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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 One

Strategies & Technologies For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions,

Flaring & Leaks At The Facility Whilst Cutting Cost

Calculating The Net Benefit, Underlying Metrics & Whole Life Cycle Cost Of Competing Solutions

 

08:30    Coffee and Registration

08:50    Onshore Wellsite Facilities 2021 opens with the Chair's Opening Remarks

 

KEYNOTE OPENING: ADDRESS

09:00    Future Proofing Projects for Tomorrow’s Emission-less Environment

How has the industry withstood the challenges of the past year?  Overview of the key challenges. Opportunities that have arisen and the regulatory obligations, the markets, technologies, and digitisation    

  • What is the outlook for oil and gas following the year of COVID -19?
  • Optimization and development, a two-pronged approach to environmental obligations
  • Driving costs down in forward planning successful projects. What are the changes in the process and thinking over the last year?
  • What is that over the hill? Is automation coming to the fore in reducing emissions?

Chris J White, Director, Operational Excellence, ConocoPhillips

 

Understanding The Direction & Impact Of Environmental Regulations

Insights Into How Operators Can Ensure Long-Term Regulatory Compliance

 

As regulatory demand for emissions reduction gathers pace, how can operators ensure they are correctly calculating and reporting their emissions whilst investing in the technologies & strategies required for long-term compliance? In this morning’s second panel, we get the regulatory perspective on how this can be achieved?

 

KEYNOTE REGULATORY PANEL: INTERPRETING & MEETING EVOLVING REGULATORY STANDARDS

 

09.20    Perspectives On The Evolving Regulatory Environment & How Operators Can Effectively Monitor & Drive Down Their Carbon Footprint

In the following 15-minute presentations, we get the regulatory perspective at both a federal and a state level on how operators can best navigate the current regulatory climate and invest accordingly in the technologies that will help them meet the regulatory challenges of the future.

>> Federal Perspective    Successfully Monitoring Emissions To Demonstrate Regulatory Compliance

  • How can operators ensure that they are successfully monitoring their emissions and meeting their obligations to report these?
  • What are some of the technological solutions operators are implementing to monitor these emissions and with what success?
  • Gain insight into the future of environmental regulation in the U.S and how you can ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

Travis Ethredge, Director, Environment and Sustainability, Apache Corporation

Matt Warren, National Oil and Gas Program Lead, BLM 

 

>> State Perspective    Regulatory Insights Into The Implementation Of New Approaches & Technologies For Sustainable Emissions Reduction

  • What does the regulator see as the most promising technologies & approaches to sustainably lower carbon emissions?
  • What do they see as the key challenge areas and how are the working across the industry to help operators overcome these challenges?
  • Discover key insights into how state regulators are evolving their own regulatory standards in light of what is happening in other U.S states

Commissioner James Wright, The Texas Railroad Commission

Toby Baker, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

 

 

 

09.50    Extended Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

Meeting The Regulatory Standard For Emissions Reduction

Q&A discussion & feedback session, we explore the key regulatory challenges confronting operators and ask how they can be overcome. The session will also serve as an opportunity to question the panel on the content of their presentations.

  • What are the challenges in accurately measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions to both state and federal regulators?
  • In what ways should operators be prioritizing their investment spend to meet these challenges for both present and future regulatory demands?

 

Technologies & Strategies For Reducing Emissions At The Facility

Evaluating Emissions Reduction Benefit For Each Option –

Moving From Pneumatic To Electric & Eventual Flaring Elimination

 

How are leading operators looking to successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst also reducing long-term operational expenditure? What are the technologies they are investing in and what do they foresee as the environmental and economic net-benefit of this investment? We begin our conference by asking leading operators

how they are approaching the regulatory & economic challenges of emissions reduction.

 

KEYNOTE PANEL: EMISSION REDUCTION STRATEGIES

10.00    Investigating Approaches To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Whilst Delivering An Economic Net-Benefit

  • What steps are currently being taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
  • What technologies are being invested in to drive down emissions in key area?
  • What will be the impact on long-term operational expenditure?
  • CASE STUDY: Building A Reliable Power Infrastructure To Allow For The Electrification Of The Entire Facility

​Solomon Adenle, Power Infrastructure Project Manager, BPX 

  • CASE STUDY: Implementing Strategies & Technologies For Sustainable Flare & Emissions Reduction

​Jake Balderama, Facilities Superintendent, Formerly Guidon Energy

  • CASE STUDY: Calculating The Impact Of Upfront Capital Investment On Longer-Term Operational Expenditure

Shayne Jeter, Production Superintendent, Permian Riley

 

10.45    Extended Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

Benchmarking Approaches To Reducing The Carbon Footprint

In this extended conference discussion & feedback session, we ask conference to offer up how they are looking to meet the challenge of delivering emissions reduction. The session will also serve as an opportunity to question the panel on the content of their presentations.

  • What are the technologies operators are investing in and how do they foresee the impact of these both environmentally & economically?
  • What are the key barriers that remain to delivering emissions reduction and what are some of the tried and tested solutions to overcoming these?

 

11:00    Morning Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

 

Facility electrification requires a safe & reliable power infrastructure. But how can this be delivered in remote locations when there is not ready access to grid power? In this next section, we investigate the electrification strategies being pursued by leading operators.

 

PANEL: OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO ELECTRIFICATION

11:30    Overcoming The Barriers To Delivering A Reliable Power Infrastructure To Make Electrification Viable For Remote Facilities

A safe & reliable power supply is a prerequisite for any facility. How are operators confronting the challenge of electrifying their remote facilities?

  • What are the key barriers to implementing electrification at remote facilities and how are leading operators addressing these?
  • To what extent is full electrification possible and what are the pathways to full electrification that operators can take?
  • What are the cost-implications of moving to electric and how effective is it at reducing the overall carbon footprint of the facility?
  • Learn which power infrastructures operators are investing in.

 

11:50        Question & Answer Session

 

POWER INFRASTRUCTURES FOR REMOTE FACILITIES

12:00    Investigating Options For Supplying Electricity Power To Remote Facilities

In the following 15-minute presentations, we explore how operators are leveraging the latest developments in thermoelectric & hydroelectric technology to generate power for their remote facilities?

 

>> Case Study 1    Implementing A Thermoelectric Power Infrastructure

  • How reliable is thermoelectric power generation & how can it be rolled out across the entire facility?
  • What are the associated costs with implementing thermoelectric power generation and how do these be optimized?
  • Learn what the impact of thermoelectric is reducing the overall carbon footprint of the facility.

 

>> Case Study 2    Implementing A Hydroelectric Power Infrastructure

  • In what ways is hydroelectricity allowing operators to move away from gas combustion?
  • To what extent is hydroelectricity being used? How much of the facility can be electrified using hydroelectric alone?
  • In what circumstances and under what geographic considerations will hydroelectric power generation hold the most promise for operators?

 

12:30        Question & Answer Session

 

ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL

12:40    Making The Move From Pneumatic To Electric Instrumentation & Control Systems For Remote Facilities

How can you make electric instrumentation viable for remote facilities & what is the associated impact on upfront capital cost & operational expenditure?

  • What are key instrumentation & control systems that operators have successfully electrified and how was this achieved?
  • Learn what the key barriers to implementation were and how these were overcome to deliver sustainable reliability & control.
  • Discover the impact on operations & maintenance spend and how these factored into the overall life cycle cost of the facility?
  • How were the different strategies for electrification utilized and what degree of electrification did these strategies deliver?

 

13:05        Question & Answer Session

 

13:15        Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

 

Flare Reduction Strategies & Technologies

Methodologies For Mitigating Flare Events & Diverting Flare Gas

 

How can operators practically pursue a zero-flare strategy? In this next session, we investigate how operators are overcoming the key challenges through the utilization of new technologies & approaches?

 

PANEL: ALTERNATIVES TO FLARING

14:15    New Approaches To Delivering Sustainable Flare Reduction Across The Whole Life Cycle

In the following three 15-minute case studies, senior operators take us through the steps they are taking to reduce flaring. How are the overcoming the operational challenges posed by flare reduction and which are the technologies achieving this for them?

 

>> Case Study 1    Delivering A Zero Flare Policy Whilst Minimizing The Impact On Production Volumes

    Steven Autry, Senior Facilities Engineer, Magnolia Oil and Gas

 

>> Case Study 2    Implementing Vapor Recovery Systems & New Technologies To Bring Your Flaring Under Control

Gauthier Pierzak, ESG Advisor, Cimarron

 

>> Case Study 3    Evaluating Strategies For Diverting Flare Gas & With What Success They Can Be Implemented Collectively On Flare Retrofits

    Shayne Jeter, Production Superintendent, Permian Riley

     

15:00    Extended Curated Conference Discussion & Feedback Session

Best Practices In Reducing Flare

In the following discussion, we ask conference to offer up their strategies for reducing flare. To what extent have they managed to mitigate flaring and what were the technological solutions that offered the greatest benefit?

 

FLARE GAS FOR POWERING PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

15:30    Discover How To Successfully Divert Flare Gas Into Electrical Power Generation For Production Equipment

In what ways are operators diverting their flare gas into powering production equipment and what is the impact on flare reduction?

  • What are the technology applications required to effectively divert flare gas into electrical power generation?
  • Under what circumstances & with what success can this strategy be implemented?
  • Discover how operators are implementing flare gas electrical power generation into their overall flare reduction strategy?
  • Which production equipment can be powered utilizing the flare gas? Are there any additional challenges with specific equipment and how can these be overcome?
  • Learn how you can ensure that you do not generate too much electricity off of flare gas and keep the levels safe and sustainable.

 

15:55        Question & Answer Session

 

16:05        Afternoon Refreshments In The Networking & Exhibition Area

 

FLARE GAS FOR GENERATING POWER TO SELL BACK

16:35    Generating Electrical Power To Sell Back The Grid & Industries With Needs For Additional Electrical Power

Discover the success stories of where operators have diverted flare gas into generating electrical power to sell back to the grid or to other industries.

  • How have operators collaborated with grid utility power to divert their flare gas into electrical power generation for the grid?
  • What are the technological applications that need to be implemented in order to ensure that this can be done effectively?
  • Discover what the cost benefit was to the operator of generating this power?
  • How have operators successfully collaborated with other industries to divert their flare gas into generating additional power for their needs?
  • What was the overall impact on reducing the carbon footprint of the operator and has it allowed them to move to a zero flare policy?

 

17:00        Question & Answer Session

 

MITIGATING FLARE ON LOW & HIGH  PRESSURE GAS SALES

17:10    Best Practice Case Studies On Successful Reducing Flare On Both Low & High Pressure Gas Sales

What are the unique challenges in mitigating flare for both, low and high pressure gas sales? We conclude the opening day of our conference with an exploration of how operators are approaching both.

 

>> Case Study 1    Reducing Flare On High Pressure Gas Sales

  • What are the unique challenges posed by reducing flare event on high pressure gas sales and how are operators overcoming these?
  • To what extent is it possible to mitigate flare on all high pressure gas sales? Is a zero flare policy achievable?
  • Discover the  impact of recapturing this revenue and the cost savings associated with achieving it over the medium to long-term.

 

>> Case Study 2    Reducing Flare On Low Pressure Gas Sales

  • What are the takeaway systems being implemented by operators to reduce their flaring on low pressure gas sales?
  • How are operators preventing flare events even after losing one or more of their compressors at a facility?
  • Learn how flare reduction on low pressure gas sales is impacting bottom lines and helping operators achieve emission reduction targets.

 

17:40        Question & Answer Session

 

17:50        Chair’s Closing Remarks & End Of Day One

 

18:00        Evening Drinks Reception

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

Perspectives on the evolving regulatory framework and how operators can monitor their carbon footprint. Plus regulators insights into the implementation and new approaches and technologies

Case Studies From Leading Operators On Their Experience:

  • Implementing and building reliable power infrastructures
  • Implementing strategies & technologies for sustainable flare emissions reduction
  • Calculating the impact of upfront capital investment on longer-term operational expenditure
  • Optimal approaches to retrofitting & optimizing existing assets  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
  • Investigating the impact of new modular facility design on fast tracking facility construction
  • Investing new developments in multiphase metering to deliver greater accuracy at the well head
  • Discover how to mitigate gas break out in liquid emulsion though utilizing multiphase flow meters
  • New innovations in technologies for tank venting mitigation
  • Evaluating centralized tank battery designs for their effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expenditure
  • Delivering continuous onsite monitoring to accurately detect, report and mitigate fugitive emissions
  • Overcoming barriers to electrification
  • Power infrastructures for remote facilities: investigating options for supplying electricity to remote areas
  • Generating electrical power to sell back to the grid and industries with needs for additional electrical power
  • Mitigating flare on low and high pressure gas sales
  • Striking the balance between upfront capital investment and automation and longer-term reductions in lease operating expenditure
  • Implementing the right mix of automation applications and technologies to allow the facility to be operated by exception
  • Key insights into how automation implementation is shaping manpower resources and allowing the facility to run lean
  • Utilizing data for facility controls
  • Investing the capabilities of digital technologies to move us beyond  the automated facility to the truly smart facility
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