Going, going ... green

HARC emissions monitoring. Process Ecology’s Methane advisor, Cap-Op eco-efficiency.

HARC has developed ‘REMS,’ a real-time engine emissions monitoring system for oil and gas operations. REMS combines data from gas analyzers, mass flow meters, weather stations, control valves and the engine’s controller area network. Data is edge-processed with a field programmable gate array and National Instruments’ RIO hardware and LabView software before upload to the Amazon EC2 cloud.

In a recent PTAC presentation, Alberto Alva-Argaez outlined Process Ecology’s Methane Advisor for methane emissions management and reporting from flared and vented sources. The solution has been deployed on large Albertan facilities to verify emissions and reduce carbon tax liabilities. The system is also helping operators meet the World Bank’s objective of ‘zero routine flaring by 2030.’

Cap-Op Energy is publishing an upstream oil and gas Eco-Efficiency Handbook, as part of a PTAC Teree initiative. The publication showcases current technologies and will serve as a standards checklist for new builds, upgrades and well site expansions. The idea is to increase awareness of available sustainable technologies, energy efficiency, environmental performance and social license requirements.

In a report to the US Department of Energy, RPSEA states that it has ‘generated over $150 billion in economic value’ and ‘over $40 billion’ in environmental damage mitigation under the ultra-deepwater and unconventional natural gas research program, a component of the 2005 US energy policy act.

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