Canada’s petroleum industry is tasked with the challenge of developing both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources. In order to effectively address this challenge, industry and government work together to ensure the development of these resources are managed in an environmentally responsible manner. Achieving this requires an innovative mindset and careful review of operational practices to identify potential ways to improve environmental performance, thereby minimizing impact. Industry sponsors provide support to this effort by backing both fundamental and applied research on potential impacts of current practices, new and improved practices, technological and innovative advancements, etc.
With the Alberta Government Climate Leadership Plan’s target to reduce methane gas emissions from Alberta’s oil and gas operations by 45% by 2025, it is critical that all industry stakeholders collaborate to discuss the methods in which this target will be achieved, and consider the challenges that we as an industry face in meeting this target. The panel portion of this event, which will take place from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM will focus specifically on our industry’s responsibilities under the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan, and the challenges and potential solutions that lie ahead.
This Forum serves as a platform where dedicated academics and researchers will communicate their research results and advance the knowledgebase on industry, its environmental impacts specifically related to air, and how to address the issues.
Presentation focus areas include: improving air emissions inventories through improved emission factors and reporting methodologies, identification and estimation of sources of emission for substances of concern, further understanding of emissions associated with hydraulic fracturing flowback, understanding the destruction efficiency of various combustion technologies to destroy benzene emissions, and advancing the development of new or emerging air emission reduction technologies.
This Forum will include a series of presentations, which will communicate the current research that is being undertaken, and demonstrate how it addresses knowledge gaps and is improving environmental practices. Furthermore, the afternoon portion of the Forum will focus on Technology for Emissions Reduction and Eco-Efficiency (TEREE) Program initiatives. More specifically, the afternoon will include a “pitch session” encompassing very brief presentations from technology providers who submitted to TEREE’s request for air emissions reduction technologies in July 2016. The technologies highlighted in the afternoon “pitch session” will be timely in regards to emissions reduction targets set by the Climate Leadership Plan. PTAC member companies have a long history of committee work and collaborative projects that have established the pathway for advancing research, as well as field demonstration projects, and commercialization of numerous new technologies, which will be highlighted at this event.
PTAC invites you to register for this informative event to learn about the latest industry statistics, scientific advances, best practices, and emerging technology solutions, surrounding air issues and emissions reduction opportunities.