in Houston, Texas, USA
Hilton Post Oak Hotel
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77056
Credits:Up to 6 hours of MCLE Credit
This program will be the first offered by the IEL specifically focusing on midstream energy. Topics to be discussed include access to capacity, capacity allocation issues arising in new construction, structuring and financing midstream infrastructure, market and regulated rates for new capacity, service quality for shippers, outer continental shelf capacity issues, terminals, environmental regulation and much more.
David Asmus, Chair of the IEL's Advisory Board commented, "IEL recognizes the tremendous increase in prominence of midstream issues in North America in the wake of growing shale gas and shale oil production. This new conference will strengthen the IEL's offerings in this important area, and if there is sufficient interest following the conference, may lead to the formation of a new midstream practicing committee that will continue to keep practitioners informed about midstream developments."
The conference took place at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel, Houston, Texas, on Friday, December 7th.
- New construction capacity allocation issues
- Private equity investment in oil and gas
- Environmental and clean air regulations affecting the midstream
- Service quality, classifications and practice issues
- New capacity issues on the OCS
Donna J. Bailey
General Counsel, Gas and Midstream Negotiations and Legal Chevron Gas and Midstream
Mark R. Haskell
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Michael P. Pearson
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
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Registration includes the Conference, course materials, continental breakfast and the networking luncheon for conference registrants and faculty.
- $435 / $495 - Regular registration fee
- $345 / $395 - IEL Advisory Board Member
- $345 / $395 - IEL Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
- $345 / $395 - CAIL Member or Member Employee
- $345 / $395 - Government Employee
- $145 - Materials Only
Schedule and Faculty
Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
- Donna J. Bailey, General Counsel, Gas and Midstream Negotiations and Legal, Chevron Gas and Midstream, Houston, Texas
- Mark R. Haskell, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C.
- Michael P. Pearson, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Houston, Texas
Commercial Challenges Presented by the Historical Approach to Oil and Product Pipeline Capacity Access and Rates
Steven Reed will describe the historical approach to regulation of oil and products pipelines’ service offerings and rates in the context of ICA regulation, and set the stage for discussion of emerging trends later in the conference.
Steven Reed, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C.
Capacity Allocation Issues Arising in Connection with the Construction of New Capacity
This session will discuss the changing regulatory environment and how it is impacting the allocation of new capacity as well as the impact on existing capacity holders. The speakers will address:
- Open season requirements
- Bid evaluation
- Capacity allocation
- The nature of services provided to different classes of shippers
- The amount and treatment of committed vs. uncommitted capacity
- The situation of two capacity owners, one an interstate shipper, and the other not
Mark R. Haskell, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C.
Glenn S. Benson, Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP, Washington, D.C.
Christopher J. Barr, Post & Schell, P.C., Washington, D.C.
Emerging Trends in Rate Treatment for New Capacity
Our speaker will address recent developments in the rates applicable to new capacity, including:
- Market based vs. regulated rates
- Premium vs. discount
Charles F. Caldwell, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas
Provate Equity Investment in Oil and Gas
This session will examine how midstream companies are structuring deals to provide revenue assurance and service reliability.
Elizabeth L. McGinley and Michael De Voe Piazza
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston, Texas
Environmental and Clean Air Regulations Affecting the Midstream
This presentation will focus on the situation in Texas by way of illustration, covering the dispute between TCEQ and the EPA and discussing how the increased attention to clean air will aﬀ ect the midstream business.
Ben R. Rhem, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Austin, Texas
Issues Concerning Service Quality, Classifications and Practices; The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
The production boom associated with hydraulic fracturing has produced a new focus on services provided using existing pipeline infrastructure. Kathy Lake will discuss emerging issues regarding service quality, terms and conditions in light of these developments, including:
- Prorationing and capacity apportionment
- Initiation of new services using existing capacity
- Termination/abandonment of existing services
- Comparison with state regulation
Kathleen Cooper Lake, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas
New Capacity Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf
Our speaker will discuss the regulatory regime applicable to OCS oil and products pipelines, how it diﬀ ers from pipelines subject to ICA jurisdiction and how those diﬀ erences inﬂ uence deals for new OCS capacity.
Jana L. Grauberger, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, Texas
Jurisdictional Developments Relating to Terminals and Terminal Services
Our speakers will review recent developments involving the provision of ancillary services, including:
- Terminal services
- Storage services
- Other “transportation” arrangements
Steven A. Adducci and Richard E. Powers, Jr.
Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.
This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 6 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 901254046. Sign-in sheets and/or certiﬁ cates of attendance will be available for ALL states.
This program is approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 6 hours in the following areas:
- Civil Appellate Law
- Civil Trial Law and
- Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056. Registrants should call (800) 445-8667 and advise them of group code CAI to receive a reduced room rate of $169 + tax. The last day to obtain this special rate is November 15, 2012.
Tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee will be refunded upon receipt of written cancellation received by November 19, 2012. E-mail cancellation notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials.
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