September 20, 2022

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Geosyntec Practitioners to Present on Geohazards and Pipelines at the 2022 International Pipeline Conference

Ali Ebrahimi, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Logan Brant, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Alex McKenzie-Johnson, L.G., L.E.G., P.G. (Texas), and Bailey Theriault, P.G., L.G. (New Hampshire) will attend and present at the 2022 International Pipeline Conference (IPC2022) at the Hyatt Regency Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Alberta. The conference will be held September 26 through 30, 2022.

Ali Ebrahimi is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 15 years of experience focused on the geotechnical engineering and design, geological hazard assessment and mitigation, and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring technologies.

Logan Brant is a Principal Engineer based in Texas with more than 14 years of experience that includes geohazard mitigation, slope stability analysis, ground improvement engineering, foundation design, offshore geotechnics, and geotechnical investigation.

Alex McKenzie-Johnson is a Senior Principal Engineering Geologist based in Texas with more than 17 years of experience focused on geohazard assessment and management for oil and gas clients. He created and managed an industry-leading integrated approach to characterizing and monitoring pipeline systems.

Bailey Theriault, is a Principal Geologist based in New Hampshire with more than 14 years of experience focused on assessing and managing geohazards for oil and gas clients along major pipelines in the United States and Canada.

The IPC was founded in 1996 by a group of pipeline engineers and managers to promote sharing and knowledge transfer within the energy pipeline industry. It is held every second year in Calgary, Alberta.
The conference has participants from more than 44 countries and more than 1,300 delegates. The world's leading researchers present nearly 300 peer-reviewed papers to hundreds of pipeline industry representatives, and special events are held for students, young engineers, seasoned engineers, pipeline managers, and executives.

The conferences is presented by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880, ASME has grown to include more than 100,000 members in more than 140 countries.


Title: Stress Relief Excavation of Pipelines Affected by Landslides—Case Studies
Geosyntec Authors: Ali Ebrahimi, Alex McKenzie-Johnson, and Amir Ahmadipur
Coauthors: Mohammad Rashidi, Stantec
Date/Time: Friday, 9/30/22 at 11:00 a.m. MDT

Title: Effectiveness of Subsurface Drainage for Mitigation of Landslides Affecting Pipelines
Geosyntec Author: Ali Ebrahimi
Coauthors: Mohammad Rashidi, Stantec, and Arash Mosaiebian, Enbridge Energy
Date/Time: Thursday, 9/29/22 at 9:00 a.m. MDT

Title: Development of an Interactive E-Learning Geohazards Training Program for Pipeline Operations Personnel
Geosyntec Authors: Logan Brant, Alex McKenzie-Johnson, and Jane Barnes
Coauthor: Todd Zawacki, Enbridge Energy
Date/Time: Thursday, 9/29/22 at 9:00 a.m. MDT

Title: A New Method to Estimate Annual Probability of Pipeline Failure Resulting from Landslides Based on Actual Failure Locations
Geosyntec Authors: Alex McKenzie-Johnson, Rodolfo Sancio, Patricia Varela, 
Coauthors: Samuel Cheng and Doug Cook, Enbridge Energy
Date/Time: Tuesday, 9/27/22 at 10:30 a.m. MDT

Title: A Deep Dive into the Use of LiDAR Change Detection Analysis for Regional Landslide Monitoring in the Appalachian Basin of the U.S.
Geosyntec Authors: Bailey Theriault, Chris Markley, Tara Metzger
Date/Time: Friday, 9/30/2022 at 9:00 a.m. MDT

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