The conference program at CLEAN GULF covers real-world best practices and lessons learned. Our format allows current events and issues to be addressed in the conference sessions, allowing CLEAN GULF to deliver content that is relevant and timely to the challenges facing our attendees.

Below is the preliminary session outline for this year’s CLEAN GULF. The agenda is currently in process and is subject to change over the next few months.

PFAS and Other Contaminants
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Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manufactured chemicals which have been utilized in a wide range of industrial and consumer related products including Teflon cookware to fire fighting foam. Produced water is a by-product of oil and natural gas extraction that contains oil, suspended solids, dissolved solids, and various chemicals used in the production process. Releases of these types of substances into the environment require innovative assessment and remedial technologies which continue to evolve and refine with time.

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All Hazards Case Studies
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This session will consist of multiple case studies representing all hazards.

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Pandemic Response
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Pandemic planning and response moved to the top of the corporate crisis management priority list in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will cover planning and response to the COVID-19 outbreak with perspectives from the corporate command post to the boots on the ground decontamination using case studies of real events.

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Advances in Dispersants
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This session will focus on proposed improvements to field evaluation of oil dispersibility, dispersion efficiency and evaluation of a long-term fate of dispersed oil droplets.

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Advances in In-Situ Burning (ISB)
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This session will review key learnings and case studies from past field experiments and will discuss new developments in improving ISB efficiency and monitoring.

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Advances in Oil Spill Modeling and Remote Sensing
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This session will focus on new technical capabilities associated with oil spill response. Presentations will look at Academia, Federal, and State advances in in-situ, Hydrogen Fluoride (HF), and Hydrodynamic modeling and sensors.

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Approved Processes for Applied Response Technologies
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This session will explore existing and proposed processes, best practices, and challenges in approval of applied response techniques.

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Canada's Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI)
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The Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI) under the Government of Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan (OPP) provided $45.5 million of research funds over 5 years to establish an integrated, global research network to advance oil spill research in Canada and enhance Canada’s level of preparedness and response capability. A primary objective of the MPRI is to improve our understanding of how oil spills behave, how best to contain and clean them, and how to minimize their environmental impacts to support science-based decision making for oil spill preparedness and response operations. It focuses on advancing scientific knowledge to address major gaps in oil spill response and remediation strategies that will support the development, validation and Canadian regulatory approval of Alternative Response Measures (ARMs). This session will provide an overview of the program progress and major accomplishments to date.

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Effects of Dispersant and Dispersed Oil
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Extrapolating lab-based effects testing to the field is challenging. This session will describe best practices in this area.

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Oil Detection Using Innovative Detection Tools
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This session proposes to discuss new methodologies in oil detection and thickness. Session participants will highlight both the traditional and nontraditional.

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Research and Testing Needs - Alignment Between Oil Spill Response Researchers and Facilities Testing
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This session will explore the requirements of oil spill researchers from the perspective of federal agencies and those facilities that have historically provided the capabilities to evaluate specific technologies.

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Digital Data Management and Transformation
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In today’s digital age, how do we innovate in the collection, management, and utilization of large streams of data? These speakers will discuss new technologies that exist to help with this, as well as help in the decision-making process, data presentation, and an improved experience to users.

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Ecological Impacts of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and PFAS on Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems
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Petroleum hydrocarbons and firefighting foams containing PFAS can both contribute to adverse ecological impacts. This session will discuss observed hydrocarbon effects on aquatic systems over time and the significance of these findings. Potential aquatic impacts from PFAS exposure will be reviewed along with the latest approaches for conducting screening level ecological risk assessments for PFAS.

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Knowledge Transfer
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A number of veterans in the Oil Spill Response industry have recently or will be retiring in the near future. This panel includes representatives from industry, government, and the private sector who collectively have multiple decades of experience. They will discuss how to transfer knowledge to the next generation, and offer valuable insight into Oil Spill Response.

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NRDA is Changing and Here's Why...
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The NRDA process has remained the same, but the implementation of the process has changed due to the post-Macondo influence, new technologies, and expectations. This session cannot resolve all the variables, but will attempt to present a few key trends to facilitate discussions to reach consensus for settlement.

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The Balancing Act: Company, Employees, Customers, Community
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Our industry is tracking many challenges for today and tomorrow. Past Clean Gulf sessions have focused on workforce attraction, retention, and development. This session will look at the balancing act each company faces with agendas, and how to ensure we balance the need of each for our companies, employees, customers, and community.

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Contractor Management Best Practices
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This panel of industry representatives will discuss response organization's best practices as it relates to the strategies, technologies, and challenges on inland response and recovery.

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Effective Management of Small Inland Spills
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Managing inland spills can be considerably different from coastal spills. To be used for inland spills, the ICS structure can be trimmed down and phases can be treated differently. Agency interaction can also be different when the Unified Command is not used. This session will address these issues via two presentations followed by a panel discussion.

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Response Strategies Specific to Inland
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This session will focus on how response strategies are evaluated and updated to reflect the concerns and scenarios relative to the inland response environment.

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Welcome and Keynote
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Academic Engagement in Spill Response
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This session will focus on examples of positive and proactive engagement between response and academia. Further it will illustrate how academic research supports response pre-planning as well as response operations.

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Crisis Communication for Initial Internal Communications Reporting
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It is extremely important for you to get your message out clearly and concisely to intended stakeholders during a response. This session will focus on providing pertinent and useful information to that end.

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Environmental Health Support During an Incident
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The number one priority of any incident is enforcing public safety. This session will discuss how the local, state, and federal public health authorities can support responders and officials during an incident to achieve this important objective.

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International Session
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This session will present case studies on proposed approaches and lessons learned in Latin America as well as other international challenges and concerns.

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Operational Risk Management
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This diverse panel of experts will examine operational risk management strategies and best practices including risk assessment, risk identification, and execution. Takeaways from this session will include effective strategies to reduce incident costs and minimize environmental impact.

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The Environmental Unit - Best Management Practices and Recommendations
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The Environmental Unit (EU) has several important roles within the Incident Management Team (IMT). This session will present best management practices and recommendations for the Environmental Unit Team.

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Wildlife Planning and Preparedness: Policies, Considerations, and Guidance
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Guidance to develop an effective wildlife response requires informed planning and preparedness in multiple resource areas. This session will cover policy updates and guidance. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers.

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Oil Slick Tracking, Modelling, and Visualization
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Effective spill response requires timely and updated information on oil location, movement, and behavior. This session will present new tools available to best inform the Incident Management Team (IMT) on oil trajectory and fate.

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Salvage and Marine Firefighting Case Studies
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Rapid salvage and marine firefighting operations are credited with minimizing environmental impacts. This session will present several savage case studies, lessons learned, and best practices.

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Shoreline Response I - Best Practice
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Shoreline response encompasses planning, operations, and logistics. As with most programs in oil spill response, best practices for shoreline response have evolved over the past 30 years. This session will highlight guidance for implementing a sound shoreline response program inclusive of the immediate nearshore.

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Shoreline Response II - Case Studies
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This second session in shoreline response highlights applications, challenges, and lessons learned from recent response case histories on shorelines and adjacent habitats.

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Subsea Well Intervention
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This session will include technical presentations on challenges in increasing complex environments. Also covered will be required information flow and critical decision points during a response.

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Virtual Command Post: How, Tools, and Lessons Learned
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In this session, panelists will review similarities, differences, and lessons learned from multiple E&P operators when establishing their Incident Management Teams (IMT) and Virtual Command Posts during the COVID-19 Virus outbreak.

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Wildlife Oil Spill Response: Procedures, Observations, and Potential Outcomes
Array ( [id] => a0F3b000016s1OtEAI [name] => Wildlife Oil Spill Response: Procedures, Observations, and Potential Outcomes [room] => [notes] => [abstract] =>

This session will provide an overview of wildlife response in Texas and discuss the fates and effects of oil/hazardous substances on wildlife. Professionals in the field will explore this topic and discuss outcomes seen through observation, rehabilitation, and recovery. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers.

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Government Initiated Unannounced Exercises (GIUEs) - What We've Learned
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BSEE, USCG, EPA, an operator and responder will review past GIUE experiences and statistics. The presentations will be followed by a question-lead panel discussion leading to audience Q&A.

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Incident Management Team Best Practices: Training, Exercises, and Relationship Building
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This session will provide a look into the planning processes developed by the Oil Industry, Regulatory, and Response Industry partners in an effort to increase response capabilities and improve partnerships before a spill response occurs. It will highlight the benefits of pre-planning and practice that is integral to ensure that the highest levels of preparedness and response capabilities are maintained.  

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Oil Spill Exercise and Response Awareness Training
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This session will highlight what happens when Federal, State, and Industry develop and integrate a training resource that can benefit the oil spill response community. The opening presentation will be followed by panelists representing industry, regulatory, and the response community who will discuss their individual programs/processes in a modern, usable manner.

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