2023 Call for Speakers

Share your expertise!

If you feel that you have meaningful content to share and are interested in engaging the SGA audience, both members and non-members, sharing how your company is reducing emissions, improving safety, improving efficiency, fostering inclusion and diversity, marketing to customers, or innovating the natural gas industry, we want to hear from you.

Course Topics

  • The Role of Carbon Capture and Utilization in Decarbonization (Jan 2023)
  • Calculating GHG Emissions and ESG Reporting (Date TBD)





Conference Topics

February 7-9 | Oklahoma City, OK

Environmental Permitting
• USACE Permit/Action areas, including various district interpretations of these areas as well as General Condition 18 (Threatened and Endangered Species) and 20 (SHPO Section 106) triggers
• Case Studies - Permitting Projects on Federal Land & Border Crossings (Presidential Permits) Federal Lands - MOUs & BLM
• Tribal Outreach & Coordination - Choctaw
• EPA Questions that Arise During Scoping of NEPA Document

• EI Guidance, strategies for a successful project when 3rd party is involved
• Usage of Drones for Pre/Post Construction Monitoring (Magnetometer)
• Dark Skies - Light Pollution/Noise Impacts
• Threatened & Endangered Species Permitting

Air Quality Permitting & Compliance
• GHG Tracking and Emissions Inventory Reporting - What Direction is it Going?
• Carbon Credits and emission market (Carbon Neutrality)
• Air Regulation Update: Inflation Reduction Act, GHG Update, OOOOb/c update, Good Neighbor Rules, Legal updates – Supreme Court on West Virginia Ruling

March 13-15 | Charlotte, NC

Field Operations
• Natural Gas 101 for Field Operations
• Valve Maintenance
• TWD: Tapping and Stopping
• Mueller: Tapping and Stopping
• Cross Bore: New Technologies and Remediation
• Incident Preparation and Emergency Response
• Locating: Tips and Tricks
• Inside Leak Detection
• Outside Leak Detection
• Introduction to Cathodic Protection and Corrosion
• Hydraulic Modeling and Roundtable Discussion

Engineering & Construction
• Right of Way
• Renewable Natural Gas: Adding and Blending
• Tracking and Traceability
• Distribution System Design
• Station Design
• Inspecting Pipeline Installations
• Horizontal Directional Drilling
• Pipeline Supply Strategies
• Traffic Control Tactics
• De-escalation Techniques
• Sloping and Shoring Up

Leadership & Innovation
• SGA Accredited: Natural Gas Champions
• Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce
• Safety Panel and Roundtable Discussion
• Damage Prevention and Stakeholder Relations
• Renewables and Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration
• Advanced Pipeline Leak Survey Technologies
• Communicating Decarbonization from Corporate to the Field
• AI Powered Defect Detection and Quality Assurance
• Four Solutions to Drive Employee Performance
• Natural Disasters and Weather Events
• From Peer to Leader

Let us know which topics you are interested in sharing your expertise! Don't see it listed? Let us know!