2012 GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference – Call for Presentations
Call for Presentations is now closed.
The GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2012 conference.
October 22-24, 2012
Royal Sonesta Hotel (formerly the InterContinental Hotel near the Galleria)
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
2012 FOCUS AREAS
Regulation and Compliance (Suggested Topics)
- MAOP & Facility Records Validation
- How Potential Regulation Changes Could Impact You
- What to Expect for Your Grandfathered Pipelines
- Using GIS to Manage Your Public Awareness Program
Risk & Integrity Management (Suggested Topics)
- Impacting Risk results through data accuracy and completeness—are we using conservative assumptions in place of real data.
- Optimize your GIS/Risk/Integrity-Management system by collecting, ingesting and processing data correctly?
- Post incident data integration (where else do these same conditions exist).
- Integrity Data Management: 360-degree Process Improvement Techniques
Integrated Solutions Development (Suggested Topics)
- Why Pipeline companies should consider disparate system integration – Identifying those systems to integrate with your GIS
- Utilizing System Integration to extract value from your current implementation
- Leveraging system integration to improve workflows and real time data processing
Environmental Health and Safety (Suggested Topics)
- Real time field parameter collection, using GPS enabled field data collectors
- Emergency planning, coordination, response, and preparedness.
- Use of GIS in environmental evaluations for project planning or remediation
- Geospatially enabling your Environmental Health and Safety using GIS technology
New Construction (Suggested Topics)
- From the Field to the Office – Managing As-Builts & Improving Data Quality
- Proposed Regulations Impacting New Construction
- New Construction Data and your GIS database
- Geospatial Pipeline Construction process improvements – Getting it right from the start
June 22, 2012 May 9, 2012 – CLOSED
Early July - Notification Sent to Accepted Speakers
Mid July – Notification Sent to Declined Speakers
Important Submission Information
Presenter Product Name Usage Policy – GITA has determined that there is relevance and value in support of our mission in the declaration of product by name as a component of an abstract or presentation. In alignment with our neutral position on products and to continue our policy of providing geospatially- based educational materials commercial free, the use of product name will not be permitted in abstract or presentation titles.
Case Studies – GITA-endorsed abstract and presentation content is intended to share business case, design, development, implementation, use, benefits and lessons learned from business solutions that involve geospatial technology. The nuance of approach driven by product usage in content must be specific to a business case-based solution rather than an overview of product features and benefits.
Vendor organizations are encouraged to submit abstracts with customers who can share experiences from an operator’s perspective.
Speaker Participation – a speaker may not participate in more than one session (either as a lead presenter and/or a co-presenter)
Conference Registration – all session presenters must register for the conference (one day minimum). GITA provides a speaker discount of $200 off of a full-conference registration or $50 off of a one-day registration. One discount available per session.
Speaker Substitution Policy – in the event the lead presenter and co-authors cannot present, substitute speakers must work for the same company as either the presenter or co-authors who originally submitted the abstract. In the case of any substitution, the original presentation as selected by the conference committee must be made. Presenters cannot make changes to the subject matter or title. If a presenter changes employment, the presentation will be made by the original presenter as an employee of the new company.
Speaker Deliverables – each session slot will be 40 minutes in length. Accepted speakers should plan on speaking for 30 minutes with 10 minutes reserved for a brief question and answer session. All presentations must be completed within the 40 minute time slot (no exceptions). Speakers will be required to share his/her PowerPoint presentation with an assigned committee liaison prior to the conference. Speakers may present a demo in conjuction with a PowerPoint presentation (Internet access will be available at the podium). All presentations and demos must not be commercial in nature.