Upstream/Midstream Methane Leak Detection and Repair Programs

Upstream/Midstream Methane Leak Detection and Repair Programs

November 2, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

EUCI’s Upstream/Midstream Methane Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) training course outlines the regulatory drivers, technological tools, processes, and best practices associated with a successful LDAR program for oil and gas operators. Register now for this training course to learn how utilities can focus their responses to climate concerns related to emissions from operations and infrastructure by incorporating cutting-edge technologies for detection, quantification, monitoring, and remediation to mitigate the threat that fugitive emissions pose to the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review federal regulations regarding methane emissions from oil and gas in upstream and midstream operations
  • Distinguish the various sources of methane emissions in upstream and midstream operations
  • Compare the costs and capabilities of cutting-edge leak detection techniques and technologies
  • Discuss technologies and tools for methane emission quantification
  • Appraise best practices for identifying, inventorying, maintaining, and monitoring regulated components and equipment
  • Examine case study presentations of successful LDAR programs
  • Study technologies and practices that reduce or eliminate emissions resulting from infrastructure operations and maintenance

Agenda

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Overview of Current LDAR Regulations

Federal and state guidelines that apply to methane emissions in the oil and gas sectors aim to control methane emissions and reduce the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the air. As responsibly sourced gas grows in popularity, some oil and gas companies have taken on voluntary leak detection and repair (LDAR) measures to provide for both greater worker safety and sustainable commodities. This session will provide an update of the regulatory drivers for upstream and midstream methane emissions reduction efforts from the oil and gas sectors as well as an examination of voluntary guidance and initiatives from industry stakeholders.

Will Gibson, Management Consultant, Natural Gas Engineering, ABS Group

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. :: Comparing Leak Detection Technologies and Instrumentation

What are the considerations when energy producers and distributors are weighing their options—handheld devices, walking, mobile, and aerial inspections, infrared and laser absorption spectroscopy, open path detection, remote technologies—for locating leaks? What is the best strategy for measuring and comparing the time and labor requirements, the cost, the return on the investment, and the overall effectiveness of the available options? This presentation will examine the benefits and trade-offs of leak detection technologies on the market.

Milton Heath III, Director of Global Business Development, Heath Consultants

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. :: Quantifying and Reporting Methane Emissions

For many years, the regulatory and industry focus was centered on leak detection, and cost-effective quantification from entire sites was not possible. Technological advances and a renewed focus on identifying the largest sources of emissions have opened pathways and the impetus to focus on questions about leak volume, mass flow sampling, and tools for accurate measurement. This session will look at advances in quantification and continuous monitoring of infrastructure as well as proposed changes in the methodologies used for leak rate characterization for reporting.

Rob Wilson, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Sensors, Inc

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:45 – 1: 30 p.m. :: Building Blocks of a Quality LDAR Program

A quality LDAR program consists of five elements: identifying components, leak definition, monitoring components, repairing components, and recordkeeping/reporting. The primary sources of methane emissions in upstream and midstream operations are leaking equipment: valves, pumps,  compressors, flanges, connectors, and other forms of piping. This presentation will discuss a best practices regime for identifying, inventorying, maintaining, and monitoring components subject to LDAR requirements as well as best processes for recordkeeping to facilitate compliance.

Christoff Orr, Consultant, Trinity Consultants

Dan Schmucker, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. :: Case Study: Diversified Energy’s Leak Detection and Remediation Program

Diversified Energy, the largest well owner in the United States, has committed to improved environmental performance through emissions reductions as part of the company Smarter Asset Management programs as well as ESG initiatives. This presentation will examine the strategies being employed by the company to create an emissions reduction program that exceeds existing state and federal regulatory requirements governing methane emissions.

Paul Espenen, Senior Vice President, EH&S, Diversified Energy

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. :: Blowdown Recovery System

The largest source of methane emissions associated with taking compressors off-line is from the blow down or venting of gas remaining in the compressor. This case study will spotlight ZEVAC technology, which promises to mitigate the venting, flaring, and release of emission associated with main replacement, pigging, hot tapping, and line repairs, tie-ins, and maintenance.

Doug Sahm, President, TPE Midstream

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Case Study: Leak Detection and Repair in Midstream Operations

Key aspects of any effort to reduce operational emissions include a robust LDAR program, the application of cutting-edge technologies, energy efficient equipment upgrades, and a culture of responsibility regarding emissions management. This case study presentation will discuss one midstream company’s management of its pipelines, gathering systems, and processing plants to ensure operational efficiency and integrity and identify and rectify any potential methane and VOC emission from its operations in accordance with LDAR regulations.

Speakers

  • Paul Espenen, Senior Vice President, EH&S, Diversified Energy

  • Will Gibson, Management Consultant, Natural Gas Engineering, ABS Group

  • Milton Heath III, Director of Global Business Development, Heath Consultants

  • Christoff Orr, Consultant, Trinity Consultants

  • Doug Sahm, President, TPE Midstream

  • Dan Schmucker, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants

  • Rob Wilson, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Sensors, Inc

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Upstream/Midstream Methane Leak Detection and Repair Programs

November 2, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before September 30, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the course

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 7.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

Who Should Attend

  • Natural Gas Utilities
  • Natural Gas Producers
  • Natural Gas Distributors
  • Engineers
  • Operations and Maintenance Personnel
  • Pipeline Companies
  • Environmental Scientists and Researchers
  • Energy Consultants
  • Renewable Natural Gas Companies
  • Gas Industry Associations and Organizations

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