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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This 3-day Conference Has Been Designed For Job Functions Including:

  • CEOS
  • COOs
  • VPs of Operations
  • VPs of Facilities
  • VPS of Engineering
  • VPs of EHS&R
  • Regulatory Directors
  • Senior Facilities Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Automation Specialists
  • Data Scientists
  • Senior Operations Managers
  • Production Superintendents
  • Facility Engineering Directors
  • Environmental Managers
  • Automation Leads

Agenda

DAY 1– September 20, 2022

INVESTING IN A VARIETY OF TECHNOLOGIES, INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS AND ON-SITE CAPTURING PRACTICES TO REDUCE EMISSIONS 

Gain Insight Into The Different Approaches E&P’s Are Taking

08:45 Chair’s Opening Remarks 

KEYNOTE PANEL – THE STRATEGIC VIEW ON EMISSIONS REDUCTION FOR DIFFERENT SITES  

08:50 High-Level Perspectives On Implementing New Technology For Emissions Reduction For New & Legacy Facilities

Examining multiple solutions for emissions reduction because what works well for one operator at one site may not always be optimal for another producer at a different location. Setting the scene for three days of commercial presentations on specific technical areas, the opening series of high impact VP level case studies (20 minutes each) will examine innovative emission reduction approaches across the board. Speakers will be briefed to talk about the macro strategies for overcoming emissions-related challenges as well as the economics driving the project outcomes for individual sites.  To talk about what is working, but also to be candid about what hasn’t worked so well & what they would do differently next time. 

 How are E&Ps and service providers working on reducing emissions & troubleshooting GHG elimination for new & legacy assets?  

TANKLESS DESIGNS: Results On Implementing Tankless Facilities Designs At New Build Sites  

LEGACY BROWNFIELD: Implementing New Technologies To Reduce Flaring & Troubleshoot GHG Emissions Reduction At Brownfield Facilities 

REMOTE LOCATION: Emission Reduction & Power Generation Strategies For Remote Location Facilities 

SIMPLIFYING FACILITIES DESIGN FOR EMISSIONS REDUCTION Simplifying & Centralizing Facilities To Reduce Emissions Through Modular Design – Principles For New Build & Retrofitting

LEGACY LOW PRODUCING FACILITIES: Cost Competitive Techniques For Finding & Reducing Emissions From Existing Sources, On Older Low Producing Wellsite Facilities

10.00 A Collaborative Workflow for Flareless Facility: Accelerating Expectations on New Facility Deliverables

  • Adapting the facility designs to minimize Scope 1 emissions while minimizing CapEx and OpEx
  • Maximize facility up time through digital twins that enhance energy and labor efficiency
  • Zero Scope 1 under steady state operations and minimizing Scope 1 under upset conditions through pre-planning
  • Outlining the critical elements to achieve a diverse set of stakeholder goals on process and personal safety, cost, and reliability

Bill Melton, North America Sales Director, Measurement and Production, TechnipFMC

10.20 Curated Extended Questions & Discussion 

The Above Case Studies Will Refer To Some Of The Leading Emission Sources Including: 

Pneumatic Controllers

Abnormal Production Conditions 

Gas Venting & Flaring 

Pneumatic Pumps 

Gathering Stations 

Hydrocarbon & Produced Water Tanks

Combustion Exhaust 

Gathering Pipelines 

High Bleed Pneumatics 

Produced Water Tank Flashing 

Gathering Blowdowns 

Low Bleed Pneumatics  

Equipment Leaks 

Gas & NGL Processing 

Atmospheric Tanks  

10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking 

 

CASE STUDY - DEEP DIVE INTO TANKLESS DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

11:00 Justifying The Business Case For Tankless Systems Over Conventional Tank Designs

The purpose of this case study is to explore the benefits afforded by tankless designs over conventional setups. The session will examine how tankless designs can be implemented at a range of well sites. 

  • Key considerations & benefits of tankless facilities over conventional tank designs for emissions reduction 
  • Challenges facing tankless design adoption with limited capital availability 
  • Successfully implemented tankless designs at challenging well sites, including the difficulties they faced & any aspects they would do differently next time 
  • Conclusions comparing multiple solutions for large, small and remote location facilities  

Hans Mueller, Founder/CTO, EcoVapor

11:25 Curated Extended Questions & Discussion 

 

BEST PRACTICE STORAGE TANK DESIGN 

11:35 Set Ups & Techniques For Reducing Emissions & Venting From Storage Tanks & Tank Batteries 

  • Responding to new regulation by implementing technologies for reducing volatile organic chemicals and methane emissions by 95%
  • Considering the full range of technology options and techniques 
           - For flash gas at tanks with no vapor recovery units (uncontrolled tanks) 
           - Tank loading and unloading and tank gauging
           - Vapour blow through to a tank 
  • Monitoring tank hatches and openings for leaks 

12:00 Questions and discussion 

12:10 Networking Lunch Break 

CAPTURING WASTE GAS, REDUCING FLARING, ELIMINATING VENTING AND FIXING FUGITIVE EMISSIONS 

In Which Direction Is The Industry Going?

Cost Competitive Technology Strategies For Eliminating Venting & Capturing Gas For Either Sales,
Power On Site Or Control Device To Reduce Emissions

Reducing storage tank emissions is now a top priority for the industry. Ever-more stringent emissions regulations and higher well counts with wellheads and production equipment is driving the industry’s increased adoption of vapor recovery technology on production sites. The following sessions examine optimal VRU design, operation and sizing considering the complexities of controlling tank emissions and optimizing revenue capture.  What are the different technical strategies that consider dynamic variables and flow rates? 

VRU CASE STUDY 1 - REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM TANKS

13:10 Achieving The Best VRU Results To Reduce Air Emissions & Maximize Total Gas Sales Volume 

Vent gas is a product that has value and therefore goes beyond compliance. The value of capturing vent gas to route to the sales line or use to power facility operations instead of venting or flaring is now seen as pivotal to VRU field operations. The following practical case study looks at the optimal design and operation of VRU units to ensure an economic payback that reduces emissions.     

  • Optimizing VRU sizing to reflect volumes  
  • Considering key variables impacting flow rates and pressures 
  • Examining pilots on using higher pressure tanks and reconfiguring VRU’s to eliminate flares   
  • Adequately sizing emission control devices and using adequate diameter piping for vent lines to emission control devices

13:35 Questions & Discussion 

VRU CASE STUDY 2 – TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOCUS 

13:45 Optimally Sizing The Latest Advancements In VRU Technology To Meet Each Production Phase Of The Asset  

  • Operator experiences in configuring and right-sizing the latest VRU technology with modularity to meet each production phase of the asset 
  • Comparing the latest technology including active and passive systems  
  • Simplifying facility operations and optimizing costs by removing the need for a vapour recovery tower 
  • Tactics for recovering investment emissions reduction and generating more net revenue from gas sales within the shortest possible payback period 
  • Conclusions comparing multiple solutions for large, small and remote location facilities  

Gauthier Pierozak, ESG Advisor, Cimmaron

14:10 Curated Questions & Discussion 

 

TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING COMPRESSION & FLARING EFFICIENCY 

Reduce Methane Emissions & Monetize Product For Sales

PANEL – BEST PRACTICE FLARE REDUCTION DESIGN (NON-MONETIZATION SOLUTIONS) 

14:20 Innovative Flare System Design To Further Limit Flaring & Improve Efficiencies 

If flaring cannot be completely prevented, improving the efficiency of flares can reduce emissions of methane. Some of the more conventional techniques are well understood whereas there are now real questions regarding how to address flares as oil wells decline and understanding whether investing in more low-pressure capacity is a truly cost-competitive and effective option. This panel – featuring 3 presentations of 20 minutes each – features the more leading-edge solutions to address challenges associated with flare reduction and efficiency optimisation.

14:20 LOW-PRESSURE CAPACITY BUSINESS CASEJustifying The Economics On Redesigning The System To Deliver More Low-Pressure Capacity To Reduce Flaring In The Field 

14:40 FLARE REDUCTION AND DECLINING OIL WELLS Solutions To Address Flaring Safety Risks As Oil Wells Decline (i.e. Low Flow Rates Increasing Backdraught Possibilities)

15:00 ENCLOSED COMBUSTION DEVICES Evaluating Enclosed Combustion Devices For Alternative Control & To Reduce Flare Visibility 

Gauthier Pierozak, ESG Advisor, Cimmaron

15:20 Curated Questions & Discussion 

15:30 Afternoon Networking Refreshment Break 

 

IMPROVING COMPRESSION EFFICIENCY 

16:00 Improving Compression Horsepower and NGL Recovery with Fuel Gas Treatment

  • Case study on a MGY rich fuel gas and compression troubleshooting project
  • How reducing fuel gas BTU improves HP by 15-20%
  • Compressor run time benefits
  • NGL recovery benefits
  • Technical and process details on fuel gas conditioning equipment

Steven Autry, Senior Facilities Engineer, Magnolia Oil & Gas

16:20 Questions & Discussion  

 

REDUCE METHANE EMISSIONS BY IMPROVING FLARING EFFICIENCY 

16:30 Optimizing/Testing Combustor Technology For Flaring With Reduced Methane Emissions & Ensuring Small Flares At Unmanned Sites 

This case study focuses on improving combustion processes and optimizing low emission flare operations for emissions reduction. This will be discussed both from an operations & equipment sizing perspective. 

Enclosed flare design & operation considerations will also be explored.

  • Improving combustion in manned, air-assisted flares and small flares at unmanned sites 
  • Flare operation considerations, combustor efficiency, & enclosed flares
  • Design & operational considerations to achieve optimal results 
  • Conclusions comparing multiple solutions for large, small and remote location facilities 

16:55 Question & Discussion 

 

NEW TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES FOR GAS CAPTURE

PRACTICAL CASE STUDY RESPONDING TO NEW MEXICO GAS CAPTURE REGULATIONS

17:05 Data Collection For Emissions Reporting To Eventually Capture 98% Of All Gas To Comply With  New Mexico Regulations  

In 2021 New Mexico oil and gas regulators adopted new rules to limit most venting and flaring in the oil field. The first phase of implementation includes data collection and reporting to identify natural gas losses at every stage of the process. Eventually regulators will require operators to capture more gas each year, capturing 98% of all natural gas waste by the end of 2026. How are operators in New Mexico leveraging new technology to someday capture 98% of gas and what can E&P’s throughout North America learn from these early adopters as the bar on regulation is set to eventually get higher in most states?

  • Strategies for sourcing, collecting and reporting emissions data in New Mexico 
  • Cost competitive technology selection strategies for eventually capturing 98% of all gas and reducing flaring 
  • Overcoming challenges and finding innovative solutions for capturing gasses from - 
           - Storage tanks 
           - Pressurised vessels 
           - Remaining emissions in the facility 
  • Conclusions comparing multiple solutions for large, small and remote location facilities  

17:25 Questions & Discussion  

17:35 Scoping Costs, Savings & Economics Optimizing Gas Dehydration Technology & Process To Reduce Venting/  Emissions 

  • Leveraging new technology to eliminate emissions from gas dehydration including electric pumps
  • Examining other measures including 
           - Replacing glycol units with zero emission options 
           - Optimizing glycol circulation rates 
           - Installing flash tank separators 
           - Outlets for low pressure gas

18:00 Questions Followed By Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close Of Day 1 

18:15 Networking Drinks Reception & VIP Speaker Dinner (8pm)    

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

Hear From Operators, Screened Suppliers And Trusted Manufacturers Bringing A Wealth Of Real World Experience And Technical Information To The Table With No Sales Pitches  

DAY ONE & TWO: LINKING EMISSIONS REDUCTION & ESG INTO EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION

  • Implementing New Technologies & Techniques For GHG Emission Reduction And To Operate The Entire Upstream Facility More Efficiently: Address Fugitive Emissions, Limit Flaring, Capture Gas, Meet Leak Detection Requirements, Evaluate New Vapour Recovery Technology, Update Valve Designs, Improve Compression Efficiency & Carry Out Separation Processing With A Smaller Footprint
  • Justifying The Value Of New Emission Reduction Projects For New & Legacy Assets, Operating In Different Situations
  • Tankless Systems Versus Conventional Tank Designs
  • Optimizing Equipment To Capture & Monetize Product Or Reduce Fuel Burn
  • Get Ahead Of New State Regulations Setting The Bar Higher On Flare Reduction & Emissions Reporting 

DAY THREE: CASE STUDIES ON FURTHER OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY TO MAKE MONEY

  • Solutions For Optimizing Large Multi-Well Pad Set-Ups & Revisiting Multi-Phase Metering
  • Justify Expanding Facilities Automation Projects To Reduce Emissions & Deliver Efficiency Gains 
  • Sharing Creative Solutions To Address Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Escalating Material Costs & Manpower Shortages
  • Case Studies On The Implementation Of Asset Integrity Programmes For Safety-Critical Pressure Vessels & Legacy Equipment With Limited Historical Data
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