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: Diana Goff, Manager of Operational Excellence | Enbridge; Charles Dolezel, Director and System Integrity & Reliability, CenterPoint Energy

David Murk
Pipeline Manager | American Petroleum Institute (API)
Charles Dolezel
Director, System Integrity & Reliability | CenterPoint Energy
Diana Goff
Manager, Operational Excellence | Enbridge Gas Transmission
16:30 - 17:30
Prudency and Effective Communications in Pipeline & Distribution System Construction Programs (click for description and panelist information)

Pipeline and distribution system concerns over validating “prudency” and “predictability” of construction spend demand a focus on accurate estimating and cost predictability.  Predictability itself must be married to effective stakeholder communications to achieve the overall objectives of the spending program.  Learn how predictability married with effective communications yields market, regulatory, and stakeholder perceptions of spending prudency.

 

Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Principal, Continuum Capital

Panelists: Ivan Crespo, Vice President | Pathfinder LLC;  Lindsey Sander, President | Sander Resources

Lindsay N. Sander
Principal | Sander Resources
Mark Bridgers
Principal | Continuum Capital
Ivan Crespo
Vice President | Pathfinder, LLC
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
08:15 - 08:30
Workforce Forum Kickoff (Click for description and presenter)

Dale Anderson, Executive Vice President | Miller Pipeline

Dale Anderson
Executive Vice President | Miller Pipeline
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

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: Lou Thompson, CEO | Tribal Energy Resource

Panelists: Bobby Gonzalez, President, Tribal Energy Resource;  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, National Pipeline Director | International Brotherhood of Teamsters | Robert Wilds, Director of Pipelines, International Union of Operating Engineers | Shawne Owens, Business Manager, Pipeline Workers Local Union 350, Woodville, Texas;

With Special Guest: The Honorable James E. Campos,  Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity | U.S. Department of Energy

Bobby Gonzalez
President | Tribal Energy Resource
David Barnett
Director of Pipeline and Gas Distribution | United Association of Journeymen
and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of United States and Canada
Justin Wallace
Financial Secretary/Treasurer | Pipeliners Local Union 798 (Welders),Tulsa
Robert Wilds
Director of Pipelines | International Union of Operating Engineers
James E. Campos
Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity | U.S. Department of Energy
Lou Thompson
CEO | Tribal Energy Resource
David LaBorde
National Pipeline Director | Teamsters
Shawne Owens
Business Manager / Secretary-Treasurer | Laborers Local 350
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: David Schramm, Vice President | Corrosion Engineering and Cathodic Protection Services Consulting – Oil & Gas Division; Jody Mitchell, Sr. Director of Energy & Utilities | The Mosaic Company

Bradley Kramer
Managing Editor | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines
Jody Mitchell
Sr. Director of Energy & Utilities | MOSAIC
David A. Schramm
Vice-President | Corrosion Engineering and Cathodic Protection Services Consulting – Oil & Gas Division
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); Amber Rabo, PhD, SPHR,  Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Acquisition | Cheniere; Jerry Rau, Consultant | RCP, Inc.

 

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.
Amber Rabo, PhD, SPHR
Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Acquisition | Cheniere Energy
Jerry Rau
Consultant | RCP
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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