Pipeline Construction Forum

8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Jeff Share, Contributing Editor, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: A Washington Perspective
This Beltway insider discusses community relations, climate change, the 2020 election and other key issues confronting the pipeline industry.
Speaker(s):
Nichole Francis Reynolds, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
9:05 AM
A Consultant’s Perspective
This industry analyst provides an expert overview of economic and political challenges facing the pipeline industry in this election year.  
Speaker(s):
Ed Kelly, Vice President, Power and Gas, IHS Markit
9:30 AM
Advances in Trenchless Technology
Trenchless technologies have revolutionized pipeline construction. Hear firsthand about the latest advances.
Speaker(s):
Dr. John Matthews, Director, Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
Contractors Roundtable
Leading contractors discuss looming challenges and opportunities likely to affect future pipeline construction projects.
Speaker(s):
Ed Wiegle, President, TRC Companies Inc.
Paul Sparkman, President of Energy Services South, PLH Group
11:30 AM
Reckoning with Regulations
Will there be more or less? What are the regulatory challenges that pipelines will have to contend with?
Speaker(s):
Simon Peña, Principal Consultant, SRP & Associates
Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM
Advanced Work Project for Pipelines
AWP is a new concept to enhance relationships between operators and contractors, leading to greater efficiencies and lower costs.
2:00 PM
New Technologies in Natural Gas, Pipelines
Researchers describe new innovations being developed for pipelines and natural gas.
Speaker(s):
GTI Energy, Speaker TBA
Fahmy Haggag, President, ABI Innovation
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
Heavy Equipment Review
Pipeline construction requires the latest in heavy equipment. Leading manufacturers discuss this key market and what contractors can expect to see.
Speaker(s):
Rebecca McNatt, Director of Construction Technology, Kirby-Smith Machinery
Perry Redman, Global Product Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
4:00 PM
Pipeline Services
Successful pipeline projects need the participation of service providers. Vacuworx has been involved in construction activities for many years.
Speaker(s):
George Denny, Gulf Coast Sales Director, Vacuworx
4:30 PM
Networking Reception