2016 Agenda

Attendees heard real-world case studies on natural gas for high horsepower applications.

HHP Summit 2016 key agenda themes included:

  • The value of fuel price stability, predictability, and risk mitigation as oil creeps back up
  • Continued market momentum and growth in the marine, rail, and remote power generation segments
  • Continued focus on environmental drivers—regulatory and sustainability
  • How natural gas can provide a long-term competitive business advantage

Tuesday, October 11

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

A Closer Look at Methane 2.0: Best Practices to Design, Develop, and Implement Projects that Achieve Positive GHG Benefits
Room W470A

  • Learn how natural gas powered HHP projects—when designed, developed and implemented with both operational and environmental performance in mind—can deliver tremendous GHG emission benefits and economic returns
  • Hear from leading experts on industry best practices on methane management to ensure optimal environmental performance, from picking the right engine technology to ensuring that fuel supply logistics and infrastructure are non-venting
  • Understand how carbon pricing is starting to and will continue to drive investment in LNG power solutions across the HHP sector, particularly in the Canadian HHP market
  • Learn about a number of leading industry participants’ efforts to supply lower carbon LNG to the HHP market via innovative LNG production plants powered by renewable energy and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) sources
  • Gain an overview on recent research and papers that have been published on these issues, and understand key findings and the reasons behind them
  • Review key action items, technologies, and issues that require continued attention and focus to ensure that the industry’s environmental goals are met
  • Understand the concerns and current industry activities to identify sources of methane emissions in the HHP segment, from upstream production to distribution and point-of-use
  • Get an overview on some of the basic terms and issues:
    • What does “well to wheels” mean and how do I apply this to my project?
    • What is methane slip and how to calculate it?
    • What is GWP and which one do we use?
1:00-2:25 – Background and Overview
  • MODERATOR: Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Patrick Couch, Vice President, Technical Services, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • David Lyon, Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Shawn Murphy, Distribution Engineering Manager, LNG Market Access Americas, Shell
  • Les Gingell, Vice President, Marine Sales, MAN Diesel

2:25-2:35 – Break

2:35-4:00 – Best Practices from Well to Wheels
  • MODERATOR: Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Johannes Escudero, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
  • Paul Evans, Executive Vice President, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
  • Lyle Jensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Power Group, Inc.
  • William Epling, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Training for Success: Comprehensive Training Programs for Successful Deployment in the HHP Sector
Room W470B

  • Get an overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results
  • Gain insight into the comprehensive training programs that leading HHP end-users in the rail and marine sector have already implemented
  • Understand the critical elements of an effective training program including timelines, costs, and other requirements one must consider
  • Learn about the leading players and partners available to assist with training program development and implementation, including regulatory agencies and public and private sector organizations
1:00-2:05 – Case Studies
  • MODERATOR: Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Dan Britton, President, Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company
  • Michael Cleveland, Manager of LNG Technology, BNSF Railway
  • Richard Rogers, Managing Director Storage & Peaking, Southern Company Gas (AGL Resources)

2:05-2:15 – Break

2:15-2:35 – LNG 101: A Live Demonstration

    See a live LNG demonstration to understand the physical properties and characteristics of LNG, proper handling and safety considerations.

  • Richard Rogers, Managing Director Storage & Peaking, Southern Company Gas (AGL Resources)

2:35-4:00 – Training Services & Opportunities
  • MODERATOR: Margaret Doyle, Senior Manager, Marine Business Development, Eagle LNG
  • Bob Miller, Training Manager, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
  • Kirk Richardson, Training Director, Emergency Services Training Institute, Texas A&M School of Fire Fighting
  • Rod Rinholm, Executive Director, Business Development and Education, Gas Technology Institute

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception
Expo Hall F1

Relax and unwind with a cocktail and appetizers as you explore the largest show floor in the industry. Get hands-on access to the latest natural gas engines, tanks, nozzles, valves, control systems, regasification units, ISO containers, and more.

Wednesday, October 12

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

General Session

Summit Welcome
Skyline Ballroom
  • Joel Feucht, General Manager of Gas & Medium Speed Engines, Caterpillar Inc.

9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

General Session

Opening Address
Skyline Ballroom
  • Samuel Thomas, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Chart Industries

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

General Session

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE | North America’s Leading Natural Gas HHP Investments
Skyline Ballroom

  • Hear about the latest LNG production facilities now coming on line to support the forward market
  • Understand which applications and areas are seeing strong opportunity and growth
  • Learn from market leaders that continue to drive new projects forward despite the recent low oil-price environment
  • MODERATOR: Sam Thigpen, President, Chart Lifecycle, Inc.
  • Roger Garratt, Director, Resource Acquisition, Puget Sound Energy
  • Douglas Stout, Vice President Market Development & External Relations, Fortis BC
  • Matthew Jackson, Vice President LNG Business Development, Crowley
  • Sean Lalani, President, Eagle LNG Partners

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Session

Keynote Address
Skyline Ballroom

  • Andrew Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Gas (Pivotal LNG/AGL Resources)

12:00 noon – 2:10 p.m.

Luncheon in the Expo Hall
Expo Hall F1

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

General Session

Afternoon Address
Skyline Ballroom

  • Eric Evans, Vice President, Carnival Corporation

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

General Session

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE | Critical Path Issues: Preparing for Market Growth
Skyline Ballroom

  • Hear from leading industry executives on areas of opportunity and growth in today’s market
  • Learn how the industry is addressing remaining critical path issues – codes, safety standards, permitting process, fuel specifications, training, and others – in order to prepare for continued growth, particularly when higher oil costs return
  • Understand how ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors
  • MODERATOR: Erik Neandross, Chief Executive Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Corwin Nelson, General Manager, Power Generation & Gas Compression Products, GE Power
  • Aaron Bridges, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chart Energy & Chemicals
  • Peter Keller, Executive Vice President, TOTE & Chairman, SEA/LNG
  • John Grubic, Team Lead – LNG Business Development Americas, Shell

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

General Session

Keynote Address
Skyline Ballroom

  • Brian Cothran, President and Chief Executive Officer, North America, GE Oil & Gas

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception in the Expo Hall

The evening reception provides the perfect setting to connect with other end-users and industry stakeholders and make the contacts you need to successfully deploy your natural gas project. Enjoy a cocktail and appetizers as you debrief on the exciting projects and trends you learned about during day one.

Thursday, October 13

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.1

Power Beyond the Pipeline: Innovative Natural Gas Solutions for Power Generation and Utility Applications
Room W470A
power generation
  • Case studies that demonstrate how natural gas continues to be one of the most economically and environmentally effective means of generating power in remote geographies
  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a natural gas pipeline
  • Insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of an off-pipeline natural gas remote power generation project
  • MODERATOR: Koby Knight, Vice President, Construction, Stabilis Energy
  • Stephen Nelson, Chief Operating Officer, Longview Power
  • Scott Conway, Business Development Manager, Caterpillar Global Power Solutions Division
  • Dan Britton, President, Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.2

A Lot On Your Plate: How E&P Operations Can Meet EPA Tier 4 Final Regulations, Reduce Costs, and Remain Profitable in a Tight Market
Room W470B
drilling pressure pumping
  • The impact of and compliance options for increasingly stringent US EPA Tier 4F emission regulations, from choosing the right engine to maximizing the use of field gas and flare gas
  • Why fuel suppliers are no longer providing natural gas to customer well pads, but are instead delivering electrons to customers via a comprehensive and integrated solutions approach
  • Case studies on how E&P companies are staying profitable in a difficult economic environment through innovative natural gas power strategies
  • The latest advancements in natural gas-powered technology, considerations for maximum diesel displacement, and strategies to decrease fuel costs in daily operations
  • MODERATOR: Steve Stump, Vice President of Business Development, Stabilis Energy
  • Stewart Wilson, Vice President, CNG, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
  • Jason Gore, Manager, Off Highway Engineering, Cummins
  • Diana Hopkins, Land Drilling Marketing Manager, Caterpillar Oil & Gas
  • Steve Childers, Vice President, Southern Pump and Tank Company

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.3

Full Steam Ahead: One Year of LNG Operations and Dozens of Ships Set to Soon Sail
Room W471A
marine
  • Case studies on in-use LNG vessels from some of the industry’s most progressive leaders
  • Key lessons learned during the last full year of LNG marine operations
  • More than two dozen LNG-powered vessels already under contract for deployment and confirmed natural gas operations in North America
  • Where the forward market for LNG marine operations is headed and where the ‘hot spots’ for market growth will be in the next few years
  • MODERATOR: Arvind Ramakrishnan, Manager, Natural Gas Technology Solutions, FortisBC
  • Peter Keller, Executive Vice President, TOTE & Chairman, SEA/LNG
  • Bill Amundsen, Account Manager, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
  • Leif Gross, Product Definition and New Product Introduction Manager, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.4

All Aboard: Natural Gas Locomotive Projects Continue to Gain Steam as Additional Gas-Powered Units Hit the Tracks
Room W471B
rail
  • Case studies from Class I and short-line railroads showcasing their continued investment in demonstrating, testing, and deploying natural gas locomotives and infrastructure, including both LNG and CNG
  • A look at the latest advances in natural gas locomotive technology
  • MODERATOR: Dave Myers, Business Development Manager, North America, Hexagon Composites
  • Shea DiMauro, Director of Operations Support, BNSF
  • Greg Rozitis, Vice President Business Development, Hitachi High-Tech AW Cryo, Inc.
  • Dale Wade, Vice President, Marketing & Customer Service, Alaska Railroad
  • Ed Cryer, Director of Engine Systems, Progress Rail
  • Graciela Trillanes, LNG Product Leader Locomotive, GE Transportation

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technical Session #2.1

Virtual Pipelines: Delivering Efficient, Cost-Effective, and Low-Emission Energy Solutions
Room W470A
power generation
  • Case studies demonstrating how innovative natural gas supply chains are delivering lower-cost and lower-emission energy solutions to customers beyond the reach of traditional gas pipeline and electrical utilities
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with using a "virtual pipeline" to bring natural gas supply to regions where traditional pipeline infrastructure does not exist
  • Innovative fuel transport methods, including ISO containers, tube trailers, and rail cars, and key decision points when choosing a fuel provider and fuel delivery method
  • Logistics and management considerations when implementing natural gas into daily operations
  • MODERATOR: William Wells, Director of HHP and Utility Markets, Eagle LNG Partners
  • Pierre Fiat, Chief Executive Officer, Air Flow North America Corp.
  • Paul Cheliak, Director, Innovation and New Markets, Canadian Gas Association
  • George Chedsey, Vice President of Business Development, GTUIT

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technical Session #2.2

Another Day at the Mine: Driving Innovation, Cost Reductions, and Environmental Performance Improvement
Room W470B

mining

  • Case studies demonstrating how natural gas is being used to deliver the power needed to run a modern mine
  • Insight into key considerations for mining companies evaluating natural gas, from greenfield development projects to the conversion of existing diesel-based operations
  • How natural gas solutions can provide the most cost-effective and efficient pathway to meeting the regulations impacting a modern mining operation, both today and into the future
  • Key supply chain fueling and infrastructure considerations
  • MODERATOR: Marc Megel, Director of Design & Development, Southwest Research Institute
  • Steve Igoe, Commercial Manager, LPSD Gas Engine Business Unit, Caterpillar
  • Cameron Brown, Vice President Engineering, Western Copper & Gold
  • Brendan Marshall, Senior Director, Economic and Northern Affairs, Canadian Mining Association
  • Kirt Montague, Chief Executive Officer, Plum Energy

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technical Session #2.3

Supply Chain and Technical Considerations for LNG Marine Bunkering
Room W471A
marine
  • Insight on innovative solutions for LNG bunkering—multiple ISO containers, purpose-built barges, direct shore-to-ship operations, and more
  • Key sizing considerations and tank configurations for optimal LNG bunker barge design and operations

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technical Session #2.4

Critical Path Issues for the Growth of the Natural Gas Rail Sector
Room W471B
rail
  • Critical path issues and next steps on FRA/AAR efforts to finalize standards for natural gas tender cars
  • Key considerations for infrastructure development, including a look at synergies with other regional transportation hubs
  • Current and next-generation engine technology for natural gas operations
  • MODERATOR: Erik Neandross, Chief Executive Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Dave Cackovic, Assistant Vice President and Chief Technical Standards, Transportation Technology Center
  • Phani Raj, General Engineer, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Miguel Raimao, Vice President, Business Development, Hexagon RailGas, LLC
  • Scott Nason, Product Manager, Rail Cars, Chart Industries

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Exploring Tier 4F: Compliance and Technology Considerations for Drilling and Frac Operations
Room W470A
drilling pressure pumping

PRESENTED BY:

Full implementation of US EPA’s Tier 4 Final regulation is imminent. Although there is surprisingly very little awareness of this significant regulation, the impacts of this rule will be substantial. Some potential impacts to drilling and pressure pumping operations can include:

  • Increased concerns about site noise
  • Fuel savings via more efficient Tier 4 engines
  • Larger equipment size and weight; thus impacts on rig moves and site layouts
  • The application of additional emission reduction technologies required to meet Tier 4F standards
  • Increased complexity for engine operations, maintenance, and/or emission control equipment, fuels and fluids
  • Customer preference for Tier 4F engines over Tier 2 engines and the impact on this installed Tier 2 asset base in the marketplace
  • Opportunities for activist groups to target companies continuing to use Tier 2 engines
  • New considerations for dual-fuel engine deployment
  • Potential complications resulting from consistent low engine load
  • New strategies required to optimize performance and therefore the total cost of ownership on Tier 4F engines

Attend this workshop to ensure your operation is prepared for this potential “cliff event.” Hear from Cummins and Caterpillar and a number of other industry stakeholders and end-users on these important topics. This workshop will cover the basic parameters and timelines of the rule, and will provide operators with knowledge and information on:

  • How to begin planning for and effectively manage all of the potential impacts noted above
  • How all operators in the US and Canada will be required to purchase Tier 4F equipment beginning in approximately one year
  • Common misconceptions around the continued use of Tier 2 engine technologies and how and when mandatory Tier 4F emissions retrofit requirements will impact existing equipment already operating in the field
  • Where mandatory Tier 4F retrofit requirements are already being put into place via Sustainable Shale Development programs in the Marcellus, Bakken and elsewhere
  • The increased level of technology, after-treatment, and exhaust after-treatment fluids required to meet EPA Tier 4F emission standards
  • The challenges and opportunities in managing noise, power, fuel efficiency, exhaust after-treatment, and fluids/fuel delivery and storage on the well pad
  • The advantages, disadvantages, and overall Tier 4F compliance considerations for the various technology options in the marketplace, including dual-fuel, dedicated spark gas, retrofit, and others
  • How natural gas power can provide a more effective and cost-efficient compliance solution
  • How all partners in the supply chain—E&P companies, drilling contractors, pressure pumping operators, equipment suppliers, engine OEMs and others—can work more closely to optimize compliance solutions and minimize costs
  • Matt Houser, General Manager, Drilling Business, Cummins Sales and Service
  • Rodney Harms, Well Service Product Marketing Manager, Caterpillar
  • Brian Breaux, Technical Project Leader, Cummins Sales and Service
  • Cole Walker, Territory Sales Manager, Thunder Creek Equipment

* Invited