New Location

The Woodlands (Houston), TX

2018 Dates

November 7-8, 2018

Agenda

Wednesday
2018-11-07
Thursday
2018-11-08
12:00 - 13:00
Registration
13:00 - 13:30
Pipeline Leadership Conference Kickoff and Welcome Message – Patrick Lamb, President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston; and Todd Denton, President | Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC
Patrick Lamb
President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
Todd Denton
President | Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC
13:30 - 14:00
Keynote Address
14:00 - 15:15
Executive Roundtable – Panelists: Patrick Lamb, President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston; Todd Denton, President | Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC

A panel of experts comprised of pipeline operators, distribution companies, manufacturing and regulatory leaders will discuss “The Changing Environment of Pipeline Construction” with particular focus on the impact to capital spending and workforce needs in 2019/2020.

Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Principal, Continuum Capital

Patrick Lamb
President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
Todd Denton
President | Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC
15:15 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30
Pipeline Safety Management Systems – Panelists: Matthew Wood, Director of Operational Excellence & Compliance | Enbridge; Charles Dolezel, Director and System Integrity & Reliability | CenterPoint Energy

A panel of operators invited by American Gas Association (AGA), American Petroleum Institute (API), and Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) to discuss efforts and requirements for operators and their service providers to develop more formal and structured Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Moderator:  David Murk, Manager-Pipelines, American Petroleum Institute (API)

Matthew Wood
Director of Operational Excellence & Compliance | Enbridge
16:30 - 17:30
Replacement Program Prudency & Effective Stakeholder Communications – Panelists: Stephen Cabano, President | Pathfinder LLC; Renee Davis, Executive Director of Process Improvement | NuStar Energy L.P.; and Lindsey Sander, President | Sander Resources

Distribution system concerns over validating “prudency” of accelerated replacement programs including focus on accurate cost predictability and effective stakeholder communications.

Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Principal, Continuum Capital

Stephen L. Cabano
President | Pathfinder, LLC
Renee Davis
Executive Director, Process Improvements and Project Controls | NuStar
17:30 - 18:00
Project Management Lifecycle – David Klimas, Senior Vice President-Chief Engineer | EN Engineering; and Michael O’Shea, Manager of Gas Transmission Engineering | Xcel Energy

Project management is one of the most critical aspects of any endeavor that a business undertakes. It is the process that professionals use to ensure a project is successful. This presentation will investigate the Project Management Institute (PMI) lifecycle and tools to improve the success of meeting goals. Lastly, it will outline the need for embracing continuous improvement by showcasing a lessons-learned culture.

 

Dave Klimas, PE, PMP
Senior Vice President-Chief Engineer | EN Engineering, LLC
18:00 - 20:00
Pipeline Leadership Award and Networking Reception
07:30 - 08:30
Networking Continental Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
IPLOCA: “The Road to Success” – Kevin Parker, Vice President-Safety, Training & Environment | Mears Group

Developed by the International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA), “The Road to Success” provides the basic knowledge necessary to improve the delivery of a pipeline construction project, such as cost and schedule, while reducing the environmental footprint and achieving the desired safety objectives.

09:00 - 10:00
The Four Pipeline Craft Unions & Tribal Nations – Panelists: Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local Pipeline Union 798 (Welders), Heavy Operators Union, and 350 Labor Union (Woodville, Texas); Native American Tribal Group Representative

This lively discussion will center on the experiences and challenges the pipeline-related unions face in working with tribal nations. Learn about successful training programs and recruitment efforts between these two groups to develop a tribal workforce for the future.

Moderator: Bobby Gonzalez, President, Tribal Energy Resource

Bobby Gonzalez
President | Tribal Energy Resource
Daniel C. Hendrix
Business Manager Pipeliners | Local Union 798
10:00 - 10:30
Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Training Qualifications, Benchmarks and Risk Management – Panelists: William Davis, Vice President of Operations | Circadian Technologies; Jenny Hudson, Vice President of Integrity and Consulting | EN Engineering; and Joyce Gorgan, Managing Director | The Mosaic Company

The global increase in demand for oil and gas has precipitated a major exploration push, strained production operations, exceeded refining capacity and challenged all of the various transportation and distribution channels.

There is now a global body of scientific evidence that shiftwork in the 24/7 workplace carries with it high occupational health and safety risks. The development of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) has emerged as the internationally accepted, gold standard for managing the inherent costs, risks and liabilities of shiftwork as evident by the introduction ANSI standards for the implementation and development of such systems (ANSI/API RP 755).

This session will cover proven methodologies and new technologies for developing and implementing comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management Systems that meet ANSI standards. This presentation will map out the approaches and course of action that operations need to take in order to maintain high safety standards that reduce the prevalence of fatigue-related errors and incidents. These FRMS approaches can reduce excess costs by improving the alertness, safety, health and efficiency of workers – providing operations with a significant competitive advantage.

Moderator: Brad Kramer, Managing Editor, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

Jenny Hudson
Vice President of Integrity and Consulting | EN Engineering
Joyce Gorgan
Managing Director | The Mosaic Company
Bill Davis
Vice President Operations | CIRCADIAN
11:30 - 12:00
Attracting, Developing & Retaining Generation Z! What’s a firm to do? – Panelists: Representatives from the Young Pipeline Professionals organization

This panel discussion will highlight solutions to the workforce retention and career development challenges that young professionals face in the oil and gas pipeline sector.

Moderator: Brad Kramer, Managing Editor, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Student-led Pipeline Innovations Workshop

Pipeline Leadership Conference attendees will have direct interactions with students aspiring to enter the oil and gas pipeline workforce.

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