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1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Sean Guerre
1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Thomas Fox
  • Each methane measurement technology provides a unique lens to understand the methane challenge
  • As technology evolves, so does our understanding of the challenge
  • New corporate, regulatory, and non-regulatory policies should enable fit-for-purpose application of recent innovation
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
Alex Macgregor
  • Examines the effectiveness of continuous monitoring technology in the management of GHG emissions at operating sites.
  • Exploring the history and past limitations of continuous monitoring, and will discuss how advances such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can increase the accuracy of emissions quantification, while also lowering costs for operators.
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Detect, visualize and locate air and gas leaks or changes in sound signatures across equipment in real-time before they become costly problems. By using an array of sophisticated sound sensors and the SoundMap technology, translates sounds into visual representation providing facilities with further insights into product quality or safety concerns.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Benjamin Saute

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and several organizations in multiple countries are taking significant steps toward sharply reducing emissions from the oil and gas sector. A large portion of such emissions come from a small fraction of “super-emitting” sources. Airborne infrared hyperspectral imaging can visualize and quantify these emissions and gas leaks under various environmental conditions and industrial contexts.

With hyperspectral Imaging:

  • Scientists are able to detect and identify methane present in a scene, and to locate it precisely in an image or video, pixel by pixel. Recently, scientists from Linköping University, in Sweden, were thus able to « film » methane emissions in real time – a breakthrough that could play a significant role in the fight against climate change.
  • Has also been successfully used by TotalEnergies under an R&D project to demonstrate the real-time 3D reconstruction of methane gas clouds
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Liz O'Connell

As ESG and regulatory pressures mount, oil and gas companies are evaluating and adopting new technologies for emissions detection and quantification.

  • How can oil and gas companies build optimized methane monitoring programs while maximizing the value of the data they capture?
  • How do you best determine the WHO, HOW, and WHAT for methane measurement?

This talk will discuss how oil and gas companies can leverage emissions modeling to determine a strategic program that is custom to a producer's assets, before committing capital to field pilots and trials. Then, it will highlight the overlooked value in methane data, and demonstrate why companies that embrace measurement will have a competitive edge in. Real examples and case studies will be discussed.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Robert Ward

Methane gas is more impactful on the atmosphere than CO2 because it degrades more slowly. The traditional way to measure gas emissions is from first engineering principles, whereby the design of a piece of infrastructure is mathematically modeled to predict the expected level of emission. However, over time, assets vary from their design and manufacture, creating a gap between predicted emissions and actual.

New camera technology, edge computing, machine tools and better telecom networks combine to create continuous measurement that transcends measurement problems such as windy conditions, inclement weather, and night time operations.

Benefits include lower costs, improved access to capital, and provable environmental compliance.

In 2021, Marathon Oil piloted eight methane imaging infrared cameras at its oil and gas production sites in the Permian Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Williston Bakken Shale and the SCOOP area of the Oklahoma Anadarko Basin. The company has since expanded to 10 additional cameras throughout its operational area.

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
4:15 PM - 4:35 PM
Jeff Leake

This session details a successful test case that delivered the first known footage visualizing hydrocarbon gas leaks (propane and propane/methane) from 1,000 ft. AGL, from a manned, fixed wing aircraft.

A successful test case above the 1,000ft. AGL benchmark is important because that’s the threshold in which airborne inspections can be done over populated areas without flight waivers.

The ability to fly at farther distances and cover the linear miles capable from a fixed-wing aircraft, while still conducting effective inspections and collecting actionable imagery, has the potential to save those involved significant time, money and resources.

This Use Case demonstrates an important development in optical gas imaging because it demonstrates the ability to detect and visualize hydrocarbon gas leaks from distances that have not been seen before.

4:35 PM - 5:00 PM
Donald Garland

As companies look to manage methane emissions, either for mandatory compliance or a demonstration of corporate responsibility, aerial technologies should be considered. In addition to the technology, equally important is the implementation strategy to in-source, outsource or adopt a hybrid model.

Three sensor technologies have emerged as front runners for aerial detection and measurement of methane emissions:

  • Sniffers
  • Laser
  • Optical gas imagery (OGI)

Each has advantages and disadvantages. OGI and sniffer technologies have been widely used on the ground but for aerial, it is important to understand where, when and how to deploy these sensors to maximize value. Another large value component is of course costs/capital investment to secure the right assets and expense costs for operations and maintenance.

Companies need to carefully consider the business model that best supports efficient operations. Should the company invest in internal resources, adopt a services model or mixed hybrid solution?

Our session will explore the various technologies and implementation models we have experienced working with customers and service partners.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Sean Guerre
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Erin Tullos

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), “action on methane is one of the most effective steps the energy sector can take to mitigate climate change.“ 

Indeed, federal and state governments increasingly recognize the importance of reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as part of a comprehensive climate strategy. Recent advances in emissions detection technology have unlocked an important piece of this puzzle. 

More importantly, we have to know where the emissions come from in order to determine what we could do about it. 

This session will focus on opportunities to measure methane emissions and how we can manage methane emissions.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Matt Boerlage

In this talk we focus on the "HOW" of emissions management - providing an overview of emission (CO2, CH4) reduction solutions that are typically available for the Oil & Gas value stream (upstream, midstream, downstream).

We will dive into 2 use cases where we have been able to make drastic reductions of GHG emissions, discuss how we approached the projects, lessons learned and how this can be turned into a workflow that can be scaled to more applications.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Brent Whitehead

Carbon management and flare mitigation by deploying onsite power generation and bitcoin data centers. 

  • How to lower emissions and monetize gas with new technologies.
  • Research has found that the process of diverting natural gas flares cuts down on carbon emissions by around 63%.
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Jason Clarke

Novel Solution Using Liquid Nitrogen to Produce Zero Methane Emission Result

In Alberta, the natural gas industry is the largest source of methane emissions. Approximately half of the emissions are a result of direct venting and the other half, from unintended releases of fugitive emissions.

The B.C and Alberta government has set a target to reduce methane emissions by 45% by 2025. This goal will be accomplished through emissions standards, improved measuring and reporting of emissions and emissions reduction technologies.

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Aaron Van Pelt

To effectively mitigate emissions from oil and gas processing facilities, operators need more effective information than that provided by slow, labor-intensive, intermittent surveys. A continuous solution that not only informs of leaks as they occur, but quantifies the size and scale of individual emissions as part of an accurate methane budget, will enable compliance with monitoring standards, and measurable demonstration of emissions reduction.

New technologies and associated methods of their implementation must be brought to bear on the emissions challenge rather than simply increasing the frequency of existing methods and technologies that are demonstrably inadequate to address the problem.

For example, in-situ imaging technologies capable of detecting, quantifying and visualizing methane emissions can provide an emissions record of all components at an O&G facility – both those that are emitting and those that are not. Such cameras also provide a credible baseline emissions measurement.

When these imagers are automated and coupled with analytics, such systems can send actionable alerts (subject to specific emissions thresholds and safety considerations) so that significant events can get immediate attention and so super emitters can be fixed before they emit until the next LDAR cycle – this ensures that emitters are detected if they are missed by LDAR.

Implementing technologies like this encourage operators to adopt the best long-term monitoring solution (which arguably is continuous on-site monitoring both in terms of cost and emissions reduction), and would allow operators to offset the cost of implementing such solutions by the reduced cost burden of frequent LDAR surveys.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Josh Greer

In this session, we will examine the challenges involved in monitoring linear assets, especially in remote locations. 

By utilizing a series of solar-powered monitoring units deployed in strategic locations along the line, operators can access near real-time information about the state of the pipeline and receive alerts when abnormal conditions are detected. The devices use mesh networking to create a communications conduit that eliminates the need for cellular or satellite connectivity at each location. 

The modular nature of the monitoring unit allows each to perform multiple activities, including leak detection, and pass that information directly to relevant individuals. By deploying this integrated network of devices along utility right-of-ways and at designated facilities, operators can not only mitigate issues as they arise, but also save on costly intermittent surveys that only provide a snapshot of field conditions.

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:20 PM
Angel Esparza

This session showcases a methane monitoring tiered approach that uses satellites, aircraft, analytics to detect emissions from individual sites. These measurements and big data principles become incorporated in a Data Analytics package intended to provide insights at the facility level. 

These insights will benefit the end-users in the detection and mitigation efforts of greenhouse gasses. 

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Joe Strahan

In 2021, total financial penalties assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were over $1.06 billion, the highest in four years. Also in 2021, the EPA released a new rule that would limit emissions of methane. Furthermore, President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 calls on the EPA to “strengthen enforcement of environmental violations”.

With stricter regulations and enforcement, organizations - especially those in the oil and gas industry - are searching for additional solutions to help minimize gas emissions and to ensure compliance.

Attendees of this talk will gain a strong understanding of how to leverage infrared technology to identify and mitigate gas emissions, best practices for monitoring automation, and how to integrate infrared solutions into current emission mitigation processes.

2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Matt Alberts

As we see more and more stricter regulations around methane monitoring, surveying, and inspections, we are seeing new technology literally fly onto the market.

But with any piece of tech, it is not the silver bullet to solving the problem of needing better, more frequent inspections to maintain compliance and safety needs. This leads asset owners to deploying multiple levels and types of technology that generates like and different data sets.

So now in order to solve the overarching issue, a robust data platform is needed to manage and meet regulatory requirements for reporting that will allow these asset owners to operationalize the emerging tech that we are seeing today.

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Steve Deiker

Current state of aerial detection technology.

  • 80/20 rule when looking at methane emissions.
  • ROI of emission reduction projects: findings from the midstream sector.
  • Scale and frequency as key considerations in the deployment of aerial detection technology.
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Philip Richard

The industry is facing a set of tough decisions for how to integrate large-scale methane emissions monitoring and leak detection. In the sea of new tech meant to provide methane leak detection for oil and gas, technologies can largely broken down into two categories: survey technologies and continuous monitoring technologies.

This session breaks down the key differences in the data from surveys (from aircraft and satellite to hand-held OGI) and continuous monitors (from cheap detectors to sophisticated monitoring networks) with an eye toward actionability and comprehensiveness of coverage for the key elements of field operations.

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Nicholas Aubut

This session Discusses natural gas leak detection technologies from portable, mobile, aerial and fixed applications from wellhead to burner tip with laser sensors. (Upstream, midstream and downstream) Optical gas imaging (OGI), tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), controlled interference polarization spectroscopy (CIPS) and non-dispersive infrared (NDIR).

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jessica Shumlich Jennifer Stewart Michael Rabbani Andy Weathers
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Andrew Hinz

The audience will learn how using an intelligent camera can determine/characterize flare activity/smoke, real time, to historize and/or automate adjustment of the flare for optimization.  
Key Takeaways:

  • Educational of technologies available
  • Integration of the flare data into the control system and with other related to digital efforts in AI, IoT, Edge computing, etc.
  • Future applications using cameras
  • Improve sustainability/efficiency, substantiate economic impacts, and reduce risks with more accurate data:
  • Streamline operations actionable items
  • Validate/quantify actual emissions over time for air permits and reporting purposes  
  • Regulatory reporting, supporting documentation/analytics, validations per required codes etc.
    • EPA – 40 CFR 60, 98, 112, and 1604
    • PHMSA – 49 CFR 192 & 195
    • PSM – OSHA 1910
    • Local/State and other agencies
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Doug Bezpalko

Real-World oilfield innovative and proven solutions to reduce the time and cost associated with maintaining pneumatic devices. The system completely replaces all pneumatically powered devices on a well site or on a production site with electric controls and can be implemented in nearly every situation.

The solution enhances safety, saves maintenance costs and as an additional benefit, ensures zero gas emissions by replacing pneumatic devices with electric which means methane gas that would have previously been lost into thin air is now a valuable commodity retained for sale by the producers.

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM
Joshua Anhalt

The industry has been responding to the output of various methane detection & quantification technologies on behalf of oil & gas producers, including Satellite, Fixed Wing, Drone & Continuous Monitoring Sensors. GreenPath’s boots on the ground response enables technologies by providing last mile service and root cause analysis for producers to understand 1) Why the emission occurred 2) Volume of emission(s) 3) What are the options for mitigation.
This ground response and mitigation approaches to each detection / measurement technology is different due to 1) Temporal aspects of emissions 2) Sources that are non-regulated vs regulated ie) Pneumatic vents vs. Fugitive leaks 3) Capital constraints 4) Detection & Measurement capabilities of the technology.
This session will speak to the process of emission root cause analysis when responding to the output of methane detection & measurement technologies and will be based on the work completed in Western Canada on behalf of Oil & Gas Producers & Academic / Gov't Funded research studies.