News and Events


Past Events
Event: Energy Prism #1 - Cyber Security
Host: Thomas Kalb - Director, Center for Midstream Management and Science
Description: The Only Real Pathway to Cyber Security in Our Time...
Event: Major Issues Facing the Midstream Industry in 2022 Webinar
Panelists:
Ajey Chandra: CEO, Muse Stancil & Co. 
Gregory Toth: Director, Acquisitions and Strategic Planning - Plains All American, L.P.
Juan Cardona: Senior Concept Development Engineer, Summit Midstream Partners, L.P.
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Event: SmartBall Multi-Sensor Inline Inspection Webinar
Panelists:

Cory Solyom: Business Development Manager, Inline Inspection Services - PureHM Inc.
James Simmons: Inline Inspection Project Manger, Liquids - TC Energy
Michael Plishka: Senior Engineer, Asset Integrity - Colonial Pipeline Company
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Event: Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Webinar
Panelists:
Juan Cardona: Senior Concept Development Engineer - Summit Midstream Partners, LP
Doug Norton: Sales Manager, Oil & Gas - AFL
Enrique Carrasco: Project Manager - Enerflex Ltd.
Paul Furman: Senior Director, Operational Technology - Summit Midstream Partners, LP
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Event: Dirk van Oostendorp Day - What is Next?
Guest Speakers
:
Dirk van Oostendorp: Director, Engineering Services - Corrpro Companies, Inc.
Wes Johnson: President - Corrpro Companies, Inc.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Webinar: Digitization: The Key to Improving Energy Infrastructure Data Integrity
Panelists
:
Jeff Boyle: Vice President - Vintri Technologies, Inc.
Mike Childers: Corporate Engineering Operations Staff - Southwest Gas Corporation
Ellen McInerney: Senior Manager - PricewaterCoopers Advisory Power and Utilities Operations Practice
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Webinar: Newly Developed Rapid DNA Field Testing Technology for Corrosion Causing Microbes in Midstream Systems
Panelists
:
John Mork: Chief Executive Officer - EnerG-ID Solutions
Dirk Van Oostendorp: Director, Engineering Services - Corrpro Companies, Inc.
Ajey Chandra: Managing Partner and Director - Muse, Stancil & Co.
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Webinar: Corrosion the Midstream Industry
Panelists
:
Dirk Van Oostendorp: Director, Engineering Services - Corrpro Companies, Inc.
Dr. Christiane Lederer: Business Development Manager and Refining Corrosion Specialist - Emerson Corrosion and Erosion
Cory Brinson: Corrosion Specialist - Energy Transfer
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2020


Webinar: Major Issues Facing the Midstream Industry
Panelists
:
Jeremy Goebel: Executive Vice President – Commercial Plains All American Pipeline
Ajey Chandra: Managing Partner and Director - Muse, Stancil & Co.
Wes Johnson: President - Corrpro Companies, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020



Faculty attend course on
midstream science.

MC3GPA


 

8 LU faculty members tour Tellus Operating Group's West Yellow Creek Field in Laurel, MS to learn about up-and midstream processes.

WYC Group


 

Webinar: Oil and Gas Careers and Outlook
Panelists: Brian Craig, Dean of the College of Engineering, Frank Lodzinski, Chairman of the Board of Earthstone Energy, John Mork, President of EnerG-ID Solutions, Elohor Okene, 2020 LU Engineering graduate, Todd Staples, President of Texas Oil and Gas Association
Date: May 28th, 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. Link will be updated here.

This Webinar featured a panel discussion addressed to prospective matriculating and graduating engineering students in a time of extreme distress in the broad economy, and in the energy sector in particular. We spoke to industry experts about their experience spending years in the energy economy, and their advice for those just entering the field in an economic downturn.

 



 

TXOGA Lunch and Learn
Panelists:
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples
Date:
March 11th, 2020
LU Engineering and the Texas Oil and Gas Association teamed up to host Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush for a discussion about the future of Texas in the growing oil and gas industry. LU students and faculty, along with local community and business representatives, heard a conversation between Land Commissioner Bush and President Staples about the role of industry in driving education across the state.



 

Center for Midstream Management and Science (CMMS) Kickoff Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association
Date: November 21, 2019
The Kickoff Symposium brought together members of the midstream industry and its suppliers, governmental representatives, regulators and academia to discuss the latest trends, developments and advancements in the midstream sector, to identify opportunities and gaps, and to learn from one another. The symposium featured distinguished speakers Todd Staples, President of Texas Oil and Gas Association, Tom Long, Group Chief Financial Officer from Energy Transfer, and Jim Nyquist, Group President from Emerson Automation Solutions. In addition, Representative Dennis Paul and Senator Robert Nichols featured on a moderated panel discussing the future of the CMM.S. in the midstream sector.

 View Agenda Here.

legislative panel
Dr. Tracy Benson moderates the legislative panel
with Senator Robert Nichols and Representative
Dennis Paul.

Todd Staples Speaks
Todd Staples, President of Texas Oil and Gas
Association, delivers the keynote address.

Todd Staples speaks
Tom Long, Group CFO of Energy Transfer,
addresses Symposium guests.

Jim Nyquist speaks
Jim Nyquist, Group President of
Emerson Automation Solutions,
offers his remarks.

Watch the Full Symposium Below