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Operations & Engineering 2017 Webinar Series

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About this Series

This series of web conferences is intended to promote discussion, learning and knowledge about issues and potential improvements for natural gas facilities and processes. Each session will be recorded and access to the recordings will be provided to registrants  after each session.

About the 2018 Series

SGA has started planning the 2018 Operations & Engineering Webinar Series. Your suggestions on topics to be covered and suggested presenters are sought.

Please take a few minutes to give us your ideas.

 

Session 1: NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) 1 | Monday, Jan. 30, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

Federal Register        Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines

PHMSA Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting - January 11-12, 2017

 

Presenter: C. J. Osman, INGAA

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Session 2: NPRM 2 | Monday, Feb. 27, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Pipe Material Identification
  • Multiple Threats
  • Extreme weather events
  • Repair Criteria
  • Preventive & Mitigative Measures 
  • Management of Change
  • Risk Models

Federal Register        Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines 

 

Presenter: Mike Rosenfeld, Kiefner

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Session 3: NPRM 3 | Monday, March 27, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

Impact of the proposed rule and the ripple effect it will have:

  • Financial
  • Resources
  • Culture

Federal Register        Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines 

AGA comments

INGAA comments

API comments

 

Presenter: Chris Foley, RCP, Inc.

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Session 4: PSMS Update | Monday, April 24, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Implementation
  • Challenges
  • Lessons Learned

ANSI/API Recommended Practice 1173 "Pipeline Safety Management Systems"

 

Presenter: Larry Hjalmarson

 


 

Session 5: Pipeline Construction | Monday, May 22, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Pipe manufacturing
  • Construction QMS

 Pipeline Construction: Quality Issues And Solutions - INGAA

 

Presenter: Dr. Tom Bubenik

 


 

Session 6: Underground Storage | Monday, June 26, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

Underground Storage

  • Regulations

 

Presenter: Phil Baker, RCP, Inc.

 PDFimageDownload "Ensuring Safe and Reliable Underground Natural Gas Storage - Final Report"


 

No webinar in July

Instead you may wish to take part in SGA's Operating Conference July 17-19, 2017:

  • Attend in person in Atlanta, GA
  • Participate by livestream
  • Separate registration will be required for this event


 

Session 7: ILI Advances | Monday, Aug. 28, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • New NDE methods being applied and potentially on the horizon
  • Improvements in performance of existing technologies
  • Overcoming operational challenges
  • Acceptance of standards for better characterizing ILI systems, personnel and procedures to make their application and decision making processes easier

 

Presenter: Dr. Neb Uzelac

 


 

Session 8: Leak Detection 1 – Gas Pipelines | Monday, Sept. 25, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Regulations
  • Good practices – including API 1149 and API 1175
  • Valve spacing
  • Remote, automatic control
  • DNV GL Synergi Pipeline Simulator (leak-finder software)
    • Highlights of the software
    • Example of applications

 

  Presenters:  

  • Dr. Vicki Niesen, head of section, hydraulics and flow assurance, DNV GL Oil and Gas
    Mr. Mark Walsh, product manager, simulation and optimization, DNV GL Oil and Gas

 


Session 9: Leak Detection 2 – Gas Distribution | Monday, Oct. 30, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • Advanced techniques

 

 Presenter: TBA

 


 

Session 10: Research & Development in the Gas Industry | Monday, November 27, 2017: 9:30 to 11:30AM CT

  • 2016 and 2017 Research Results
  • 2018 Research Plans

 Presenters:



 

Registration 

 

  • SGA Member: Single Connection $795; Multiple Connections (up to 5) in same company $995
  • SGA Non-Member: Single Connection $895; Multiple Connections (up to 5) in same company $1195
  • SGAnetwork Member+Plus: Free 

 

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Questions

  • Contact Member Services (972) 620-4012 for questions regarding registration. 
  • Contact Fraser Farmer for questions regarding content on the webinar series.