GPA Midstream Fall Technical Conference

About the Conference
Who's Registered? (xls)
Dates & Location
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

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. GPA 2174 & 2177 Update Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Eric Estrada, Targa Resources

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception sponsored by Atlas Copco Gas and Process, Banded Iron Group, Circle B Measurement and Fabrication, Coastal Chemical Co., JP3 Measurement, Nalco Water | BASF, TMCO Operating, 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. – 9:00 a.m. GPA Midstream Glossary Update (Proposed Workgroup) Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Jessica Tyo, Quorum Business Solutions

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.

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pipeline Fill and Pack Methodologies and Determination (Proposed Workgroup) Meeting
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. – 3:00 p.m. Digital / Mobile Technology for O&M Applications Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Leads: Rick Seaver, Williams; Maruthi Devarakonda, Exterran
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Process Control in Gas Processing Facilities Guidelines Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Mahdi Nouri, Advisian

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

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Plant Project and Design Checklist Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Hitesh Shah, Oxy USA Inc.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Networking Night Out at Top Golf sponsored by Atlas Copco Gas and Process, Banded Iron Group, Circle B Measurement and Fabrication, Coastal Chemical Co., JP3 Measurement, Nalco Water | BASF, TMCO Operating, 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.

Breakfast sponsored by Accurate Gas Products

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GPA 2199 Update Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Carl Alleman, SPL
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Product Specifications Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Phil Applegate, Targa Resources

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Study of Methanol Standards Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Greg Clark, Enterprise Products
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Flash Liberation Workgroup
Workgroup Lead: Andrew Parker, Banded Iron Group

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. – 2:00 p.m. Pipeline Project and Design Checklist Workgroup Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Jimmy Oxford, Targa Resources
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Launcher/Receiver Standard Design (Proposed Workgroup) Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Evelyn Choong-Mcnealy, Enterprise Products

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   
Tushar Patel, 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

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Damage Prevention Best Practices (Proposed Workgroup) Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Perry Berthelot, 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

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pipeline Leak Detection (Proposed Workgroup) Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Prasanna Swamy, EnLink Midstream
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Minimizing Emissions During Meter Calibrations/Plate Inspections (Proposed Workgroup) Meeting
Workgroup Lead: Andy Edelman, Targa Resources


Because of an overwhelmingly positive response to this conference, attendance has surpassed our expectations and we have closed registration because we are at capacity for our meeting space. If you are on a GPA Midstream technical committee and need to attend, please email April Tollette asking about conference registration for committee members.

If you are not on a committee and weren't able to attend because we closed registration, please take 60 seconds to answer one question so we can plan appropriately for next year's event.


Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations, and while the deadline has passed to reserve a room in our block at the Oklahoma City Sheraton Downtown, they may still have rooms available. If not, there are several hotels within walking distance. Please find some options below but realize that we don't have contracted rates with any of these properties.

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown
1 N. Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 235-2780

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center
10 N. Broadway Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 228-8000

Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown
2 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 232-2290

Thank You Sponsors!

We couldn't make this event happen, nor could we offer all meals 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

Accurate Gas Products - Wednesday Breakfast
Analytical Systems KECO - Literature Stand
Atlas Copco Gas and Process - Networking and Proceedings
Audubon Companies - Lanyards & Registration
Banded Iron Group - Networking
Circle B Measurement - Networking
Coastal Chemical Co. - Tuesday Luncheon and Networking
Distribution NOW - App and Literature Stand
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
Nalco Water | BASF - Networking
TMCO Operating - Networking
Tulsa Inspection Resources - Networking
TorcSill - Networking
Zeochem - Coffee and Beverages for Committee Meetings


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.