New Location

The Woodlands (Houston), TX

2018 Dates

November 7-8, 2018

Agenda

Wednesday – Executive Forum
2018-11-07
Thursday – Workforce Forum
2018-11-08
12:00 - 13:00
Registration
13:00 - 13:45
Pipeline Leadership Conference Kickoff Welcome Message (Click for description and presenters)

Patrick Lamb, President, The Pipeliners Association of Houston (Director of Business Development – Midstream, Chet Morrison Contractors) | Todd Denton, President, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC | Bernard Krzys, CEO, Benjamin Media Inc.

Patrick Lamb
President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
Todd Denton
President | Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC
Bernard P. Krzys
CEO & Publisher | Benjamin Media, Inc.
13:45 - 15:15
Executive Roundtable (click for description and panelist information)

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. Panelists: Patrick Lamb, President, The Pipeliners Association of Houston (Director of Business Development – Midstream, Chet Morrison Contractors) | Todd Denton is President, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC | Tracy Townsend, Vice President-Construction, Compliance and Safety, Washington Gas | Brandon Anderson, Senior Vice President, Commercial,  TransCanada

Patrick Lamb
President | The Pipeliners Association Of Houston
Todd Denton
President | Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC
Tracy Townsend
Vice President - Construction, Compliance and Safety | Washington Gas
Mark Bridgers
Principal | Continuum Capital
Brandon Anderson
Senior Vice President Commercial | U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines
15:15 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30
Pipeline Safety Management Systems (click for description and panelist information)

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)

Panelists: Matthew Wood, Director of Operational Excellence & Compliance | Enbridge; Charles Dolezel, Director and System Integrity & Reliability, CenterPoint Energy

Matthew Wood
Director of Operational Excellence & Compliance | Enbridge
David Murk
Pipeline Manager | American Petroleum Institute (API)
16:30 - 17:30
Prudency and Distribution System Replacement Programs (click for description and panelist information)

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

Panelists: Stephen Cabano, President, Pathfinder LLC | Renee Davis, Executive Director, Process Improvements and Project Controls, NuStar Energy L.P. | Lindsey Sander, President, Sander Resources

Stephen L. Cabano
President | Pathfinder, LLC
Renee Davis
Executive Director, Process Improvements and Project Controls | NuStar
Lindsay N. Sander
Principal | Sander Resources
Mark Bridgers
Principal | Continuum Capital
17:30 - 18:00
Project Management Lifecycle (Click for description and presenters)

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.

David Klimas, Senior Vice President-Chief Engineer, EN Engineering | Michael O’Shea, Manager of Gas Transmission Engineering, Xcel Energy

 

Dave Klimas, PE, PMP
Senior Vice President-Chief Engineer | EN Engineering, LLC
Mike O’Shea
Manager of Gas Transmission Engineering | Xcel Energy
18:00 - 20:00
Pipeline Leadership Award and Networking Reception
07:30 - 08:30
Networking Continental Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
The Road to Success (Click for description and presenters)

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.

Kevin Parker, Vice President-Safety, Training & Environment, Mears Group

09:00 - 10:00
The Four Pipeline Craft Unions & Tribal Nations (click for description and panelist information)

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

Panelists: Daniel C. Hendrix, Business Manager & Justin Wallace, Financial Secretary/Treasurer, Pipeliners Local Union 798 (Welders), Tulsa, Oklahoma | David Barnett, Director of Pipeline and Gas Distribution, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of United States and Canada | David Laborde, International Rep, International Brotherhood of Teamsters | Robert Wilds, Director of Pipelines, International Union of Operating Engineers | Shawn Owens, Business Manager, Pipeline Workers Local Union 350, Woodville, Texas

Bobby Gonzalez
President | Tribal Energy Resource
Daniel C. Hendrix
Business Manager | Pipeliners Local Union 798 (Welders)
10:00 - 10:30
Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Training Qualifications, Benchmarks and Risk Management (click for description and panelist information)

The increase in global demand for oil and gas, workforce shortages and heightened regulatory oversight have created challenges for the pipeline industry. Concerns related to fatigue risk management, operator qualification requirements and evolving demographics are putting pressure on pipeline industry stakeholders to implement strategies to ensure competence and maintain workplace safety. 

 

Our panelists will explore some of the training and competency challenges the pipeline industry is facing in regards to federal regulations, state requirements and recommended practices. The discussion will center on proven methodologies and new technologies for developing and implementing comprehensive training and risk management systems to meet these requirements and maintain high safety standards. Panelists will share best practices and industry insights gleaned from their combined experience in the oil and gas pipeline sector.

 

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

Panelists: William Davis, Vice President of Operations, Circadian Technologies; Jenny Hudson, Vice President of Integrity and Consulting, EN Engineering | Joyce Gorgan, Managing Director, The Mosaic Company

Jenny Hudson
Vice President of Integrity and Consulting | EN Engineering
Joyce Gorgan
Managing Director | The Mosaic Company
Bill Davis
Vice President Operations | CIRCADIAN
Bradley Kramer
Managing Editor | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines
11:30 - 12:00
Perspectives from the Next Generation of Pipeline Professionals (Click for description and presenters)

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

Panelists: Kaushal Shah, Mechanical Engineer – Oil and Gas Division, Energy Unit, Mott MacDonald, (YPP Community of Practice Work Group Lead, Young Pipeline Professionals Organization) | Landon Lucadou, Engineering Specialist, Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc. (Treasurer, Young Pipeline Professionals Organization | Sherri Baucom, Director of Integrity Services, RCP Inc. (Member Engagement & Communications Work Group Lead, Young Pipeline Professionals Organization)

Kaushal Shah
Mechanical Engineer, Oil and Gas Division, Energy Unit | Mott MacDonald
Landon Lucadou
Engineering Specialist | Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc.
Sheri Baucom
Sheri Baucom, Director of Integrity Services | RCP Inc.
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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