Mitigating External Force Threats
Identify, Prioritize and Monitor Environmental
& Climate-Related Threats in Your Right-of-Way
NOW AVAILABLE FOR ON-DEMAND VIEWING
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Traditional pipeline safety and integrity management programs focus on the pipeline itself, yet a pipeline’s stability also depends on Right-of-Way (RoW) health and the surrounding environment.
LiDAR, satellite and remote-sending providers can capture the high-fidelity data needed to evaluate the area surrounding your pipe, but they often deliver raw data rather than insights. That data then requires weeks of expert analysis and significant IT infrastructure to derive actionable mitigation steps.
To solve this problem, we’ve turned to advancements in machine learning and high-performance computing to develop analytics that eliminate the heavy burdens of manual analysis, overhead, and slow delivery. With climate-related risks ever-increasing, it's more important than ever to understand asset risks and mitigate them quickly.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Asset Knowledge Leaders
Natural Gas Utilities
VP/Directors of Operations
In this webinar, we’ll discuss several case studies highlighting analytics that identify, prioritize, and monitor external threats to your asset. We’ll talk through collecting high-resolution LIDAR on regular intervals to monitor your right-of-way over time. We’ll address specific case studies where real-world clients saved millions of dollars due to proactive, holistic geohazard mitigation. And, we’ll discuss the regulatory drivers behind our approach.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
All times in US Mountain time
9:15am - 9:30am
Regulatory Drivers to Build a Case for Remotely-Sensed Analytics
Presenters: Jeff Wiese, Senior Safety Executive
Kat Kraft, Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc
Remotely-sensed data can help asset owners maintain regulatory compliance as well as inform integrity management/asset knowledge programs.
9:45am - 10:00am
Understanding Root Cause of Geohazards
Presenter: Kat Kraft, Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc
Identify root causes of landslides and other asset threats by studying hydrology and vegetation. Learn how one company changed their approach to geohazard management and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.
MODERATOR/EMCEE: Gavin Schrock
Consulting Editor, GoGeomatics
Gavin Schrock, PLS, is a surveyor, technology writer, consulting editor for GoGeomatics, and operates a cooperative statewide GNSS network (RTN). He has worked in surveying, mapping, data management, GNSS, and GIS for more than three decades in the civil, utility, defense, and mapping disciplines. He has published in these fields and has taught these subjects at local, state, national, and international conferences.
Jeffrey D. Wiese
Senior Safety Executive
Jeff Wiese is an independent consultant and Board member focused on the field of safety in the oil and gas industry. Jeff is a member of a Board for a major U.S. utility, and a consultant for a major safety and standards trade organization. From 2016 through 2021 Mr. Wiese served as TRC Companies’ SVP and National Practice Lead for Pipeline Integrity Services. Mr. Wiese’s teams were located across the country but are centered in Kansas City, Mo, and Houston, Tx. His teams daily provided critical field, data management, GIS, and integrity program support to energy pipelines across America. Until June 2016 when he left government service, Jeff led the U.S. Department of Transportations’ Office of Pipeline Safety for 10 years as its Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. OPS is located within the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). In this capacity, Jeff led PHMSA’s overall efforts to improve the Nation’s energy pipeline network performance through regulatory and inspection/enforcement programs in OPS, as well as through its engineering, research, public engagement, and emergency response programs. Previously, Mr. Wiese served as PHMSA’s Director of Program Development for pipeline safety, and before PHMSA he served as Chief of Offshore Operations Staff for the U.S. Minerals Management Service – now the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Director of Sales, Teren Inc
Jake Ophdal represents Teren as Director of Sales where he leads customer acquisition and growth strategy. With over 20 years of experience in geospatial technology and business development, Jake provides a unique combination of technical savviness and commercial strength. Jake leans on his experience across energy sectors, business operations, and geospatial software applications to solve customer problems with innovative, spatial solutions. He holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and GIS from Colorado State University.
Director of ESG & Product Strategy, Teren Inc
Katherine Kraft serves as the Director of ESG and Product Strategy at Teren, where she leads product and market research to discover and shape new geospatial solutions for a changing world. Her work in ESG improves internal operations and also informs product development, ensuring that the solutions Teren brings to market generate positive business, environmental, and social impacts for companies and their stakeholders. Katherine’s instincts are guided by nearly two decades of experience in natural resources science, policy, and geospatial technology applications. She holds an M.S. in Natural Resources Policy and Economics from Colorado State University, where she also obtained a B.S. in Natural Resources.
Chief Operating Officer, Cureton Midstream
As the Chief Operating Officer, Bryan Crowe is responsible for the engineering, construction and operations of Cureton’s pipelines and facilities. Bryan was previously the General Manager for MarkWest’s Marcellus and Utica assets, which gathered over 4 Bcf/d in gas and transported over 400 Mbbl/d of NGL, Ethane, Propane, Butane, Natural Gasoline, and Crude through a 3,000-mile pipeline system consisting of liquid pump stations, and over 300,000 HP of Compression across the KY, MI, OH, PA, and WV areas. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Mr. Crowe served as the lead technical and regulatory subject matter expert for a myriad of pipeline integrity and safety issues, including Recommended Practices and current/future regulations. He has more than 17 years of experience in midstream engineering and operations, including control room management, PSM, and PHMSA regulatory compliance. Bryan has also held various roles at SolSpec, Enterprise Products, and served in the United States Navy. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Liberty University.