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DAY TWO

08:30     Virtual Event Platform Opens. Login & familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants.

08:50    Welcome Introduction From Senior ABC Director.

Implementing The Latest Internal Inspection Technologies & Approaches That Allow You To Detect & Mitigate Leaks On Gathering Lines  & Smaller Diameter Pipelines

Gathering systems and smaller diameter pipelines pose a unique challenge. With more stringent regulatory requirements, how are companies overcoming the inspection challenges to mitigate pipeline corrosion & leaks ?

KEYNOTE OPENING PANEL: OPTIMAL APPROACHES FOR GATHERING AND SMALL DIAMETER PIPELINES

09:00    Discover The Optimal Approaches To Inspecting Gathering & Small Diameter Pipelines

 In this opening panel, we get both the regulatory and industry view on how operators can best maintain and secure their gathering infrastructure and smaller diameter pipelines. As more lines fall under regulation, what are the practical steps operators can take to protect their infrastructure?

Meeting Federal & State Requirements For Leak Detection On Gathering Lines

  • Learn how regulations are evolving in relation to gathering lines and in what ways operators can expect them to change going forward.
  • Gain the regulatory perspective on unregulated gathering lines.
  • Discover examples of best practice on gathering infrastructure and see how can operators can go about implementing such best practice.
  • What is the regulatory understanding of the unique challenges individual to gas and liquids and how are regulations being shaped by this?

Implementing Best Practice & New In-Line Inspection Tools That Allow You To Detect Leaks On Gathering Lines & Reduce Risk

  • Discover the inspection tools and technologies being implemented by operators to detect leaks and vulnerabilities on their gathering asset.
  • What are the key challenges in inspecting gathering and infrastructure and how are they overcoming these to improve safety?
  • Learn how regulatory challenges are evolving and how operators are prioritizing their investment to ensure they stay ahead of them.
  • How successful have their leak detection efforts proved and in what areas does the technology need to evolve to meet future challenges?

Brian Epperson, Director, EHS, Hess Corporation

09:30    Extended Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

>> Benchmarking Best Practice On Testing & Verification On Gathering Lines <<

We open up the discussion to conference, forwarding questions and observations from delegates. What are the approaches and technologies you are bringing to meet the challenges raised?

In-Line Inspection Technologies For Gathering & Smaller Diameter Pipelines

Following on from our keynote opening panel, we take a series of deep-dives into the smart pigging technologies and alternatives technologies that allow operators to inspect their gathering and smaller diameter pipelines.

PANEL: IN-LINE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR GATHERING & SMALLER DIAMETER PIPELINES

10:00    Investigating New Developments In In-Line Inspection Technology That Will Allow You To Inspect & Monitor Leaks In Gathering Lines & Smaller Diameter Pipelines

In the following 15-minute case studies, we look at how operators can overcome the challenge of inspecting and detecting leaks on gathering infrastructure for gas and liquids pipelines respectively.

>> Gas Pipelines     Evaluating Advances In Smart Pigging Alternatives For Gathering Infrastructure

  • Investigate the unique challenges to inspecting gathering infrastructure on the gas side and the new technologies you can use to mitigate these.
  • Learn how to implement such technology into your existing leak detection systems.
  • What are the limitations of such technology and which pipelines remain particularly difficult to run in-line inspection tools?
  • See how operators are complimenting this internal leak detection with external technologies and discover what is working.

Lawrence Rearick, Director, Pipeline Integrity, Third Coast Midstream

>> Liquids Pipelines    Optimal Gathering Pipeline Inspection & Leak Detection Technologies

  • What are the unique challenges in inspecting gathering infrastructure on the liquids side and how are new technologies mitigating these?
  • What is the minimum diameter of pipe able to be inspected?
  • What is the optimal frequency for such tools to be run and how can the data recorded be utilized to predict future threats and mitigate risks?
  • Explore the ways in which the technology need to evolve to meet the regulatory challenges of the future.

Amy Shank, Director, Pipeline Safety & Asset Integrity, Williams

10:30        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Overcoming The Challenge Of Inspecting Gathering Pipelines & Detecting Leaks<<

We open the floor to conference, bringing your experiences and observations into the conversation surrounding overcoming the challenges of detecting leaks on gathering pipelines and small diameter pipelines. How are you mitigating risks and leaks whilst promoting pipeline integrity?

10:50        Morning Refreshment Break

>> New Technology Showcase & Interview <<

During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being  developed to solve some of the industry's most pressing leak detection challenges.

INSPECTING SMALL DIAMETER & UNPIGGABLE PIPELINES

11:20    Evaluating New Pigging Technologies For Very Smaller Diameter Pipes & Alternative Solutions For Unpiggable Pipelines

We investigate the latest developments in smart pigging technology. What are the new capabilities that will allow for smaller diameter pipelines to be pigged?

  • Learn what is the smallest diameter of pipe that can be pigged.
  • Investigate the operational limitations of such technology and the feasibility challenges on different segments of the pipeline.
  • Discover the capabilities of new inspection tools for smaller diameter pipelines and how they differ from conventional pigs.
  • How can intentional sensor technology be applied to these technologies to optimize the amount of data an operator can expect back from their inspection?

11:45        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Assessing The Effectiveness Of New Pigging Technologies On Smaller Diameter Pipelines <<

We ask delegates to share their experiences of implementing new pigging technologies on previously 'unpiggable' pipelines. Where are operators seeing success and how are they overcoming the challenges and obstacles that still exist?

SMART BALL TECHNOLOGY

11:55    Investigating New Developments In Smart Pigging Technology That Will Allow You To Inspect & Monitor Leaks In Gathering Lines & Smaller Diameter Pipelines

  • How effective is smart ball technology at inspecting 'unpiggable' pipelines and pinpointing smaller leaks?
  • In what ways can it compliment current pipeline inspection technologies and leak detection systems for gathering infrastructure?
  • Discover the smallest diameter of pipe it can effectively operate in.
  • Explore the range of instrumentation included in a smart ball and what the different data sets are that it can collect and deliver to operators.

INGU

12:20        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Evaluating Alternatives To Pigging For Small Diameter Pipelines <<

We ask delegates to benchmark the capabilities of smart ball against current challenges. What are the other alternative technologies being implemented and with what success?

Evaluating The New Developments & Approaches For In-Line Inspection

In-Line Inspection is integral to any pipeline leak detection system. But how can  recent advancements in In-Line Inspection technology be implemented by operators to bolster the integrity of their assets?

MULTI-PHASE FLOW PIPELINES

12:30    Investigating The New Inspection Technologies To Effectively Monitor & Mitigate Leaks On Multi-Phase Flow Pipelines

Multi-Phase flow pipelines can be exposed to high corrosion rates due to the presence of gas, water, oil and sand. What inspection tools can operators implement to secure the integrity of these pipelines?

  • Discover the inspection tools available to assist operators in overcoming the inspection challenges posed by multi-phase lines.
  • Learn how operating conditions in multi-phase pipelines affect data quality.
  • How can these technologies extend asset lifetime and maximize productivity?
  • What is the optimal frequency of inspection for multi-phase lines?

12:55        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Overcoming The Corrosion Threat To Multi-Phase Flow Pipelines <<

An opportunity for delegates to share their own experiences and interrogate the solutions put forward in the presentation. What are the approaches to multi-phase flow pipelines that are yielding results?

13:05        Lunch Break

>> New Technology Showcase & Interview <<

During the lunch break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being  developed to solve some of the industry's most pressing leak detection challenges.

NON-INTRUSIVE IN-LINE INSPECTION FOR AGEING GAS PIPELINES

14:05    Extend The Lifecycle Of Ageing Assets With Non-Intrusive Internal Inspection Tools To Accurately Detect Internal & External Corrosion To Avoid Failures

We investigate the non-intrusive inspection techniques being implemented by operators to protect their ageing infrastructure. How accurately can they detect pipeline vulnerabilities and mitigate leaks?

  • Investigate the techniques available to operators to locate defects in the pipeline.
  • Learn how effective these techniques are at detecting vulnerabilities on individual segments of the pipeline including welds.
  • How accurately can they anticipate the rate of corrosion and predict pipeline failures?
  • Discover which In-line Inspection technologies can give a picture of external corrosion too?

Samuel Kindel, Pipeline Integrity Senior NDE & ILI Specialist, Enbridge

14:30        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> New Approaches To Non-Intrusive In-Line Inspection  <<

An opportunity for delegates to bring their own solutions to the table. How effective are the non-intrusive inspection techniques being implemented?

INSPECTING & TREATING LIQUIDS PIPELINES WITH LOW FLOW

14:40    Assessing Pigging Alternatives To Inspecting & Treating Lines With Low Flow To Mitigate Corrosion & Prevent Scale Build-Up

Operational pigging becomes challenging in lines with low flow. What alternatives are out there for handling unpiggable lines with low flow?

  • What tools are available to allow you to move your corrosion inhibitors through areas of low flow?
  • Discover the smart pig solutions available.
  • What are the alternative solutions to pigging and how effective are they at inhibiting the corrosion threat?
  • Learn how operators can overcome the inspection challenges posed by low flow areas to verify the integrity of their assets.

Roong Tanupabrungsun, Senior Corrosion Engineer, ConocoPhillips

15:05        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Inspecting & Treating Low Flow Pipelines <<

How do the solutions forwarded in the presentation measure up against solutions that operators are implementing? An opportunity to benchmark best practice with fellow operators.

IN-LINE INSPECTION TO DETERMINE STRESS IN WELDED AREAS

15:15    Discover The New Approaches & Tools Being Utilized To Detect Stress & Slips In Welded Areas Of The Pipeline

What are the new inspection methods available to evaluate the condition of welds and detect slips and pipeline leaks in those areas?

  • Explore the technologies available to assess welds and assist operators in determining their level of corrosion.
  • See how such technologies analyze welded areas and how quickly they can make a determination as to whether action needs to be taken,
  • Can such tools be utilized in other sensitive areas of the pipelines and if so with what degree of success?
  • Learn the minimum diameter of pipe that such tools can operate in.
  • How effective are such technologies on ageing infrastructure and are they non-destructive?

15:40        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Mitigating Corrosion & Detecting Slips & Leaks On Welds <<

An invitation for delegates to share best practice and delve down further into previous presentation. How successfully are operators managing to detect leaks quickly on welds?

15:50        Afternoon Refreshment Break

>> New Technology Showcase & Interview <<

During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being  developed to solve some of the industry's most pressing leak detection challenges.

IN-LINE INSPECTION IN LOW AREAS

16:20    Implementing The Smart Pigging Technologies & Smart Pigging Alternatives To Mitigate Corrosion In Pipelines Lying In Low Areas

Segments of pipeline lying in low depths are particularly susceptible to corrosion and leaks. How are operators approaching this challenge and what are the internal inspection tools being implemented?

  • Discover the smart pigging technologies that will allow you to address the threat posed to pipelines in low lying areas.
  • Learn how operators are preventing scale-build up and mitigating corrosion in low lying pipes in high consequence areas.
  • What tools are they deploying and how effective are these technologies at detecting vulnerabilities and leaks?
  • What are the leak prevention methodologies being deployed and with what degree of success are they being implemented?

16:45        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Smart Pigging Pipelines In Low Lying Areas <<

How are operators isolating vulnerabilities in their pipeline systems and what are the technologies they are bringing to bear on the challenge? We share your observations and answer your questions.

IN-LINE INSPECTION IN HIGH CONSEQUENCE AREAS

16:55    Optimal Application Of In-Line Inspection Tools & Technologies For Mitigating Leaks In High Consequence Areas

With more stringent regulations on how operators must demonstrate compliance in High Consequence Areas, what are the in-line inspection approaches being taken by operators to secure these assets?

  • Investigate how are operators deploying in-line inspection in high consequence areas and overcoming challenges related to these.
  • Where are they prioritizing their inspection efforts and how frequently are they running their inspection tools?
  • How are they overcoming challenges related to inspecting difficult segments of pipelines such as sharp bends and elbows in the pipeline?
  • See what success they are having detecting leaks and addressing vulnerabilities.
  • What do they consider the essential elements of an in-line inspection integrity program?

Senior SME from Williams

17:20        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Identifying & Mitigating Leaks In High Consequence Areas <<

In our final Curated Q & A Discussion of the day, we invite delegates to demonstrate how they are breaking down the challenges posed by in-line inspection in high consequence areas and speak to the solutions they are implementing.

17:30        Chair's Closing Remarks & End Of Day Two

WHY ATTEND?

>> AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS <<

Implementation Case Studies From Pipeline Operators From Across North America On...

  • Drones With Advanced Laser & Infrared
  • New Sensor Technologies For Fixed Wing Planes
  • Satellites For Methane Reduction
  • Fibre Optic Sensing
  • Smart Pigging
  • Smart Ball Technology
  • Inspecting 'Unpiggable' Pipes
  • Pressure Wave Propagation
  • Real-Time Transient Models
  • Modelling For Multi-Phase Flow Lines
  • A.I. & Machine-Learning Applications
Fully-Curated Conference Q & A Sessions
  • Benchmark Leak Detection Solutions & Best Practice With Operators Following ALL Sessions
  • Delve Down Into All the Key Need-To-Know Solutions To Gain Clarity & Additional insights
  • Share Observations & Experiences With Leak Detection Specialists From Across North America

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