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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This Conference Has Been Designed To Deliver Strategies And Techniques For:

  • 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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Agenda

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

 

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 our panel how they are overcoming the key challenges in pipeline leak detection to reduce risks, improve safety and demonstrate compliance.

 
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?

During the following session, industry representatives 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?

>> Implementing New External & Internal Leak Detection Technologies For High Consequence Areas On Liquids Transmission Lines

>>  Insight and comments: Taking a Proactive Approach To Cost-Effective Leak Detection On Different Types Of Operating Assets, Including Gathering Lines

Reagan Nguyen, Manager of Asset IntegrityCrestwood Midstream

>> Presentation:  Re-Thinking Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection

Nico Jansen van Rensburg, Global VP of Innovation, Siemens Energy (Powered by ProFlex Technologies)

 

10:00    Panel Discussion & Audience Q & A

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?

10:15   Refreshment Break

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?

 
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 session, we see how 2 different operators are navigating the current regulatory climate and hear about the strategies  that will help them address the regulatory challenges of the future.

 

Presentation: 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

 

Presentation: 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.

Jason DaltonLeak Detection Lead, Marathon Pipeline

11:00    Audience Q & A

11:15  The Role of Automated Data Analytics in Pipeline Monitoring and Leak Detection  

  • Monitoring continuous pipeline operations yields vast data lakes, providing a great source of information for data analytic technologies
  • Discover how patterns, imbalances and anomalies are now distinguishable and attributable by application of machine learning
  • With significantly more pipeline-specific analytical information, sensitivity and reliability can be enhanced.

David Marquez, Sales Manager, Pipeline Management Solutions, Emerson

11:45        Audience Q & A

12:00        How Are The Challenges of PHMSA Changes Being Met by Operators And What Preparations Need to Be Made for Audits

Carin Meyer, Regulation Compliance Program Specialist, Atmos International

12:30       OPERATOR PERSPECTIVES ON DEMONSTRATING REGULATORY         COMPLIANCE

We open up the discussion to the conference, with insights from this mornings speakers 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.

 
 


13:30        Lunch Break


 

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.

 
FIXED-WING PLANES

14:30      Automating ROW Visual Inspection & Remotely Detecting Slow Leaks: The Next Generation Of Airborne Surveillance

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?

  • Existing “eyeball” visual inspection is performed by humans who are heavily multitasking and can get distracted or fatigued.
  • Machine Learning algorithms developed by Enbridge will automate a lot of the visual inspection tasks, bringing increased reliability, consistency and traceability for 3rd party threat detection.
  • Remote sensors specifically developed for liquid hydrocarbons will enable early detection of slow leaks invisible to the human eye while flying low and fast.
  • Third party encroachment detection will also prevent damage to natural gas transmission pipeline, where 26% of yearly GHG emission are caused by third party damage.
  • A clear financial business case exists for operators to deploy these new technologies, avoiding remediation costs.

Eric Bergeron, CEO & Founder, Flyscan Systems

15:00    Q & A Discussion

15:15      New Technology Showcase & Interview

 

 Delegates now have the opportunity to hear more about one of the new technologies and applications being  developed to solve some of the industry's most pressing leak detection challenges.

 

Chris Beadle, IntelliView

15:45       Q & A Discussion

AERIAL METHANE IMAGING

 

16:00      Success Stories From Kairos' Pipeline Emissions Monitoring Program

 

  • Operational transformation through advanced methane detection.
  • Identifying and correcting the largest leaks for higher product retention and helping to meet company emissions reduction goals.
  • Scanning to identify and prevent worsening of leaks that would otherwise go undetected.

Steve Deiker - Co-Founder & CEO, Kairos Aerospace

16:30       Curated Q & A Discussion (Audience Roundtable)

>> UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF NEW 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 and fibre optic cables 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? We invite delegates to share their experiences of technologies for continuous pipeline monitoring. How successful was the technology and how did you deploy it effectively across their assets?

>> SHARING EXPERIENCES ON LEVERAGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEAK DETECTION

We invite delegates to forward their questions and to share their experiences with conference on using smart cameras, fixed wing UAVs and drones for leak detection systems.

17:15        Chair's Closing Remarks & End Of Day One

 

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