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Combining the power of networking with the information presented during the GPA Midstream Convention is invaluable. The schedule covers a number of topics within the areas of international affairs, legislative and regulatory issues, safety, market information, operations and maintenance, technical sessions and research. GPA Midstream committee meetings and forums held during the convention are open to all attendees, providing endless opportunities to meet, share and learn. Join us.

2022 GPA Midstream Convention Schedule

SUNDAY, September 11, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. GPA Midstream Sporting Clays (additional purchase required)

Novice and seasoned shooters are invited to join us for a day of friendly competition at the National Shooting Complex. Any convention registrant may sign up to participate individually or on a team of 4 (individuals will be placed on a team). The entry fee for individual shooters is $220; the fee to enter a team of four is $880. The shooter/team entry fee includes sporting clays course fees, plus a light breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the event, and all participants will be eligible for door prize drawings.
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Research Committee Subgroup 1 Meeting (closed meeting)
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Research Committee Subgroup 2 Meeting (closed meeting)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Research Committee Luncheon (by invitation only)
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Editorial Review Board Committee Meeting (closed meeting)
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration/Badge Pick-up Sponsored by Ariel Corporation
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. GPSA Early Bird Reception & Vendor Night
7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Company-Sponsored Hospitalities


MONDAY, September 12, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration/Badge Pick-up Sponsored by Ariel Corporation
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Technical Conference Planning Committee Meeting
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break Sponsored by BWFS
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Spouse Hospitality
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: Ajey Chandra, Baker O'Brien

The Pros & Cons of the Energy Transition
Tom Seng, University of Tulsa
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Regulatory Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Advocacy Track - Safety & Reliability Forum
Session Chair: Stephen Henderson, Flatrock Engineering and Environmental

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Field Gathering: Use of Unsupervised Process Simulation for Condition-Based Pigging and Tracking Liquid Holdup
Jake Carrier and Sjoerd Hoogwater, DCP Midstream

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Optimizing Injection Applications in Midstream
Chuck Munro, Spraying Systems Co.

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Process Safety Health: How Should We Approach Metrics and Monitoring?
David Drerup, Operational Sustainability
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. GPA Midstream Chapter Officers Roundtable
8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Technical Track - Process & Research Forum
Session Chairs: Tim Cullinane, ExxonMobil; Michael Hlavinka, Bryan Research & Engineering; Chris Root, Consultant

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Presentation of Donald L. Katz Award

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Review of Current and Proposed GPA Midstream Research Projects and Introduction of Research Committee Members

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Source, Analysis and Removal of Color in Natural Gas Liquids: A Summary of GPA Midstream Project 203
Steven Fulk, Kevin Fisher and Teresa Kerr, Trimeric Corporation; Albrecht Goethe, Enterprise Products

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Break

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Detection of Methane Leaks in Soils
Philip Cole and Jim Jordan, Lamar University; Gary Strahan, David Halnon, Gary Forister and Joe Strahan, Infrared Cameras Inc.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - CCS – Why Is It Needed?
Karl Gerdes, Petroskills/John M. Campbell

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. - Clean Power from Natural Gas, Without Combustion
Michael Longo, Anax Power
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Let’s Clear the Air: Busting Myths About the Future of Energy
Stephanie Keogh and Dustin Smith, Hahn
8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance Committee Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: Taryn Seddelmeyer, Superior Pipeline

Digital Flare Mitigation® - Building the Bridge to Traditional Midstream
Ken Parker, Crusoe Energy Systems Inc.
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Legislative Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: Jim Leathers, Superior Pipeline

LNG and the Energy Transition in Asia
Jeremy Goh, Baker O'Brien
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Center Stage Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker Robert Bryce: Energy Realism: The Future of Natural Gas in Europe and the U.S. (additional purchase required)

About Keynote Speaker Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce is an author, journalist, film producer, and podcaster. He is the acclaimed author of six books on energy and innovation, including most recently, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. Bryce has given more than 400 invited or keynote lectures to groups ranging from the Marines Corps War College to the Sydney Institute as well as to a wide variety of associations, universities, and corporations. His books and articles have been translated into six languages. His articles have appeared in a panoply of publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Real Clear Energy, The Hill, Austin Chronicle, and Guardian. Bryce has also appeared on dozens of media outlets ranging from Fox News to Al Jazeera.

He is the host of the Power Hungry Podcast and the co-producer of the feature-length documentary: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. Bryce has testified before the U.S. Congress six times, including three times in 2021.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Technical Track – Design and O&M Forum, Part 1
Session Chairs: Brian Booth; Enterprise Products; Mahdi Nouri, Triumph Gas Technology Consulting

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Being a Good Neighbor: Emissions Reduction Concepts in Gas Plants and Field Facilities
Joel Kenyon and Jordan Umrysh, Western Midstream

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Evolutive Membrane System for Nitrogen Rejection
Alex Augustine and Paul Terrien, Air Liquide; James Hegar and Jake Matheson, Producers Midstream

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - From RFQ to Plant Design: Information and Requirements vs. Wants and How They Affect the Bottom Line
Duane Morrow, Jasper Ventures
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Advocacy Track – Pipeline Safety Forum
Co-Chairs: Christina Eckart, DCP Midstream; Aaron Martinez, Marathon Petroleum

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Benefits of Implementing a Pipeline Safety Management System
Colin Frazier and Chantel Hinson, American Petroleum Institute with Antea Group

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Beyond Compliance … Gas Transmission Integrity Management Dos and Don'ts, Learning from the Mistakes of Others
Mark McQueen and Bernardo Cuervo, G2 Integrated Solutions

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - PODS Integrity Data Tables for Regulated Gas Gathering
Monique Roberts, PODS Association; Dale Boyett, DCP Midstream; Tad Nowicki, ROSEN Group

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Survey of Impact: RIN-2 Final Rule – “Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: Repair Criteria, Integrity Management Improvements, Cathodic Protection, Management of Change, and Other Related Amendments”
Chris Bullock, Integrity Solutions
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commercial Track – Cybersecurity Roundtable


Matt Bruner, Williams
Donovan Farrow, Alias
Jacob Marzloff, Armexa
Tony Ogden, Silent Quadrant

Moderator: Kenneth Holley, Silent Quadrant

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Advocacy Advisory Group (AAG) Meeting (closed meeting)
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Measurement & Quantity Determination Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Let’s Clear the Air: Busting Myths About the Future of Energy
Stephanie Keogh and Dustin Smith, Hahn
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Technical Track – Treating Forum
Co-Chairs: Tim Cullinane, ExxonMobil; Ben Gurtler, Koch-Glitsch

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - NGL Extraction Increased with Liquid Expanders
Adrian Finn, Costain

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Practical De-Bottlenecking: Building Effective Crossfunctional Teams for Process De-Bottlenecking
Nickolaus Munoz, Abdu Kikhia and Jeff Ervin, Williams

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Fouling In Gas Processing Facilities: Testing, Root-Cause Analysis & Mitigation
David Engel, Nexo Solutions

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Saudi Aramco Initiative for NGL Feed Quality
Mohammed Saati and Taib Abang, Saudi Aramco
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. GHG Measurement and Abatement Committee Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Commercial Track – Executive  Roundtable

Executive Panel:
Will Brown, Kinder Morgan, Vice President, Business Management
Brian Vogt, Williams, Director, New Energy Ventures
Dilanka Seimon, Energy Transfer, Vice President Alternative Energy

Moderator: David McKellips, Williams, Business Development Director
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Advocacy Track

Must-Know Updates on PHMSA’s Gas Gathering Rule
Keith Coyle, Babst Calland
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.    Professional Women’s Networking and Conversation Event Sponsored by INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines Inc.

Convention attendees are encouraged to attend this event which will include networking time, a panel discussion with industry leaders, and an opportunity to provide input that shapes future convention programming directed to women participants.
Stephanie Hertzog, Sodexo
Stacie Hohmann, Caprock Midstream II
Martina Sittler, Targa Resources

Moderator: Carol Conomos, INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines Inc.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Company-Sponsored Hospitalities


TUESDAY, September 13, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration/Badge Pick-up Sponsored by Ariel Corporation
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. GPA Midstream is offering two keynote breakfast options:

Breakfast Keynote - Dr. Andrew Parker, SPL: Climate Change and the Energy Industry: Is ESG Really Worth It? (additional purchase required)
Sponsored by Devco Process Heaters

Prayer Breakfast Keynote - Jonathan Evans, mentor, author and former NFL fullback: Get in the Game (additional purchase required)
Sponsored by IPM
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Chromatography School Instructors Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Briefing: Pushing the Limits – Hydrogen Testing in Large-Bore, Slow-Speed Integral Engines (additional purchase required)
Presented by Cooper Machinery Services
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Briefing - Optimizing Performance in Molecular Sieve Dehydration Units (additional purchase required)
Presented by Zeochem
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Analysis, Test Methods & Product Specifications Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Coffee Break Sponsored by BWFS
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Spouse/Guest Hospitality
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: Jim Leathers, Superior Pipeline

Midstream Washington, D.C., Update
Matt Hite, GPA Midstream Association
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. GPSA Membership Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Technical Track – GHG Measurement & Abatement Forum
Session Chairs: Andrew Parker, SPL; David Beck, Audubon Companies

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - ecoView Continuous Emissions Monitoring & Leak Detection
Craig Collins and Kathy Norris, Kodiak Gas Services, LLC

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Hydrocarbon Vapor Recovery in Midstream Operations
Ted Garner, Flogistix

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Reducing Methane Emissions in Operating Midstream Assets
Nickolaus Munoz, Edan Fletcher, Zach Keith, Zach Studt and Mark Warren, Williams

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Design and Execution of Effective Midstream Methane Management Programs
Liz O'Connell, Arolytics Inc.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: Bobby Vasighi, Pinnacle Midstream

40+ Years Following NGLs: What I've Learned
Peter Fasullo, enVantage
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. GPSA Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Pipeline Safety Committee Meeting
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Pipeline Design, Operation & Maintenance Committee Meeting
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Commercial Track

Outlook of Fractionation Capacity Adequacy at Mont Belvieu
Amol Wayangankar, Enkon Energy Advisors
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

GPA Midstream Chairman's Luncheon (by invitation only)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Integrally Geared Refrigeration Compressors for NGL and Fractionation Trains (additional purchase required)
Presented by Atlas Copco
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: A Risk Based Approach to Assess Vibration (additional purchase required)
Presented by Becht
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: How to Ensure Reliable Measurements in Renewable Natural Gas Energy Transition Recipes (additional purchase required)
Presented by Endress+Hauser
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Faith, Ethics, and Engineering (additional purchase required)
Presented by Jasper Ventures
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: Efficient Foundations for Your Facility Construction (additional purchase required)
Presented by S&B Helical
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

GPA Midstream Membership Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Midstream Industry Asset and Mechanical Integrity Committee Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: David Beck, Audubon Companies

Addressing Climate Concerns with Propane and Renewable Blends
Tucker Perkins, Propane Education & Research Council
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Technical Track – Design and O&M Forum, Part 2
Co-Chairs: Brian Booth; Enterprise Products; Mahdi Nouri, Triumph Gas Technology Consulting

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Getting Back to Normal: A Practical Checklist for Your Heat Transfer System
Kapil Bathla, Eastman Chemical Co.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Incorporating Producer Contracts in Gas Plant Optimization Techniques
Jeremiah Baker and Clint Duewall, Bryan Research & Engineering; Reegan May, Targa Resources

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Innovative First-of-a-Kind Gas Processing Plant Design Reduces Carbon Footprint and Cost by Utilizing Cold Energy from LNG
Galip Guvelioglu, Saquib Ejaz and Fred Yamin, Lummus Technology

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Vaca Muerta Gas Characterization
Pedro Locreille, Ignacio Chaparro and Hernán Szmulewicz, YPF
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Advocacy Track – Environmental Forum
Session Chairs: Jena Resnick, Antero Resources and Lance Lodes, Energy Transfer

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - New Mexico Gas Capture Regulations Update            
Adrienne Sandoval, New Mexico Oil Conservation Division

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Using Drones to Improve Vegetation Monitoring for Reclamation/Improving Pollinator Habitat During Reclamation
Michael Curran, Abnova Ecological Solutions

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Direct and Indirect Methane Measurement and Alternative Monitoring Approaches
Sean Epps, Heath Consultants

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Keep It Clean
Peter Strezo, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Compression Services; Joel Leblanc, TCB Energy Services

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Leak Detection and Quantification of Methane Emissions Using Drone-Mounted SeekIR TDLAS Technology
Paul Khuri, SeekOps Inc.

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Midstream Environmental Regulatory Update
Sam Boxerman, Sidley
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Safety Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. GPA Midstream Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Commercial Track
Session Chair: Taryn Seddelmeyer, Superior Pipeline

Virtual Reality is Becoming Mainstream for MRO, Safety and Sales
Bob Firth, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and Steve Patti, XALTER
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Training: Professional Ethics for Engineers
Presented by Freese & Nichols
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technical Community Meeting
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Technical Track – Emerging Midstream Technologies and Applications Forum
Session Chairs: Prasad Garimella, EnLink Midstream; Doug Miller, Woodland Midstream

3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. - 4PIPE - Pipeline Integrity Prediction Engine
Morgan Brooke, 4cast

4:10 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. - Viability and Application of RNG as a Source for Green Hydrogen
Abdul-Aziz Rashad, Linde Engineering Americas

4:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Integrated Modularized Carbon Dioxide Liquefaction Facilities for Low Carbon Economy
Paul Danilewicz and Jeff Maloney, Enerflex Energy Systems

5:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. - Leveraging Data Centers to Recover Stranded Turboexpander Power in Pipeline Pressure Letdown
Jeff Earl, Sapphire Technologies; John Battershell, Evolve Energy
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. GPSA Advocacy Committee Meeting
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Technical Executive Committee (TEC) Meeting (closed meeting)
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Company-Sponsored Hospitalities


WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2022

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Facility Tour - BakerRisk R&D and Hazards Test Facility (additional purchase required)

BakerRisk is welcoming up to 50 convention attendees to tour one of two BakerRisk R&D and Hazards Test Facilities and see two hazard test demonstrations. The facility is about 25 miles southeast of San Antonio, and transportation will be provided from the conference hotel to and from the facility. The tour will kick off with an orientation and safety case history presentation focused on the industry and operations of attendees, followed by the tour and hazard test demonstrations. After a brief wrap-up Q&A session and some discussion about the facility and tests, the bus will head back to the Marriott Rivercenter and will arrive at the hotel no later than noon. The tour will include drinks, snacks and a gift bag for attendees. Attendees are required to sign a BakerRisk visitor access and non-disclosure agreement before taking the tour.
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. GPA Midstream Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Enabling Sustainability Goals With High Efficiency Heat Exchangers
James Suchy, Alfa Laval
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The Future is Now: Engineered Pipeline Solutions
David Gregory, FlexSteel
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Improve CO2 Cooling for Sequestration
Andrew Sickler, Baltimore Aircoil