Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show

WORKSHOP: Emissions Management

This full-day technical course is focused on understanding the applicable codes and standards governing emissions testing and management in Alberta and Canada, and best practices for achieving your emissions management goals. It includes a review of the types of equipment used in the field, and provides guidance on emissions testing, the installation and maintenance of emissions reduction equipment, and tips on troubleshooting any problems that may be encountered.’

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to aid engineers and other technical specialists working in the upstream or midstream in implementing and maintaining optimal emissions testing and management programs in new and existing facilities. This includes understanding the applicable codes and standards, best practices, and the types of equipment available to mitigate emissions.

Date: September 13, 2023

Location: Exhibit Hall C

Start Time: 8:30 am

End Time: 4:30 pm

Fees: Early bird fees (to August 1): $899 plus GST and fees Regular fees (after August 1): $1199 plus GST and fees

Course Description/Summary

This full-day technical course is focused on understanding the applicable codes and standards governing emissions testing and management in Alberta and Canada, and best practices for achieving your emissions management goals. It includes a review of the types of equipment used in the field, and provides guidance on emissions testing, the installation and maintenance of emissions reduction equipment, and tips on troubleshooting any problems that may be encountered. 

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to aid engineers and other technical specialists working in the upstream or midstream in implementing and maintaining optimal emissions testing and management programs in new and existing facilities. This includes understanding the applicable codes and standards, best practices, and the types of equipment available to mitigate emissions. 

Objectives include: 

  • Developing a generalized understanding of emissions testing, standards, and related topics.
  • Understanding of the leak detection and repair (LDAR) process
  • Understanding the 4 key steps to eliminating emissions
  • EPA, AER and CER requirements and testing procedures
  • Understanding the equipment used in mitigating emissions
  • Identifying the regulations, emissions sources, equipment, and components of a LDAR program
  • Understanding testing equipment used in emissions management
  • Identifying the performance specifications for Federal reference methods.
  • Exploring benefits of emissions elimination, through specific case studies

 Learning outcomes:

Course attendees will be better prepared to:

  • Apply standards and codes and manage emissions per current industry practices.
  • Read and write internal corporate technical standards, review design on emission reduction requirements, and provide value-engineering solutions tailored to individual plants, facilities, pipelines, tank farms or compressor station networks.
  • Articulate the purpose and benefits of emissions elimination, to support investments

Who Should Attend?

  • Upstream and midstream engineering professionals and other technical specialists from project planning, operations, and facilities management looking for a generalized outline of emissions testing, standards, equipment and related topics
  • EPC engineering professionals and technical specialists who need to help their clients meet emissions codes and standards and understand equipment choices
  • Professionals, technical specialists, and facilities operators who want to update their knowledge base on this subject.
  • Technical specialists interested in expanding their understanding of LDAR, EPA, AER and CER requirements and testing procedures, and equipment used in mitigating emissions.
  • Operational personnel responsible for maintenance scheduling and completions
  • New professionals in the industry without a technical or engineering background

Course Schedule/Outline/List of Topics:

The presentation is on the topic of Emissions Management – Applicable Codes, Standards and Practices provides the following: 

  • History of emissions and testing
  • Terms and definitions
  • Industry practices and implementation
  • Types of equipment and where / when to deploy these
  • Repair methods and techniques / Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • Manufacturing process improvements
  • Packing manufacturer’s emission best available technology
  • Improvements for the future
  • Benefits of Optimized Emissions Management
  • Current industry practices, codes, regulations applicable in Alberta and in General in Canada
  • Problems, installation, and maintenance troubleshoot and tricks 

The course consists of a Powerpoint presentation, hands-on demonstrations, Images, videos, practical experience stories, and current industry reviews and news. 

About Presenter 1:

Gobind N. Khiani, a UCalgary alumnus with a seasoned change-maker, impacting industrial corporations and start-ups. He has a proven track record in technical and value engineering and holds a Fellowship in Engineering and an MBA.

He is the founder of Users Group (Engineering and Technical Subject Matter Experts), Alberta. Currently he holds the position of Vice Chairman of Standards Council of Canada.  He has done peer review on Isolation codes such as API6D, CSA Z662 and Emissions Management regulatory documents for Environment and Climate Change Canada and participated in research and development initiatives for Emissions Management and Reduction Programs, Alberta and Canada & Isolation requirements for Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA).

Gobind draws upon a unique mix of public safety policy and start-up/venture capital experience. He has over 27 years of energy sector experience including regulatory, standards, technical compliance, strategy, governance, digital innovation, engineering management, technology, sustainable development, and operations. He is also skilled in Asset Integrity and Maintenance Management.

Gobind is involved in technical standards (energy, tech, public safety) and has been a mentor/judge at First Robotics Western Canada. He is also the past chair of Calgary Branch Executive Committee of APEGA.

About Presenter 2:

David M. Anderson is a Director and Lead Trainer in the Score Group and is responsible for the global deployment and development of the company’s valve condition and performance monitoring products and services, which are focused on delivering emissions reductions, operating cost reductions, risk minimization and efficiency maximization for the benefit of all stakeholders.  

With 39 years of experience of working directly in the process valve industry, David has worked in many roles. He is in his 29th year of employment in the Score Group and has been involved in valve diagnostics and condition monitoring for over 20 years. He is a well-travelled international speaker and has been presenting technical papers at industry events around the globe, since the year 2000.  

David is also Vice-Chair of North-East Scotland College and has served on the Board for over 7 years. Instrumental in the setting up of Peterhead Engineers Development Limited (a private training provider) in 2004, David was Managing Director during the company’s first 9 years and he continues to serve on the Board as a Non-Executive Director. 

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Quality Professional, a Member of the Chartered Quality Institute and a Member of the Institute of Asset Management. He is a time served Mechanical Engineering Technician by trade and has a wide array of Engineering and Business qualifications and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and coaching / mentoring others.  

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