08:00 Coffee and Registration
08:50 Chair's Opening Remarks
How To Comply With The Gas Transmission Rule
Senior industry figures and leading regulatory experts address what the new Gas Transmission Rule will mean in practice and how pipeline operators can best operate and invest in their assets to stay compliant.
COMPLIANCE PANEL: BREAKING DOWN THE MEGA RULE
09:00 Gaining Clarity On Every Aspect Of The Gas Transmission Rule To Comprehend The Cost
This opening keynote features three ten-minute presentations from regulatory experts and risk management professionals on:
1. ILI Inspection: Understand the impact of the new standards for ILI Inspection will mean for inspection operations
2. MCAs / HCAs: Understand what the extra demand on resources will be and discover strategies for meeting them
3. MAOP: Understand what MOAP verification and confirmation means for the resourcing of pressure testing
Ronda Louderman, Senior Manager, Pipeline Transportation Compliance, Third Coast Midstream
09:30 Extended Question and Answer Session
SENIOR OPERATOR PANEL: HOW TO PREPARE
09:45 Discover Cost-Effective Strategies for Complying With The Gas Transmission Rule
This panel features three ten-minute presentations from senior industry figures on:
1. ILI Inspection: What are the new approaches being taken to inspect both piggable and unpiggable pipelines?
2. Field Communications: What are the strategies being implemented to ensure quality data?
3. Data Analytics: How are industry leaders maximising the value of the data they receive?
Chris Humes, SVP Operations, Crestwood Midstream Partners
Josh Thomas, COO, Candor Midstream LLC
Amy Wright, Director of Pipeline Safety & Asset Integrity, Williams
10:15 Extended Question and Answer Session
10:30 Morning Refreshments
Optimize Data Aquisition Through The Integration of Proven Technologies And Strategies
Now that the industry is confronted with more stringent regulatory requirements, how do we ensure communication and data acquisition is optimized to meet those higher standards...?
STRATEGIES: REDUCING HUMAN ERROR IN NON-DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATIONS
11:00 Proven Strategies For Collaborating To Improve Field Communications And Reduce Human Error To Achieve Quality Data
What are the real world strategies for improving results and communications between pipeline inspection vendors & pipeline operators?
- Strategies to better your field communications and achieve quality data
- Better interpret and integrate the data coming in
- Have greater confidence in the integrity of your assets and improve your ability to mitigate risks
- Examine how operators and vendors are collaborating to ensure that field communications are both efficient and effective
11:25 Question and Answer Session
FIELD INSPECTION: TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO DELIVER ACCURATE DATA
11:35 Applying New Technologies To Improve The Consistency & Efficiency Of Data Acquisition
- What are the technological solutions to poor field read back?
- How can the reliability of unmanned field devices be improved upon?
- How can technology support your response capabilities?
12:00 Question and Answer Session
How To Define And Decipher What Your Data Is Telling You And Implement Its Findings To Meet Higher Regulatory Strongholds
Digital transformation has meant that we can collect more data than ever. But the sheer amount of data available brings with it a host of challenges. How can we ensure we are seizing the opportunity inherent in the data?
MAKING BETTER USE OF ALL AVAILABLE DATA
12:10 Prioritizing Risk: Strategies For Harnessing And Analyzing Large Amounts Of Data To Meet The Latest Regulatory Requirements
- How to efficiently manage and analyze large amounts of data in order to make better decisions
- How to target spend so to build stronger databases and better integrate your data
- How to manage data coming in from numerous sources and prioritize what is actually important
- How to improve your data literacy so that you can comprehend what the data is actually telling you
Kelly Thompson, Staff Risk Engineer, Williams
12:35 Question and Answer Session
The Future of In-Line Inspection: Cost-Effective Technologies And Strategies For Long Term Compliance
In-Line Inspection takes up a large part of any integrity budget, and with more stringent regulatory requirements these costs may be set to rise. How to stay compliant in the long-term whilst ensuring cost-effectiveness?
OVERCOMING COST PROHIBITIVE INLINE INSPECTION
13:45 Understand The Specific Regulatory Impact On Line Inspection Requirements For Integrity Management And The Cost-Effective Approaches To Meeting Them
- Clarity on the additional pipelines being regulated and how leading pipeline operators are adequately implementing them into their existing programs
- Ensure the tools you're using are collating all the necessary data for an integrity audit
- How to cost-effectively incorporate smaller segments of pipe into your integrity management programme
14:10 Question and Answer Session
Amy Wright, Director of Pipeline Safety & Asset Integrity, Williams
ILI INSPECTION FOR UNPIGGABLE PIPELINES: SMART BALL TECHNOLOGY
14:20 Investigate The Cutting Edge Technology Which Can Assist Both Short-Term Repairs And Long Term Integrity Management Decisions On Unpiggable Pipelines
- How to inspect unpiggable pipelines and pinpoint smaller leaks
- How does it operate in smaller diameters of pipe?
- How can it compliment your existing inspection technology?
- What are the cost implications?
- How can these technologies be incorporated into your existing programmes?
14:45 Question and Answer Session
THE PRCI: DRIVING INNOVATION
14:55 The Pioneering New Research Into Future In-Line Inspection Technologies And Techniques (Including New Pigging Technologies)
- Gain insight into the new technologies and innovations coming out of the PRCI's collaborative approach
- What are the strategies and approaches endorsed by the PRCI and how can you implement them into your integrity management programmes?
- How can the work of the PRCI assist you in navigating the new regulatory environment?
- How does the PRCI see the future of technological innovation shaping up and what are the challenges to be overcome?
Gary Hines, VP Operations, PRCI
15:20 Question and Answer Session
Pipeline Integrity & Corrosion Mitigation: Utilize Technology To Anticipate And Prevent Pipeline Corrosion
Corrosion remains a common and costly problem for pipeline operators, but with the latest technologies and innovations it is also a problem which is avoidable. This section looks at just how that can be achieved.
16:00 Utilize Your Data To Build An External Corrosion Program That Keeps You Ahead Of The Corrosion Threat
- Utilize best gathering practices and big data in order to mitigate against corrosion and cracks
- Build maintenance programmes that allow you to proactively plan ahead for the long term
- Learn from industry leaders how to incorporate these practices into existing programmes
Lawrence Rearick, Director of Pipeline Integrity, Third Coast Midstream
16:25 Question and Answer Session
AC MITIGATION FOR CATHODICALLY PROTECTED PIPELINES
16:35 Evaluating The Business Case For Investing In New Cathodic Protection Techniques To Tackle Corrosion And Prevent Excessive AC Interference
- Cost-effective approaches to preventing voltage spikes
- Reduce AC Current density to protect against AC induced corrosion
- Utilize AC modelling software to evaluate to impact of fault currents and plan accordingly
- How is the technology advancing in order that long term solutions be found?
17:00 Question and Answer Session
FIXED LINE INFARED
17:10 How Reliable Is FLIR Technology And How Can It Compliment Your Existing Inspection Programme?
- A case study in the use of FLIR Technology - what are the benefits? What are the costs?
- How can FLIR complement your programme?
- What are the new innovations within FLIR that are approaching?
17:35 Question and Answer Session
17:45 Chair's Closing Remarks
18:00 Evening Drinks Reception