The 2017 Pipeline Energy Expo Opening Keynote will set the stage for the conference and exposition. The esteemed keynote speakers will address the past, present and future of oil & natural gas pipeline operations, expansions and challenges.


Corey Goulet, SVP, Natural Gas Pipelines Major Projects, TransCanada

As Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Pipelines Major Projects, Corey Goulet is accountable to execute on TransCanada’s substantial portfolio of large-sized natural gas pipeline project. This portfolio will include Columbia growth, Mexico and LNG projects.

Goulet has 30 years of energy infrastructure experience. His experience is varied and has focused on the development, construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas, wind, hydro, nuclear and transmission power facilities; gas, oil and refined products pipelines; and oil and gas production facilities. He joined the company in 1998 as a manager in the international business unit where he was responsible for developing projects. Since that role, he has lead various departments including pipeline engineering, energy projects, nuclear development, Keystone projects and natural gas operations, projects and engineering.

Goulet is a former member of the Operations and System Integrity subcommittee for CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. In addition, he represented TransCanada for two years as a board member of Pipeline Research Council International Inc. (PRCI) and is a current board member of the Alberta Chamber of Resources. Goulet has also been a board member for three joint venture companies.

Born and raised near Edmonton, Alberta, he graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 1985.


Bob Tippee, Chief Editor, Oil & Gas Journal, PennWell Corporation

Bob Tippee is Editor of Oil & Gas Journal, a weekly trade magazine, and its website, Oil & Gas Journal Online. Since joining the Journal staff in 1977, he has written on all technical, economic, and political aspects of the international petroleum industry. He writes the Journal’s weekly editorials and a weekly column, The Editor’s Perspective. His work has won awards from American Business Media, New York Society of Business Press Editors, Association of Petroleum Writers, International Association for Energy Economics, International Association of Energy Advocates, and Houston Society for Technical Communications. He has won the Cicero Speechwriting Award twice and is the 2010 recipient of American Business Media’s G.D. Crain, Jr. Award honoring contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media.

Tippee became the Journal’s chief editor in January 1999. He also was Editor-in-Chief of the 1997 through 2001 editions of the Journal’s annual affliate, International Petroleum Encyclopedia.

Tippee has directed many PennWell Petroleum Group conferences and written or co-written three books on oil and gas subjects.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Tulsa and served as an offcer in the U.S. Air Force for four years.


Chad Warmington, President, Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association

Chad Warmington has served as the President of Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association since June of 2013. Prior to joining Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association, Warmington served as the Executive Vice President for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, where he managed the political, government affairs and marketing operations for the statewide business organization. He previously served as Chief of Staff to three Speakers of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, most recently Chris Benge. His duties included serving as the chief negotiator with the Senate and Governor on behalf of the Speaker, along with managing the $19 million House of Representatives budget and 200 member staff. Prior to his legislative experience, Warmington served in a number of political roles, including a field representative for former U.S. Senator Don Nickles and a campaign manager for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission races of Dana Murphy and Denise Bode.