All speakers were very knowledgeable and information shared is very relevant. - VP of Business Development and Rail Logistics
Troyer Ventures

Hydrocarbon Transport 2018

Best Practices for Efficiently Bringing Your Product to Market

April 10 - 11, 2018  ·  Calgary, Alberta
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Opening Remarks from the Chair
John Zahary, CEO, Altex Energy
9:15 - 10:15
Best Practices: Safety for NGLs and Crude Through the Rail Supply Chain
Henry Ridders, TDG Regulatory and Logistics Advisor, Keyera
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and Rail Safety Regulatory Structure: working with industry groups, associations and the regulators
  • Regulatory jurisdictions and updates
    • Regulators, "Who has jurisdiction?"
    • U.S. and Canada harmonization
    • TDG regulations: what's new or pending on the horizon?
    • Commonly identified Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) or TDG non-compliances
  • Operating and regulatory requirements: what's needed in-house
  • Dangerous Goods considerations for safety and regulatory requirements when handling, transporting and offering for transport
10:15 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Technological Break-Throughs in Hydrocarbon Transportation
John Zahary, CEO, Altex Energy
  • Transporting solid bricks of bitumen wrapped in a layer of polymer, reducing the risks of crude-by-rail transport
  • How technology is improving health, safety, environment and efficiency of hydrocarbons by rail
  • What breakthroughs have the most significant impact
  • ROI and evidence-based decision-making
11:30 - 12:15
What Are You Carrying: Hydrocarbon Testing, Classification and Measurement
Derek Fraser, Director, Client Services, Petroleum Division, Maxxam Analytics International
  • Product quality, classification and SDS testing requirements related to crude oil, condensate, diluent, NGL/LPG and propane
  • What's coming out of the U.S.?
  • Differences in Canadian and U.S. regulations
  • Product variation
  • Common problems when companies do not know what is required of them with respect to different products
  • Requirements for frequency of testing: how often is often enough?
  • Managing and monitoring plans every organization should have
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Hydrocarbons by Pipeline: Best Health, Safety, and Environmental Practices
Patrick Smyth, Vice-President, Performance, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Pipeline concerns and due diligence for safety and environmental compliance
  • Integrity management programs
  • Analysis of a pipeline failure or incident
  • Technical review of applications for new, or amendment to existing, pipeline construction
  • Maintain the pipeline rules (regulation) and associated directives
2:15 - 3:00
Developments in Transloading/Terminal Infrastructure
Jarrett Zielinski, President and CEO, Torq Energy Logistics Ltd.
  • Acquisition of crude oil terminal in western Canada to Cushing Oklahoma
  • Providing substantial end-market options with pipeline capacity to the Gulf Coast
  • Developing a competitive network solution for oil sands producers
3:00 - 3:15        Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15
Liability Insurance for Pipeline and Rail Car Transportation
Lois Gardner, SVP and National Practice Leader, Risk Consulting, Aon Global Risk Consulting
Charlie Green, Senior Vice-President, Energy National Centre of Excellence, Aon Risk Solutions
Frank Verbeek, Vice-President and Manager Risk Control, Aon Risk Solutions
  • State of the market: pipeline and rail liability
  • Regulatory landscape
  • Liability and Insurance Issues
  • What is your exposure to pollution? Is your limit high enough?
    • How data and analytics can help
    • Understanding your interdependencies
  • Risk control solutions
    • Early detection and fast response
    • Mitigation techniques
    • New technology solutions
  • Liability issues facing industry
    • Large loss impacts
    • Market trends and capacity availability
    • Industry examples
4:15        End of Day Two


Sky Eye

Crude oil hit its highest level in more than three years at the start of 2018, but gains are expected to be short lived. Companies needs to find new opportunities to bring their products to new markets in order to stay competitive. And with competitors south of the border who have a cheaper product and less stringent carbon policies, transportation that is efficient and economical becomes that much more important.

The use of rail has made a comeback based on current and expected lack of pipeline capacity. The question is what do these changes mean for the Alberta oil and gas industry, and what can your company do to manage these issues?

Infonex's Hydrocarbon Transport will help your company explore its options. You'll hear market outlooks for hydrocarbons with a focus on how to successfully bring these products to markets. Our speakers will show you the need for solid relationships between the upstream and midstream providers, what makes for good or outstanding relationships and what upstream companies are looking for from the midstream.

Learn how to prepare for any potential changes in regulations, policy, or trade agreements; get updates on transportation of dangerous goods, case studies on how to effectively implement these regulations into your operations and the new terminals and facilities planned. You'll understand the strengths and weaknesses of both pipelines and railways as well as potential opportunities and threats for both.

With oil price fluctuations that may be just around the corner, you need to ensure your company is well positioned to tackle the upcoming challenges of stiff market competition and regulatory and policy changes. This event is an opportunity for you to meet and network with other industry professionals from midstream, upstream, and downstream companies with the goal of attracting, retaining, and enhancing your business and its operations. Join us in Calgary and find out everything you need to know to start moving hydrocarbons to market. Register today!

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