October 14-15 Houston, TX
AOPL, INGAA, AGA, and APGA are sponsoring a Damage Prevention Workshop in
Houston, TX at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside from Thursday, October 14, 2010
through Friday, October 15, 2010. The fee to attend is $145 if registered by
October 4, 2010 and $195 thereafter. Click here for on-line registration.
The workshop will kick off with a presentation from Shell Pipeline Company Commercial Manager, Michele Joy, a review of excavation damage data by Cheryl Trench of Allegro Energy, and a review of the INGAA Foundation’s previous workshop on parallel construction damage prevention issues. The National Utility Locating Contractors Association will host a panel discussion of issues from the locating contractor’s perspective, and Mears will present damage prevention issues from a directional drilling contractor’s perspective. There will be presentations from AGA about direction drilling and cross-bores, and Buckeye Pipeline about a directional drilling near-miss. KinderMorgan will explain their excavation monitoring process and their “ROW college.” Participants will also hear from API’s Public Awareness Team concerning RP 1162 and outreach activities to One Call Partners. Lastly, the attendees will participate in a breakout session to discuss these issues and develop recommendations for further consideration.