Date:

November 17-18, 2021

Location

The Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing
Houston, Texas

Date:

November 17-18, 2021

Location

The Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing
Houston, Texas

Agenda

Wednesday
Thursday
12:00 - 13:00
Registration Open
13:00 - 13:15
Pipeline Leadership Conference Kickoff and Welcome Message
13:15 - 14:00
Keynote Address: “The Energy Transition – Perceptions, Realities, and What Matters”

Speaker:  Charles McConnell, Executive Director – Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, University of Houston

Description: What will matter most? The facts and realities? The perceptions? Both?   We have entered a time where the history and economics of our industry are less important than ever and the new, low-carbon world will require creativity and change.  Investor actions, shareholder movements, “environmental justice” and regulatory priorities will play a larger role than ever before in our history. What will the realities of the energy transition mean via an infrastructure bill? The EPA regulatory regime? State and regional influences? An international court of public appeal impacting the entire U.S. energy industry? And the role and definition of “environmental justice” in the decision-making criteria? Join this session for a comparison and contrast of the competitive advantages available to energy, pipeline, and utility asset owner/operators given the facts. Followed by a discussion of the energy transition we are and will experience viewed through the lens of CO2 and methane management paired with the full meaning and definition of energy sustainability to you.

Keynote Address: “The Energy Transition – Perceptions, Realities, and What Matters” image
Charles McConnell
Executive Director - Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability | University of Houston
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30
Moving Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lessons learned from the global pandemic and the innovative business strategies the pipeline industry employed to continue doing business in a challenging environment. How can the industry leverage these new practices to enhance operations in the years ahead?

16:30 - 17:30
Socially Responsible Energy Production & Transportation

Strategies for the pipeline industry to reduce emissions, improve environmental stewardship and overcome opposition forces while continuing to supply the critical energy needed to fuel the economy.

17:30 - 19:00
Networking Reception and Pipeline Leadership Award Banquet
07:00 - 08:00
Networking Continental Breakfast and Tabletop Displays
07:50 - 08:00
Kickoff
08:00 - 10:00
The Hydrogen Revolution: Repositioning the Pipeline and Gas Distribution Industry for a Low-Carbon Future

Decarbonization initiatives are driving forces towards the use of low-carbon gases and fuels toward what is likely a three gas solution: CH4 (Natural Gas), H2 (Hydrogen) and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide).  Incorporating clean hydrogen as an energy carrier can leverage the nation’s existing, widespread, and robust energy infrastructure to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future.  In addition, the associated fuel cell opportunities; Hydrogen as a type of storage paired with renewable power generation; incorporation of carbon capture and/or carbon sequestration options with hydrocarbons; and Hydrogen as a transportation fuel; etc., all of which open disruptive opportunities for pipeline owner/operators, LDCs, and the engineering, construction, and technology providers that serve them.  Attend this session and gain insights into where this market is headed and the implications to your business!

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30
Policy Changes in a New Era of Pipeline Development

Navigating the permitting and regulatory changes impacting the oil and gas pipeline and distribution industry.

11:30 - 11:45
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