Wednesday, March 11, 2009
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
Speaker presentations now
See agenda with links listed below.
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.
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
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.
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
Click on the presenter’s name to download a copy.
a.m. The View from Washington
President/CEO Donald Santa discusses what the industry can
expect from the changes in the White House and on Capitol
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.
Max Toch, PRCI
Rau, Panhandle Eastern:
PRCI initiative for longer term and
Right-of-way automated monitoring and
detection (RAM project)
Yi Wang, CRES:
Use of high-strength steels and strain-based
Moving Energy Products
Moderator: Doug Evans, President/CEO, Gulf Interstate
Executives of leading pipeline companies will review new and
ongoing pipeline projects.
Howard, President, Midstream Operations,
Harper, General Manager of Business Development,
Gas Transmission & Storage.
Director of Business Development,
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
Mack Mercer, VP, T.G.
Mercer Consulting Services, Inc.
Chris Larsen, Industrial Development, BNSF
Curt Gauthe, Managing Director, Cooper
Lunch: 11:45-1 p.m.
President/CEO El Paso Corp.
1-1:55 p.m. International Outlook for Natural Gas
growth and challenges of the North American and
international natural gas markets with their impact on
Moderator: Carol Freedenthal, Principal, JofreEnergy
Thetford, Vice President, Energy & Financial Markets, Pace
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.,
Fellow in Energy Studies,
Baker Institute for Public Policy
p.m. Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline: Closer to Reality?
Government officials representing
the U.S. and the State of Alaska will update news on the
Alaskan natural gas pipeline project.
Director, Federal Office, Alaska Natural Gas
Myers, Coordinator, Alaska Gasline Inducement Act
Industry officials discuss need
for Alaskan gas, looming challenges Tony Palmer, VP, Business Development TransCanada Corp.
Heinze, CEO, Alaska Nat. Gas Dev. Authority (ANGDA)
Presentations listed by speakers name:
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
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