September 24 - September 28, 2018

The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Panel Sessions

Panel 1: Pipeline Lifecycle Integrity Assurance

Monday, September 26, 2016
TELUS Glen 201/202
08:00 - 11:30

Panel Presenters
Mark Yeomans, VP - TransCanada
Walter Kresic, VP Pipeline Integrity - Enbridge
Hugh Harden, VP Operations, Engineering and EHS - Kinder Morgan Canada
Richard Jensen, Executive Vice President of Operations - Plains Midstream Canada

Moderators
Keith Leewis - Independent
Chuong Ngo - TransCanada

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Description:

Infrastructure age is not the only consideration in asset performance, other factors such as original design, construction, maintenance, and operational practices can have an equal, or greater, influence. Through public discourse, it has become clear that one of the prevalent misconceptions is that aging infrastructure is an issue. In reality, pipeline operators must assure integrity throughout the lifecycle of an asset. This panel will discuss:

  • Advancements in pipeline integrity throughout the years through regulatory involvement, industry lessons learned and regulatory commitments on new projects
  • Areas in industry where significant pipeline integrity challenges remain
  • Leadership in the areas of prevention, monitoring and mitigation to achieve high performance

Panel 2: Innovation as a Mechanism for Redefining Industry Leadership

Monday, September 26, 2016
TELUS Glen 206
08:00 - 11:30

Panel Presenters
Jeff Wiese, Vice President and National Practice Leader for Pipeline Integrity Services - TRC Solutions
Andy Drake - VP Spectra
Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator - PHMSA
Joe Paviglianiti - NEB
Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive, Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance - COSIA
John Carlson, Head of Sproule Academy, Sproule

Moderators
Iain Colquhoun, B.Sc, Ph.D, P.Eng, Professional Leader/Chief Engineer - NEB

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Description:

In light of recent public relations challenges, a significant number of organizations (industry groups, individual corporations) have ramped up efforts in terms of improving stakeholder relations; however, there is currently no single spokesperson for the industry. There is an opportunity to improve the communication and clearly demonstrate leadership, the challenge becomes, how we come up with a single industry voice? This panel will discuss:

  • Challenges of providing a "single voice" external to the industry
  • Opportunities for demonstrating leadership through effective use of management systems
  • Industry performance measures be used as a mechanism for aligning efforts and messaging

Panel 3: Public Acceptance: The Science of Engineering Communication

Monday, September 26, 2016
TELUS Glen 201/202
13:15 - 16:45

Panel Presenters
Kim Hamill, Senior Communications Advisor, Digital Communications - CEPA
Phil Hopkins, Principal - Phil Hopkins Ltd.
Shawn Howard, Business Unit Communications - TransCanada
Jennifer Sowa, Libraries and Cultural Resources - University of Calgary (former CBC TV reporter and anchor and former Media Relations Manager in the Schulich School of Engineering)

Moderators
Anamika Mukherjee, P.Eng, MBA, PMP Specialist, Technology Collaboration Technology Development - Cenovus Energy Inc.,

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Description:

Pipelines remain front and center in the public’s mind and, in particular, the approval of new pipeline projects is becoming increasingly difficult. The recent experience with a number of these projects can provide us with some valuable lessons in communicating complex technical concepts to the broader stakeholder group: This panel will discuss:

  • Shared learnings from recent pipeline projects
  • Learnings from other industries on sharing complex technical concepts to non-expert audiences

Panel 4: Exploring New & Practical Models for Collaboration in Industry

Monday, September 26, 2016
TELUS Glen 206
13:15 - 16:45

Panel Presenters
Gandeephan Ganeshalingam, Innovation Leader - GE
Steve Koles, President and CEO - HiFi Engineering
Nick Tzonev, CEO - Syscor Controls and Automation
Garry Littlestar - SmartPipe Company Canada Ltd.
Robert Smith, R&D Manager - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Brian Wagg, Director, Business Development and Planning, C-FER Technologies

Moderator
Heather Campbell, Regional Director - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

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Description:

We are in a challenging time in industry and obtaining social license remains elusive. One opportunity to move the industry forward is to explore new and unique models for collaboration as a means for facilitating innovation in a number of areas. This panel will discuss:

  • Critical factors that need to be in place for increased transparency
  • Technological challenges and practical opportunities for innovation and executing on new and unique models
  • Regulatory alignment on harmonizing performance measures

Panel 5: Environmental Factors Influencing Pipeline Design

Monday, September 26, 2016
TELUS Glen 208/209
13:15 - 16:45

Panel Presenters
Paul Anderson, EVP, Canada Country Manager - RPS Energy, Canada
Robert Steedman, Professional Leader / Chief Environment Officer - NEB
Jason Smith, Vice-President, Client Services - CH2M
Terri-Lee Oleniuk, Partner - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Moderators
Joe Muraca, Partner and Environmental Planner - Dillon Consulting
Jennifer Petruniak, Associate and Biologist - Dillon Consulting

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Description:

With environmental considerations at the forefront of the global psyche (e.g. climate change, water quality etc.), it is timely to consider the impact of the environment and how to address these challenges in the context of new pipeline construction. This panel explores the broad range of viewpoints on the environment as it relates to pipeline projects through discussion of a number of topics and perspectives that may include:

  • NGO's and their perspective on a sustainable approach
  • The current environmental review process
  • Expected changes with the change in government
  • Challenges in the environmental review process (Operator's perspective)
  • Balancing the environmental concerns with the realities / economics of pipeline projects

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