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2020 Virtual Pipeline Conference Webinars

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When: September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Where: API Virtual Event

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We couldn't meet with you in San Diego so API's Midstream Group is bringing the Pipeline Conference to YOU!

Through September API will offer Tracks and Sessions via Microsoft™ Teams on a weekly basis. The sessions will begin at 11:00 AM CT and depending on the track will last from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

Registration is required, however, we are pleased to advise that there will be no registration fee to attend as some of our supporting sponsors are graciously allowing us to deliver content gratis.

Welcome Message From:
David Murk, Pipeline Manager, API

Keynote Address By:
Shawn Lyon, President of Marathon Pipe Line Company LLC
Jennifer Homendy, National Safety Transportation Board Member


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Human Factors & Safety Culture II

Tuesday, September 1, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
Moderator: Mark Weesner, SMW Principle Solutions, Inc.

Sessions and Speakers:

  1. PL76 - Fatigue, Leadership & Safety: How Culture Rules Them All
    Justin Ganschow, Caterpillar
  2. PL58 - Human Factors in the Control Room: The Impact on Industry and the Environment
    Fiona Campbell, ABB
  3. PL51 - Fatigue in the Workplace: Organizational Strategies to Mitigate Fatique-Related Risk
    Sachin Agrawal, Shiftboard and Mike Harnett, Solaris Fatigue Management
  4. PL000 - Moving from a Task-Based to a Competency-Based Talent Development Model
    Karen Collins, ROSEN Education Systems and Services 

Asset Integrity II

Tuesday, September 8, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
Moderators: Fan Zhang, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC

Sessions & Speakers:

  1. PL27 - Leveraging Multiple ILI Data Sets to Detect, Classify and Size Pipeline Anomalies
    Matthew Romney, T.D. Williamson
  2. PL14 - Implementation of RBI-Based Facilities Piping Reliability Framework
    Mary Banack, Enbridge
  3. PL54 - Automated Pipeline Valve Placement and Type Optimization to Reduce Risk
    Jeremy Fontenault, RPS
  4. PL49 - Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology - AI and Automation of LiDAR Data Analysis for Geohazard Identification
    Aaron Rezendez, Pacific Gas & Electric
    Dr. San Gunawardana, Enview

Workforce Development & Training

Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT
Moderator: Thomas Armitage, Colonial Pipeline Company

Sessions & Speakers:

  1. PL64 - Building Skills in P66 Midstream Development Program
    Tacy Smith, Phillips66
  2. PL87 - Young Pipeliner Professionals (YPP): How do you Attract Young Professionals to the Pipeline Industry?
    Joe Bratton DNV GL
    Sheri Baucom, Q-inline
  3. PL43 - Continually Improving Skills Training For Pipeline Operators, Technicians, And Controllers
    Tom Miesner, Pipeline Knowledge & Development
  4. PL19 - Are you Prepared? Best Practices & Lessons Learned from Security Incidents
    Ali Gibson, Pipeline Performance Group

Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

Tuesday, September 22, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM CT
Moderator: April Holdren, Enbridge

Sessions & Speakers:

  1. PL12 - Damage Prevention: Leveraging Industry Data Trends to Better Protect Pipelines
    Sarah Magruder Lyle, Common Ground Alliance
  2. PL66 - Public Engagement Panel
    Simona Perry, Pipeline Safety Coalition
    Massoud Tahamtani, PHMSA
    Shawn Lyon, Marathon Pipe Line
  3. PL86 - Case Study - Operator-provided Pipeline Emergency Response Training Results
    Nick Medina, ExxonMobil
    John Burge, Texas A&M
    Philip Oakes, National Association of Fire Marshalls

Safety and Environmental Reliability

Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
Moderators: Sam Minifie, API and Josephine Todd-Evaldez, Chevron Pipeline & Power

Sessions and Speakers:

  1. PL000 - SMS Management of Change
    John Soenning & Annette Moyer, Plains All American Pipeline
  2. PL000 - SMS Management Review
    Samantha Mendell, Enbridge
  3. PL3 - Gas Mega-Rule #1: Should Liquid Operators Care?
    Chris Foley, RCP
  4. PL62 -Practical Aspects of Complying with the PHMSA Gas Rule and Perspectives on Asset Integrity Management
    Mark Hereth, The Blacksmith Group/P-PIC
    Alan Eastman, Mears