2018 PEX Conference Program

The Pipeline + Energy Expo conference sessions and panel discussions are presented by leading industry experts who share insights and real world applications of recent developments in pipeline technology, maintenance and operations integrity. Conference speakers will address challenges facing the pipeline/transportation sector using case studies that address those challenges. Presentations will focus on best practices in construction, in pipeline operations and in system integrity. In addition to the scheduled presentations, the conference also provides a great opportunity to network with industry peers, service providers and suppliers who can provide important resources for your company’s operations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

9:30-11 A.M. KEYNOTE
Session 1 Speakers TBA
2-3:30 P.M. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PLANNING
Session 2 Waters of the U.S. Permitting Issues for Pipeline Planning and Construction Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: How changes to your project cost you big time! Real-Time Project Management for Pipeline Construction
2-3:30 P.M. IMPLICATIONS, LAW, PERMITTING AND MOBILIZING PUBLIC SUPPORT
Session 2A The Practical Implications of Pipeline Permitting in the Aftermath of the DAPL: Successful Navigation of the Strategy of Delay Employed by the Opponents to the Energy Industry Winning the public conversation on pipelines to calm fears, mobilize public support, overcome organized opposition, and secure both local and FERC Permit approvals in a timely manner
4-5 P.M. NETWORKING SESSION
5:15-6:45 P.M. CEO ROUNDTABLE
Session 3

Moderator: Bob Tippee, Oil & Gas Journal

• Carlin Conner, CEO, SemGroup
• Tom Jensen, CEO, Explorer Pipeline
• Robert McGrew, CEO, T.D. Williamson
• Mike Mears, CEO Magellan Midstream Partners

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

9:30-11 A.M. TECHNOLOGY, SAFETY AND REMEDIATION
Session 4 Pipeline Optimization: Key Opportunities for Smart Technologies Ensuring Operational Safety from Within: Leverage proactive worker insight to reduce operations risk Pipeline Deposit Profiling & Blockage Location by Pressure Wave Analysis
9:30-11 A.M. TAKING CARE OF YOUR PIPES: ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR TECHNIQUES
Session 4A Assessment of Pipeline Crack and Crack-like Colonies - A Case Study Hot Tap Fittings - To Extrude or Fabricate Evaluating Repair Methods to Reliably Ensure and Increase Pipeline Integrity
2-3:30 P.M. UNDERCOVER INTEGRITY: DETECTING, INSPECTING AND MONITORING
Session 5 Automated Leak Detection Using Maching Learning and Multi-Platform Remote Sensing How to Avoid a Vibration-Induced Fatigue Failures in Process Piping - New Methods and Tools The Truth Behind Composite Inspection Methods Corrosion-Erosion Monitoring Systems for Managing Asset Integrity

Thursday, April 5, 2018

9:30-11:00 A.M. TO PIG OR NOT TO PIG
Session 6 The Multiple Functions of Automated Pigging Systems Robotic ILI of an Unpiggable Small Diameter Natural Gas Pipeline in an Urban Area Pipeline Pigging for Flow Assurance Issues in an Onshore Gathering System Minimize the risk of Hydrotest Water Management in High to Moderate Population Areas Utilizing New Zero Waste Nanopolymers
12:30-1:30 P.M. STUDENT AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING SESSION
Session 7 A Perspective of a Recent University of Tulsa Graduate and Now a Project Engineer - A brief look at what is expected of our genertaion and lessons learned