HSSE-SR:- EPA Subpart Quad O - Opportunites, Technologies and Solutions for Vent Gas Management in Upstream Oil and Gas Operations
A new federal air quality rule governing midstream and upstream activity is in effect. The rule, also known by its more formal citation 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO, or ‘New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Subpart Quad O’ contains new regulations and revisions to existing statutes. This rule will have a major impact on how the Oil and Gas industry has been operating regarding waste gas emissions. Reverberations will be felt across the industry by these more stringent rules governing upstream exploration and production segment as well as the midstream segment. Air emissions from Oil and Gas resource development have been drawing increased attention by many concerned parties including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the states, industry, and the public. EPA regulations are being implemented to quantify the emissions from oil and gas operations and control the emissions of pollutants and contaminants. Industry is taking action to minimize emissions while the public is concerned with potential health effects. Improving well performance and operations now need to include emission reduction as a integral function. Understanding waste emissions and turning them into possible positive cash flow assets is the opportunity. Vent Gas Management is an area companies need to explore to increase their bottom line and reduce liability. The technology, techniques and reliability has greatly improved making it profitable in many cases. It is all non-product output going to waste that needs to be put back in the product stream for profitable “Green” production. Remember; "You don’t know; what you don’t know" because it has never been an area of high importance. New technologies are keeping pace to eliminate or control these emissions. Many of these technologies are economically feasible; while keeping you in compliance. Change is in the air. This talk will be on opportunities, solutions and techniques in Vent Gas Management. Also a chance to ask tough questions to an Ex-Regulator and get straight answers.
Houston , Texas 77002