeline Chief
PEMEX


15:40-16:10
16:10-16:40
plenary
next generation inspection tools

Hear from the three inspection solution providers that are successfully pushing scanning technology to the next level. Following three 10 minute solution catwalks, we will ask you to vote for your most powerful solution.

Winner to be announced in the evening drinks reception.


16:30-17:00
plenary

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

Why you should attend this session:-

Kinder Morgan is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America and operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Scott and his team at Kinder Morgan are committed to ensuring their pipelines run efficiently, reliably, and safely. They employ some of the industry’s most rigorous safety standards.

Scott Muston
Director of Operations & Engineering
Kinder Morgan


17:10-17:20
17:20-18:50
19:00-20:00

Day 2, 11 March 2015

08:00-09:00
plenary

Exploring alternatives to pipeline welding for cost savings and integrity gains


09:00-09:10
09:10-09:40
09:40-10:10
plenary

 

  • Design and technology challenges
  • Project schedule: project execution and C&SU
  • Risk mitigation: provision for leak detection, spills and flushing
  • Benefits of a hot bitumen pipeline
  • Hot bitumen pipeline scope: length, size, insulation, design capacity and operating temperatures
  • Commissioning and start up

Why you should attend this session:-

Firebag was one of the first to use the "steam-assisted gravity drainage" (SAGD) method of oil sands recovery. In addition to being one of the first, Firebag remains one of the most productive SAGD facilities in the industry. Suncor is the only producer that integrates in situ and mined production into its upgrading facilities and downstream opportunities. This integration gives them operational flexibility and helps them lower costs across their business, which is something they expect to see more of in the future.

Bob has over 30 years of liquid and gas pipeline experience and is heavily involved in the development and implementation of new pipeline infrastructure into Suncor’s operations in Northern Alberta, Canada.

Bob Enjeneski
Manager Regional Pipelines Integration
Suncor Energy


Joe Pok
Director of Logistic Infrastructure
Suncor Energy


10:10-10:40
technology spotlight
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • Monitoring and prediction of risk on old and new pipes
  • Upgrading according to regulatory requirements
  • Managing the costs of renewal 


technology spotlight
planning and construction

  • 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
Major Projects – Oil & Gas
ATCO Structures & Logistics


10:40-11:40

Highly targeted and pre-arranged 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 sponsor. This is the ideal networking platform to maximize your time out of the office and ensure your business objectives are met.


11:40-12:10
case study
asset management and pipeline integrity

  • Using risk analysis software to improve asset performance and minimize risk
  • Software solutions to monitor the progress of potential incidents and prevent its occurrence 
  • Defining an effective maintenance plan: key risk assessment components and main steps


case study
planning and construction

 

  • How do we ensure efficient and compliant methods in pipeline routing, especially over roadways, waterways and environmentally sensitive areas?
  • How do we best mitigate pipeline construction effects on the environment and local communities?
  • How do you develop storm water pollution prevention plans for pipeline construction permits?

Why you should attend this session:-

Magellan owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country. They tap into nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity and store more than 90 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil.

 

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


12:05-12:35
technology spotlight

 

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing liquid pipeline leak detection systems
  • Reviewing results of customer demonstration of the liquid leak detection capabilities of realSens
  • Correlating the realSens capabilities with optimal inspection frequency

 Why you should attend this session:-

Adrian Banica has been involved with the design of a number of satellite instruments as well as a variety of oil and gas measurement technologies and has built a strong understanding of gas plume dynamics and the various in-situ or remote sensing techniques used to detect, quantify and map emission sources. The realSens™ technology development was initiated as a result of the success of the MOPITT satellite instrument. This instrument project was managed and funded by the Canadian Space Agency and designed, built and operated by the University of Toronto in cooperation with the Canadian industry. MOPITT is part of the payload on-board the NASA’s Terra satellite (launched on December 19, 1999), the flagship of the Earth Observation System.

Adrian Banica
CEO
SYNODON Inc.
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12:40-13:50
13:50-14:40
roundtable technology showcase

Roundtable One – Pipe Rehabilitation

Roundtable Two – Using Smart Pig Technology For Cleaning, Leaks and Separation

Roundtable Three – Constant Monitoring With The Integration Of Smart Technology

Roundtable Four – Non-Piggable Solutions


14:40-15:10
plenary

2014 registered an increase of nearly 11% in pipeline incidents; and the first few weeks of 2015 have already seen two high profile pipeline incidents in Montana and West Virginia.

We bring a leading industry expert to review:

  • the technical causes of major pipeline integrity failures, and;
  • operational and technological strategies for prevention in each case


15:10-15:40
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

Why you should attend this session:-

Paul Elliott serves as a principal Federal lobbyist with responsibilities that includes regular engagement across the Obama Administration and with members of Congress and Congressional committees. He provides regular consultation to company’s executive leadership on external communications tactics and strategies aimed at managing the organization’s reputation and informing and educating stakeholders and other target audiences. 

Paul Elliott
Director, Government Relations
TransCanada Corporation


15:40-16:10
16:10-16:40
plenary

  • Addressing changes in the sourcing of hydrocarbon liquids - both Crude and NGLs - are impacting the requirements for pipeline infrastructure
  • Exploring how new downstream infrastructure and facilities affect new pipeline requirements
  • Understanding how the markets major capital needs are shaping prospects for cooperation between regulatory bodies and pipeline owners

Eric Smith
Associate Director
Tulane Energy Institute


16:40-17:25
plenary

  • How we can tackle the most pressing issues?
  • Is the pipeline industry skilled enough to handle future risks?
  • Rethinking the use of existing solutions to tackle the future challenges
  • Using technology to push performance to the next level

Al Rivero
VP Integrated Solutions
Schneider Electric


Brian Weeks
Regional Manager
Gas Technology Institute


Bryan Melan
Pipeline Integrity Chief
Marathon Oil


Douglas Robertson
Leak Detection Technology Initiatives Lead
TransCanada


Eric Smith
Associate Director
Tulane Energy Institute


Markus Ginten
International Service Manager
ROSEN Technology and Research Center


17:25-17:30