2017 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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Site Visit at T.D. Williamson
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Heard it Through the Pipeline Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

CEO Roundtable
Moderated by Bob Tippee, Chief Editor, Oil & Gas Journal

Mike Mears, CEO, Magellan Midstream Partners; Robert D. McGrew, CEO, T.D. Wiliamson; Staci Taruscio, CEO, Rebellion Energy; Chris Vincze, CEO, TRC Solutions

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Session
Corey Goulet, Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Pipelines Major Projects, TransCanada; Bob Tippee, Chief Editor, Oil & Gas Journal; Chad Warmington, President, Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m.
Panel Session: U.S. Pipeline Capacity After the Bust

Speakers: Scott Garner, VP, MarkWest Energy Partners, Ajey Chandra, Director, Muse, Stancil & Co., Rick Whitworth, VP Producer Services, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 a.m. Conference Delegate Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Mega Session:
Regulatory, Environmental & Safety
Construction & Remediation

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Panel Session: Issues & Implications of Recent Pipeline Mishaps

Speakers: Daniella Landers, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Tom Miesner, Pipeline Knowledge and Jeff D. Wiese, VP for Pipeline Integrity Services, TRC Solutions

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5 O'Clock Somewhere Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration Open
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

9:45 a.m. -
11:00 a.m.

Panel Session: The Purpose and Benefits of Pipeline Pigging

A panel of industry experts will describe the process of pipeline pigging, and highlight its importance throughout the lifecycle of a pipeline. Discussion topics will include a summary of common pigging applications and challenges, as well as a description of some case studies from the field.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Conference Delegate Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Mega Session:
Technologies, Data & Cybersecurity
Integrity & Efficiency

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Panel Session: Making Pipe Dreams Reality
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Give Away in the Exhibit Hall