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NORM & Natural Radiation Management North America Conference

Strengthening policy, advancing technical expertise, and sharing strategic insight for NORM management in North America

March 2017

Houston, USA - TBC

2016 Programme Highlights

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Delegates heard from key state regulators on regulatory developments, new initiatives, and recent projects.

  • Dale P. Patrick, NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  • Ken Yale, MICHIGAN DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
  • Jim Grice, COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Jason Frame, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, WEST VIRGINIA
  • Gary Forsee, ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

    + Updates on Pennsylvania, Ohio and more!

 

Alan Fellman, Manager, Commercial Consulting and Dade Moeller Training Academy Faculty, DADE MOELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. discussed:

 

  • Typical radiation levels at oil and gas facilities
  • Radiation health risks – perception vs. reality
  • LNT and ALARA explored
  • What it all means for our health and safety programs

Ruth E. McBurney, Executive Director of the CRCPD discussed:

 

  • Occupational radiation exposure issues
  • Environmental impacts from TENORM in oil and gas waste
  • Results and recommendations from the E-42 task force
  • Interface with NCRP on recommendations
  • Path forward to address recommendations and suggested state regulations
      Alex Lopez, CHP, Senior Health Physicist, Radiological Services & Engineering, AMEC FOSTER WHEELER discussed:


  • Sources and locations of NORM
  • Surveying for NORM during pipeline pigging
  • Methods for decontamination of pipeline sludge
  • Decontamination the pipeline, pig, and other associated components


Ken Krieger, Health Physicist, RADIATION TECHNOLOGY INC discussed:

 

  • NORM sources and concentrations
  • Where NORM builds up in the natural gas processing procedure
  • Decontamination and disposal challenges
  • Radon exposure issues

Topics and sessions included:

 

  • Landfill for solid NORM waste
  • Panel: Evaluating and improving disposal options in North America
  • Technology Incubator: Learn about new technological concepts to advance NORM Management
  • Roundtable discussion: Assessing disposal options in North America

Delegates listened and joined the panel discussion on cost saving strategies throughout the supply chain:

 

  • Assessing the current costs of NORM management
  • Identifying cost-cutting opportunities
  • Delaying NORM decontamination and disposal: Assessing the pros and cons
  • Reducing costs whilst maintaining compliance and reducing potential future liability
  • Strategies to improve communication, cooperation and transfer of information between service industries, the generators and regulatory authorities
  • Does the downturn present a window for collaborative opportunity? How can you collaborate to improve revenue whilst still maintaining your competitive edge?
  • Geopolitical and economic factors impacting NORM waste management requirements
  • Global energy market trends and developments
  • Impacts and implications of the oil price drop
  • Outlook for shale and other unconventional energy sources
  • Developments and plans for energy, mining, water and steel industries

Lynn McKay examined managing your waste from cradle to grave:

 

  • Waste management on your site and implications for legacy sites: Prevention and monitoring of soil, groundwater and other pathways for contamination
  • Potential lawsuits and available claims
  • Liabilities of involved stakeholders

Transportation of NORM Workshop

A practical guide to safety and regulatory compliance for transportation of NORM
This one day practical workshop will meet the US Department Of Transport (DOT) training requirements as required by 49CFR172.702(b). Federal DOT regulations require that a person has this training before shipping radioactive material that is regulated by the US DOT as a hazardous material. All workshop delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and completion of the training.

View the full workshop agenda.

2016 Expert Speakers

Vivek Patel, Industrial Hygienist, BP AMERICA INC
Vivek Patel

Industrial Hygienist

BP AMERICA INC

Nina Townsend, Occupational Hygienist, CHEVRON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
Nina Townsend

Occupational Hygienist

CHEVRON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Cyril Mickiewicz, Environmental Engineer, ENI US OPERATING CO. INC.
Cyril Mickiewicz

Environmental Engineer

ENI US OPERATING CO. INC.

Philip Egidi, Environmental Scientist, US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Philip Egidi

Environmental Scientist

US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Jim Grice, Unit Leader, Radioactive Materials Unit, COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Jim Grice

Unit Leader, Radioactive Materials Unit

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Ken Yale, Chief, Radiological Protection Section, Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection, MICHIGAN DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Ken Yale

Chief, Radiological Protection Section, Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection

MICHIGAN DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Gary Forsee, Health Physicist, ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Gary Forsee

Health Physicist

ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Dale P. Patrick, Manager, Radioactive Materials, Asbestos, and Indoor Air Quality, NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Dale P. Patrick

Manager, Radioactive Materials, Asbestos, and Indoor Air Quality

NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Ruth E. McBurney, Executive Director, CONFERENCE OF RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Ruth E. McBurney

Executive Director

CONFERENCE OF RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Jason Frame, Chief Radiological Health Program, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, WEST VIRGINIA
Jason Frame

Chief Radiological Health Program

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, WEST VIRGINIA

Event Networking Highlights

120+

Delegates could meet, learn
and network with 130+
NORM industry professionals

50%

VIP companies made up 50%
of our delegation. Find out more.

18+

18+ hours of networking opportunities.
Find out more.

FREE PLACES FOR NORM WASTE PRODUCERS
Click here for more information and full T&Cs. Email georgina.charnley-smith@informa.com to apply. Find out more about our VIP strategy here

E&P ATTENDEES
Anadarko Petroleum, BHP Billiton, BP America, Chesapeake Energy, Eni Petroleum, Hess Corporation, Noble Energy, and Shell. See who else attended.

VIP NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Exclusive content and networking tailored to NORM waste producers, including a Closed Door VIP + Regulator Breakfast Briefing.

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New Mobile App

Our state-of-the-art mobile app enhances the conference experience and maximises networking value for all attendees. Delegates were able to view the full participant list, send messages, schedule one-to-one meetings, and participate in interactive polls.

Find out more about our great networking opportunities.

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Casino Night

For one night only, we brought the excitement and glamour of Las Vegas to you! Delegates tried their luck at Roulette, Blackjack, Poker and more.

Find out more about our great networking opportunities.