Facility Design, Operation & Maintenance (Facility Committee)

GPA Midstream’s Facility Design, Operation & 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, Operation & 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 02-01-2022 include:

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