The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) will present two new panel discussions at its 12th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Conference: “U.S. Office of Pipeline Safety” and “American Petroleum Institute (API)/Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA).” The event is slated for September 29 to October 1, 2004, in Houston, Texas.

The Office of Pipeline Safety panelists will lead an interactive discussion on regulatory compliance from an industry perspective. Participants will address the high-consequence areas (HCA) and integrity management rules affecting the industry and the personnel and tools needed to meet the challenge.

Building on the discussion in the first panel, representatives from API and INGAA will provide attendees with firsthand knowledge about federal regulatory compliance issues, providing an overview and update on this hot topic.

“This conference provides, the place, the people, and the best opportunity to discuss the latest technological advances and interpretations of government regulations,” said Conference Chair David Nemeth, Panhandle Energy. “These issues are important to virtually everyone in the O&G industry.”

Source: GITA