Asset ManagementSection Managing Committee


The Asset Management Section Managing Committee provides forums for member companies to learn, develop and share their best practices to enhance operations.

OUR MISSION

A collaborative community within Asset Management

The mission of the Asset Management Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This field is continuously evolving, and it is crucial that companies expand their management principles to include these various systems, processes, and management policies. This committee focuses on systematic processes and practices for the efficient storing and utilization of system data utilized for the operations of utility and pipeline systems. The committee evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the Executive Council on SGA’s policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities.

Who we are? The committee consists of Pipeline Operations professionals from across the natural gas industry, who are strategic thinkers, leaders and decision makers within our respective companies.

What we do? Provides technical training, services and support activities to improve individual and corporate performance of distribution/transmission operations and engineering departments.  The purpose of the Section Managing Committee is to build a collaborative community within this section, engage in dialogue to facilitate the exchange of information, and to manage training and education relevant to this section and the natural gas industry. This committee sponsors forums for member companies to learn, develop, and share best practices to enhance essential corporate functions of member companies.

When we meet?  The committee meets in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly virtual committee calls.

Andrew Vondrak, Member

Director, GIS & Asset Data Services
Southern Company Gas

Brianne Knierman, Staff Liaison


Southern Gas Association

Brianne Knierman, Staff Liaison


Southern Gas Association

Bryce Lawson, Member

Vice President, Engineering & Construction
Energy Transfer (Enable Midstream Partners)

Chris Davis, Member

Director of Field Operations
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc.

Darin Carroll, Executive Council Liaison

Vice President, Operations Support
CenterPoint Energy

Dustin Hoey, Member


Dominion Energy

Glenn Koch, Co-Chair

VP Project Execution - Transmission & Gulf Of Mexico
Williams Companies

Jacob McGlincy, Member

Gis Supervisor
Southern Company Gas

Joshua K Hunkele, Member

Manager - Gas Control
Dominion Energy Ohio

Justin Anderson, Member

Manager Asset Integrity
Atmos Energy Corporation

Kent Shortridge, Board Liaison

Managing Vice President, Operations
ONE Gas, Inc.

Kevin Ferguson, Member

Director of Technical Operations
Energy Transfer

Kyle Lundequam, Member


Xcel Energy

Kyle Moore, Co-Chair

Director of Operations
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Mark Noah, P.E., Member


SCANA Corporation

Mark Noah, P.E., Member

Manager, Integrity Management and Compliance
SCANA Corporation

Matt Lamb, Member

Vice President Eastern Pipeline Operations
BHE GT&S

Nancy E Conder, Member

Director, SMS and Quality
CenterPoint Energy

Richard Thomas Welsh, Member

Manager, Operations Compliance
Eastern Shore Natural Gas

Rishi Chauhan, Staff Liaison, alternate


Southern Gas Association

Steve Martz, Executive Council Liaison

Vice President Gas Engineering
Xcel Energy

Steven Murphy, Member

Vice President, Engineering and Construction
Southern Company Gas

Tom Rieth, Member

Director, Gas Ops Const and Eng
LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Tony Case, Member

Regional VP Operations
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Weidong Ran, Member

Engineer
Oklahoma Natural Gas Co.

Wendy Straatmann, Member

VP US Gas Operations Technical Services
TC Energy USA Pipeline Services, LLC

Asset Management Section Managing Committee


Committee Activity Plan


Integrity Management & Compliance

The mission of the Integrity Management & Compliance Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee leads the charge to gather the industry’s critical operational leaders to consider emerging compliance risks and measure their progress on existing compliance risks. This group will also focus on safely, effectively, and efficiently managing pipelines’ lifecycle, including corrosion control, damage prevention, and GIS.

Who We Are? Operations and Integrity professionals from across the natural gas industry, who are strategic thinkers, leaders and decision makers within our respective companies.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The committee meets for virtual monthly committee calls.

Integrity Management & Compliance

Engineering & Construction Management

The mission of the Engineering, Design, and Construction Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, reliable, effective, timely, and cost-efficient quality construction of transmission and distribution facilities, current labor/right of  way issues through the application of engineering and construction management from project concept to project completion.

Who We Are? Engineering & construction management professionals within our respective companies.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through best practice sharing and sessions at SGA Events.

Where We Meet? The committee meets at planning meetings, conferences, and by virtual monthly conference call.

Engineering, Design, and Construction

Control Room Management

The mission of the Control Room Management Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, effective, and efficient operations of control room facilities, including communications, standards, regulations, processes, technologies, etc.

Who We Are? Gas control employees in the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.  The Committee focuses on the safe, effective, efficient operations of control room facilities which include technologies, processes, best practices, lessons learned, regulations, standards, and communications.

Where We Meet? The committee meets in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for virtual monthly committee calls.

Control Room Management

Operations, Maintenance, and Emergency Management

The mission of the Operations, Maintenance & Emergency Management Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the safe, reliable, and efficient construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gas distribution and transmission systems: technologies, processes, best practices, lessons learned, regulations, SOPs, mergers and acquisitions impacts, material sourcing, emergency response, leak investigation and grading, audit prep, field employee utilization, and standards.

Who We Are? Distribution & Transmission operating professionals within member companies.

What We Do? Build a community within our peer group to engage in dialogue and facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The committee meets at planning meetings, conferences, and by virtual monthly conference call.

Committee Roster

Operations, Maintenance, & Emergency Management

Measurement & Communications

The mission of the Measurement & Communications Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. By focusing on the accurate measurement of natural gas, this committee will expand efforts related to meters, field proving, station design, research, and more.

Who We Are? Engineers and natural gas employees that deal with gas measurement and regulations.

What We Do? Facilitate the exchange of measurement and regulations information through roundtables, webinars and open dialogue.

Where We Meet? The Gas Measurement committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting and holds a roundtable as part of the SGA Events.

Measurement & Communications

Compression

The mission of the Compression Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on natural gas compression in upstream, at the well pad, midstream at a processing facility, a prime mover in a transmission system, or a fuel gas booster for a power plant.

Who We Are? Natural gas employees dealing with automation and controls within their respective companies.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The  committee meets at planning meetings, conferences and virtual monthly committee calls.

Compression

Storage

The mission of the Storage Committee is to provide for opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on operations, inventory management, growth and expansion issues, deliverability assurance, PHMSA audit, encroachment /land issues, station facility, and more.

Who We Are? Directors, Managers, Supervisors of underground storage duties in the natural gas industry.

What We Do? Engage and build a community within this peer group to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The committee meets in person at planning meetings, conferences and virtual monthly committee calls.

Storage

Land

The mission of the Land Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on the facilitation of land acquisition process for pipelines by building bridges of communication with groups impacted by right of way issues, regulations, and standards.

Who We Are? Natural gas employees focused on land management and/or right of way management.

What We Do? Build a community within its peer group and engage the interest group in dialogue to facilitate the exchange of information.

Where We Meet? The Right of Way committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting, and holds a roundtable as part of the Natural Gas Connect.