Pipeline Safety – Moving Forward, Holding Steady,
or Slipping Back?

Hotel Monteleone | New Orleans, Louisiana | November 2-3, 2017

Below are links to video of all of our speakers
DAY ONE – Thursday, November 2
8:45 – 9:00Welcoming Comments – Queen Anne Ballroom
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

9:00 – 9:30Opening Address – Is Change Needed to Enable a Clean, Safe and Secure Energy Future? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Brenda Kenny, Member, Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board
9:30 – 10:15General Session – Overview of recent and pending changes that will affect pipeline safetyQueen Anne Ballroom

Alan Mayberry, Associate Administrator of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

David Murk, Pipeline Manager, American Petroleum Institute

Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

Q & A

10:30 – 10:45Break

10:45 – 12:00Breakout Sessions
New Data, New Metrics – Will Any Of It Be Helpful? –  Queen Anne Ballroom

Opening Comments – Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust

Graham Emmerson, Technical Manager, Integrity Programs, Enbridge & Chair, CSA Z260 (Safety Metrics) Committee

Blaine Keener, Director, Operations System Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Barb van Noord, Vice President, System Operations, National Energy Board of Canada

Katherine Murphy, Project Manager, Data Visualization, National Energy Board of Canada


Katherine Murphy – Tableau Charts software demonstration

10:45 – 12:00Internal Corrosion – The Major Cause of Significant Incidents – What’s Being Done? – Royal Salon

Matt Barranca, Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Kenneth Lee, Director, Engineering and Research Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Tony Rizk, Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Steve Ernst, Integrity Management Services Supervisor, Marathon Pipe Line


12:00 – 1:15Lunch- Royal Room

1:15 – 1:35Keynote – Drue Pearce, Deputy Administrator, PHMSA – Queen Anne Ballroom

1:35 – 1:45Fun With Data – Are we driven by data, or is data driving us nuts? – Queen Anne Ballroom

1:45 – 3:00Breakout Sessions
Communicating Pipeline Risks to Public Audiences – Queen Anne Ballroom

Sara Gosman, Vice President, Pipeline Safety Trust

Dr. Matt Babcock, Principal, Wider Lens Research LLC

Dr. Christie Murray, Director of Outreach and Engagement, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Terri Larson, Principal, Larson Communications & Consulting, and Chair, API RP 1162 Task Group

Carl Weimer, Elected Member, Whatcom County Council


1:45 – 3:00Third-Party Excavation Damage – The Major Cause Of Deaths And Injuries – What’s Being Done? – Royal Salon

Sarah Magruder Lyle, President & CEO, Common Ground Alliance

Dave Mulligan, Community Liaison, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Eric Swartley, Senior Manager, Pipeline and Public Safety, UGI Utilities, Inc.


3:00 – 3:15Break
3:15 – 4:30Breakout Sessions – Beyond Engineering and Economics: Pipelines and Culture
Queen Anne Ballroom

Kairn Klieman, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Houston

Dominic Boyer, Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, Rice University

Jennifer Wenzel, Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature and MESAAS, Columbia University


3:15 – 4:30Preventing Failures – Are Smart Pigs Smart Enough?  – Royal Salon

Kenneth Lee, Director, Engineering and Research Division, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA

Geoff Foreman, Senior ILI Technology Advisor, GE

Dave Chittick, Director of Pipeline Integrity, TransCanada


5:30 – 7:00Pipeline Safety Trust Board of Directors’ Reception for Attendees – Royal Room

DAY TWO – Friday, November 3
8:00 – 9:30Breakfast Buffet available Queen Anne Parlor
8:45 – 9:00Welcome
Carl Weimer, Executive Director, Pipeline Safety Trust
Food For Thought Session – Speaking past each other – You think probability, I think consequence
Speaking past each other – You think probability, I think consequence

9:00 – 9:30Keynote – Queen Anne Ballroom
Beyond Dakota Access Pipeline: Why the Energy Industry Should Embrace Tribal Consultation

Troy Eid, Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado and Chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission, Principal Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

9:30 – 10:45General Sessions
Pipelines In Indian Country: Issues of Jurisdiction, Ownership, Compliance, and Communication – Queen Anne Ballroom

Peter Ortego, Chief Counsel, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Ernest House Jr, Executive Director, Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs

David Smith, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

10:45 – 11:15Food For Thought Session – Hearing From Those Impacted By Pipeline Failures

Mr. Jim Toye, City Manager, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Movie Trailer – BROKE The Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015

11:15 – 11:30Break

11:30 – 12:45Breakout Sessions
Safety Management Systems – Does Implementation Change Behavior or Performance? – Queen Anne Ballroom

Introduction – Bruce Brabec, Treasurer, Pipeline Safety Trust

 C.J. Osman, Director, Operations, Safety and Integrity, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)

 Shawn Lyon, Vice President, Operations, Marathon Pipe Line LLC

Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA


11:30 – 12:45School Pipeline Safety Programs – Royal Salon
Dr. Linda Knight, Education Director, Enterprise for Education’s Safe at Home program

Jeff Farrells, Executive Director, Pipeline Association for Public Awareness