Technical Conference: April 3-6, 2023, Plano, Texas

GPA Midstream was founded in 1921 because the industry was in dire need of technical standards. Since then, our technical committees have developed, and we maintain, industry standards and reference bulletins, and we have also published more than 200 Research Reports. Our technical committees and workgroups are actively engaged year-round to ensure the technical information that companies use to make important operating decisions remains accurate. GPA Midstream's Technical Conference brings together the industry's technical community and offers educational sessions plus networking opportunities. We expect more than 300 attendees at the 2023 conference, which is set within a 4-star Hilton property with waterfront dining and entertainment only steps away.

A new Emerging Professionals (EP) mentorship program will debut at the 2023 conference. The program pairs EPs with knowledgeable, seasoned volunteers, and both EPs and mentors will receive a 50% refund on conference registration fees. March 27 is the deadline to apply as an EP and mentor.
Learn more about the EP Program here (pdf)Apply as an EP hereApply as a mentor here

Venue & Lodging

The 2023 conference will be held at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, 5805 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024
The GPA Midstream room block is full. Please check nearby hotels for availability.
Reserve your room today


Registration is open! Employees of GPA Midstream and GPSA member companies save on registration fees. Not sure if your company is a member? Check your company's membership status here
Ready to sign up? Visit the link below, create a new account if you don't have one, and proceed through the steps. Register now

Early Bird Registration

By Feb. 25
GPA Midstream & GPSA Members: $385
Non-Members: $585

Standard Registration

After Feb. 25
GPA Midstream & GPSA Members: $485
Non-Members: $685


Committee meetings and educational sessions start on Monday, April 3. Make plans to join us that day for the Welcome Reception too.

Monday, April 3

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Emerging Professionals Orientation
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Facility Committee Meeting
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Pipeline Forum

2:30 - 3 p.m. Geohazard and Pipeline Integrity Management: A Primer
Jen Holmstadt and Brandi Wolfe, WSB

3 - 3:30 p.m. Material Verification Program Best Practices
Meghan Schleicher and Jo Ellen Scott, ENTRUST Solutions Group

3:30 - 4 p.m. Understanding TVC Data Management
Brendan Boyle, Vintri Technologies

4 - 4:30 p.m. Pressure Testing of SCC Colonies on 24-inch 00 x 0.334-inch WT Grade X60 Pipe
Sudhakar Mahajanam and Colton Sheets, Stress Engineering Services
5 - 6 p.m.
Opening General Session
Keynote: Navigating Change
Jackie Schirmer, Senior VP, Engineering, Reliability and ICC Responsibility, DCP Midstream
6 - 7 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, April 4

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 - 10:45 a.m.
Emissions Committee Meeting
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Analysis Forum

9:30 - 10:10 a.m. See What  is Happening in Your Pipeline: The Future of Gas Plant Management
Paul Stockwell, Process Vision Ltd.

10:10 - 10:50 a.m. Compositional Analysis by Optical Spectroscopy vs. Traditional Technologies
Nathanial Watson, Jie Zhu, Todd Rataczak and Paul Little, JP3 Measurement

10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Are Important to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Jennifer Hagerman, MPLX; Susan Brandon, Airgas
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pipeline Committee Meeting
12 -1 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Designing and Maintaining Heat Transfer Systems Cost-Effectively
Kent Fischer and Amanda Avis, Eastman
12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Life Prediction for Molecular Sieve Dehydration Units:  Using Aging Simulations, Process Trends, and Testing to Estimate Remaining Life of the Sieve
Presented by Zeochem
1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Measurement Forum

1:15 - 1:55 p.m. Overview of AGA 5/GPA 2172 Merge
Matt Holmes, Quorum Software

1:55 - 2:35 p.m. Pipeline Fill Pack and Determination Methodology
Trevor Morrison, Western Midstream

2:35 - 3:15 p.m. Uncertainty Based Transmitter Verification
Matt Holmes, Quorum Software
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Integrity Committee Meeting
3:30 -5:30 p.m.
Emissions Forum

3:30 - 4:10 p.m. Measurement vs. Abatement - Where Should I Spend My Capital?
James Havlock, Validere

4:10 - 4:50 p.m. Fast Detection and Mitigation of Methane Super-Emitter Events
Stefan Bokaemper, Kuva Systems

4:50 - 5:30 p.m. Improve Sustainability by Reducing Emissions on Your Gas-Powered Actuators
John Carroll, Emerson
6 - 9 p.m.
Networking Event: Game Night

Wednesday, April 5

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 - 10 a.m.
Chromatography School Instructors Meeting
9:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Integrity  Forum 

9:45 - 10:25 a.m. Mechanical  Integrity's Sleeping Giant -Corrosion of Process Piping
Dwayne Lum, Carboline, and Michael Pardo, S&B Engineers & Constructors 

10:25 - 11: 05 a.m. Development  and Implementation of a Facilities Integrity Management Program
Hamood Rehman, Altamira-US, LLC 

11:05 - 11:45 a.m. Guided  Wave Enhanced Corrosion Monitoring and Regulatory Compliance
Rhett OBriant, Guided Ultrasonics Limited
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Analysis Committee Meeting
12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Wet Surface Air Cooler Design Enhancements for CO2 and Hydrocarbon Cooling Systems
Andrew Sickler, Baltimore Aircoil
12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Optical Contaminant Measurements in the Hydrocarbon Supply Chain & Energy Transition Measurements
Presented by Endress+Hauser
1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Measurement Committee Meeting
1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Facility Forum 

1:15 - 1:55 p.m. Net Zero Carbon Considerations for NGL Fractionation
Dominic Varraveto, Burns & McDonnell 

1:55 - 2:35 p.m. Achieving Additional Throughput from Existing Liquefaction Trains Rapidly via  Model-Based Solutions
Dr. Udit Gupta, Siemens 

2:35 - 3:15 p.m. High Speed Gases Producing Unexpected Cold Temperatures
Eric Parvin, Parv Consulting
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Technical Community Meeting

Thursday, April 6

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Technical Conference Planning Committee Debrief
9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Technical Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

Registration for sponsorships and exhibit space is open. View the sponsorship packet for detailed information.
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