Recognizing Leadership for a New Era of Pipeline Construction

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The Program Committee is near finalizing the agenda for the third annual Pipeline Leadership Conference, to be held Nov. 8-9 in Dallas. This year’s event theme is “A New Era of Pipeline Construction,” recognizing renewed enthusiasm in the industry after the U.S. government put an end to the delays of two massive pipeline projects, the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is mechanically complete, and Energy Transfer is amid testing prior to line fill and commissioning. The Keystone XL project was finally granted a Presidential Permit, and TransCanada and its contracting partners are gearing up to begin construction this summer. With oil prices stabilizing and a general consensus that the regulatory and permitting environment will be favorable to the pipeline industry, it truly is a new era of optimism and, we expect, innovation.

As we have done during each Pipeline Leadership Conference, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines will honor a notable leader in the industry with the third annual Pipeline Leadership Award. Past winners include Chuck Shafer of NiSource and Pat Michels of Michels Corporation. We are seeking the best candidate who exemplifies leadership and innovation in the field of pipeline construction, maintenance and operation. That’s where we need your help.

Go to PLConference.com and click on the “Pipeline Leadership Award” tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page and select the “Nomination Submission” link. There you can submit your nomination for this year’s
award. The winner will be voted on by the Program Committee.

The Pipeline Leadership Award was created to recognize a distinguished individual, project or company for excellence in leadership and the implementation of innovative techniques and methods, proven on actual projects or process management to improve quality and integrity in the oil and gas pipeline industry, as well as to reduce the cost of construction, operation and maintenance.

The award honors advances in the construction, operation and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines, including innovations in the construction process, design, procurement, contract administration, management, labor relations, training and safety that improve the global pipeline industry. It also recognizes projects for their innovative concepts and methods.

A person, an organization or a combination of people and organizations in relation to a specific project can be recognized for their leadership and innovation. Only North American projects are recognized.
Winners will be featured in the November 2017 issue of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines and presented the award at the Pipeline Leadership Conference. The submission deadline is Aug. 1.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact me at bkramer@benjaminmedia.com.

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