Midstream Technical Forum

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Midstream Technical Forum
The Midstream Technical Forum will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Ballroom D&E. *Separate registration required 
1:00 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
1:05 PM
Opening Keynote: Meeting Midstream’s Technical & Training Challenges
Completing the buildout won’t happen in a vacuum, the sector faces multiple technical, staffing and regulatory challenges to its job. What’s changing—and how—as we move forward?
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Mark Sutton, President & CEO, GPA Midstream Association
1:30 PM
Spotlight: Cashing In On New Technology
The midstream seems to be behind some other industries in adopting the rapid improvements in the Internet of Things (IoT) and other new technologies that streamline operations and cut costs. This major midstream operator has gone outside the energy industry to acquire and apply innovative technology—with significant, bottom-line results.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Tauna Rignall, Director of Operations, Integrated Collaboration Center, DCP Midstream
1:55 PM
Processing Roundtable: Getting The Most From Gas
Not only has natural gas production zoomed with the shale-play development, much of that gas is fundamentally different than the raw gas flowing from conventional plays. These gas plant designers and fabricators discuss important trends in treating and processing.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Geoff Hager, Owner & General Manager, Big Elk Energy Systems
Arturo Puigbo, Vice President Sales Technology, Linde Engineering North America 
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
Panel: Protecting the Pipes—The Next Generation Of Technology
Disruptive technologies are remaking how operators handle right-of-way encroachments and leak detection. These expert panelists talk about how the industry is addressing the many challenges of working with infrastructure that ranges from decades-old gathering systems to spanking new high-volume, high-pressure lines.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Amy Shank, Director, Asset Integrity and Pipeline Safety, The Williams Companies Inc.
Laurie Burgess, Senior Damage Prevention Program Manager, Enable Midstream Partners LP
Mike Sever, General Manager, Solspec LLC
4:10 PM
Safety Roundtable: What Works For Us
Recordable incidents continue to decline and that’s good—but every organization wants them to be zero. These panelists discuss what works for their firms and how they seek to continue to improve internal safety records.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Sean Atkins, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, EnLink Midstream LLC
Peter Katchmar, Director, Accident Investigation Division, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Mark L. Prewitt, Sr. Director of Safety, PSM, and Physical Security, DCP Midstream
Aubrey Harper, President & CEO, 4AM Midstream
4:45 PM
Forum Adjourns