Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance (Facility Committee)

GPA Midstream’s Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance group is responsible for all technical matters concerning midstream facilities design, operations and maintenance. The committee maintains a continuing study of all phases of midstream facilities design (process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation) including construction, startup, process safety management design related issues, optimization, and modification. They also serve as a forum for personnel involved in operations and maintenance of midstream facilities to share and improve practices and procedures. This group maintains a list of topics identified to consider addressing, such as preventative maintenance programs, plant turnarounds and vendor alliances. This committee meets 2 times per year, most commonly in April and October. View the Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance Committee Charter.




Typical Committee Member


A typical committee member includes individuals with appropriate job responsibilities and/or expertise related to this committee's work. This committee accepts volunteers with appropriate experience, and members may also be assigned by a GPA Midstream member company.



Current Committee Members


GPA Midstream and GPSA members on the committee as of 08-01-2021 include:

Aeon PEC
Atlas Copco Gas and Process
Audubon
AUX Sable Liquid Products
Azota Gas Processing
Barry D. Payne & Associates - Mangan Inc.
Black & Veatch Corp.
Blair Engineering
Bryan Research & Engineering
Cameron, A Schlumberger Company
Cardinal Midstream
Caterpillar
Charis Engineering
Chart Industries
ConocoPhillips
CoreWorks
Crestwood Midstream Partners
DCP Midstream
Enable Midstream Partners
Enerflex
Energy Transfer Co.
EnLink Midstream
Enterprise Products Operating
Exterran
ExxonMobil/XTO
Flow Control Services
Freese and Nichols
GasTech Engineering
Honeywell UOP
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
Huntsman Corp.
J. H. Foglietta Consulting
John Zink Company
Kahuna Ventures
Linde Engineering Americas
Lummus Technology
M Chemical Company
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Midcoast Energy
Monico Monitoring, Inc.
Mustang Gas Products
Nexo Solutions
Nuevo Midstream Dos
OGT
ONEOK
Ovintiv USA Inc.
PetroSkills/John M. Campbell
Phillips 66
Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd.
ProSep Inc.
Raffinate Technologies
River City Engineering
Shrieve Chemical Products
Southern Heat Exchanger
Superior Pipeline Co.
Targa Resources
Triumph Gas Technology Consulting
Upstream Development and Engineering
Watson Millican & Co.
Western Midstream Partners
Williams


Benefits of Committee Membership


Members can personally and professionally benefit from the sharing of technological knowledge, assimilating best practices and having the opportunity to participate in the design of gas gathering and processing facilities. Additionally, members benefit from the sharing of operation and maintenance practices and procedures, as well as networking.



Products & Services


The committee maintains a continuing study of all phases of gas processing and gathering facilities design, operations and maintenance (process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation) including construction, startup, process safety management design related issues, optimization and modification. The section maintains the following documents and publications:

 

Facility Committee Workgroups


Digital / Mobile Technology for O&M Applications
Emission Control Guidance
Midstream Facilities Optimization Check Lists
Operator Checklists for Select Plant Equipment
Plant Project and Design Checklist
Process Control in Gas Processing Facilities Guidelines



Interaction with other GPA Midstream Committees/Outside Organizations


The committee works with other GPA Midstream technical committees and outside organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Chemical Safety Board (CSB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).