Past Webinars:

September 22, 2020

Since the new gas rule changes went into effect on July 1, 2020, with higher requirements for MAOP and material properties to be traceable, verifiable and complete, “TVC” has gained even more importance as a process for the safe and compliant operation of pipelines, beyond calculation or confirmation of MAOP/MOP.

In this webinar, G2-IS will share their recommended practice to TVC’ing records, including the application of single vs. multiple record approach.

September 8, 2020

This webinar covers both Physical and Cybersecurity for control rooms, how to build a security plan and implementation recommendations for enhanced protection.

August 18, 2020

Despite being overshadowed by other pipeline assessment methods, an External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) can be an effective means to assess a pipeline, particularly those which are unable to be pigged.

In this webinar, we discuss the steps to an ECDA, critical items, Do’s and Don’ts, and effective strategies for properly conducting an ECDA for maximum effectiveness and usability.

August 4, 2020

With the onset of the new Gas mega rule, some operators are left wondering if they are required to perform a reconfirmation of their Maximum Operating Pressure.   

 

In this webinar, G2-IS experts break down the new MAOP reconfirmation rule, associated impacts, key points, and solutions for potential pitfalls.  

July 14, 2020

For many small oil and gas pipeline operators, as well as manufacturers (refinery and chemical) and distribution/transportation providers with one or more pipelines to support their primary business, it is often not operationally feasible or cost effective to manage these assets given the broad range of expertise required – including operations, regulatory, asset integrity, and geospatial. To meet these immediate and long-term needs, G2-IS has developed a robust and comprehensive pipeline management solution.

This webinar describes the types of activities that need to be considered to ensure a pipeline is operated effectively, efficiently, and in compliance without compromising the pipelines integrity and therefore ultimately its continued safe and profitable operation.

June 18, 2020

The updated hazardous liquid rules, released in October 2019, add requirements and expands the scope of 49 CFR Part 195 with the intention to improve the safety and integrity of the US hazardous liquid pipeline infrastructure.  The rules come into effect on July 1, 2020.

Join us for a webinar in which Wally McGaughey will discuss the impact of the updated Liquid Rule on Liquid Pipeline Operators, including revised reporting requirements, changes to integrity management assessment requirements, and other significant changes.

June 8, 2020

To ensure safety and reliability, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) included section 192.493, In-Line Inspection (ILI) of pipelines, in the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations and it will be effective on July 1, 2020. This means that when conducting in-line inspection of gas pipelines, each operator must comply with the requirements and recommendations of three documents incorporated by reference in §192.7. One of these documents is API Std 1163.

In this webinar, G2-IS Asset Integrity expert, Bernardo Cuervo discusses the application of API 1163, the challenges operators may face and an easy-to-implement methodology to verify the proper execution of an ILI survey, from the selection of the ILI to the actual validation of the results.

May 26, 2020

Understanding the transport and fate of hazardous liquids release plumes in a terrestrial setting is a daunting task. Realistic simulation of such release plumes is mathematically complex and computationally intensive and often yield inaccurate or unscalable results.

In this webinar, G2-IS’s GIS Technical Authority, Tracy Thorleifson, presents an overview and demo of the new Liquids HCA Tool, showcasing how it applies hydrocarbon specific spill models and quickly produces results that are reliable, reproducible and defendable.

May 6, 2020

In this webinar, G2-IS Director of Regulatory Compliance, Wally McGaughey will follow up by answering questions from our prior webinar on the Final Gas Rule which goes into effect July 1, 2020 and Underground Natural Gas Storage Rules that went into effect March 13, 2020.

April 29, 2020

Have you found yourself in the position to find out that pigging data was inconsistent with dig readings? What if you had the chance to make sure your dig efforts were as accurate as possible, making the best use of the ILI data?

In this webinar, G2-IS Asset Integrity expert, Bernardo Cuervo, discusses the learnings from five pipeline incidents that demonstrated how a closer look at the pigging data can enhance the value of the ILI information, improve accurate and save unnecessary digs, hence improving pipeline safety and integrity.

April 20, 2020

The first part of the updated Gas Rule, finally released in October 2019, adds requirements and expands the scope of 49 CFR Part 192 with the intention to improve the safety and integrity of the US pipeline infrastructure.  The Gas Rule comes into effect on July 1, 2020.

In this webinar, a G2-IS regulatory compliance expert discusses the impact of the updated Gas Rule on the Natural and Other Gas Pipeline operations, including MAOP reverification, ILI requirements, include seismicity as a potential threat, new definitions, HCA/MCA assessment and records management.

April 14, 2020

The updated Gas Rule expands the Integrity Management requirements for Gas Operators to add the identification of Moderate Consequence Areas (MCA’s) to their pipeline integrity management workflow.  G2 Integrated Solutions has updated its proven Gas HCA Tool to address these requirements, at the same time updating the tool to support the modern Esri platform.

In this webinar, G2-IS GIS technical authority and software manager presents an overview and demo of the new tool, showcasing how it folds MCA identification into the HCA analysis process and quickly produces results that are reliable, reproducible and defendable.

April 8, 2020

In Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Delco), two pipeline projects prompted county residents to desire a better understanding of the risks associated with the pipeline operations.  In response, the Delaware County government commissioned an assessment  to evaluate and communicate the risk of these two projects to their community.

This webinar describes the scope, method, and results of the completed quantitative risk assessment, as well as the lessons learned through the public release and discussions held between the residents of Delaware County, the Delaware County Council, and the G2 Integrated Solutions consultants who completed the project.

April 2, 2020

Where are your as-builts? Are they accurate & updated? How about your tank/facility inspections: complete & verifiable in terms of structural integrity & corrosion?

Traditional as-builting/inspection methods are slow and often limited when it comes to quality and visibility. Today’s digital measurement techniques like 3D laser scanning (aka LiDAR) are increasingly being used by energy companies and utilities.

In this webinar, G2-IS field experts discuss 3D Laser scanning and the benefits it provides to operators, including time and cost savings, improved accuracy, increased safety and permanent digital recordkeeping.

September 13, 2019

Within the next several months, PHMSA plans to codify their long-anticipated revision to the pipeline safety regulations for gas transmission and gas gathering pipeline systems (Gas Mega Rule).  These proposed changes would introduce new reporting requirements; increase requirements for collecting, validating, and integrating pipeline data; introduce complex new integrity management requirements including defining Moderate Consequence Areas; and significantly expand the number of miles of regulated gas gathering lines.

In preparation for the upcoming rule, pipeline operators need to understand the scope of the changes, how those changes will impact their assets and operations and the actions they must take to ensure compliance while optimizing their maintenance budgets.

In this webinar, a panel of G2-IS experts bring their experience, not only in regulatory compliance, but in pipeline maintenance and operations, to discuss key aspects of the upcoming Gas Mega Rule and offer their views on practical ways for operators to identify and prepare for the implementation of new requirements applicable to their system.

May 30, 2018

What is risk analysis and why does it matter? In this webinar, Tracy Thorleifson, Technical Authority at G2-IS, detailed how to use Insights for ArcGIS and pipeline risk assessment results to explore clearer insights and drive more informed decisions.

Discover the limitations of traditional data review methods and see first-hand how Insights for ArcGIS can help you and your organizations unlock the value of your enterprise software platforms without the need of third-party applications.

January 11, 2018

Although tragic and unfortunate, Piper Alpha, Deepwater Horizon, and the Texas City explosion are well-known incidents that everyone in the industry should learn from and adopt best practices to protect our communities and environment.

In this webinar, G2-IS Vice President – West Division, Morris Burch gave an in depth look at monumental accidents and outlines the lessons to be learned from them. He provided practical and useful advice on how to avoid five common pitfalls with implementation of a safety management system such as API RP 1173.

January 11, 2018

In this webinar, Julienne Franco addressed major DOT regulations 49 CFR 192.5 Class Location determinations, 49 CFR 192.903 and 192.905 High Consequence Area identification, all while giving directions to minimize impact on staff and support reliable, consistent and accurate record.

October 12, 2017

PHMSA has identified that current regulation does not provide sufficiently rigorous control management practices and that pipeline safety safeguarding was at risk due to unauthorized access to control rooms.

This webinar explores the pending new Federal Regulations and how it impacts gas control for pipeline facilities. To prepare personnel to meet new compliances, Wallace McGaughey rigorously studied the new regulations that cover the areas affected by the new regulations.

September 19, 2017

Formal risk assessment has been a regulatory requirement on many US pipeline systems for over a decade now. New regulatory initiatives, as well as prudent asset stewardship, dictate that risk assessment extend to other facilities, including underground gas storage facilities.

On September 19, 2017, G2-IS presented a Risk Webinar covering how pipeline companies have moved away from risk assessments based on index models to much more robust and useful risk assessments that can be efficiently applied to any asset, including cavern storage facilities.

This change is in response to both a desire to improve risk management and respond to PHMSA criticisms of past practice, including using index models that often have multiple weaknesses such as masking, lack of proper aggregation, averaged-out risk rankings, weighting factors, etc.

July 18, 2017

Combining your asset information in a structured single source can be a complex battle. What is the best way to leverage this data to improve data quality for MAOP verification or an asset management program?

Eliminate silos of data and join Miles Dotson, G2’s Data Management expert, to explore this very common industry problem. In this webinar session, he discussed the designed solutions G2-IS has created to optimize asset data for long-term value, and show you how to approach your Records Management with confidence and compliance.

April 27, 2017

In an effort to mitigate the risk of cross bores, gas utilities must undertake expansive, and often costly cross bore programs. Cost for such an expensive project is traditionally assessed by examining two predominant factors: number of sewer inspections and the unit cost of each inspection. There is, however, a third component that must be considered: program efficiency.

This webinar explored five major financial pitfalls in running a cross bore program and associated solutions for avoiding them.

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March 30, 2017

Industry veteran John Jacobi discussed a variety of topics raised by pipeline operators as part of the CGA’s Pipeline Safety & Awareness Summit on March 14, 2017.

Topics covered included SARA Title III, PHMSA Liaison Requirements, High Consequence Areas, Gathering Lines, Abandoned vs. Inactive Pipelines, Right-of-Way (ROW) Encroachment and much more!

February 27, 2017

You’ve performed your integrity assessments, rehabilitation and mitigation projects and as a result have a more reliable pipeline system, What remains after this work is data, lots of it, which is often integrated into existing data stores and legacy systems across the enterprise.

Data mining is part of a broad practice and set of technologies to extract useful patterns which can then be used to predict future events.

This webinar demonstrated a technology agnostic process of data mining and a comparison of prediction models including Decision Trees, Bayes Theorem, Rules Induction and Regression.

The demonstration focused on predicting gas distribution pipeline leaks providing guidance data elements that are most important in predicting leaks, calibration of your DIMP risk assessment algorithm and prioritization of activities most influential on leak mitigation.

January 30, 2017

On January 11-12, 2017, the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting in Arlington, Virginia was held. The GPAC discussed the proposed rule, “Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines” published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016 (81 FR 20722), and the associated regulatory analysis.

DeWitt Burdeaux, one of G2 Integrated Solutions’ Regulatory & Gas Rule Experts, who worked 18 years for the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), reviewed what items were discussed at the GPAC meeting and the resolutions that were voted on by the advisory committee.

December 13, 2016

A safety management system has a multitude of benefits, including its ability to provide structure to some of the complexities we face in today’s world.  Its benefits are only seen to their fullest IF the safety culture fully supports its implementation and effective utilization.