Unless noted otherwise, Brown Bag Speaker Events are held at the BP Energy Center. Doors open at 11:45 and the presentation will begin around 12:00. 

Upcoming Brown Bag Events


Wednesday March 11th 2020: Tank Inspections in the Arctic and Subarctic - Mikkel Foltmar, Nortech

Due to the challenges presented to arctic and sub-arctic tank, there is a prevalent issue that remote arctic and sub-arctic communities will forego the formal inspections and other operational requirements to save on perceived costs and schedules, without recognizing the risk that approach presents over time, and the ultimate cost and damages they might be liable for in the event of a failure and subsequent discharge. This talk explores how when facility management and the local community understand the total cost, including economic, social and environmental, the challenges of operating in a remote area can be overcome by adhering to regulations, standards, and with ample community participation.