PIPELINE WEEK 2015 PRELIMINARY EVENT GUIDE www.pipelineweek.com
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Pipeline Week!
In 2014 Pipeline Week was introduced, bringing GITA’s GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference and the PODS
User Conference together in a single venue. Through the efforts of a dedicated Conference Advisory Board,
willing participation from the GITA and PODS leadership, including Boards of Directors, and the logistics and
marketing excellence of Penn Well, that event proved to be a resounding success. We experienced a sold out
exhibit foor and record attendance levels never before seen by either of the conferences and we expect that
success to continue in 2015.
Our event will have a very different look to it this time around, as the conference has been moved to
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. While our previous
location served us well, this venue provides additional exhibition space, expanded hotel accommodations,
and local attractions that will offer attendees a new experience and access to a larger variety of off-site
In addition to the excellent educational offerings, Pipeline Week also provides a unique set of networking
opportunities, kicked off by the 2nd Annual Pipeline Week Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will be
held at the beautiful Panther Trail Golf Course in The Woodlands. The conference also features a Welcome
Reception on Tuesday afternoon on the Exhibit Floor as well as the Wednesday Evening Social Event, each
offering a chance for conference attendees to unwind, catch up with old friends, and meet new ones without
even leaving the conference site!
Now, on to the conference, the essence of Pipeline Week…
As the 2015 Conference Chairs for GITA and PODS Pipeline Week event, we are pleased to welcome you to
the 2nd annual Pipeline Week Conference and are excited to preside over Advisory Boards that have once
again delivered on a promise to bring together a program that is well worth – if you’ll pardon the pun – the
price of admission!
The conference provides a dynamic environment where the international pipeline community can share
real-world challenges and solutions. For 2015, we have expanded the conference to include more joint
PODS/GITA program sessions, providing technical sessions of interest to both organizations. These technical
sessions and joint presentations provide insight into approaches to complex problems,with case studies
examining issues we are facing in the industry.
This year’s technical and plenary sessions touch on a variety of topics ranging from opportunities provided
through the use of up-and-coming technologies (drones usage, process automation, mobile computing,
terrestrial and airborne LiDAR) to the more time-tested subjects of public awareness, regulatory compliance,
and GIS best-practices within the pipeline industry. While the depth of subject matter is certainly impressive,
it pales in comparison to the quality of those who will be delivering that information to you, as the 2015
program once again showcases some of the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking companies and
individuals within the GIS and PODS communities.