The Environmental Partnership Permian Basin Workshop 2019

The Environmental Partnership’s 2019 Permian Basin Workshop included local operators sharing information on a variety of environmental topics important to oil and natural gas producers. The workshop, hosted by Chevron, was held April 9th in Midland, Texas.

Nathan Hartshorne, of XTO Energy, discusses operational changes XTO has made to improve their environmental performance.

Attendees learned about best practices for using and maintaining pneumatic controller devices, as well as one company’s experience in managing their Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program. The LDAR presentation included a demonstration of a software platform that can help companies better track, manage and repair potential leaks, as well as lessons learned from managerial and operational staff. In addition, participants learned useful information that could assist companies considering a Texas state audit program for review of newly acquired assets.

Finally, attendees heard a comprehensive presentation from one company about their own experiences in designing storage tank vapor controls that help reduce emissions. Each presentation included time for questions and discussion on the given topics.

As the Permian Basin continues to be an increasingly important region for onshore US oil and natural gas production, The Partnership remains committed to making its workshops open to all oil and natural gas company staff in the region. These workshops not only provide a forum for which valuable information can be shared from operator to operator, but they also encourage new companies to officially join this growing coalition of companies committed to improving their environmental performance.