Leak Detection and Repair Baseline

Michael D’antoni, GreenPath Energy


Currently there is not a broad understanding of the current practices in Canada of leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs across Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers member companies (and non-CAPP producers).  This study will present a perspective on current LDAR practices in Canada.  The current CAPP Best Management Practice for Leak Detection and repairs allow for significant flexibility in leak inspection frequencies and techniques and has been broadly adopted by both CAPP Member and Non-Member companies.

Policy Issues


Knowledge Gaps 

For industry to evaluate the impact of potential policy measures to control air pollutants and greenhouse gases, they need to assess emerging technologies that have not yet been proven for commercial use. To assess the suitability of the technology, industry requires knowledge of the overall reduction potential and cost-effectiveness. To that end, there needs to be abroad understanding of the trade-offs and full environmental life-cycle of each technology (i.e., increased collateral emissions; specifically GHGs, carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons, and additional fuel usage; when using natural gas fired reciprocating engines, etc.) so that a net environmental benefit is achieved through broad technological deployment.

Appendix E – Data Capture Templates
Historical FEMP Assessment



Please note the excel file is available through PTAC.  Please contact lmayes@ptac.org to obtain a copy.