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2012 Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop

Denver, CO, April 10-12, 2012

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

8:30 – 1:00pm Site Visits
Xcel Energy Marshall Compressor Station
Anadarko Production/Midstream Facility
2:00 – 5:00pm Future of Gas STAR Roundtable
An open discussion and exchange of ideas on how the program might evolve in light of U.S. policy developments.
6:00 – 7:30pm Registration & Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

8:00 – 9:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Area Opens
9:00 – 12:00pm Morning Session
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 – 9:45am Keynote Presentation
Sarah Dunham, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs U.S. EPA
9:45 – 10:30am Centrifugal Compressor Wet Seal Degassing: An Alternative to Dry Seals for Reducing Emissions
Reid Smith, Environmental Advisor BP (PDF) (23 pp, 2.4MB)
10:30 – 11:00am Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:30am Accelerated Main Replacement Program
Jonathan Moe, Specialty Engineer - Xcel Energy
Michael Bruno, Project Manager Xcel Energy
(21 pp, 235K)
11:30 – 12:30pm Total Emissions Reductions by Optimization of Compressor Utilization
Monica Paul, Optimization Manager ONEOK (PDF) (10 pp, 677K)
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch and Award Ceremony
12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:30pm Natural Gas STAR Award Ceremony & Photos
1:45 – 5:45pm Afternoon Session
1:45 – 2:15pm Reducing Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions
Jimmy Oxford, Area Manager Targa Resources
Veronica Nasser, Manager REM Technology, Inc.
(20 pp, 2.1MB)
2:15 – 2:45pm Capture of Casinghead Gas
Clyde Finch, Senior Production Engineer Citation Oil and Gas Corporation
Larry Richards, President and CEO Hy-Bon Engineering
(41 pp, 6.5MB)
2:45 – 3:30pm Gas Monetization via Emerging Mini-GTL Options
World Bank Project with Dr. Theo H. Fleisch, Director Fuel Conversion Solutions, L.P. (PDF) (30 pp, 2MB)
3:30 – 4:00pm Networking and Refreshment Break
4:00 – 5:30pm Panel Session: Innovative Options for Financing Emission Reduction Projects Q&A Session
5:30 – 5:45pm Close of Day One Sessions
6:00 – 7:30pm Networking Reception

Thursday, April 12, 2012

8:00 – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00pm Morning Session
9:00 – 9:15am Opening of Day Two
9:15 – 9:45am EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Update (Subpart W - Oil & Gas)
Margo Eaddy, Program Manager, Office of Air and Radiation U.S. EPA (PDF) (54 pp, 272K)
9:45 – 10:15am Liquids Unloading Options for Natural Gas Wells
Don Robinson, Vice President ICF International (PDF) (12 pp, 478K)
Richard Shook, U.S. Business Unit Manager Weatherford (PDF) (5 pp, 186K)
10:15 – 10:45am Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:15am Low-bleed and Zero-bleed Pneumatic Devices
Michael Miller, Principal Engineer Xcel Energy
Gregory Giernoth, Global Product Manager GE Energy Services (PDF) (28 pp, 1.8MB)
11:15 – 11:45am Air Emissions Reduction Strategy
Javier Bocanegra PEMEX Exploration and Production (PDF) (17 pp, 474K)
11:45 – 12:00pm Closing Remarks
12:30 – 5:00pm Global Methane Initiative Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting
For Global Methane Initiative Subcommittee Representatives, Project Network Members, and others interested in the Global Methane Initiative


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