GPA Midstream Fall Technical Conference

About the Conference
Who's Registered? (xls)
Dates & Location
Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank You Sponsors

About the Conference

GPA Midstream was founded in 1921 because the industry was in dire need of technical standards. Since then, our technical committees have developed, and we maintain, nearly 30 industry standards and reference bulletins, and we have also published more than 200 Research Reports. Our technical committees and workgroups are actively engaged year-round to ensure the technical information that companies use to make important operating decisions remains accurate. As a service to the industry, GPA Midstream is expanding its joint technical meetings by launching our first-ever GPA Midstream Fall Technical Conference where our committees will meet face to face to accomplish important industry work. With the expanded program, we will also offer educational sessions and networking opportunities at an incredibly modest cost for those that attend. Just like our annual convention, this conference is being planned by your industry peers, so topics will be relevant and timely.

Dates & Location

October 21 - 23, 2019

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown
1 N. Broadway Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Monday Oct. 21

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception sponsored by Banded Iron Group, Coastal Chemical Co., JP3 Measurement, Tulsa Inspection Resources and TorcSill
Join us for our kickoff networking event on Monday evening.

Tuesday Oct. 22

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Welcome Breakfast sponsored by Matrix PDM Engineering
Keynote: Meet GPA Midstream Association
Opening Remarks, President and CEO Joel Moxley
Research and Technical, Martin Erne
Government Affairs, Matt Hite
Marketing and Events, Crystal Myers


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Forum – Analysis, Test Methods & Product Specifications
Session Chair: Dave Curtis, Occidental Petroleum

8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m. Introduction

8:05 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Measuring Methanol in Y-Grade Product          
Greg Clark, Enterprise Products

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Optical Spectroscopy
Stewart Markgraf, ONEOK

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. C9+ Analysis   
Seth Nease, Occidental Petroleum

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wet Gas Sampling      
Joe Landes, SPL


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Facility Design, Operations and Maintenance Committee Meeting
Chair: Mahdi Nouri, Advisian
Vice Chair: Brian Booth, Enterprise Products
Young Professionals Liaison: Austin Greiger, Williams


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Note: Each workgroup will meet for various durations during this timeframe; specific times to follow

Measurement Committee Workgroup Meetings

GPA 2172 Update Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Dr. Eric Lemmon, NIST

GPA Midstream Glossary Update (Proposed Workgroup)
Workgroup Lead: Jessica Tyo, Quorum Business Solutions

Pipeline Fill and Pack Methodologies and Determination (Proposed Workgroup)
Workgroup Lead: Trevor Morrison, Occidental Petroleum


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon sponsored by Coastal Chemical Co.
Keynote Presentation: Measurement Economics
David Wofford, Noble Midstream Partners


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Forum - Pipeline Design, Operation and Maintenance
Session Chairs: Christina Eckart, DCP Midstream; Eric Winscher, Mustang Gas Products; Jimmy Oxford, Targa Resources

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Session Overview

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Complexities in the Installation of a Slug Catcher System     
Sri Chimbli, Sathish Kumar Ramamoorthy, Eric Gage and Jacob Manuel, Stress Engineering Services Inc.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pipeline Corrosion Research at Sandia National Laboratories: from Nanoscale Science to Structural Engineering and Piping Applications   
Michael Starr, Katherine Jungjohann, Remi Dingreville and Patrick Mattie, Sandia National Laboratories

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Comments and Insights on Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Report 2016-02-I-MS
Douglas Decker, Chart Industries


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Measurement and Quantity Determination Committee Meeting
Chair: Eric Estrada, Targa Resources
Vice Chair: Jessica Tyo, Quorum Business Solutions
Young Professionals Liaison: Trevor Morrison, Occidental Petroleum


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Note: Each workgroup will meet for various durations during this timeframe; specific times to follow

Workgroup Meetings – Facility Committee

Plant Project and Design Checklist Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Hitesh Shah, Oxy USA Inc.

Process Control in Gas Processing Facilities Guidelines Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Mahdi Nouri, Advisian

Digital / Mobile Technology for O&M Applications Workgroup
Workgroup Leads: Rick Seaver, Williams; Maruthi Devarakonda, Exterran


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Networking Night Out at Top Golf sponsored by Banded Iron Group, Coastal Chemical Co., JP3 Measurement, Tulsa Inspection Resources and TorcSill
Regardless of your golfing ability, you don't want to miss this event that includes dinner, golf for those interested in playing (or an area to hang out for those that aren't) and two tickets for complimentary alcoholic beverages. Thanks to our networking sponsors, there is no additional cost to attend this event.

Wednesday Oct. 23

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Grab & Go Breakfast – sponsorship available!


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Forum – Measurement & Quantity Determination
Session Chairs: Eric Estrada, Targa Resources; Jim Lee, ONEOK; Keith Fry, Howard Measurement

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Session Overview

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Flow Data Averaging for Back Office Recalculation   
Jim Maloney, MPLX; James Smith, Andeavor Logistics

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Determining Lost and Unaccounted for Product Loss           
Duane Harris, Quorum Software

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. GPA 2145 – A Discussion on the Science Behind the Data    
Dr. Eric Lemmon, NIST


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pipeline Design, Operation & Maintenance Committee Meeting
Chair: Jimmy Oxford, Targa Resources
Vice Chair: Christina Eckart, DCP Midstream
YP Liaison: Leslie Crissup, Enable Midstream Partners


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Note: Each workgroup will meet for various durations during this timeframe; specific times to follow

Workgroup Meetings – Analysis Committee

GPA 2174 & 2177 Update Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Eric Estrada, Targa Resources

GPA 2199 Update Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Carl Alleman, SPL

Product Specifications Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Phil Applegate, Targa Resources

Flash Liberation Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Andrew Parker, Banded Iron Group

Compositional Analysis by Optical Spectroscopy Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: David Curtis, Occidental Petroleum


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Awards Luncheon sponsored by Jasper Ventures


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

School of Gas Chromatography Meeting
School Coordinators: Bob King, DCP Midstream; Joe Landes, SPL; Ricky Rayon, SPL; Mark Scripsick, Midcoast Energy; Lloyd Winn, Winn Analytical


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Forum - Facility Design, Operations & Maintenance
Session Chair: Rick Seaver, Williams

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Session Overview

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Hybrid Solvent Formulations Tailored for Gas Treating Needs: Total Acid Gas Removal and Selective Sulfur Removal          
Jason Binz, John Dowdle and Nick Shurgott, Dow; Megan Robb, Breitburn Operating

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Total Life Cycle Cost of Residue Gas Compression   
To be announced, Atlas Copco Gas and Process

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Improved Management of Thickness Survey Data Utilizing a Connected Instrument and Cloud Based Software           
Greg Bauer, Olympus Scientific Solutions; Rick Seaver, Williams


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Note: Each workgroup will meet for various durations during this timeframe; specific times to follow

Workgroup Meetings – Pipeline Committee

Pipeline Project and Design Check List Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Jimmy Oxford, Targa Resources

Launcher/Receiver Standard Design (Proposed Workgroup)
Workgroup Lead: Evelyn Choong-Mcnealy, Enterprise Products

Damage Prevention Best Practices (Proposed Workgroup)
Workgroup Lead: Perry Berthelot, Targa Resources

Minimizing Emissions During Meter Calibrations/Plate Inspections (Proposed Workgroup)
Workgroup Lead: Andy Edelman, Targa Resources


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Analysis, Test Methods & Product Specifications Committee Meeting
Chair: Joe Landes, SPL
Co-Vice Chair: Gregory Clark, Enterprise Products
Co-Vice Chair: David Curtis, Occidental Petroleum
Young Professionals Liaison: Andrew Parker, Banded Iron Group


Registration for the conference is open! Take a look at our current registration list, which we update every Friday.

When you register, please be sure to select the appropriate registration type (GPA Midstream Member, GPSA Member or Non-Member) to receive the correct rate. Check your membership status to determine your registration type here.

GPA Midstream and GPSA Members - $100

Non-Members - $200

Register here.


Our room block at the Oklahoma City Sheraton is open for reservations. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations and mention GPA Midstream to receive the group rate of $109/night. All reservations must be made by Sept. 21 to receive the discounted rates. We anticipate the room will fill well before the Sept. 21 deadline, so we encourage you to make your reservations soon after you register.  

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown
1 N. Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone: (405) 235-2780

Make reservations online.

Thank You Sponsors!

We couldn't make this event happen, nor could we offer all meeals and networking functions at no additional cost - without our sponsors' support. If you'd like to join us, see below for sponsorship openings.

2019 Sponsors

Audubon Companies - Lanyards & Registration
Analytical Systems KECO - Literature Stand
Banded Iron Group - Networking
Coastal Chemical Co. - Tuesday Luncheon and Networking
Heatec - Literature Stand
Heath Consultants Inc. - Literature Stand
Howard Measurement Co. - Badge Holders
Jasper Ventures - Wednesday Luncheon
JP3 Measurement - Literature Stand and Networking
Matrix PDM Engineering - Tuesday Breakfast
Tulsa Insepction Resources - Networking
TorcSill - Networking

Available opportunities - view descriptions and learn more:
App - $3,000
Breakfast - Wednesday - $2,000
Coffee and Soft Drinks - Tuesday - $1,500
Coffee and Soft Drinks - Wednesday - $1,500
Literature Stand - $500
Networking - $1,000
Proceedings - $1,000


Registrants may obtain a refund less a $20 cancellation fee if GPA Midstream receives a written cancellation notice by 5 p.m. Central time on Oct. 1. Refunds will not be given after that deadline. A registration may be transferred at no cost with a written request by the same deadline. Transfers are allowed after the deadline but will incur a $20 fee.


Contact the GPA Midstream office for more information: (918) 493-3872.