Emissions from tanks are variable and difficult to track and mitigate.
While government regulations require producers to mitigate this emission source, the market doesn’t currently offer many solutions that can cost-effectively, reliably, and practically solve this issue. Even still, challenges in this space require a better spotlight and industry requires support on how to approach this emission type.
Over three days, PTAC hosted a series of webinars to initiate a collaborative conversation between oil and gas companies, solution providers, and government organizations. The sprint focused on allowing a wide breadth of perspectives and ideas to be presented and discussed. Topics included: Detection and quantification, data analytics and reporting, and mitigation.
With cost-effectiveness a key target, below are a few knowledge points and outcomes from the event:
- With such variables in operating conditions, mitigation challenges really boil down to value add versus cost.
- Companies should figure out what they’re willing to pay beyond the bare minimum of being “compliant”.
- Operators must understand each individual site and deploy specific action plans cost effectively.
- Tanks are extremely hazardous requiring solutions to be installed, operated, and maintained without increasing risks to personnel or equipment.
- Data should be collected in a way that it seamlessly and feeds back into the company cloud infrastructure.
- Solid solutions are available, but deploying new technology remains a challenge.
At the end of the day, it really boils down to value add versus cost. Overcoming these cost barriers and understanding how to effectively reduce emissions is critical to business.
While more discussion is needed, these three-days created a solid base for continued collaboration and knowledge sharing to collect information about what we know and have available, and what we don’t.
If you missed this webinar series, you may listen to each day via the links below:
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If you’d like to participate in future webinars or have a topic you’d like to see covered, please send an email to [email protected].