Preliminary Schedule of Events

Monday, November 12

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Large Exhibitor Move-in

Tuesday, November 13

7:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshops
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM State & Federal Updates (Open to all attendees)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception (Open to all attendees)

Wednesday, November 14

7:30 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Keynote & Welcome (Open to all attendees)
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM Exhibit Floor Open
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Breakout Sessions
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception on the Exhibit Floor (Open to all attendees)

Thursday, November 15

7:30 AM – 2:30 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Floor Open
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
1:15 PM Prize Giveaway on the Exhibit Floor
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Breakout Sessions

 *Schedule of events subject to change

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Planning Committee

State Host Representative: Marty Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, TransCanada

Charles Armbruster, Regional Restoration Planning Program Manager, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Kayla Barnes, Qualified Individual Coordinator, Plains All American Pipeline

Larry Barnwell, EP&R Manager, Marine Well Containment

Roy Barrett, President, The Response Group

Nick Benson, Corporate Emergency Preparedness & Response, Statoil

Patrick Bergeron, President/Partner, Forefront Emergency Management, LP

CDR Christopher Boes, Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma

Katie Bowers, Biologist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Steph Braden, Environmental Scientist Senior, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Dwight Bradshaw, Senior Environmental Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Robert Chambers, Director, Global Risk Solutions

Josh Clifford, Project Manager, QualiTech Environmental

Charles Comerford, GOM Regional Response Manager, National Response Corporation (NRC)

Tom Coolbaugh, Oil Spill Response Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Don Costanzo, VP, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.

Allen Cowart, Vice President – Operations Safety & Compliance/Special Projects, J. Connor Consulting, Inc.

Marty Cramer, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, ConocoPhillips

Michael Dailey, Chief, Outreach Programs Branch, Region VI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Heidi Danos, Vice President, Forefront Emergency Management

Cory Davis, Partner and Principal Consultant, CTEH

Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Helen Dubach, Sr. Consultant, ResilientRM (A Division of CTEH)

Christopher Dufore, Oceanographer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association

Tj Engstrom, Director-Emergency Services, Clean Harbors

Brian Fay, Field Services Specialist, Environmental Restoration LLC

Nelson Fetgatter, President, Phoenix Pollution Control & Environmental Services, Inc.

Cody Fisher, Chief, Emergency Response and Preparedness Division, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Barret Fortier, Regional Energy Coordinator, Southeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Paul Galloway, GOM Emergency Management Team Leader, Chevron USA Inc

Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Assistant Director, Vessel Services, T&T Salvage

Adrienne Gossman, Environmental Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Leo Guidroz, Division Manager, American Pollution Control Corporation (AMPOL)

Billy Haley, Vice President of Operations, EMSI

Jill Heatley, Associate Professor, Zoological Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

Nathaniel Hough, Operations Manager, Kirby Marine Transportation

Brian House, President and CEO, Moran Environmental Recovery

Neil Irvin, Security and Emergency Preparedness Manager, Marathon Oil Corporation

Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66

Jeremiah Jeffries, Sr. EHS Specialist-Emergency Response-Global Onshore Assets, Hess Corporation

Wally Landry, General Manager, CRUCIAL, Inc.

Carleen Lyden-Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA

Jimmy Martinez, Regional Director, Texas General Land Office

Pat McCaffrey, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Co., LP

Jason McGinn, Regional Sales Manager, Heritage Environmental Services

Cathy McLean, EHS Manager, Iskandia Energy Operating, Inc.

Vince Mitchell, VP, Special Projects, Lamor Corporation

Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC

Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA

Robert Nailon, Associate and Senior Wetlands Scientist, Cardno

JT Newman, President, E3 Environmental

Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, C – K Associates LLC

Mike Noel, Commercial Director, HWCG

David Palandro, Engineering Associate, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr., National Response Corporation (NRC)

Parker, Response Science and Advocacy Manager, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates

Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O’Brien’s

Pat Peavler, Manager, HSE Management System, Total E&P USA, INC.

William Pecue, III, President, Taylor Energy Company

Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

David Pertuz, Sr, Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

Larry Rowland, Business Development, GHD Services, Inc.

Gina Saizan, Sr. Natural Resource Specialist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District

Roger Scheuermann, Consultant, HWCG and Other Companies

Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas

Steve Shedd, Chief, Regulatory Compliance, Region VI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

James Shuler, Emergency Response Manager, Energy Transfer Partners

Robert Simmons, President, Environmental Science Services

Bryant Smalley, Oil Spill & Response Team Lead, U.S. EPA, Region 6

John Swift, Vice President, Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)

Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences

Andy Tirpak, Natural Resource Damage Trustee, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Brandi Todd, SSC, NOAA – Office of Response & Restoration

Capt. Blake Welborn, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma

Christopher Wiatrek, Emergency Management, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Jon Wickersham, ER Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company

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Networking Events

With more than 2,000 spill response professionals are expected to attend CLEAN GULF in New Orleans, LA, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to network with those in attendance! The audience at CLEAN GULF are from a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, transportation, government/military agencies, academia, service companies and supplier/manufacturers, and bring fresh views and insights to the conversation. Get ready to cultivate relationships and connect with attendees in a fun and interactive way!


Offsite Reception                                                   
Tuesday, November 13 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM  

Kick-off your time at CLEAN GULF at our widely popular offsite reception!  Join us for lite bites and drinks on Tuesday as you kick-off your time at CLEAN GULF 2018!




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Networking Breaks in Exhibit Hall D
Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM and 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Thursdsay, November 15 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Networking breaks make for the perfect opportunity to walk around the show floor and check out the products and services offered by our exhibitors.


Opening Night Reception in Exhibit Hall D
Wednesday, November 14 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Enjoy lite bites and drinks as you walk the exhibit floor and network with fellow attendees.

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Quick Info

Clean Gulf 2018

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Hall D
New Orleans, LA

November 13-15, 2018

Registration Information

Current Exhibitor List

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