Pipeline Expo Kicks Off in Tulsa

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7

New this year, TPE will be offering educational sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the QuickTrip Center. Robert Carpenter, editor of Underground Construction will lead off the program with an “Energy Outlook” presentation. He will be joined by Dennis Cousino, vice president of Zero Stage Inc., who will present “Emerging Technologies, Gas Turbine Emission Enhancement Systems” followed by Tom Beddow, coordinator of Oil Patch Chaplains, presenting on “Disaster Response in the Field.” Rounding out the sessions will be a presentation on “Integrity Management.”

Also during the day, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with exhibitors at a trade show, also held in the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square. The QT center was previously known as the Tulsa Expo Center that was home to Tulsa’s International Petroleum Exposition.

After a busy day of learning, seeing new technologies and visiting with exhibitors, attendees will be treated to a night of elegant dining and inspirational entertainment at the dinner and silent auction at the Hyatt Regency. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Eagle Gift Foundation, which provides assistance to charitable organizations that promote educational programs, protect vulnerable children and lend a helping hand to those who have experienced adversity. Last year’s auction raised $25,000 to serve the needs of northeast Oklahoma.

The evening will conclude with a Casino Night hosted by TPE with dealers, gaming tables and “play” betting chips for attendees to enjoy and be eligible for various door prizes.

Rounding out the Tulsa Pipeline Expo during breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 31, attendees will hear from featured keynote speaker, Jeff Magee. Called one of the leading “Leadership & Marketing strategists” today, Magee started his first business at age 15 and sold it before going to college. In 1987, he went to work as a sales associate for Target Marketing, and was promoted to vice president of sales and chief operating officer within two years. Magee served as a three-term president of the Oklahoma Speakers Association, and was twice awarded their “Professional Speaker Member of the Year.”

The Expo will conclude with an Energy Roundtable where attendees will hear from Oklahoma energy industry experts who will provide a brief forecast unique to their vantage before opening the roundtable discussion aimed at educating contractors on successful contract negotiations with energy companies.