Rail Takeaway Strategies for Canadian LPG, NGLs, and Crude
April 12 - 13, 2016 · Calgary, Alberta
Featuring These Industry Experts
Gerry David, Manager, NGL, Centrica Energy
Gerry David has been working in the Oil and Gas industry for 25 years. Starting in 1990, Gerry has spent time in Treasury (Interest Rates, Foreign Exchange), Natural Gas transportation and regulatory, and NGLs. Most recently Gerry has been managing the physical NGL portfolio for CQ Energy Resources Partnership.
Nicole Girard, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada
Nicole Girard has over 15 years experience in transportation rulemaking having been involved in complex aviation files. She has also been involved in providing safety policy advice over the years to determine appropriate courses of action on emerging safety issues. She joined the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) in October 2013 as Associate Director General. Her area of focus has been to support and provide leadership to the TDG Directorate in its transformative agenda to allow the organization to better respond to emerging issues. She was appointed Director General in July 2014. Before joining Transport Canada in 1998, Nicole Girard was in private practice and was a lecturer at the University of Ottawa's French Common Law Program, where she taught in the area of family law, negotiations, contracts, and creditors' rights.
Gerry Goobie, Principal, Gas Processing Management Inc.
Gerry Goobie provides consulting services to clients in the natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas processing businesses throughout North America. Gerry has worked in the petroleum industry for 35 years with over 27 years in the natural gas, NGL and crude oil businesses. His experience includes commercial operations, project management, strategic planning, acquisitions and divestments, regulatory matters and general management as well as process deign and reservoir engineering. Prior to joining GPMi, Gerry was a Managing Consultant in the Calgary office of Purvin & Gertz Inc. an internationally renowned, independent oil and gas consultancy. Prior to joining Purvin & Gertz, Gerry worked in various commercial and operational roles for ATCO Midstream Ltd., TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., Murphy Oil, Alberta Natural Gas Ltd, Esso Resources Canada and Texaco Canada Resources.
Jeff Goutcher, Director, Chemical Sales, CSX Transportation
A seventeen-year veteran of CSX Transportation (CSXT), Jeff Goutcher joined the Chemicals leadership team in February, 2004. His team is the face of CSXT for many of the domestic crude oil, frac sand and LPG producers. Before assuming his current role, Jeff held positions in the Chemicals group in Dallas, TX and within the Food & Consumer group in both Renton, WA and Concord, CA. Prior to joining CSXT, Jeff spent two years at Frito-Lay, Inc. in Plano, TX as a Transportation Manager responsible for the inbound raw materials to 26 North American plants, and five years with Burlington Northern Railroad in Fort Worth, TX where he held various positions in Marketing & Logistics.
Richard Kloster, SVP, Business Strategy & Technical Services, AllTranstek
Richard Kloster is primarily engaged in the analysis/forecasting of the rail equipment supply chain. His insight and analysis is used by operating companies and investors for the purposes of strategic planning, investment decisions, acquisitions and many commercial activities. Richard is Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Technical Services at AllTranstek, LLC, the leader in tank car fleet management and consulting services. He is also a Principal and Sr. Consultant with the FTR Consulting Group, a leading transportation economic forecasting/consulting firm. Prior to these roles Mr. Kloster spent 16 years with a large rail car lessor and 10 years with several railroads.
Nicole Leonard, Project Consultant, Bentek Energy
Nicole Leonard manages projects for the consulting division at Bentek Energy, a select team of experienced energy experts focused on the delivery of in-depth, customized market analytics to Bentek's clients. She specializes in global crude market dynamics with an emphasis on US and Canadian supply and demand fundamentals and has extensive experience in natural gas and NGL analytics. Ms. Leonard holds a B.A. in European Studies from Lake Forest College and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from King's College London, where she focused on oil and gas investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Inc.; Former Administrator, PHMSA
After 26 years of combined federal civilian and military service, Brigham McCown currently serves as a thought leader and attorney advisor to both public and private sector clients interested in matters pertaining to energy, transportation, homeland security, and the environment. Until 2007, Mr. McCown served as the federal government's chief energy transportation safety regulator as the administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in Washington, DC. Appointed by Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta (DóCA), McCown oversaw all shipments of hazardous materials by all modes of transportation including rail, truck, vessel, aircraft and pipeline which amounted to over one million daily shipments and two-thirds of all energy products consumed daily in the U.S.
Shawn Mindrup, Senior Sales and Market Account Executive, Energy and Shortline Relations, Kansas City Southern Railway
Shawn Mindrup is part of the energy business unit at Kansas City Southern (KCS) where he focuses on bring crude by rail from multiple shale formation to the US Gulf Coast. Prior to arriving at KCS, Shawn spent five years as a Regional Sales Manager for Continental Disc Corporation where he specialized in pressure protection of storage vessels and manufacturing systems. Mindrup holds a Master of Business Administration from Baker University and a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Central Missouri.
Neil Shelly, Executive Director, Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association
In 2007, Neil Shelly was appointed the Executive Director of Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) where he coordinates economic development and sustainable planning initiatives for the region. He began his career in the Industrial Heartland as a process engineer at the Esso Chemical's Fertilizer complex located near Fort Saskatchewan. Upon leaving Esso Chemicals, Neil enjoyed a diverse career as an environmental consultant as well as various positions with the Government of Alberta. Neil left the Government of Alberta in 1995 to accept the position of Director, Environmental and Technical Affairs with the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) and was appointed as its Executive Director in 2002. Neil Shelly is a native of Alberta and was born and raised in Grande Prairie.
Torrey Swan, Director Marketing and Pricing, Energy, Chemicals and Plastics
Torrey Swan was previously the Market Manager of Crude Oil and Frac Sand and also held Analysts roles for Energy Marketing and for Merchandise in Market Development, and Business and Project Planning. He joined CP in 2012, before which he was with a Calgary based private equity firm, Rockmount Financial Corporation, as an Analyst and then Business Development Manager.
Brandt Trimble, Vice-President, Simba Insustries Transload Ltd.
Brandt Trimble joined SSTC in July 2014 and has been in the rail terminal business for the past 12 years, working mostly alongside his father designing, training, commissioning, identifying and modifying operating deficiencies. His main focus over the past seven has been assisting customers start up new terminals and helping to support them through the development of innovative systems and processes to improve the quality of measurement, the safety for the operators and reduce product loss within the industry. Brandt has been a part of 18 terminal startups of crude, LPG and NGL terminals since 2011 across western Canada.
Marvin Trimble, Chief Business Officer, Simba Insustries Transload Ltd.
Marvin Trimble has worked over 30 years in the Oil and Gas industry starting as a Petroleum Engineer, then an extensive twelve year career in oil and gas field/plant operations with Amoco Canada (now BP Canada) before taking Instrumentation Technology at SAIT and NAIT, and obtaining provincial and federal accreditation. Marvin then spent four years working in the instrumentation trade before moving into a TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) role with BP Chemicals, where he pursued the rounding of his career in this area. Marvin then worked in a marketing development role with INEOS Oligomers which continues to today. In the past 17 years working as a consultant internally and for Simba Industries Transload Ltd., Marvin's skills in the design and construction of terminals and transloading facilities, measurement, safety and the intricacies of crude oil on rail have been in high demand.