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DAY ONE

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.

Building A Comprehensive Leak Detection System For Gathering & Transmission Pipelines

Implementing The Right Technologies To Cost-Effectively Improve Your Ability To Detect & Respond

In what areas are operators seeing tangible improvements in their ability to detect and respond to leaks quickly on both gathering and transmission assets? What are the technologies responsible for these improvements and in what ways are they being utilized? We begin our conference by asking leading operators how they are overcoming the key challenges in pipeline leak detection to reduce risks, improve safety and demonstrate compliance.

KEYNOTE OPENING PANEL: RE-THINKING OIL & GAS PIPELINE LEAK DETECTION

09:00    New Approaches On Finding The Right Mix Of Cost-Effective Leak Detection Solutions For Different Pipelines & Situations That Deliver Results - How Are Operators Leveraging New Approaches & Technologies Successfully?

In the following three 20-minute case studies, senior personnel take us through the new approaches they are taking to inspect and ensure the integrity of their assets. Which technologies  are they  implementing to detect leaks and how are they combining these technologies and approaches to deliver a comprehensive leak detection strategy?

>> Mini-Case Study 1   Investigating New Approaches To Cost-Effective Leak Detection On Liquids Transmission Pipelines

>> Mini-Case Study 2   Technologies That Are Working On Oil & Gas Gathering & Smaller Diameter Pipelines

Jason Dalton, Leak Detection Lead, Marathon Pipeline

>> Mini-Case Study 3   Implementing New External & Internal Leak Detection Technologies For High Consequence Areas On Liquids Transmission Lines

Josh Thomas, COO, Nuevo Midstream

10:00    Extended Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

>> Benchmarking Best Practice In Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection <<

An opportunity to question the panel and share observations on the presentations, as well as to engage with fellow delegates about how you are confronting the key challenges raised.

  • What are the new approaches you are implementing? In what areas are you seeing results?
  • How are you successfully leveraging new developments in leak detection technologies?

Demonstrating Compliance In A Dynamic Regulatory Environment

How can operators ensure that their leak detection systems and strategies continue to meet evolving regulatory standards, and what is the regulatory view on what constitutes best practice in leak detection across the industry?

KEYNOTE REGULATORY PANEL: INTERPRETING & MEETING EVOLVING REGULATORY STANDARDS

10:30    Interpreting & Responding To Evolving Federal & State Regulations To Demonstrate Best Practice Strategies For Long Term Compliance

In the following 15-minute presentations, we get the regulatory perspective at both a federal and a state level on how operators can best navigate the current regulatory climate and invest accordingly in the technologies that will help them regulatory challenges of the future.

>> Federal Perspective   Demonstrating Success In The Move To Continuous Pipeline Monitoring

  • Discover how requirements for continuous pipeline monitoring are evolving and how operators can ensure they keep up with them.
  • What are some of the tangible examples of best practice that regulators are using to benchmark efforts across the industry?
  • See how technological change and development are shifting the view as to what constitutes continuous pipeline monitoring.

>> State Perspective   Best Practices In Effective Pipeline Monitoring & Material Validation

  • Methodologies for how operators can cost-effectively ensure they accurately report the material validity of their assets.
  • Learn how to overcome challenges posed by data retention and reporting requirements.
  • In what key areas should operators be prioritizing their efforts to mitigate the risk of failing to comply with current and future standards?

Ronda Louderman, VP EHS&R, Black Bear Transmission

11:00    Extended Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

>> Operator Perspectives On Demonstrating Regulatory Compliance <<

We open up the discussion to the conference, beginning with an industry response from a VP of EHSR at a leading operator. How are currently regulatory challenges being met and how are they preparing for key challenges of the future?

Delegates will have the opportunity to forward their questions and observations to the panellists, and bring their own experience and expertise to bear on the conversation.

11:45         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.

Investigating The Latest Aerial Surveillance & External Leak Detection Technologies

What are the capabilities of the latest aerial surveillance & external leak detection technologies and how can they be successfully implemented & leveraged by operators? In this afternoon's sessions, we take a deep-dive into the most promising technologies for external oil and gas pipeline leak detection.

AIRBORNE PLATFORMS WITH INSTRUMENTATION

12:15    Cost Benefit Analysis On The Capabilities of Airborne Surveillance Platforms To Accurately Detect Smaller Leaks When Combined With Advanced Laser & Infrared Technology

What are the new capabilities being brought about by developments in drone technology? We explore how airborne surveillance technologies are being combined with instrumentation to enhance leak detection technologies for both gas and liquids pipelines in two 20-minute case studies.

>> Gas Pipelines     Evaluating The Accuracy Of Infrared Imaging On Airborne Platforms

  • What is the level at which an infrared camera on an airborne platform can detect leaks and how effective is the technology at pinpointing smaller leaks?
  • To what degree can airborne platforms be classed as fully-autonomous and how can A.I. be implemented to speed up detection?
  • Learn which areas optimal gas imaging is most effective and how effective it is in detecting leaks on both gathering and transmission assets.
  • Discover the limitations of the technology and how can these be overcome.

>> Liquids Pipelines     Assessing The Effectiveness Of Mounted Sensor Technology On Airborne Platforms

  • Investigate how effectively mounted sensors can detect leaks on subsurface liquids pipelines
  • What are the advantages of utilizing drones for leak detection over other UAV technology and in what areas will they prove the most effective?
  • How cost-effective is airborne technology in detecting leaks and in what areas can operators implement them for the greatest benefit?
  • Learn the environmental factors to consider when utilizing airborne platforms.

Doug Hess, LDAR Manager, Chevron

12:55        Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

>> Making The Business Case For Airborne Platforms <<

We invite delegates to forward their questions and to share their experience with conference on implementing airborne platforms into their systems. How effective are they proving in enhancing the capability of operators to detect leaks and how can the technology be utilized cost effectively?

13:15        Lunch Break

>> Digital Innovation Showcase & Interview <<

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

FIXED-WING PLANES

14:30    Evaluating New Developments & Improvements In The Speed & Accuracy Of Instrumented Leak Detection Technologies On Fixed-Wing Planes

Fixed-Wing Planes are fast becoming an essential component of aerial surveillance. But how has the technology evolved and how can operators take advantage of such developments?

  • What are the sensors available for fixed-wing planes and how can operators utilize the data and information they send back?
  • See how can developments in automatic flight design can help operators survey areas.
  • What are the implications of sensor technology developments for the powering of fixed-wing flight surveillance?
  • Discover the ways in which fixed-wing surveillance can complement existing external leak detection technologies.

Eric Bergeron, CEO & Founder, Flyscan Systems

15:00        Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

>> Sharing Experiences On Leveraging Fixed-Wing UAVs For Aerial Surveillance <<

We invite delegates to forward their questions and to share their experiences with conference on implementing fixed-wing planes into their leak detection systems. With what frequency are operators turning to fixed-wing and what are the results? And what are the developments and improvements that are relevant to both gas and liquids operators?

15:30        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.

SATELLITES FOR METHANE REDUCTION

16:00    Understanding The Capabilities & Cost-Effectiveness Of Satellites & Discovering At What Frequency They Can Accurately Pinpoint & Detect Leaks

The development of satellite technologies for methane detection and reduction shows great promise. But how accurate and cost-effective is the technology?

  • Investigate how effective satellites are at detecting smaller leaks and with what frequency they can monitor pipeline assets.
  • Learn how cost effective satellite surveys are when compared to drone and fixed-wing deployments.
  • How can satellite technology be combined with other aerial leak detection technologies to give operators a comprehensive aerial surveillance system?
  • What are the limitations of existing satellite technology and how is the technology evolving to overcome these?
  • Learn how effective satellites are at detecting gases other than methane.

16:30        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Understanding The Role Of Satellites & New Age Technologies In Future Leak Detection <<

The purpose of this curated discussion is to understand the current emissions landscape across North America and gain clarity on the effectiveness of traditional leak detection methods vs. new age technologies such as satellites for accurate leak detection. How are operators integrating these technologies into their existing programs and what do they see as the benefits of doing so?

FIBRE OPTIC SENSING FOR LIQUIDS PIPELINES

16:45    Demonstrating The Business Case For The Deployment Of Fibre Optic Cables Across The Network

As more stringent regulations on  monitoring are introduced, cost effective and reliable continuous leak detection systems are in demand. How can operators utilize distributed fibre optic sensing actively and automatically monitor the pipeline and detect leaks?

  • Explore the advantages fibre optic sensing offers over conventional sensors and how accurately can they detect leaks.
  • See wow quickly fibre optic cables can detect leaks and alert operators that action needs to be taken.
  • Is fibre optic sensing a cost-effective solution across all assets and how should operators prioritize the areas in which they deploy it?
  • How sensitive is the technology and how can operators mitigate false positives?

17:15        Curated Q & A Discussion

>> Implementing Cost-Effective Fibre Optic Deployment <<

In the final Curated Q & A Discussion of Day One, we invite delegates to share their experiences of utilizing fibre optic deployment for continuous pipeline monitoring. How successful was the technology and how did you deploy it effectively across their assets?

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

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