The Environmental Partnership Oklahoma Workshop 2019
The Environmental Partnership held its Oklahoma workshop on April 11, 2019 in Oklahoma City. It was hosted by Baker Hughes, a GE Company, at their Energy Innovation Center.
The workshop included an in-depth look at approaches to system design, operation and maintenance of storage tank vapor control systems. Participants also enjoyed a presentation on best practices for maintaining pneumatic controller systems, which are the industry’s top source of methane emissions.
A presentation on Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs looked at the most effective ways to manage them, including the goals and repair methods most frequently seen in successful LDAR programs. Another presentation examined the latest technologies and tactics, such as drones, that are being employed by companies to detect methane emissions.
The event concluded with a tour of the Energy Innovation Center, and a look at the approaches BHGE is employing to develop and test emissions-reducing technology.
“The Environmental Partnership’s workshops were extremely helpful, with interesting presentations that provided new information and innovative ways to help us further reduce emissions. The workshops also provided us with a rare and appreciated opportunity to talk face-to-face with other operators and presenters about their own experiences with facility designs, regulations and new technologies. These workshops are well worth the effort to attend.” – Bill Bailey, Air Compliance Manager, Cimarex Energy