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Strategic – VP’s, Directors of:

  • Pipeline Operations 
  • Pipeline Safety & Compliance 
  • Pipeline Engineering 
  • Pipeline Monitoring & Control 
  • Asset Integrity & Reliability 
  • Pipeline Integrity 

External/Internal Leak Detection VPs, Directors, Managers of:

  • Head of Leak Detection 
  • Leak Detection Engineering 
  • Pipeline Safety 
  • Pipeline Compliance 
  • Pipeline Specialists 
  • EHS Managers

Computational - Heads, Directors, Managers of:

  • Pipeline Analytics 
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Pipeline Optimization 
  • Data Analyst 
  • Pipeline Data Management 
  • AI Engineers 


Strategic - VP’s, Directors Of: 

  • Facilities & Production Engineering 
  • Operations 
  • Asset Integrity 
  • Risk Management 

Gathering Pipeline Technical Heads, Directors, Managers of: 

  • Gathering Facility Operations 
  • Pipeline Leak Detection 
  • EHS & Emissions  
  • Gathering Pipeline Risk Management 

Predictive Analytics & Computational: 

  • Data Scientist 
  • AI Engineering 
  • Pipeline Decision Support Analyst
  • Pipeline Analytics Manager  


Strategic VP’s, Directors Of: 

  • Refinery Facility Asset Integrity  
  • Facilities Risk Management 
  • Terminal Safety & Compliance  
  • Terminal Engineering & EHS  

Short Delivery Lines & Inter Terminal VP’s, Directors, Managers of:

  • Safety & Compliance  
  • Facilities Managers  
  • EHS & Emissions 
  • Distribution  

Predictive Analytics & Computational: 

  • Data Scientist 
  • AI Engineering 
  • Pipeline Decision Support Analyst
  • Pipeline Analytics Manager  


A Strategic Focus On Leak Detection, Incorporating The Broader Emissions Picture Led by Industry Leaders with Hands-On Expertise

How Operators Are Adapting To Overlapping Regulation & Identifying Solutions
That Balance Rule Compliance With Operational Practicality

How are your peers preparing for changing regulatory definitions on leak and rupture detection
while simultaneously accounting for the 2025 methane tax?  

Which leak detection solutions are most effective for specific operational scenarios?

The dynamic environment of pipeline safety regulations, underscored by the EPA's latest statement on the Final Methane Rule and the complexities in deciphering the Rupture Detection Rule, underscores the critical industry requirement for swift, precise, and dependable measures in comprehensively addressing potential pipeline leaks, ruptures, and methane emissions. This regulatory shift has catalyzed a fundamental change in monitoring and response tactics. It necessitates a more calculated strategy to navigate these intersecting regulations, emphasizing the need for enhanced sensitivity in detection technologies and a faster response time. This environment challenges operators to pioneer beyond traditional methodologies, adapting to the evolving demands of pipeline safety and environmental stewardship.

Coupled with the intricate nuances of the 10% Pressure Drop Rule, the industry faces a rigorous test in precision and efficiency. This rule's stringent criteria for monitoring pressure fluctuations compel the development of advanced detection systems capable of discerning subtle changes, minimizing false positives, and enabling swift corrective actions.

Further complicating this scenario are the Recent Changes in Liquid Detection Clauses. These amendments necessitate a profound comprehension and seamless integration of state-of-the-art methodologies to detect liquid leaks accurately. The industry is propelled towards adopting sophisticated systems that offer enhanced accuracy and reliability, ensuring compliance and safeguarding environmental and public safety.

Equally critical is the Understanding of Complex API Codes for Leak Detection. These comprehensive and technical standards form the bedrock of leak detection practices. Mastery of these codes is essential for companies to align their operations with industry best practices and regulatory expectations.

Lastly, the impending 2025 Methane Tax, encompassing all emissions, presents a formidable financial and operational challenge. This tax underscores the urgent need for precise methane detection and quantification technologies. It compels companies to comply with regulatory mandates and adopt proactive strategies in emissions management, reinforcing their commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

These often-overlapping regulations shape an industry landscape where cutting-edge technology is advantageous and essential. Companies must invest in innovative solutions that ensure compliance, enhance operational efficiency, and ultimately adapt to an increasingly regulated and environmentally conscious world.

Therefore, the focus of Leak Detection & Emissions Compliance – The Midstream Strategy Conference 2024 is more than just navigating a series of regulatory requirements. The essence of this strategic initiative is to explore strategies and new technology solutions that enable pipeline operators to comply with these regulations cost-effectively across different operational scenarios. To share practical experiences on selecting and adopting new technology and on what works. Versus what’s still unproven or experimental. Yes, the primary focus of this event remains on leak detection. But still, we are also looking at broader solutions for emissions management to meet standards for evolving methane taxes and overlapping regulations. So, compared with last year, the event has much more of a strategic focus.

Moreover, the industry is actively eyeing the potential of emerging sectors like hydrogen and CO2 transportation. These new frontiers present challenges and opportunities, particularly in ensuring these carriers' safe and efficient transport. Key to these endeavors is the strategic investment in technologies that can address issues like leak prevention and pipeline integrity, including embrittlement. This year, we have exclusive strategic and technical presentations on these subjects.

Day 1: Regulatory Clarity and Advanced Detection Technologies

"As we navigate the evolving regulatory landscape, staying ahead with the latest technologies is imperative. This conference is a key forum for discovering vendors aligning with future standards."
VP of Regulatory Compliance
, Large Midstream Operator, Texas

Our opening day offers an in-depth look at forthcoming regulations and their implications, clarifying operator strategies for compliance. We delve into critical topics such as the interpretation and application of the Rupture Detection Rule and recent changes in liquid detection clauses. Understanding complex API codes for leak detection becomes more straightforward with our expert-led sessions.

Considering the impending 2025 Methane Tax, we will explore accounting methods for all emissions, emphasizing the commercial impact on your operations. Discover how operators leverage new technologies like hyper-spectral imaging, fiber optics, and negative pressure wave monitoring, particularly for retrofitting existing pipelines. We'll evaluate cost-effective solutions for high-cost leak and rupture detection systems, including aerial surveillance and advanced sensor technologies, ensuring you get the best ROI for different operational scenarios.

"Our focus is on maintaining compliance while embracing technological advancements in leak detection. This conference is a crucial junction for strategic insights and practical solutions."
Chief Strategy Officer
, Major Pipeline Infrastructure Firm, New Mexico

Day 2: Strategies, Trends & Best Practice Use Cases

Navigating the Spectrum of Leaks and Emissions Compliance Challenges through Advanced Computational Innovation, New Technology Innovation, and Enhanced Data Utilization

"Our main focus is identifying technologies that can detect small, gradual leaks and efficiently manage the resulting data. This conference is key for assessing and implementing these solutions."
VP of Technology Development
, Established Oil and Gas Corporation, Pennsylvania

Day two encompasses strategic and technical aspects of dealing with liquids, methane, hydrogen, and CO2 leaks. We'll highlight the latest trends in tackling methane emissions cost-consciously and discuss different roadmaps for developing technologies for detecting hydrogen and CO2 leaks. Learn about advances in AI and machine learning that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of leak detection, and understand how to troubleshoot leak detection system data to handle false alarms and other anomalies.

"Ensuring the integrity of pipelines through advanced technologies is a top priority. This conference provides a deep dive into computational methods and real-world applications that are shaping the future of leak detection."
Engineering Lead
, Pipeline Safety and Compliance Firm, Alaska

"Our team is working on improving computational leak detection techniques. This is a prime opportunity to explore new methods that enhance efficiency, accuracy, and data reliability in leak detection."
Computational Operations Head, Mid-sized Pipeline Operator, Louisiana

"Advancing internal leak detection systems, especially for small, pinhole leaks, is crucial. We're interested in data analytics and machine learning to enhance our capabilities, and this conference is an excellent platform for these insights."
Director of Upstream Operations, Global Oil and Gas Provider, Oklahoma

Why Attend Leak Detection & Emissions Compliance 2024 –

The Midstream Strategy Conference?

LDEC – Midstream Strategy Conference 2024 stands out due to its unique commercial and technical content blend.  We aim to make it more than just a conference – it's a crucial confluence of ideas, innovations, and strategies for anyone involved in pipeline operations leak detection, and emissions compliance, at both a strategic and implementation level.

Here Are A Handful Of Leak Detection And Emissions Compliance Problems That Attending The Conference Will Help You Solve:

Understanding & Complying with Overlapping Regulatory Developments
The Problem: Keeping up with new regulations and ensuring compliance.
Conference Solutions: Regulatory experts and panels discuss upcoming regulations, compliance strategies, and operator-led responses.

Navigating Specific Regulatory Challenges: Example - The New Rupture Rule
The Problem: Understanding the implementation of the recent Rupture Rule is crucial, especially for liquids, with a focus on minimizing false alarms.
Conference Solutions: Our agenda includes sessions led by regulatory experts and operators who are working on navigating these changes. Expect insights on adapting to the rule, cost-benefit analysis, and minimizing false alarm incidents.

Advancements in Drone and AI Technologies for Leak Detection
The Problem: Utilizing drones and AI advancements effectively in leak detection.
Conference Solutions: Explore drone capabilities and AI advancements through practical demonstrations and discussions with technology providers.

Rupture Detection Using AI and Real-world Applications
The Problem: Integrating AI in rupture detection and understanding its real-world applications.
Conference Solutions: Sessions on AI applications, focusing on practical demonstrations and discussions.  

Deciphering Complex API Codes and Regulatory Compliance
The Problem: Understanding specific API codes and regulatory compliance is complex and often needs to be better understood more precisely.
Conference Solutions: Experts will demystify API codes (1130, 1149, 1175) and discuss leak detection testing requirements, data retention, and documentation mandates.

Exploring New Technologies and Their Practical Applications
The Problem: Evaluating new technologies for efficiency and practicality in real-world applications.
Conference Solutions: Showcasing new technologies and their real-world applications, including discussions on challenges and solutions for leak detection.

Tackling High Costs Of Complex Data Management in Leak Detection
The Problem: The high costs of leak detection technologies and the complexity of data integration post-detection are major concerns.
Conference Solutions: Panels and workshops will focus on cost-effective leak detection technologies and efficient data management strategies. Our speakers, seasoned in practical applications, will provide actionable insights.

Beyond Leak Detection: Emissions and Intermittent Leaks
The Problem: Pinpointing intermittent leaks and broader emissions challenges demand a comprehensive approach.
Conference Solutions: Sessions will cover advanced technologies for detecting intermittent leaks and managing broader emission challenges, offering strategic and technical perspectives.

Best Practices and Control Room Data Management in Leak Detection
The Problem: Sharing best practices and managing control in response to leak detection data remains a challenge.
Conference Solutions: Roundtables and Q&As focusing on troubleshooting processes, sharing experiences, and discussing policies and procedures for various operational scenarios.

Register Today To Benefit From:-

  • Optimally Balanced Strategic & Technical Content: Sessions like "AI in Pipeline Integrity: Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Technology" cater to both technical experts and strategic planners.
  • Focus on Practical Applications: Featuring "Case Study: Retrofitting Leak Detection Systems in Aging Pipelines" to illustrate real-world implementation.
  • Clarity on Regulations: Sessions such as "Demystifying API 1130 & 1175: Compliance in Today's Regulatory Landscape" provide clear guidance on regulations.
  • Panels And Roundtables For Collaboration:  A panel discussion, "Operator Roundtable: Lessons Learned from Deploying Advanced Leak Detection Technologies".
  • Intermittent Leak Detection: Strategies for Detecting Intermittent Leaks in Complex Pipeline Systems.
  • Navigating the 10% Pressure Drop Rule: Industry Responses and Adaptations
  • Advances in AI and Machine Learning: A special session "Enhancing Leak Detection with AI: From Theory to Practice".
  • Exploring Emissions and Environmental Impact: Panel "Beyond Leak Detection: Managing Emissions for Environmental Compliance".
  • Highlighting Emerging Energy Sources: Sessions such as "The Role of Hydrogen and Carbon Sequestration in Modern Leak Detection Strategies".
  • Leak Localization Technologies: Demonstrations of new technologies in "Pinpointing Leaks: Advances in Leak Localization Techniques".
  • Dynamic Pipeline System Challenges: Technical session "Managing Leak Detection in Dynamic Pipeline Systems: Overcoming Operational Variability".
  • Exploration of Aerial and Satellite Technologies: A showcase titled "Sky's the Limit: Using Drones and Satellite Imagery in Leak Detection".
  • Hydrogen Leak Detection: Workshop on "Detecting the Undetectable: Innovations in Hydrogen Leak Detection".
  • Interactive Q&A and Networking Opportunities: Structured networking sessions and Q&A panels for in-depth discussions and connections.
  • Practical Demonstrations and Case Studies: Live demonstrations and case studies, such as "Drone Technology in Action: A Real-World Case Study", to visualize the application of new technologies.
  • Accessible Location: Houston, a hub for the oil and gas industry, was chosen for its relevance and convenience for industry professionals.



  • Gaining Clarity on Forthcoming Overlapping Regulations and Their Implications
  • Interpretation and Application of the Rupture Detection Rule
  • 10% Pressure Drop Rule - Technical Solutions, Lessons Learned 
  • Recent Changes in Liquid Detection Clauses & How Operators Are Responding
  • Understanding Complex API Codes for Leak Detection
  • 2025 Methane Tax Accounting for All Emissions – How To Adopt Technology To Address
  • Workaround Solutions to Address High Costs of Leak & Rupture Detection Systems
  • Exploring How Aerial Surveillance Methods Can Be Used Cost-Effectively
  • Assessing ROI on Different Types of Advanced Sensor Technologies
  • Latest Trends for Tackling Methane Emissions in Midstream Operational Scenarios
  • Developing Technologies for Detecting Hydrogen and CO2 Leaks
  • Pinpointing Intermittent and Small Pinhole Leaks
  • Advances in AI/Machine Learning for Improving Leak Detection
  • Troubleshooting Processes for Interpreting Leak Detection System Data
  • Computational Leak Detection Including How Companies Handle False Alarms and Other Anomalies
  • Roundtables on Emerging Technologies and Operational Challenges

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