WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This 3-day Conference Has Been Designed For Job Functions Including:
- VPs of Operations
- VPs of Facilities
- VPS of Engineering
- VPs of EHS&R
- Regulatory Directors
- Senior Facilities Engineers
- Production Engineers
- Automation Specialists
- Data Scientists
- Senior Operations Managers
- Production Superintendents
- Facility Engineering Directors
- Environmental Managers
- Automation Leads
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Toby Baker was appointed executive director of the TCEQ on August 20, 2018.
The executive director, who is hired by the commissioners, is responsible for managing the agency’s day-to-day operations.
Prior to Baker’s recent move to executive director, he served as commissioner for TCEQ for 6 years. He along with his two fellow full-time commissioners established overall agency direction and policy and made final determinations on contested permitting and enforcement matters.
Baker also serves as Governor Abbott's appointee to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, represents Texas as the chair on the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Management Team, and serves on the Coastal Land Advisory Board.
Baker was a policy and budget advisor on energy, natural resources and agriculture issues for the Governor’s Office, where he was also the liaison between the office and members of the Legislature, constituents, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the TCEQ, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Animal Health Commission. He is a past natural resource policy advisor to Sen. Craig Estes, and the former diretor and clerk of the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources.
Baker received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Texas A&M George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Governor’s Executive Development Program at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Perspectives on the evolving regulatory framework and how operators can monitor their carbon footprint. Plus regulators insights into the implementation and new approaches and technologies
Case Studies From Leading Operators On Their Experience:
- Implementing and building reliable power infrastructures
- Implementing strategies & technologies for sustainable flare emissions reduction
- Calculating the impact of upfront capital investment on longer-term operational expenditure
- Optimal approaches to retrofitting & optimizing existing assets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
- Investigating the impact of new modular facility design on fast tracking facility construction
- Investing new developments in multiphase metering to deliver greater accuracy at the well head
- Discover how to mitigate gas break out in liquid emulsion though utilizing multiphase flow meters
- New innovations in technologies for tank venting mitigation
- Evaluating centralized tank battery designs for their effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
- Delivering continuous onsite monitoring to accurately detect, report and mitigate fugitive emissions
- Overcoming barriers to electrification
- Power infrastructures for remote facilities: investigating options for supplying electricity to remote areas
- Generating electrical power to sell back to the grid and industries with needs for additional electrical power
- Mitigating flare on low and high pressure gas sales
- Striking the balance between upfront capital investment and automation and longer-term reductions in lease operating expenditure
- Implementing the right mix of automation applications and technologies to allow the facility to be operated by exception
- Key insights into how automation implementation is shaping manpower resources and allowing the facility to run lean
- Utilizing data for facility controls
- Investing the capabilities of digital technologies to move us beyond the automated facility to the truly smart facility