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This conference has been designed to deliver strategies and techniques:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • VPs of Operations
  • VPs of Pipeline Integrity
  • Leak Detection Directors
  • SCADA Directors
  • Operation Control Center Directors
  • Pipeline Inspection Specialists
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • Corrosion Technicians
  • Leak Detection Engineers
  • DOT Compliance Specialists
  • Directors of EHS
  • Senior Asset Integrity Engineers & Specialists

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DAY THREE

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.

The Fundamentals Of Continuous Pipeline Leak Detection

Implementing A Reliable Leak Detection System That Secures The Integrity Of Your Assets

Continuous pipeline monitoring is a fast-becoming a prerequisite for demonstrating that your pipeline network is safe and secure. But how can operators implement these technologies cost-effectively and ensure their reliability?

KEYNOTE OPENING PANEL: DELIVERING CONTINUOUS PIPELINE MONITORING

09:00    Investigating The Potential Of Cost-Effective & Reliable A.I. Based Leak Detection Systems To Accurately Detect Leaks & Demonstrate Compliance
 In these three 15-minute case studies we take a comprehensive look at how leading operators are investigating the potential of continuous pipeline leak detection systems. How are they looking to secure their assets with a safe and reliable continuous leak detection system?

>> Mini-Case Study 1   Driving Confidence In Real-Time Transient Modelling To Predict & Prevent Pipeline Failures

Tye Ragle, Director of Pipeline Control, Williams

>> Mini-Case Study 2   Investigating A.I. & Machine-Learning Applications To Digitally Detect Leaks & Pipeline Threats

>> Mini-Case Study 3   Improving The Sensitivity & Reliability Of Transmitters To Accurately Detect Leaks Whilst Reducing False Positives

Lennar Perez, Pipeline Compliance & Contol Manager, CITGO

09:45        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Moving From Discontinuous To Continuous Pipeline Monitoring <<

Following our opening panel, we invite delegates to benchmark best practice in implementing continuous pipeline monitoring. In what areas are operators seeing results and what are proving to be the cost-effective solutions for digitally detecting leaks?

Real-Time Continuous Modelling For Multiphase Flow Gathering & Transmission Lines

Model-based leak detection systems promise to be able to anticipate pipeline failures. But how accurate are they and how can operators implement them cost-effectively?

REAL-TIME TRANSIENT MODELS FOR TRANSMISSION LINES

10:15    Applying A.I. & Pattern Recognition Applications To Real-Time Transient Models For Continuous Transmission Pipeline Monitoring In High Consequence Areas

How have recent developments in real-time transient models given operators the ability to accurately predict when they need to shut down & repair their transmission pipelines? We investigate these developments for both gas and liquids pipelines.

>> Gas Pipelines    Pattern Recognition Applications For Continuous Pipeline Monitoring

  • Discover the latest pattern recognition applications being implemented by operators and how they are allowing operators to reduce risk.
  • Learn how pressure data can be utilized for optimal modelling.
  • Which tools are operators implementing to analyze the data coming in?
  • What are the challenges related to modelling on gas pipelines and how are operators overcoming these?

>> Liquids Pipelines    Utilizing A.I. For Optimal Modelling In High Consequence Areas

  • Learn what insights are being provided by developments in real-time transient modelling and how are operators implementing these insights to reduce risks in high consequence areas.
  • How can flow data be utilized for optimal modelling?
  • How are they utilizing this data to make more accurate assessments as to the risks posed to the pipeline at any given time?
  • See to what extent such applications can give operators high-visibility of the pipeline and assist them in predicting and responding to leaks quickly.

Jason Dalton, Leak Detection Lead, Marathon Pipeline

10:55        Curated Q & A Discussion

11:15        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.

MODEL-BASED LEAK DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR MULTI-PHASE FLOW & GATHERING LINES

11:45    Calibrating Model-Based Leak Detection Systems On Multi-Phase Flow Pipelines & Gathering Systems

What are the challenges confronting operators when modelling for leaks and failures on multiphase flow & gathering pipelines and how can they calibrate such models for them to prove effective?

  • Learn how operators calibrate sophisticated models that will allow them to predict and detect smaller leaks.
  • What are the aggravating factors confronting operators in modelling for multi-phase flow and how are they mitigating these?
  • Evaluate how such models can be fine-tuned to deliver even greater accuracy.
  • What are the necessary data inputs to calibrate such models and how can operators ensure this data is implemented effectively?

12:05        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Accurate Modelling On Multi-Phase Flow & Gathering Pipelines <<

We give delegates the opportunity to question our speaker on the nuances of effective modelling. How can you effectively model? How can you ensure that the models are as accurate as possible?

A.I. & Machine-Learning For Leak Detection On Multiphase Flow Gathering & Transmission Lines

How can A.I and Machine-Learning be implemented on alarm-based systems for a comprehensive leak detection system that will allow you to find and respond to leaks in real-time?

A.I. & MACHINE-LEARNING APPLICATIONS FOR ENHANCED LEAK DETECTION

12:15    Implementing A.I. & Machine-Learning To More Accurately Detect & Pinpoint Leaks On Transmission Lines

In what ways can the implementation of A.I. and Machine-Learning deliver an enhanced leak detection system and how cost-effective are the solutions currently being trialled?

>> Gas Pipelines    Utilizing A.I. To Drive Digital Leak Detection Across The Network

  • Learn how the implementation of A.I. allows operators to analyze multiple data sets and more accurately detect leaks.
  • What are the required data inputs and how can these be integrated to give comprehensive network visibility?
  • Evaluate the reliability of these A.I. algorithms and the advantages they give the operator.
  • What are the challenges to implementing A.I algorithms and how can they be overcome?

>> Liquids Pipelines    Integrating Machine-Learning Applications Into Computation Leak Detection

  • What are the advantages of implementing machine-learning into a traditional SCADA program and how can it be done cost-effectively?
  • See how you can utilize cloud-computing to optimize such applications.
  • What are the required data sets and how can you integrate the data into these applications successfully?
  • Investigate the impact on reducing leakage response times.

Carlos Garza, Control Room Supervisor, Summit Midstream

12:55        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Gaining Genuine Insights From The Implementation Of A.I. Applications <<

An opportunity for delegates to delve down into the advantages of implementing A.I. applications. How can it improve the effectively of your continuous leak detection system?

13:15        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.

A.I. APPLICATIONS FOR LEAK DETECTION ON MULTI-PHASE FLOW & GATHERING PIPELINES

14:15    Evaluate The A.I. Applications That Utilize Acoustic Measurement Technology To  Accurately Detect Leaks On Multi-Phase Flow & Gathering Pipelines

How can developments in acoustic measurement technology be implemented with A.I. applications to more accurately detect leaks on multi-phase flow & gathering pipelines?

  • How can operators integrate data sets such as acoustic measurement with A.I. in a multi-phase system?
  • Investigate how accurately the A.I. applications can detect risks and potential leaks on the line and the advantages of implementing these applications.
  • What are the new insights brought about by such technology and how are they shaping the approach operators are taking to leak detection on gathering infrastructure?
  • How can they optimize the value of your data and ensure that you are utilizing all of it to its full effect?
  • Investigate the unique challenges of implementing A.I. on multi-phase and gathering pipelines and discover how these can be overcome.

Wendy Abi Assali, Leak Detection Engineer, Chevron Pipeline

14:40        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Leveraging A.I. To Accurately Detect Leaks On Multi-Phase Flow Pipelines <<

Multi-phase & gathering infrastructure pose unique monitoring challenges. We invite delegates to share their experiences on its implementation and forward their questions.

Improving Data Acquisition, Utilization & Security For Computational Leak Detection

Computation leak detection is only as good as the data being acquired. In this final section of the conference, we ask how operators can improve their data acquisition & utilization for an enhanced leak detection system

INTEGRATING MULTIPLE DATA SETS

14:50    Discover The Optimal Approaches For Integrating Large Amounts Of Data From Multiple Sources Into Your Leak Detection Program

How can you effectively combine the input data from various pipeline monitoring systems for a true and comprehensive picture of your pipeline?

  • Explore the software solutions that you can run through a traditional SCADA system to integrate multiple data sets.
  • Discover how cloud-based solutions are allowing operators to integrate their data in real-time and gain full network visibility.
  • What are the implications for condition monitoring and reporting to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies?
  • How can you easily integrate legacy data into your systems?

PPS Business Intelligience

15:15        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> New Technologies For Effectively Integrating Large Amounts Of Data <<

With data coming in from a variety of sources, we ask delegates to offer up their solutions for overcoming the challenge of integrating it. What are the tools and approaches that are working?

15:25        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.

ACQUIRING ACCURATE & RELIABLE DATA

15:55    Improving The Reliability Of Leak Detection Through The Implementation Of Sensitive Smart Transmitters Across The Network

How do operators strike the balance between implementing a leak detection system which is sensitive enough to detect leaks whilst mitigating false positives? We look at the sensing solutions.

  • What are the transmitter technologies available that will reduce false positives without sacrificing reliability?
  • Discover the transmitter technologies available that will reduce false positives without sacrificing reliability.
  • Lean how they can cost-effectively be implemented across the entire network.
  • What is the impact of implementing such sensors on leakage response times and improving the accuracy of leak detection?
  • What can these sensors measure for and how can that data be integrated into real-time models?

Syed Ali, IIOT & Automation Specialist, Chevron

16:20        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> improving Data Reliability Whilst Reducing False Positives <<

In what ways are operators finding the balance between sensitivity and reliability? We invite delegates to offer up their solutions and observations to conference.

PRESSURE WAVE PROPAGATION

16:30    Discover The Advancements In Pressure Wave Propagation That Allow You To Measure Acoustic Disturbances And Detect Smaller Leaks

Developments in pressure wave propagation promises a non-intrusive alarm system for operators. We investigate these developments.

  • See how accurately pressure wave propagation can detect a leak and the minimum size of leak it can find.
  • Investigate the impact on leakage response times.
  • What pressure sensors are required for it to work effectively and how can these be implemented across the network?
  • Discover how quickly the technology can measure for acoustic disturbances and signal that there may be a leak on the line.
  • What is the likelihood of false positives and how has the technology evolved to mitigate these?

16:55        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Practical Steps For Implementing Pressure Wave Propagation <<

An opportunity for delegates to examine and explore how the technology can be applied. How can this technology compliment your existing leak detection program?

DATA SECURITY

17:05    Practical Steps For Implementing Controls To Ensure The Security Of Your Pipeline Leak Detection & Monitoring Data

In this closing session, we look at how operators can actively ensure they secure their data. What are the necessary precautions and controls operators need to be implementing?

  • Discover the vulnerabilities of the asset and leak detection data that operators need to be aware of
  • What are the recommended cybersecurity controls and how do you implement them effectively?
  • Investigate the trade-offs between security & accessibility and how you can strike the balance between the two.
  • How have operators successfully mitigated threats to their data whilst keeping their data available to those who need it?

17:30        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Implementing Cybersecurity Controls On Leak Detection & Pipeline Monitoring Data <<

How are delegates striking the balance between accessibility and security? In this final curated Q & A, we investigate how to mitigate current and future data integrity threats.

17:40        Chair's Closing Remarks & End Of Conference

Why You Should 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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