Summary: Reducing, indeed eliminating, methane venting from wellsites is a critical element of Net Zero. Detection technologies identify, locate, and quantify emissions, but reduction technologies need to be deployed at an industry-wide scale for reductions targets to be met. In the last few years, several new reduction technologies were field-tested and have moved to commercial deployment. However, innovators have not rested on their laurels and have carried on the development of brand-new approaches and technologies to improve performance, reliability and reduce the costs of reducing methane emissions.

This informative in-person event and webinar will feature four new technologies at the field testing and early deployment stage, discussing the promising results that have been achieved to date and the path forward to broader deployment.


May 31, 2023
9:00 a.m. MSTIn-person registration and networking
Refreshments provided
9:30 a.m. MSTWebinar starts
Opening Remarks
Marc Godin, Director of Technology, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
9:35 a.m. MSTCyclone Separator Application to Reduce Venting from Tanks
Henri Tessier, Managing Partner, Calscan Solutions (Virtual)
9:55 a.m. MSTThe Challenge of Scale, the Promise of Nitrogen
Jacqueline Peterson, Director, Policy & Offsets, Kathairos Solutions Inc.
10:15 a.m. MSTLow Cost Tank Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU)
Steve Froehler, Director, LCO Technologies
10:35 a.m. MSTApplication of a Kinitics Valve Actuator for Methane Abatement
Dean Pick, President, Kinitics Automation
10:55 a.m. MSTPanel discussion with the speakers
11:15 a.m. MSTWebinar adjourned
11:45 a.m. MSTIn-person event adjourned


Henri Tessier, Managing Partner, Calscan Solutions

Graduated from Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering at Northern Alberta Institute of Technologies.Has over 35 years of experience in the instrumentation and control system industry. Gained broad experience in the Oil and Gas process measurement and control, computer automated systems, programmable logic controls and flow measurement.






Jacqueline Peterson, Director, Policy & Offsets, Kathairos Solutions Inc.

Jacqueline Peterson is Director, Policy and Offsets at Kathairos Solutions, a Canadian company providing critical emission reduction technologies to North America’s oil and gas industry. Jacqueline oversees Kathairos’ emission offset program and brings over ten years of experience in research design, policy analysis and project management to the role. Jacqueline completed her PhD from the University of Toronto, where her research focused on sustainable infrastructure, environmental management and climate finance in Canada and the United States.



Steve Froehler, Director, LCO Technologies

Steve has been involved with the Oil and Gas industry since he was 21 years old. He started out as a journeyman pipe fitter, steam fitter, and instrument tech. Steve then got involved in sales, becoming a branch manager for Tyco valves and controls and later global business development manager for Anderson Greenwood, a division of Tyco. 20 years ago, this year, he started LCO Technologies with the idea of providing high-quality products at the least cost option.


At LCO Technologies we are the leading green technology innovator of the ultra-low power, high autonomy CROSSFIRE Solar Chemical Injection Pump, Instrument Air Compressor and Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU). We are also an exclusive distributor of PANAM Engineers’ high-quality, low-cost instrumentation. Our goal is to create a sustainable future for the oil and gas industry by providing zero emission technologies while still reducing overall costs.

Dean Pick, President, Kinitics Automation

Dean Pick is the president of Kinitics Automation, a company based in Vancouver, BC that develops and manufactures motion control products based on SMA materials and the company’s proprietary Bundled Wire technology. Dean is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the University of Waterloo, and is the inventor of five granted patents in the fields of transmission control and shape memory alloys. He has worked extensively in the automotive, process control, and manufacturing industries.



Location: Energy Transition Centre ETC

Ampersand Building, 140 4 Ave SW, Calgary, East Tower, 15th floor


Registration Fee: Free, but must register (Limit 100 people in ETC)

Virtual Attendance: No Limit

Please only register for 1 of these event options.


Length of event: 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. MST