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MCGPA 2022 Tulsa Natural Gas Symposium

As a kick-off to Tulsa's Oktoberfest festival, the GPA Midstream Midcontinent Chapter will be hosting its Natural Gas Symposium on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Tulsa. This event will have six technical presentations regarding various aspects of midstream facilities. See the agenda below for the specific topics and speakers. PDH hours will be available at the end of the event. Following the event, transportation will be available from the hotel to Oktoberfest Corporate Night.


Details & Pricing

Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Time: 8:30am–4:00pm Conference

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown, 616 W 7th St, Tulsa, OK 74127  

Cost to Attend: $25 for corporate or individual members / $75 for non-members



7:30 – 8:30: Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00: Welcome Speech

9:00 - 9:45: Let’s Make a Squeal! How to Select the Right Pig for the Application

Presenter: Matt Logan, Senior Applications Engineer 

Synopsis: When a pipeline is new or has been renovated, it is important to ensure that the line is commissioned effectively and efficiently prior to placing the pipeline into service. The pipeline pigs used to support the pipeline during commissioning have a specific purpose.   The anticipated threats to the pipeline during operation will help
determine the pigs to be used after commissioning to keep the pipeline clean and to manage the risks.  This paper will explore the value from commissioning pigs and the value from sustained maintenance pigs and their differences.  Will also provide some insight as to establishing a maintenance interval for pigging.

9:45 - 10:15:  Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:00: DATA MANAGEMENT 101 From the Perspective of an Energy Operator

Presenter:  Jeff Boyle, VP Business Development and Marketing 

Synopsis:  For Energy Operators, Data Management has transitioned from a peripheral competitive advantage to a primary business requirement. Effectively managing data comes with significant challenges based on the shear breadth of the subject. Ever expanding sources of data, along with evolving types of data, make even communications regarding data management complicated. However, for today’s energy organizations, clearly understanding types of data and how to achieve optimal data formats is critical knowledge required to comply with regulations and elevate competitiveness. 

To bridge the knowledge gap faced by most owner-operators, energy firms are advised to work with a partner that specializes in data management organization, such that an appropriate focus may be placed on conditioning data associated with all sources of a project, including engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, and transfer of physical infrastructure such as facilities, pipelines, and terminals.

There are three categories of data: unstructured, semi-structured, and structured.  This presentation will detail general and specific case study benefits of using structured data.

11:00 - 11:45:  HPumps in Gas Plants

Presenter:  Jim Rector, Sales Account Manager 

Synopsis:  For many years, HPumps have been the mainstay for pumping NGL and amine fluid in gas plants. These ESP style multistage centrifugal pumps offer a cost effective and reliable alternative to other types of pumps. This presentation will address this specific technology and why it is used.

11:45 - 1:00: Lunch provided by Zeeco  

1:00 - 1:45: AR and VR Learning Science

Presenters:  Steve Patti, CMO & Industry Advisor; Bob Firth, Dean of the School of Engineering & Construction Technologies 

Synopsis:  COVID is only one of several disrupting forces that is reshaping how learning and collaboration happen in the workplace. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce and as digitally-native learners, their expectations are different from the Baby Boomers who are retiring from the energy sector. In this session, OSUIT dean Bob Firth and industry advisor Steve Patti share the brain science behind augmented and virtual reality, how OSUIT is leveraging the technology to transform learning in engineering and construction, and case study examples of how energy companies are using it in upstream, midstream and downstream operations to drive business results.

1:45 - 2:30:  Cryogenic Carbon Capture™

Presenter:  Curtis Stubbings, VP & GM of Industrial Gas Solutions

Synopsis:  To meet our CO2 reduction targets and limit global warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees C, the world needs a combination of decarbonization efforts, including adoption of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).  In addition, the costs to meet CO2 reduction targets in many industries would be much higher without CCUS.  Sustainable Energy Solutions, a Chart Industries company, has developed the Cryogenic Carbon Capturetm (CCC) process technology to capture CO2 at up to 50% lower capital costs and energy consumption than conventional technologies.  Chart will provide an overview of the unique technology and its efforts to scale it up to full commercialization, including a summary of its ongoing DOE-sponsored project at a cement plant in Missouri.

2:30 - 3:00: Dessert Break

3:00 - 3:45: Curtailing Compliance – Harmonizing Pipeline Compliance, Integrity, and Operations

Presenter: Colby Lowrie, Program Manager 

Synopsis:  This session will address the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) PIPES Act 2020, Section 114, and Gas Gathering Rules and how pipeline operators can approach these compliance hurdles. Aging infrastructure, increase demands, and a global push for safer / greener solutions coupled with ever changing regulations can put tremendous strains on pipeline operators of every size. These recent rule changes require additional data gathering, regulatory reporting, integrity assessments, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and operational compliance requirements. This session summarizes the new rules, discusses the impact of the regulations, important dates operators should know, and suggests ways to ensure operators remain in compliance while continuing their operations.

3:45 - 4:00: Closing Remarks


Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Premier Event Sponsor (SOLD OUT)
    • 1 complementary booth & 2 general admission event tickets
    • Featured placement on print marketing @ venue
    • Website recognition – primary placement on website
    • 10 complementary client event tickets
  • Lunch Sponsor (SOLD OUT)
    • 1 complementary booth & 2 general admission event tickets
    • Company logo @ lunch set-up
    • Website recognition – primary placement on website
    • 5 complementary client event tickets

  • Breakfast Sponsor (Max 1):  $1,000
    • 1 complementary booth & 2 general admission event tickets
    • Company logo @ breakfast set-up
    • Website recognition – primary placement on website
    • 5 complementary client event tickets
  • Coffee Sponsor (Max 1):  $500 (SOLD OUT)
    • 2 general admission event tickets
    • Company logo at coffee set-up
    • Website recognition – primary placement on website
    • 2 complementary client event tickets

  • Dessert Sponsor (Max 1):  $500
    • 2 general admission event tickets
    • Company logo at coffee set-up
    • Website recognition – primary placement on website
    • 2 complementary client event tickets
  • General Event Sponsor (Unlimited):  $250
    • Recognition on website and print materials

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For other event-related questions, please reach out to: Bret Hunter at [email protected]




October 19th, 2022 7:30 AM   through   5:00 PM
616 W 7th St | Tulsa, OK 74127
Event Fee(s)
Technical Symposium Ticket
Non-Member Event Ticket & 2022 Membership $75.00
Member - Event Ticket $25.00
Premier Event Sponsor $2,500.00
Lunch Sponsor $1,500.00
Breakfast Sponsor $1,000.00
Coffee Sponsor $500.00
Dessert Sponsor $500.00
Exhibitor Booth $500.00
General Event Sponsor $250.00

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