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.
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.
GPA Midstream and GPSA members on the committee as of 08-01-2021 include:
Atlas Copco Gas and Process
AUX Sable Liquid Products
Azota Gas Processing
Barry D. Payne & Associates - Mangan Inc.
Black & Veatch Corp.
Bryan Research & Engineering
Cameron, A Schlumberger Company
Crestwood Midstream Partners
Enable Midstream Partners
Energy Transfer Co.
Enterprise Products Operating
Flow Control Services
Freese and Nichols
Hunt, Guillot & Associates
J. H. Foglietta Consulting
John Zink Company
Linde Engineering Americas
M Chemical Company
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Monico Monitoring, Inc.
Mustang Gas Products
Nuevo Midstream Dos
Ovintiv USA Inc.
PetroSkills/John M. Campbell
Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd.
River City Engineering
Shrieve Chemical Products
Southern Heat Exchanger
Superior Pipeline Co.
Triumph Gas Technology Consulting
Upstream Development and Engineering
Watson Millican & Co.
Western Midstream Partners
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.
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:
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
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).