Monday April 27 - Virtual Conference

Crisis Management: Addressing Operational Challenges & Prioritizing Resources Based On Risk

Leveraging Best Practices & Sharing Solutions To The Threat Posed By The Current Pandemic

09.00 Log On & Virtual Networking

An opportunity to introduce yourself to the virtual platform and delegates before the start of the morning sessions.

09.25 Opening Remarks

Ensuring Safety & Operational Efficiency

The Operational & Commercial Impact Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

OPENING SENIOR VP KEYNOTE PANEL: HOW ARE PIPELINE OPERATORS OVERCOMING KEY CHALLENGES?

09:30   Maintaining Pipeline Operations With Limited Resources, Ensuring A Safe & Healthy Workforce And Prioritizing Assets Based On Risk - How Are Pipeline Operators Addressing Resource Constraints & Overcoming Key Challenges?

Each panelst will deliver a mini presentation on how they are tackling the pandemic crisis across the entire pipeline operation. The purpose of the session is to set the scene for the entire virtual conference by outlining the holistic strategies for dealing with the crisis across the entire pipeline business, including operations, but also considering the commercial and business development considerations of moving less product due to demand facing economic shocks.

Jim Doss,EVP Engineering & Operations, Navitas Midstream Partners

Jayson TreadawayVP Operations, Crestwood Midstream Partners

09:50    Virtual Q & A

Crisis Management Of Control Center

Maintaining Operations & Safeguarding Personnel

The operational challenges posed by the coronavirus are felt most acutely in the management of operation control centers. What are the alternative approaches to control room management? How do you handle evolving criteria on crisis management?

SENIOR VP KEYNOTE PANEL: HOW ARE OPERATORS SECURING CONTROL CENTER OPERATIONS?

10:00    Best Practices On Control Room Management Including Optimizing Shifts And Ensuring The Control Room Is Secure & Free From Infection

This panel will feature a mix of control room management specialists combined with health and safety and business continuity experts to discuss strategies for managing contingency plans for control rooms with a special focus on shift optimization and best practices for preventing contamination.

  • What are the leading practices for preventing the infection & spread of the coronavirus in a control center setting?
  • How can you limit traffic into your control room whilst still maintaining safe & effective operations?
  • How can you effectively safeguard your staffing levels utilizing your available resources & staff rotation strategies?
  • What are the potential technological solutions and how can they be utilized effectively?

Jim DossEVP Engineering & Operations, Navitas Midstream Partners

Jayson TreadawayVP OperationsCrestwood Midstream Partners

10:20    Virtual Q & A

ONLINE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: SECURING CONTROL ROOM OPERATIONS

10:30    Comparing Different Approaches To Control Room Management And Hygiene Security - What's Working? What Could Be Working Better?

These virtual moderated roundtables will allow online delegates to compare best practices and discuss creative approaches to optimizing the control room and combating all threat - what is working? What could be working better?

At the end of these online roundtable discussions, findings and solutions will be fed back to the moderator, who will then feedback conclusions to delegates.

Virtual Round Table One - 20 minutes

Ensuring Your Control Room Is Secure And Contamination Free

Virtual Round Table Two - 20 minutes

Optimizing Control Room Shift Systems

Virtual Round Table Three - 20 minutes

Best Practices On Managing Control Room Remote Workers

  • How are plans and protocols holding up against this unprecedented challenge?
  • How has previous crisis experience and management prepared operators? How have the lessons learned from previous crises been implemented effectively?
  • What results are operators seeing from their staffing and rotation strategies? How are they securing their control rooms against infection?

11:30    Virtual Networking Session

The online forum will now turn into a remote networking session to allow delegates to distil and cement the learnings thus far with fellow delegates who have opted-in to the online networking. It will also be an opportunity to offer up questions to the chair.

LEADING EXPERT INTERVIEW: ADVANCED CRISIS MANAGEMENT FOR OPERATIONAL CONTROL ROOMS

12:00    Crisis Management Strategies For A Secure & Operationally Efficient Control Center

This leading expert interview will empower delegates with the knowledge & expertise required to implement advanced & invaluable crisis management measures at their control centers.

  • How do you effectively keep the control center free of any potential contamination?
  • How can you maintain social distancing and mitigate nonessential traffic into your control room whilst maintaining effective operations?
  • What have previous crises taught us and how can we implement the lessons learned?
  • How can your optimize staffing levels to maximize efficiency whilst minimizing risk?

Gary MartinezDirector, Operations Control CenterThird Coast Midstream

12:20    Virtual Q & A

How To Operate & Maintain Safe & Reliable Assets

Regulatory Compliance During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Restrictions on operational activity and the implementation of social distancing measures threaten the stringent compliance safeguards put in place by operators. How can operators and regulators collaborate to ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of pipelines? What are the protections for operators?

PANEL DISCUSSION: MANAGING INTERACTIONS WITH FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATORS

12:30    Compliance Strategies & Managing Interactions With Federal & State Regulators To Maintain Critical Infrastructure Support

The coronavirus pandemic poses unprecedented risks to compliance strategies. How are leading operators mitigating these risks and with what results?

  • API 1173 Compliance Initiatives
  • What are the choices leading operators are confronted with given the current pandemic and how are they meeting those?
  • What are the key pressures spend and resources and how are current resources being prioritized?
  • What will be the impact of the current pandemic on compliance strategies going forward - why?
  • What are operators prioritizing in order to operate safe and reliable pipeline assets?

Dr. Rainer Hoff, President, Gateway Consulting Group

Ronda Louderman, Director EHS&R, Black Bear Transmission

Mitch Lagerstrom, Senior Director Air & Environmental Compliance, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

Jeremy Spalvieri, Director - EHS, Intensity Midstream

13:10    Virtual Q & A

13:20    Lunch Break

An opportunity to reflect on the morning sessions and refuel ahead of the afternoon sessions.  The online forum will again turn into a remote networking opportunity for delegates.

Stay Connected & Effective

Harnessing The Power Of A Remote Workforce

Shutdowns, social distancing and stay-in-place orders are placing huge pressure on operational efficiency. How can operators optimize the productivity of their remote workforce?

PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF OPERATING A REMOTE WORKFORCE?

14:20    Optimizing Remote Working To Create An Efficient Pipeline Operations Organization

This virtual forum allows delegates to discuss how they are meeting the organizational challenges posed by the current pandemic. What are the tools and strategies delivering success?

  • How are operators ensuring and guaranteeing connectivity for all their workers?
  • What are the telecommunications and technological challenges and how are these being met - with what results?
  • How have investments in remote monitoring and IT infrastructure assisted operators in the current climate?
  • How are operators ensuring productivity is optimized and maintained?

Rogier PouwerDirector, Automation & Operations TechnologyWestern Midstream

Michelle McCracken, Manager - Environmental Health & Safety, Navitas Midstream Partners

Ronda Louderman, Director EHS&R, Black Bear Transmission

14:40    Virtual Q & A

Protecting Workers & Managing Outside Contractors

Maintaining Safe & Reliable Operations

Operations in the field require human interaction and collaboration on a daily basis. How can these operations be maintained whilst ensuring the safety of field personnel?

ROUNDTABLES: BEST PRACTICE CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

14:50    Managing Interactions With Outside Contractors To Effectively Maintain Your Field Operations

These virtual moderated roundtables will allow online delegates to compare best practices and discuss creative approaches to managing contractors and all associated risks whilst ensuring your have staff available to make repairs, carry out inspections and optimize maintenance and mechanical programs.

At the end of these online roundtable discussions, findings and solutions will be fed back to the moderator, who will then feedback conclusions to delegates.

Virtual Round Table One - 15 minutes

Optimal Staffing Of Maintenance & Mechanical Programs

Virtual Round Table Two - 15 minutes

Ensuring Staff Availability For Pipeline Integrity & Repair Programs

Virtual Round Table Three - 15 minutes

Targeting Inspection Program Staffing With Limited Resources

Virtual Round Table Four - 15 minutes

Best Practice Contractor Management

Discover some of the strategies being implemented and the technology being utilized to protect field operations. What are the measures being taken?

  • How can operators equip their field workers in order to protect them?
  • How can interactions with outside contractors be managed in such a way that allows project safe and reliable project continuity?
  • What results are being seen with regards remote monitoring technology? What are the challenges that remain?
  • What are the safety protocols being implemented to mitigate risks?

Chaired By Ronda Louderman, Director EHS&R, Black Bear Transmission

16:00    Virtual Networking Session

The online forum will now turn into a remote networking session to allow delegates to distil and cement the learnings thus far with fellow delegates who have opted-in to the online networking. It will also be an opportunity to offer up questions to the chair.

Managing Economic Impacts & Short Term Liquidity

Protecting Critical Projects & Current Investment

The economic crisis brought about by the pandemic promises to be profound and lasting. How can operators prioritize their spend and resources to survive and prosper in the long-term.

CLOSING PANEL: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON PIPELINE OPERATIONS & INVESTMENT

16:30  Benchmarking Strategies On Managing Short Term Liquidity And Preparing For An Eventual Economic Rebound    

The economic impact of the coronavirus and the effect on future investment are profound. In this closing panel discussion, we investigate how pipeline operators can weather the storm.

  • What will the trade-off be between maintaining current assets and investing in future assets?
  • How can pipeline operators implement a decision-making framework that allows them to invest wisely?
  • How can pipeline operators prioritize those projects that will deliver financial returns?
  • What is the economic outlook for the industry at large, including upstream?

R. Dean ForemanChief EconomistAPI

Justin ShannonStrategy Advisor, Marathon Petroleum

Chaired By Mark PeavyVP OperationsWindy Cove Energy

16:50    Virtual Q & A

17:00    Closing Remarks & End Of Virtual Conference

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