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This conference has been designed to deliver strategies and techniques for Directors, Managers & Field Personnel in:

  • Leak Detection & Repair
  • Pipeline Operations
  • Pipeline Safety
  • Pipeline Integrity
  • Pipeline Monitoring
  • Asset Integrity
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Asset Integrity
  • Facilities Management

> Pipeline Operator Representation At Other Events In The Portfolio...

Including VPs, Managers & Engineers From:

  • Kinder Morgan
  • TC Energy
  • Enbridge
  • Magellan Midstream
  • Plains All American
  • BP Pipeline
  • ExxonMobil
  • Enterprise Products
  • Phillips 66
  • Chevron
  • Energy Transfer Partners
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners
  • Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
  • Marathon Pipeline
  • Plus Many more...

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Full Two Day Agenda: Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 January 2020

DAY ONE AGENDA - WEDNESDAY, 29th JANUARY 2020

Focusing on External Methods of Leak Detection & Passive Monitoring Technologies, Presenting Cost Benefit And Efficiency Comparisons To Traditional Programs

09:00 Chairs Opening Remarks

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL LEAK DETECTION TECHNOLOGY PANEL

09:10 Strategic Perspectives On Technology Selection For Cost Effectively Improving Pipeline Leak Detection - Showcasing Successes Of The Latest Technologies That Pipeline Operators Are Currently Testing, Trialling & Rolling Out

The opening panel features senior VP perspectives - delivered through 3 mini case studies - on the different techniques and technological innovations currently being tested and rolled out across the USA, Canada & Europe -  Irrespective of whether the approach is external or internal, active or passive - the mini case studies will showcase actual successes from North America and Europe and each will focus on the cost benefits and how each technology works including any real-world limitations.

  •  Showcasing Successes Applying New Technology For Detecting Fluid Leaks: How Does New Technology Really Perform?
  • Comparing The Benefits Of New Active & Passive Leak Detection Technology & Techniques Deployed In Trials & Network Rollouts: How Do The Costs And Benefits Compare To Traditional Detection Methods?
  • Results On Testing A Range Of Next Generation Technologies Including Drones, Laser Sensors And Advanced Infra-Red Cameras: How Much Does It Cost To Integrate New Technologies Into Existing Systems?

Doug Hess, Environmental Engineering Manager, Noble Energy

09:50 Facilitated Audience Question & Answer Session

INSIGHTS AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR CABLE BASED LEAK DETECTION TECHNOLOGIES

FIBER OPTIC CABLE

10:00 Justifying Investment Into Distributed Cable Based Systems - Including Fiber Optic & Sensing Cables - And Evaluating Proven Advantages Against Limitations

What are the latest developments in Fibre-Optic and sensing solutions and how can they benefit on going operations? This session shines a spotlight on the latest innovations within cable based sensor solutions and shares both the positive and negative outcomes of trials.

  • Examine key business and performance metrics that provide high evidence of ROI to justify distributed cable based systems investment
  • Sharing insights on the real cost reduction opportunities for different distributed cable based systems solutions to ensure you're getting your money's worth
  • Understand the extent of innovation that was undertaken and how investment decisions were made and justified
  • Understand how Middle East operators are achieving business benefits and how they are collaborating across different business silos

Heath Spidle, Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

10:30 Question & Answer Session

CABLE BASED SYSTEMS

10:40 Key Insights On Implementation Successes On Retrofitting Fiber Optic And Cable Based Systems Into Aged Pipeline Systems

  • Understanding the reliability and maintainability of fiber optic systems: How easy are they to maintain and how sensitive are they?
  • How  to have the leak detection system working during retrofitting operations
  • How to ascertain whether it's not sensitive enough or it's too sensitive

11:10 Question & Answer Session

11:20 Morning Refreshments in Exhibition Area

IMPROVING MONITORING EFFICIENCY WITH DRONE TECHNOLOGY

DRONE TECHNOLOGY

11:50 Utilizing The latest Drone Technology To Improve Efficiency & Accuracy And Reduce Pipeline Downtime: Future Drone Technology Vs. Boots on The Ground

The use of drone technology has, quite literally, given a whole new perspective when it comes to the monitoring of lines. This session explores their potential as well as their limitations and presents examples of uniting their usage with more traditional methods.

  • Exploring the capabilities an increasing accuracy with laser technology
  • Understanding what what sensors are compatible and most useful?
  • Getting to grips with drone related Challenges, including inside usage and flight limitations

Barrett Walker, sUAS Program Manager, IT Project Manager & Business Analyst, Cheniere Energy

12:20 Question & Answer Session

AIRBORNE OIL LEAK DETECTION

12:30 Airborne small leak detection for liquid pipelines: Augmenting the value of the ROW air patrol

  • Benefits of early detection of small leaks
  • Characterization of small/slow leaks: how long to detect them and what size are they, how different are liquid leaks from natural gas leaks
  • Technical approach used to detect crude oil and refined products, with high sensitivity and low false alarms
  • Concrete implementation: what kind of aircraft can operators use

Eric Bergeron, CEO, FlyScan Systems

13:00 Question & Answer Session

13:10 Lunch in Exhibition Area

LEAK DETECTION STANDARDS

14:10 Increasing Leak Detection Standards & Innovations With External Leak Detection Methods To Improve Reliability

Looking at wider innovations with external methods, exploring the advantages and limitations of differing technological solutions and methods. Offering real world case studies and tried and tested solutions to improving operations

  • Comparison of Internal versus external leak detection sensors and the associated operational and cost benefits
  • Understanding the state of the market and what's available and what's coming next to market
  • Real world examples on how operators have controlled and optimized processes through external leak detection methods

Mutiu Adegboye, Researcher, Communications & Autonomous Systems Research Group, RGU Aberdeen

14:40 Question & Answer Session

RADAR BASED TECHNOLOGIES

14:50 Applying Radar Based technologies For Sub Sea Pipeline Leak Detection

  • Examine the ability of radar based technologies to predict anomalies when there is a leak
  • Determine how to use radar based technologies to reduce the occurrence of leakages
  • Analyze how sub sea leaks can be detected using radar based technology

Emmanuel Iyeh, Project Management (Oil & Gas Facilities), Addax Petroleum

15:20 Question & Answer Session

15:10 Afternoon Refreshments in Exhibition Area

LEAK DETECTION STRATEGIES IN UNIQUE SITUATIONS

SMART BALL TECHNOLOGY

16:00 Exploring The Use Of Smart Ball Technologies And Other Innovations To Increase Detection Rates

Monitoring and detection is often a lot more complicated than sales pitches and brochures make it appear, this session discuses those environments that may hinder traditional methods and presents usable alternatives.

  • Using smart ball technologies for gas systems and get to grips with how they can increase detection rates
  • Detecting Pinhole leaks on Gas pipeline systems
  • Getting to grips with emerging detection technology exclusive to gas
  • pipelines

Jay Almlie, Program ManagerIntelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE)

16:30 Question & Answer Session

UN-PIGGABLE PIPES: OPERATOR CASE STUDY

16:40 Validating Asset Integrity When Utilizing Un-Piggable Pipes And Understand The Available Innovative Solutions And Methods For Monitoring

Validating assets without the use of a smart pig can be a challenge for operators, this sessions brings together examples of challenging situations in validating integrity and innovative solutions and methods for monitoring.

  • Presenting new technology for asset integrity and get to grips with utilizing smart pigs
  • Minimising interruptions while validating
  • Learn how piggable pipes can help detect large leaksin pipes

17:10 Questions & Answer Session

17:20 Chairs Closing Remarks

17:30 Networking Drinks Reception in Exhibition Area

DAY TWO AGENDA - THURSDAY 30th JANUARY 2020

Using Big Data And Analytics To Identify Leaks And Optimize Programs Exploring Current & Upcoming Regulations To Ensure Continued Operational Compliance

09:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

REGULATIONS; DISCUSSING INTERPRETATIONS AND COMPLIANCE STRATEGIES

REGULATIONS AND LDAR PROGRAMS: REGULATORS AND PIPELINE OPERATORS

09:10 Understand The Current State Regulatory Framework On Current And Upcoming Regulations Surrounding LDAR Programs

  • Discussions around EPA's SNPS Quad-Oa, and Triple- K Rulings
  • Bringing pipeline leak detection programs in line with API RP 1175
  • Understanding EPA reference Method 21 and how the procedure is used to detect VOC leaks from process equipment using a portable detecting instrument
  • Forecasting future regulations and compliance standards for LDAR Programs and how they will impact future decision making

Brandon Zumar, Leak Detection Manager, Enterprise Products

Lawrence Rearick, Director Pipeline Integrity, Third Coast Midstream

Mitch Lagerstrom, Senior Director Air & Environmental Compliance, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

09:50 Question & Answer Session

EXPLORING COSTS AND MONITORING ACCURACY AMONGST INTERNAL LEAK DETECTION INNOVATION

SMALL LEAK DETECTION:

10:00 New Solutions For Identifying Smaller Leaks Including New Sensor Innovations & Utilization Of Data Parameters

Looking through the PHMSA database you will notice that most leaks are either very large or very small, this session delivers real world case study examples of specific solutions and unique technologies when it comes to small leak detection.

  • Real world examples of detecting small leaks from Operators
  • Looking at increased sensitivity sensors for pinhole leak detection
  • Establishing data parameters for increased detection on small leaks
  • Exploring usage of ultrasound & pressure wave technology in the detection of small leaks

10:30 Question & Answer Session

10:40 Morning Refreshments in Exhibition Area

COMPUTATIONAL PIPELINE MONITORING

11:10 Understanding Pricing, Costs & Comparison Of Internal Leak Detection Techniques Including Computational Pipeline Monitoring

  • Using big data and analytics to identify leaks and optimize programs
  • Looking at algorithms to identify leaks
  • Increasing the usage of automation and reduction of man power within LDAR programs
  • Trend vs real-time monitoring

11:40 Question & Answer Session

CORROSION MITIGATION, PREVENTION AND ACTIVE MONITORING; EXAMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS IN MONITORING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

ACTIVE MONITORING SOLUTIONS

11:50 Evaluate The Latest Active Monitoring Solutions In Pipeline Monitoring & Understanding Current And Future Technologies Available

  • Exploring innovations within active monitoring solutions and understand which is the right one
  • Looking at previous iterations of active monitoring solutions & forecasting future innovations
  • Getting to grips with potential areas of regulation expansion and preparing for compliance

12:20 Question & Answer Session

12:30 Lunch in Exhibition Area

PIPELINE CORROSION MITIGATION

13:30 Utilizing Active Monitoring To Mitigate Pipeline Corrosion And Reduce Operational Downtime

  • Evaluate the applications of innovative active monitoring technology and understand practical capabilities and operational limitations
  • Anticipating regulatory changes and what this means for active monitoring solutions
  • Increase your knowledge of active monitoring systems and learn how they can offset downtime

14:00 Question & Answer Session

ROLE OF DATA IN OPTIMISING LEAK DETECTION PROGRAMS, PRESENTING CASE STUDIES AND LOOKING FORWARD

DATA ANALYTICS

14:10 Utlilization Of Data Analytics To Identify Smaller Leaks And Optimize Detection And Monitoring Programs

  • Exploring Increased use of automation and reduction of man power within LDAR programs
  • Establishing Parameters and algorithms to optimise detections
  • Using Data as a tool for increasing Business Communications and increasing response times

14:40 Question & Answer Session

VISUALIZING THE DATA: OPERATOR CASE STUDY

14:50 Optimizing integrity Reporting With Real Time Monitoring Of Assets And Cathodic Protection Levels To Improve Safety And Reduce Manpower In The Field

  • Installation & Implementation of real time modelling systems to improve operational safety
  • User experiences with cathodic protection data
  • Utilizing remote monitoring technology to reduce manpower in the field

15:20 Question & Answer Session

15:30 Afternoon Refreshments in Exhibition Area

FUTURE PROOFING NEW INSTALLATIONS; CONSIDERATIONS FOR MITIGATING FUTURE INTERRUPTIONS

FUTURE PROOFING NEW PIPE INSTALLATIONS

16:00 Evaluate Available Options For Managing Corrosion Mitigation On New Installations To Minimize Future Corrosions And Problems At The Construction Stage

  • Fully understand the factors that drive the decision to future proof newpipe installations
  • What to expect in the lifecycle of new pipe including leak detection technologies and solutions available
  • Minimising future corrosions and problems at the construction stage

Lawrence Rearick, Director Pipeline Integrity, Third Coast Midstream

16:30 Question & Answer Session

LOOKING AT PIPELINE COATING INNOVATION IN THE MITIGATION OF CORROSION

ELASTOMERS AND NEW POLYMERS

16:40 Exploring Innovations And Implementations Of New Pipeline Coatings To Mitigate Pipeline Corrosion

  • Comparisons of new coatings and a look at the pros and cons of each
  • Detailing installation costs and procedures from a CapEx and OpEx perspective
  • Exploring heat applications, cold applications and abrasive applications and which is best suited for your pipe

17:10 Question & Answer Session

17:20 Chairs Closing Remarks and End of Conference

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>> AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS <<

> DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS

  • INTERNAL & EXTERNAL DETECTION TECHNOLOGY PANEL: Showcasing Successes Of The Latest Technologies That Pipeline Operators Are Currently Testing, Trialling & Rolling Out

  • FIBER OPTIC CABLE: Evaluating Proven Advantages Against Limitations
  • DRONE TECHNOLOGY: Utilizing The latest Drone Technology To Improve Efficiency & Accuracy And Reduce Pipeline Downtime
  • TRUCK MOUNTED SENSORS: Evaluate The Latest Passive Monitoring Technologies
  • LEAK DETECTION STANDARDS: Increasing Leak Detection Standards & Innovations
  • RADAR BASED TECHNOLOGIES: Applying Radar Based technologies For Sub Sea Pipeline Leak Detection
  • IR CAMERA IMAGING: Utilizing IR Camera Imaging Technology
  • SMALL LEAK DETECTION: New Solutions For Identifying Smaller Leaks
  • ASSET MONITORING IN HAZARDOUS AREAS: Mitigating Asset Integrity & Leak Risks In Hazardous Are
  • UN-PIGGABLE PIPES: Understand The Available Innovative Solutions And Methods For Validating Integrity
  • LEAK DETECTION ON GAS SYSTEMS: Smart Ball Technologies And Other Innovations To Increase Detection Rates

> DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS

  • REGULATORY PANEL:   Ensuring Compliance, Responding To Evolving Regulation & Forecasting Future Standards
  • COMPUTATIONAL PIPELINE MONITORING: Understand Pricing, Costs & Comparisons Of Detection Techniques
  • ACTIVE MONITORING SOLUTIONS: Understanding Current And Future Technologies Available
  • PIPELINE CORROSION MITIGATION: Mitigate Pipeline Corrosion And Reduce Operational Downtime
  • DATA ANALYTICS: Utlilization Of Data Analytics To Identify Smaller Leaks And Optimize Programs
  • VISUALIZING THE DATA: Optimising integrity Reporting With Real Time Monitoring
  • FUTURE PROOFING NEW PIPE INSTALLATIONS: Managing Corrosion Mitigation On New Installations
  • ELASTOMERS AND NEW POLYMERS: Innovations And Implementations Of New Pipeline Coatings

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