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Now Available – Natural Gas Champions Online Training


SGA is revising the art of verbal persuasion and energizing an industry through the Natural Gas Champions training program. This unique course is a result of a collection of industry leaders' vision to harness the power of knowledge sharing and evaluate the sentiment of conversation about the future of energy in this country.

For more information, please contact Nicolle Billmyre.

Whether you’re already a member or considering SGA membership, you can purchase the learning module at any time here.

 

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AC INTERFERENCE - WEBINAR

Power Lines Pipe Lines V2

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

High voltage AC power transmission systems are often collocated with natural gas pipelines, and the complex interactions between the two can pose a threat to pipeline integrity and safety to personnel and public.  

In this four hour, two days workshop, we will discuss the impact that AC interference (ACI) has on the pipeline industry, corrosion symptoms, risks and threat mitigation, and the industry standards and federal regulations. 

 

Day 1:  

Part 1 - What is AC Interference and How Does It Affect your Pipelines - In the first session, you’ll learn about the complex interaction between collocated pipelines and high-voltage AC power transmission systems, and the threat they pose to the safety and overall pipeline integrity. We’ll review the impact of ACI on the pipeline industry, teach you how to recognize AC corrosion symptoms, and identify risk factors, including design and operating conditions. We’ll provide an overview of federal regulations and industry standards from organizations including NACE, INGAA, NEC and PRCI. 

Part 2 - Understanding your Mitigation Options - In the second session, you’ll learn about the various mitigation and monitoring options available to you. We’ll discuss the pro’s and cons of computer modeling vs engineering field design as well. 

 

Day 2: 

Part 3 – AC Interference Threat Assessment - In the third session, you’ll learn how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program to help you efficiently deploy your limited field resources. We’ll define a threat assessment framework and provide you with an example use case for applying the framework for inductive coupling risk factors that could cause accelerated corrosion.  

Part 4 – AC Interference Monitoring- In our final session, we’ll discuss the importance of the selection, installation and use of coupon test stations and Remote Monitoring for effective mitigation. You’ll learn how to identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors so you can be confident that you're investing in a mitigation system that includes on-going monitoring of this dynamic environment.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AC interference and how it affects your pipelines 
  • Understand mitigation options 
  • Discover how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program 
  • Identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors 
 
 

Attendees will receive 4 Professional Development Hours

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

  • Pipeline Integrity and Engineers and Managers
  •  Corrosion Managers and Engineers
  •  Design and Construction Engineers
  •  Compliance Managers

 

When & Where 

June 23, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 24, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $75

Non-Member: $150

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

 

Register Now

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

 

 
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Clay Brelsford P.E., President, Bass Engineering Company

Mr. Brelsford serves as President of Bass Engineering.  He brings 35+ years of experience in supervision, design, installation and maintenance of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems as well as induced AC and lightning mitigation systems.  Industry experience includes applications for on-shore oil and gas applications such as transportation pipelines, gathering systems, well casings, storage tanks (internal and external systems), heater treaters free water knock-outs, cooling towers, gas distribution systems, underground storage tanks (UST) and ship terminals.  Clay’s experience also includes the evaluation of offshore galvanic cathodic protection systems for produced water handling equipment. Mr. Brelsford holds certification from NACE as a Cathodic Protection Specialist as well as being a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester and Technician Instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

 

 

Zach

 

Zach Hine, Lead Project Engineer, American Innovations

Mr. Hine has served as the lead project engineer on a variety of pipeline integrity projects for various pipeline operators. Over his seven years in the Oil and Gas industry, he has gained extensive experience with pipeline risk assessment, liquid volume release calculations, EFRD analyses, surge calculations, MAOP verification, and other custom failure analyses.  Mr. Hine holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning from George Tech University.

 

 

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Alex Rodriguez, Product Manager, American Innovations

Mr. Rodriguez is an experienced product management professional at American Innovations. He brings over 10 years of experience, having served in various technical roles developing products for the oil & gas industry. His experience includes hardware design, firmware development and testing of downhole wireline logging tools, and guiding product development and strategy. Mr. Rodriguez has been with American Innovations since February 2017 and holds a B.S. & M.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.

 

   

 

 

   

 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

AC INTERFERENCE - WEBINAR

Power Lines Pipe Lines V2

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

High voltage AC power transmission systems are often collocated with natural gas pipelines, and the complex interactions between the two can pose a threat to pipeline integrity and safety to personnel and public.  

In this four hour, two days workshop, we will discuss the impact that AC interference (ACI) has on the pipeline industry, corrosion symptoms, risks and threat mitigation, and the industry standards and federal regulations. 

 

Day 1:  

Part 1 - What is AC Interference and How Does It Affect your Pipelines - In the first session, you’ll learn about the complex interaction between collocated pipelines and high-voltage AC power transmission systems, and the threat they pose to the safety and overall pipeline integrity. We’ll review the impact of ACI on the pipeline industry, teach you how to recognize AC corrosion symptoms, and identify risk factors, including design and operating conditions. We’ll provide an overview of federal regulations and industry standards from organizations including NACE, INGAA, NEC and PRCI. 

Part 2 - Understanding your Mitigation Options - In the second session, you’ll learn about the various mitigation and monitoring options available to you. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of computer modeling vs engineering field design as well. 

 

Day 2: 

Part 3 – AC Interference Threat Assessment - In the third session, you’ll learn how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program to help you efficiently deploy your limited field resources. We’ll define a threat assessment framework and provide you with an example use case for applying the framework for inductive coupling risk factors that could cause accelerated corrosion.  

Part 4 – AC Interference Monitoring- In our final session, we’ll discuss the importance of the selection, installation and use of coupon test stations and Remote Monitoring for effective mitigation. You’ll learn how to identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors so you can be confident that you're investing in a mitigation system that includes on-going monitoring of this dynamic environment.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about AC interference and how it affects your pipelines 
  • Understand mitigation options 
  • Discover how to implement a threat-based ACI mitigation and monitoring program 
  • Identify AC fluctuation trends and other AC corrosion risk factors 
 
 

Attendees will receive 4 Professional Development Hours

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

  • Pipeline Integrity and Engineers and Managers
  •  Corrosion Managers and Engineers
  •  Design and Construction Engineers
  •  Compliance Managers

 

When & Where 

June 23, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 24, 2020 |10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $75

Non-Member: $150

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

 

 
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Clay Brelsford P.E., President, Bass Engineering Company

Mr. Brelsford serves as President of Bass Engineering.  He brings 35+ years of experience in supervision, design, installation and maintenance of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems as well as induced AC and lightning mitigation systems.  Industry experience includes applications for on-shore oil and gas applications such as transportation pipelines, gathering systems, well casings, storage tanks (internal and external systems), heater treaters free water knock-outs, cooling towers, gas distribution systems, underground storage tanks (UST) and ship terminals.  Clay’s experience also includes the evaluation of offshore galvanic cathodic protection systems for produced water handling equipment. Mr. Brelsford holds certification from NACE as a Cathodic Protection Specialist as well as being a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester and Technician Instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

 

 

Zach

 

Zach Hine, Pipeline Integrity Engineer, American Innovations

Mr. Hine has served as the lead project engineer on a variety of pipeline integrity projects for various pipeline operators. Over his seven years in the Oil and Gas industry, he has gained extensive experience with pipeline risk assessment, liquid volume release calculations, EFRD analyses, surge calculations, MAOP verification, and other custom failure analyses.  Mr. Hine holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning from George Tech University.

 

 

Alex1

 

Alex Rodriguez, Product Manager, American Innovations

Mr. Rodriguez is an experienced product management professional at American Innovations. He brings over 10 years of experience, having served in various technical roles developing products for the oil & gas industry. His experience includes hardware design, firmware development and testing of downhole wireline logging tools, and guiding product development and strategy. Mr. Rodriguez has been with American Innovations since February 2017 and holds a B.S. & M.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.

 

   

 

 

   

 

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

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Introduction to Ratemaking - Virtual workshop 

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This 1.5-day course will introduce the student to the ratemaking process as it pertains to the natural gas industry. It is important that individuals working in the natural gas industry gain an understanding of this process since almost everyone in the industry has some impact on rates. 

 

Learning Objectives:

The first day provides information on the basic components of the rate process from the pipeline and LDC perspective, including fundamentals of the ratemaking process such as:

  • Rate of return issues
  • Mock rate case exercises
  • Revenue requirements
  • Cost of service issues
  • Rate design components
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Future trends in ratemaking

The day concludes with an interactive group exercise, the Van Go Transportation Company, which illustrates issues companies face when structuring their rates and determining if services are fixed, variable, or both.

The second day of the workshop provides an opportunity for participants to apply the information received the previous day in a series of case studies and role-playing exercises. The Ratemaking Game - a set of case studies based on actual rate cases - divides participants into role-playing groups comprised of gas company representatives, commissioners, consumer advocates and interveners

 
 

Attendees will receive 12 Professional Development Hours

 

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Rate Analysts (two years or less) from LDC, transmission, or gas supply marketing companies
  • Non-rate professionals from any department who would benefit from a broad understanding of the rate process, including: Operations, Government Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs, Accounting, Engineering, and other departments

 

When & Where 

June 18, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

June 19, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $750

Non-Member: $925 

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

Mark Caudill

Mark Caudill, Attorney at Law, Mark D. Caudill, LLC

Mark Caudill is an attorney with more than 30 years of energy utility regulatory, legal, and management experience, including work before numerous state commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mark has served natural gas distribution companies, interstate pipelines, and producers; electric distribution companies, transmission companies, and generators; energy marketers; and financial institutions that fund utility-related transactions. Based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mark is currently admitted to the Georgia and Alabama state bars. He works with companies and their local attorneys in matters regarding regulated markets. His clients include some of the leading energy companies in North America

 

 

  

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Remote Workers - Webinar

 

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Cyber Security Best Practices Groebner

We are in the middle of a gold rush for cybercriminals - a huge number of people working from home on their personal devices, a global health crisis, many people out of work and desperate to make money, tax season, government stimulus programs, the US census...all happening at the same time! There are endless opportunities for criminals to prey on this situation.

In this webinar, we'll talk about the threats you need to be aware of, along with how to spot and avoid them. We'll go over some of the technology and tools that can help you stay safe. And we'll end with a Q&A so we can make sure all your security questions are answered.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify potential cyber threats 
  • Discover ways to avoid threats  
  • Review available technological tools mitigate cyber threats  
 

Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Newly remote workers  
  • Internet users who desire increased security   

 

When & Where 

June 3, 2020 |10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: Free

Non-Member: $25

( If you prefer to avoid the credit card fee and pay by check, we can extend a 4% discount by registering with Member Services)

Registration is now closed

 

CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES FOR REMOTE WORKERS is powered by our sponsor:

 

GROEBNER Vertical PMS

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 
Reese Ormand

 

Reese Ormand , Founder and CEO, Techvera

 

Reese is the Founder and CEO of Techvera, one of the fastest-growing technology firms in North Texas, Reese’s career in technology spans two decades, opening his first IT business by 2005 while a full-time student at University of Texas. Techvera focuses on small business IT management and has evolved into a best-in-class, cloud-centric, security-focused company. Techvera’s emphasis on long-term business growth via strategic technology management has positioned them as a forward-thinking and respected IT provider.

 

 

 

  

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.