Fugitive Emission Management Program Effectiveness Assessment

Project Title: Fugitive Emission Management Program Effectiveness Assessment
Project Lead: Mr. Tom Michelussi Email: [email protected]

Project Lead Organization / Company Information:
Organization: Altus Environmental Engineering Ltd.

1. Statement of Capabilities of Project Team:

Tom Michelussi (Project Lead and President of Altus Environmental Engineering Ltd.)
• Education: Masters of Mechanical Engineering Degree (University of Calgary, 2001)
• 15 years of experience in Process and Facility Design (Esso Resources and Petro-Canada)
• 4 years of experience in Air Quality Environmental Engineering (Petro-Canada)
• 18 years of experience in Air Quality Environmental Engineering (Altus Env. Eng. Ltd.)
• 22 years experience in NPRI Reporting
• 22 years experience in GHG Reporting and developing GHG reduction plans
• 20 years on-site fugitive emissions surveys (Method 21 and IR Camera)
• Wrote CAPP Technical Documents: 2003 GHG Emissions Calculation Guide; 2004 NPRI CAC Emissions Calculation Guide; 2006 Facility Flare Reduction BMP.

Adrian Snihura (Air Quality Engineer):
Education: Environmental Systems Engineering Degree (University of Regina, 2001)
• 7 years of experience in Air Compliance Reporting (Ortech Env.)
• 5 years of experience in Air Quality Environmental Engineering (Altus Env. Eng. Ltd)
• 5 years experience in NPRI Reporting ( and development of Environment Canada’s Natural Gas Combustion Emissions Calculator)
• 5 years experience in GHG Reporting
• 5 years on-site fugitive emissions surveys (IR Camera)

2. Project management and control information:

Tom Michelussi (Sr. Air Quality Engineer, Project Lead and President of Altus Environmental Engineering Ltd.)
Phase 1 responsibilities: Project management; technical support; literature review; report preparation and review.
Phase 2 responsibilities: Project management; technical support; data analysis; and report preparation and review.
Hourly rate: $205.00/hour

Adrian Snihura (Air Quality Engineer)
Phase 1 responsibilities: Literature review and report preparation.
Phase 2 responsibilities: On-site field work; data collection/analysis; and report preparation.
Hourly rate: $145.00/hour

Air Quality Technician (TBA)
Phase 1 responsibilities: Literature review and report preparation.
Phase 2 responsibilities: On-site field work; data collection/analysis; and report preparation.
Hourly rate: $100.00/hour

3. Project Plan (Scope & Deliverables):

Background Information:

To-date, Upstream Oil and Gas (UOG) facilities have been using emission factors for regulatory reporting of fugitive emissions. This practice is resulting in both over-reporting and under-reporting of fugitive emissions at facilities, depending on factors such as: the type of facility; composition of inlet streams; the age of the facility; types of process equipment used; maintenance practices in place and the presence of gas operated controllers. In addition, the quality of input data used in the calculation of emission factor fugitives (i.e. fitting counts and process stream compositions) may be significantly different between reporting companies. The end result, is that the current reporting of fugitive emissions does not accurately reflect actual operating conditions and both industry and government bodies cannot implement a fugitive emission reduction program that is practical and both cost and results effective.

To this end, Altus proposes to undertake this project to provide recommendations on the design of a performance based fugitive emissions management program (FEMP) that utilizes:
a) Correlations associated with specific facility characteristics to determine initial fugitive emission survey requirements (e.g. frequency and method).
b) Site specific fugitive emission survey results and leak repair effectiveness to determine on-going survey requirements.

Scope of Work:

The work to be completed by Altus for the above price includes:

Phase 1: Literature Review and Report:

a) Completion of a global literature review of regulated fugitive programs in place (e.g. California Methane Regulation Subarticle 13, Colorado Regulation 7, Wyoming OGP Chapter 6, Sec.2, etc.), technical reports (US EPA, etc.) and related best practices/studies (CAPP, PTAC, Greenpath, Clearstone, etc.) to determine what factors influence the effectiveness and success in the reporting and reduction of fugitive emissions.
b) Preparation of a summary report listing the findings (and data gaps) of the literature review.
c) Preparation of a report recommending specific factors that should be included in a practical and effective FEMP specific to the Canadian UOG Industry.
d) Prepare a report outlining site selection, data collection, data quality, etc. required to support the above recommended FEMP.

Phase 2: Field Study, Data Analysis and Report:

a) Review Phase 1 findings with PTAC MRPC and finalize components and objectives of the field study.
b) Coordinate field work criteria and objectives with AER.
c) Communicate objectives of field study to all facility Operators.
d) Conduct on-site field study using agreed (with MRPC and AER) data parameters and field study objectives.
e) Field study work includes 35 days of on-site time with one Intermediate Engineer and one Field technician. Equipment includes two FLIR Gas FindIR cameras and one Hi-Flow Sampler.
f) Enter all field study data (leak videos, photos, leak quantity and location) into the Altus on-line HVCS reporting system.
g) Prepare a draft report of findings using pre-approved data analysis parameters and influences.
h) Review and incorporate peer review feedback into final report.
i) Prepare presentation of findings to PTAC and MRPC.

4. Budget & Payment Schedule:

The firm price for Altus to complete the requested work (as per the Scope of Work below) is as follows:

Phase 1: Literature Review and Report $45,000.00 + GST
Phase 2: Field Study, Data Analysis and Report: $230,000.00 + GST
Schedule:

Provided the project is awarded on or before December 1, 2017, the completion dates for this project are as follows:

Phase 1: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Phase 2: Thursday March 1, 2019

Other Items and Exclusions:

1) There is no travel time, on-site time or travel expenses included in Phase 1 of the project. If required, travel expenses will be at cost.
2) There is no allowance for airline travel for Phase 2. All other travel expenses are included for Phase 2 work, provided facilities are located South of Swan Hills, Alberta. Additional travel time and expenses will be charged for facilities located North of Swan Hills, Alberta.
3) All on-site field work shall be scheduled between April 1 and September 30. Field work cannot be completed during heavy rainfall or ambient temperatures below 0oC due to equipment operating limitations.
4) If additional equipment calibration (greater than manufacturer requirements) is required, additional charges will apply.
5) If addition field equipment is required, additional equipment rental fees (at cost) will apply.
6) Progress payments are due monthly once the project is awarded. Payment terms are: 30 days from invoice date. Late payment fees of 1% per month will apply after 40 days.
7) If delays in project award and document review (by peers) are encountered, then client will agree to equivalent extensions to project completion.


5. References:

References:

Ken Astill, HSE Manager, SemCAMS, Phone: (780) 778-7808
Blake Reid, Sr. Environmental Coordinator, Pengrowth Energy Corp., Phone: (403) 556-5354
Roxanne Pettipas, Sr. Environmental Coordinator, ConocoPhillips, Phone: (403) 260-2165

Attachments: http://auprf.ptac.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Altus-FEMP-Proposal.pdf

FEMP Rating






Capability of the team in terms of relevance to this project – sections #1, #3, #5 of the proposal apply (35%)
































Ability to produce a scientifically credible project design, which will ultimately provide meaningful data and will assist with the informed-decision making/policy framework development process. (45%)





































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