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PTAC Air Issues Forum - Re-capturing Momentum on Flaring and Venting Reductions

Sep 25, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
This event is currently not open for registration.
Emission Reduction / Eco-efficiency Environment Environment: Air - Flaring, Venting and Odour

Online registration is now closed, if you are interested in attending onsite registration will be available.

Flaring and venting emissions are critical topics for the petroleum industry in Canada. The most recent ST-60B report from the Alberta Energy Regulator indicates that after 14 years of decline and stability, solution gas flared and vented has increased during the last 3 years. The momentum for reductions needs to be re-captured.

Internationally, PTAC is collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition for the deployment of technologies to reduce emissions of short-lived greenhouse gases (e.g. methane) and of black carbon for the purpose of improving air quality and health in developing countries.

The Forum will feature a panel composed of industry decision-makers, government policy leaders and regulators, and scientists to address the current situation in western Canada, future trends, economics and technology opportunities. Technology and innovation results and their application in Canada, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, China and Nigeria will be presented. Case studies of technology solutions developed and deployed in Western Canada will also be showcased, including field performance and economics.

PTAC invites you to register for this event to learn the latest industry statistics, scientific advances and emerging technology solutions and best practices. There is also opportunity to contribute to the discussion on this renewed momentum by your questions and comments to panelists and speakers and networking during the reception and lunch/breaks.

Sep 25
7:45 AM Registration and continental breakfast
8:15 AM Welcome and Introduction
Soheil Asgarpour, PTAC
8:30 AM Panel Discussion
Current situation for flaring, venting emissions in western Canada, future trends, economics and technology opportunities

Panelists: Chris Holly, Alberta Energy; Kate Rich, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development; Bob Willard, AER; Sean Hiebert, ConocoPhillips Canada; Matthew Johnson, Carleton University; Soheil Asgarpour, PTAC

10:05 AM Casing Gas and Flare Gas Recovery Opportunities in China and Evaluation of Flare Gas Reduction Opportunities in Nigeria
David Picard, Clearstone Engineering
10:25 AM Networking Break
10:45 AM Session 1 - Climate and Clean Air Coalition and Case Studies in Canada and Internationally
10:45 AM Hydrocarbons Liquids Recovery in Colombia and Mexico
Joseph Odhiambo, CCAC
11:10 AM The Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) and Quantitative Field Measurements of Flare Generated BC Emission Rates in Ecuador
Matthew Johnson, Carleton University
11:35 AM CSA Standard Development for Fugitives and Combustion Development
Matt Rahimi, CSA Group
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Air Research Planning Committee Update
Randy Dobko, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
1:15 PM Session 2 - New Technologies and Application Case Studies
1:15 PM Opportunities for Flaring and Venting Reductions in Hydraulic Fracturing
Matthew Johnson, Carleton University
1:40 PM Low/No Bleed Instruments
Brian Van Vliet, Spartan Controls

Replacing high bleed instruments with dynamically effective low bleed instruments or no bleed instruments is one of the best targets to reduce fuel gas consumption and improve efficiency. The dynamic performance of instruments should also be taken into consideration and is often an overlooked component of instrument emissions. Instruments designed for low static bleed rates alone may compromise the dynamic performance of the control loop and performance reliability. In the case of instruments such as transducers, pressure controllers or positioners that supply a pneumatic control signal to actuators on control valves, this can negatively impact the objective to produce the most product with minimal waste at the lowest possible cost.

1:55 PM Slipstream and Slipstream GTS
Greg Brown, REM Technology

New advancements in the reduction of venting and odors from Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) well sites and the reduction of BTEX and odours from Glycol Dehydrators

REM Technology is currently working on two new applications for its SlipStream® GTS technology. The GTS system has successfully been deployed in liquid rich natural gas production sites to eliminate the atmospheric venting from liquid condensate tanks.

This presentation will discuss:

  1. The application of the GTS to a CHOPS site, the expected benefits in venting and odour reduction as well as operational improvements and energy cost savings.
  2. The application of the SlipStream technologies to recover the vented emissions from a Glycol Dehydrator and route them into a natural gas engine or into a modified main burner of the Dehydrator to reduce fuel consumption and to destroy the BTEX emissions.
2:20 PM VOC Destruction Technology
Chris Aldrich, Black Gold Rush Industries and Ron Truelove, Trinity Consultants

The recent stall in flaring and venting reductions along with an increasing urban population has brought forward the need to re strengthen our VOC destruction capabilities. Black Gold Rush Industries is proud to present the latest technology in VOC destruction. Introducing the BGR 24 HP/LP High efficiency Vapour Combustor.

2:35 PM Networking Break
2:50 PM Vapour Recovery Units and Plunger Lifts
Larry Richards, Hy-Bon
3:15 PM Improved Estimation of Non-routine Flared and Vented Volumes from Upstream Oil and Gas Operations
Laura Chutny, Process Ecology

Flaring and venting are used in all segments of the oil and natural gas industry to manage the disposal of unrecoverable natural gas from routine operations, upsets, or emergencies. Non-metered and non-routine events such as compressor blowdowns, compressor starts, line pigging and a number of other events that are performed frequently by facilities are difficult to estimate; reported volumes from these events are often highly inaccurate. There is an increased need to accurately quantify these emissions so that reduction and optimization activities are focused on the best opportunities. A review of accepted calculation approaches will be described and recommendations provided for improving the accuracy of the reported gas volumes associated with non-routine events.

3:30 PM Case Study on an Alberta Flare Gas to Power Project and Resulting GHG Offset Credits
Tooraj Moulai, Blue Source Canada and Meredith Conrod, Genalta Power

Genalta Power offers solutions for waste heat, pressure, or gas in the upstream oil and gas industry, as well as other applications. Gas that would otherwise have been flared or vented can be optimized and converted into useful power for export to the AB grid; displacing emissions intensive coal generated electricity. Blue Source Canada specializes in developing GHG reduction projects as well as the marketing and sale of any associated offsets. Blue Source and Genalta will present a case study on the successful creation of offset credits from one of Genalta’s flare gas to power systems in Alberta.

3:45 PM Venting and Flaring: GHG Reporting, Offset and Finance Opportunities
Keith Driver, The Prasino Group and Adam Winter, Cap-Op

Reduction of venting and flaring activity at oil and gas sites provides a substantive way to improve operational efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Considerable work has been completed through CAPP establishing emission factors for venting devices based on field measurements. With these emission factors now published, this lays the groundwork for carbon offset credits from retrofit and replacement projects. To that end, a number of industry players, with coordination through PTAC, are supporting the implementation of a greenhouse gas emission reduction protocol with Alberta ESRD (new protocol) and BC Climate Action Secretariat (revised protocol). With carbon offsets, comes an innovative financing program to support implementation of these projects in the field – making them economic and accessible for accelerated deployment.

4:00 PM Networking Reception
Early Bird
(27 Jan)
Pre-Event
(Noon on Sep 24)
At Event
PTAC Member $395.00 $495.00 $595.00
Sponsor $495.00 $595.00 $695.00
Non-Members $595.00 $695.00 $795.00
NGO $195.00 $295.00 $395.00
Student $95.00 $135.00 $195.00

Sponsorship will leverage and increase brand recognition through exposure to a broad group of event participants and invited speakers. We can offer custom made sponsorship packages that specifically meet your needs. Secure your sponsorship early to ensure your company’s wordmark or logo appears in as many marketing opportunities as possible.

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$6,000.00 + GST
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  • Technology demonstration space, includes a table (power can be provided if advised ahead of time) and 2 banners located in a prominent location
  • Credit as the Keynote and morning session sponsor, includes 5 minutes talk time at the podium prior to lunch
  • Full slide ad display via PowerPoint during breaks with company logo as Diamond Sponsor
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  • A 2 page company or technology overview or 4 PowerPoint slides to be included in the conference package
  • Social media mentions – 10 times

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$5,000.00 + GST
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  • One sponsorship table with one banner or two banners without a table (power can be provided if advised ahead of time)
  • Credit as the Afternoon Session Sponsor
  • Full slide ad display via PowerPoint during breaks with company logo as Platinum Sponsor
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  • A 2 page company or technology overview or 4 PowerPoint slides to be included in the conference package
  • Social media mentions – 6 times

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$4,500.00 + GST
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  • Recognition as the Networking Reception Sponsor (reception includes host bar and appetizers)
  • Introduce both networking breaks and networking reception (5 minutes)
  • Banner set up in a prominent location
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  • One sponsorship table with one banner or two banners without a table (power can be provided if advised ahead of time)
  • Corporate logo on website, promotional material, conference package and event signage
  • A 2 page company or technology overview or 4 PowerPoint slides to be included in the conference package
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  • A 2 page company or technology overview or 4 PowerPoint slides to be included in the conference package
  • Social media mentions – 2 times

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  • Social media mentions – 2 times

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Plus cost of the door prize

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$1,500.00 + GST
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  • One sponsorship table with room for one banner in the Technology Demonstration Area
  • Corporate logo on website, promotional material, conference package and event signage
  • one page company or technology overview to be included in the conference package
  • Social media mentions – 5 times
$1,000.00 + GST
  • One complimentary event registration
  • One sponsorship table with one banner or two banners without a table (power can be provided if advised ahead of time)
  • Corporate logo on website, promotional material, conference package and event signage
  • one page company or technology overview to be included in the conference package
  • Social media mentions – 1 time

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Contacts

Tannis Such
Director, Environmental Research Initiatives
403-218-7703
tsuch@ptac.org
Katie Blanchett
Operations Manager
PTAC
403-218-7714
kblanchett@ptac.org
Lorie Mayes
Environmental Research Coordinator and Web Site
(403) 218-7707
lmayes@ptac.org

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