Best Practices in Pipeline Leak Detection Workshop

By: Magaly Mori


Objective: Share and discuss best practices for effective leak detection, data collection and analysis, and regulatory compliance.
Colorado State University-Continuing with Education Units certification available.  

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 8:00 am to 6.30 pm

Location: Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn & Conference Center
                 5542 E. US Hwy 34, Loveland, CO  80537 (Map)
                 (970) 667.7810 - Room discount available               

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Admission: $49
Discounts are available for members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA), Gas Producers Association, Denver Petroleum Club, and Rocky Mountain Pipeliners Club. Please email to obtain your discount code.

Registration: Call 970.493.3952, M-F/9am-5pm, or email

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Red Hen Systems, LLC

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)



Blackeagle Energy Services

Palmers DCS

Churchill Navigation



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Confirmed Speakers

Erin Murphy, Director of Sales, Churchill Navigation

Andrew Casper, Esq., Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, COGA

Doug Flanders, Director of Policy & External Affairs, COGA

Mark SchlagenhaufP.E., Engineering Integrity Supervisor, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Steve Pott, former Pipeline Safety Program Chief, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Kathleen Smits, Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Dan Zimmerle, BSME, MSME, Director, Electric Power Systems Laboratory, Colorado State University

Jon Goldstein, Senior Policy Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Jim Rutherford, Research and Engineering Manager, Heath Consultants

Timothy R. Minnich, Principal, Minnich & Scotto, Inc.

Natalie Pekney, Ph.D., Geological and Environmental Systems Division, NETL

Morgan Abele, Chief Technical Officer, PULS

Robert Field, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming

John D. Peterson, P.G., Chief Operating Officer, LT Environmental, Inc. 

Bogdan Besfamylnyy, M.S., Director of Engineering, ITC OGI Certified, Red Hen Systems





8:00 a.m.—Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.—Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.—Introduction to symposium and presenters

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.—Session 1 – Top down patrols – performing aerial pipeline patrols

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.—Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.—Session 2 – Bottom-up patrols – performing ground pipeline patrols

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.—Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.—Session 3 – Midstream / Gathering Lines – potential for coming regulation

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.—Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.—Session 4 – Flux

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.—Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.—Session 5 – Regulatory compliance: overview and best practices

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.—Summary and wrap-up

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.—Happy hour and networking

Questions? Contact us at 970.493.3952 or