2019 Dates

November 6-7, 2019

Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport

Houston, TX

2019 Dates

November 6-7, 2019

Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport

Houston, TX

Agenda

Wednesday – Executive Forum
2019-11-06
Thursday – Workforce Forum
2019-11-07
11:00 - 12:30
Registration, Lunch and Tabletop Displays
12:30 - 12:45
Pipeline Leadership Conference Kickoff and Welcome Message: Bernard P. Krzys CEO & Publisher | Benjamin Media, Inc.; Patrick Lamb President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
Bernard P. Krzys
CEO & Publisher | Benjamin Media, Inc.
Patrick Lamb
President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
12:45 - 13:15
Keynote Address – “Navigating the Regulatory Landscape”: Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator | Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Alan Mayberry
Associate Administrator | Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
13:15 - 14:30
Executive Roundtable and Pipeline and Distribution Market Overview — Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Continuum Capital; Panelists: Alan Mayberry, PHMSA; Shawn Lyon, Marathon Pipe Line LLC; Patrick Lamb, The Pipeliners Association of Houston

Executives from around the oil and gas pipeline and distribution industry will discuss “Building Your Advantage in the Pipeline Industry.” Moderator Mark Briders will also provide a look at the driving forces in the oil and gas pipeline and distribution market in North America

Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Principal | Continuum Capital

Panelists: Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator | PHMSA; Shawn Lyon, President | Marathon Pipe Line LLC; Patrick Lamb, Officer | The Pipeliners Association of Houston

Mark Bridgers
Principal | Continuum Capital
Patrick Lamb
President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
Alan Mayberry
Associate Administrator | Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Shawn Lyon
President | Marathon Pipe Line LLC
14:30 - 15:00
Networking Break
15:00 - 15:30
Finding the Optimal Route — A Pipeline Rounding Best Practices Case Study: Kent Strasser, Principal Technologist | Pivvot

With over 40,000 miles routed, Pivvot has established a data-driven process to collect data, assess business objectives, and deliver optimal pipeline routes to support pipeline operators in their growth strategies. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the regulatory requirements involved during pipeline routing, the environmental and socio-economic considerations to weigh, and an approach to reduce labor-intensive analysis timelines.

 

Kent Strasser
Principal Technologist | Pivvot
15:30 - 16:30
Convergence: How Integrity, Safety & Prudency Are Transforming Pipeline & Distribution Systems — Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Continuum Capital; Panelists: James Francis, CenterPoint Energy; Brydon Ross, Consumer Energy Alliance

The convergence of integrity, Safety Management Systems, capital spend prudency for distribution system operators, and project estimate accuracy or budget adherence for pipeline operators are converging to transform the industry. Panel members will explore how regulation, market expectations, environmental challenges, permitting requirements, and spending prudency demands are transforming the design, engineering, construction and operation of pipeline and distribution systems. Areas of particular focus are how engineers and contractors will be expected to provide more than simply accurate designs or simply construction to support operators in satisfying the expectations of stakeholders.

Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Principal | Continuum Capital

Panelists: James Francis, Vice President, Safety and Training | CenterPoint Energy;  Brydon Ross, Vice President of State Affairs | Consumer Energy Alliance

Mark Bridgers
Principal | Continuum Capital
Jim Francis
Vice President of Safety and Technical Training | CenterPoint Energy
Brydon Ross
Vice President of State Affairs | Consumer Energy Alliance
16:30 - 17:00
Networking Break
17:00 - 18:00
The Next Generation of Projects — A Business Perspective: Stephen L. Cabano, President | Pathfinder, LLC; Tony Bazzini, Chief Engineer at the | ExxonMobil Global Projects Company

The construction industry has been publicly ‘called out’ as not keeping up with productivity advancements at the pace of other industries. The Construction Industry Institute (CII) has initiated a series of research efforts, entitled “Operating System 2.0 (OS 2.0),” which will address thinking differently across the business, engineering, fabrication and construction aspects of the industry. This presentation will share some of the early concepts and research initiatives that are underway to address this issue. Be prepared to think outside the box and open your mind to a different way of delivering value among owners, contractors and suppliers.

Stephen L. Cabano
President | Pathfinder, LLC
Tony Bazzini
Chief Engineer – Project Management | ExxonMobil Global Projects Company
18:00 - 20:00
Networking Reception and Pipeline Leadership Award Banquet
07:00 - 07:50
Networking Continental Breakfast and Tabletop Displays
07:50 - 08:00
Workforce Forum Kickoff: Dale Anderson, Executive Vice President | Miller Pipeline
Dale Anderson
Executive Vice President | Miller Pipeline
08:00 - 08:30
Student-Led Pipeline Innovations Forum Introduction

Student leaders from Arizona State University (ASU), Houston Community College System (HCCS), Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT), Skills USA, University of Alberta, and University of Texas – Arlington will describe their educational programs and how those programs are targeting sending the highest caliber students into the gas distribution and pipeline markets.

 

08:30 - 09:30
Young Voices on Pipeline & Distribution Infrastructure — Moderator: Brad Kramer, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines Panelists: Shannon Caron, Michels Canada; Landon Lucadou, Dynamic Risk; Tyler Tunic, Williams Cos. Inc.

The pipeline and gas distribution industry is in the midst of a generational handoff and the successful integration of Generation Z (Born after 2000) and Millennials (Born between 1985-2000) will transform the market through people, process, practice, and technology in ways that are difficult to imagine by current industry participants. Learn how Young Pipeline Professionals view the industry and hear their voices as they describe the transformation of pipeline and distribution infrastructure.

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

Panelists: Shannon Caron, Director, Health Safety and Environment (HSE) | Michels Canada; Landon Lucadou, YPP USA Vice Chair and Engineering Specialist | Dynamic Risk; Tyler Tunic, YPP USA Community of Practice Work Group Lead; Transco Pipeline Maintenance Coordinator, Pipeline Control Group | Williams Cos. Inc.

Bradley Kramer
Managing Editor | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines
Landon Lucadou
YPP USA Vice Chair; Engineering Specialist | Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc.
Shannon Caron
Director, Health Safety and Environment (HSE) | Michels Canada
Tyler Tunic
YPP USA Community of Practice Work Group Lead;
Transco Pipeline Maintenance Coordinator, Pipeline Control Group | Williams Cos. Inc.
09:30 - 10:00
Networking Break
10:00 - 11:00
A Users’ Guide to Avoiding Tribal Protests on Pipeline Projects: Lou Thompson CEO | Tribal Energy Resource; Bobby Gonzalez President | Tribal Energy Resource

Pipeline companies face a daunting, multi-billion-dollar crisis arising from flawed tribal engagement and consultation. This workshop will describe meaningful and effective strategies to reduce this risk. Whether you are a large energy infrastructre corporation or a small pipeline company this workshop will provide you the tools to effectively avoid tribal protests on your project.  There will be detailed accounts of projects that have successfully avoided tribal protests and the how-to-methods that are currently being used. There will also be a discussion about current efforts by the state and federal permitting agencies to combat this issue.

 

 

Lou Thompson
CEO | Tribal Energy Resource
Bobby Gonzalez
President | Tribal Energy Resource
11:00 - 12:00
Innovations in Integrity for Pipeline & Distribution Systems – Panel Discussion — Moderator: Jay Rendos, Continuum Capital; Panelists: Benjamin Berry, Urbint; Didi Horn, SkyX; Nathan Leslie, NDT Global

New technology is reshaping how oil and gas pipeline and distribution systems are built and maintained. Learn how innovations are aiding integrity management and damage prevention, helpings operators, designers, contractors and vendors thrive in a market in transition.

Moderator: Jay Rendos, Director | Continuum Capital

Panelists: Benjamin Berry, Head of Product | Urbint; Didi Horn, CEO | SkyX; Nathan Leslie, Chief Sales Officer | NDT Global; Jay Rendos, Director | Continuum Capital

Benjamin Berry
Head of Product | Urbint
Nathan Leslie
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer | NDT Global
Didi Horn
CEO | SkyX
Jay Rendos
Director | Continuum Capital
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch and Keynote Address – “Building a Business and NASCAR Team”: Karl Schwartz Vice President of Beard Oil Distributing
Karl Schwartz
Vice President of Beard Oil Distributing
13:00 - 14:00
Student-Led Pipeline Innovation Forum (Click for description)

Student leaders from Arizona State University (ASU), Houston Community College System (HCCS), Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT), Skills USA, University of Alberta, and University of Texas – Arlington will describe their educational programs and how those programs are targeting sending the highest caliber students into the gas distribution and pipeline markets.

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