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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

Speaker presentations now
available.

See agenda with links listed below.


Post Conference:

Everything
from the latest technological advances to the most
up-to-date information concerning the Alaskan natural gas
pipeline project was on the agenda at the 5th
Annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference March 11 at the
George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.


Panelists
representing Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI)  discussed ongoing new technologies designed to help
natural gas and oil products pipeline operators. Along with
a top member of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin’s pipeline team,
Drue Pearce, director of the Office of Federal Coordinator,
was on hand to provide the latest information on the
huge natural gas pipeline project. Tony Palmer, vice
president of TransCanada which is the license holder for the
project, also provided an update as will Harold Heinze,
chief executive of the Alaskan Natural Gas Development
Authority, which will build the intrastate spur off the
mainline.

Doug
Foshee, President and CEO of El Paso Corp., gave the
keynote address. Panelists representing several of North
America’s largest operators provided details on new
and ongoing pipeline projects. Scott Thetford of Pace and
Ken Medlock of the Baker Institute for Public Policy discussed the growth and challenges of the North American and
international natural gas markets. Panelists representing
transporters also provided a unique perspective on the
challenges of transporting massive equipment including pipe
to construction sites.

The
single-day conference was sponsored by Pipeline
& Gas Journal
, the world’s oldest and largest
magazine covering the pipeline industry, and the Interstate
Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA).

 


Conference presentations are now
online.

Click on the presenter’s name to download a copy.

 


8:40-9
a.m. The View from Washington

INGAA
President/CEO Donald Santa discusses what the industry can
expect from the changes in the White House and on Capitol
Hill.

 


9-10 a.m. New Technologies for Pipelines


Members of Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI)
will discuss ongoing research projects designed to help
natural gas and oil products pipeline operators.


Moderator:



Max Toch,
PRCI



Jerry
Rau
, Panhandle Eastern:

PRCI initiative for longer term and
cross-cutting research




Gweneyette

Broussard,

Shell:

Right-of-way automated monitoring and
detection (RAM project)



Yong
Yi Wang
,
CRES:

Use of high-strength steels and strain-based
design.

 


10-11:00 a.m.


Moving Energy Products


Moderator:
Doug Evans, President/CEO, Gulf Interstate

Engineering


Executives of leading pipeline companies will review new and
ongoing pipeline projects.




Mike
Howard,
President, Midstream Operations,

Energy Transfer
Partners



Colin
Harper,
General Manager of Business Development,

NiSource
Gas Transmission & Storage.



Jim
Lelio,

Director of Business Development,
Kinder Morgan
Renewable Fuels




Denise Hamsher,


Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. 

 


11-11:45 a.m. Will The Pipe Arrive On Time?


Whether by train, truck
or barge, proper logistics planning can help you manage
transportation assets to make sure pipe arrives on time and
on budget.




Mack Mercer,
VP, T.G.
Mercer Consulting Services, Inc.



Chris Larsen,
Industrial Development, BNSF
Railway




Curt Gauthe,
Managing Director, Cooper
Consolidated 


 


Lunch: 11:45-1 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:





Doug Foshee,

President/CEO El Paso Corp.


 


1-1:55 p.m. International Outlook for Natural Gas

The
growth and challenges of the North American and
international natural gas markets with their impact on
pipeline development.


Moderator:
Carol Freedenthal, Principal, JofreEnergy
Consulting


Scott
Thetford,
Vice President, Energy & Financial Markets, Pace



Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.,
Fellow in Energy Studies,

Baker Institute for Public Policy

 

2-4
p.m. Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline: Closer to Reality?

A.
Government officials representing
the U.S. and the State of Alaska will update news on the
Alaskan natural gas pipeline project.



Drue
Pearce,

Director, Federal Office, Alaska Natural Gas
Pipeline

Mark
Myers, Coordinator, Alaska Gasline Inducement Act

B.
Industry officials discuss need
for Alaskan gas, looming challenges Tony Palmer, VP, Business Development TransCanada Corp.


Harold
Heinze,
CEO, Alaska Nat. Gas Dev. Authority (ANGDA)

 



Presentations listed by speakers name:

 



Gweneyette
Broussard



Doug Foshee




Curt Gauthe

Denise
Hamsher



Colin
Harper


Harold
Heinze




Mike
Howard




Chris Larsen



Jim
Lelio




Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.




Mack Mercer



Drue
Pearce



Jerry
Rau



Scott
Thetford





Max Toch


Yong
Yi Wang

 

 


 





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