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2014 Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop

San Antonio, TX, May 12-14, 2014

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Monday, May 12, 2014

11:30am – 1:30pm Registration
12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:30 – 5:00pm Opening Plenary Session
1:45 – 2:15pm Keynote Presentation
Joseph Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator and Senior Counsel,Office of Air & Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
2:15 – 3:00pm Redrawing the Energy Climate Map – Minimizing Methane Emissions from Upstream Production
Christian Besson, International Energy Agency (PDF) (12 pp, 1.2MB)
3:00 – 3:30pm Break
3:30 – 4:00pm Overview of US GHG Inventory Data and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (Subpart W)
Melissa Weitz, US EPA (PDF) (21 pp, 721KB)
4:00 – 4:30pm Overview of the New Gas STAR Gold Certification Program
Roger Fernandez, Natural Gas STAR Program, US EPA (PDF) (14 pp, 760KB)
5:00 – 6:30pm Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

8:00 – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 12:30pm Morning Session
8:30 – 9:15am Experiences with Wet Seal Degassing Capture and Use
Kevin Ritz, Baltimore Gas and Electric, and Reid Smith, BP (PDF) (23 pp, 2.6MB)
9:15 – 10:00am Advances in Leak Detection and Measurement Panel
Steve M. Redding, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PDF) (19 pp, 1.4MB)
Carol Brereton, Carlton University Laser Study (PDF) (32 pp, 1.4MB)
Paul Czerepuszko, FLIR Systems
10:00 – 10:30am Gas Capture and Ventless Restoration Projects
Doug Jordan, Southwestern Energy (PDF) (36 pp, 5.9MB)
10:30 – 11:00am Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Casinghead Gas Projects in China, Colombia, and Ecuador
Dave Picard, Clearstone Engineering (PDF) (17 pp, 2.3MB)
International Gas STAR Partners –
Jorge Duque-Rivera, ESPOL (PDF) (21 pp, 1.0MB)
Edgar Eduardo Yañez, Ecopetrol S.A. (PDF) (19 pp, 2.5MB)
12:00 – 12:30pm Managing Multiple Small Energy Efficiency Projects at Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities
Michael Lawson, Conoco Phillips
Veronica Nasser, REM Technology (PDF) (30 pp, 5.0MB)
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch and Partner Reflections and Perspectives
Shankar Ananthakrishna, Chevron (PDF) (9 pp, 367KB)
Doug Jordan, Southwestern Energy (PDF) (7 pp, 1.4MB)
Narain Lal, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) (PDF) (23 pp, 2.6MB)
2:00 – 2:30pm Quantifying Cost-Effectiveness of Systematic Leak Detection and Repair Program Using Infrared Cameras
David McCabe and Lesley Fleischman, Clean Air Task Force (PDF) (23 pp, 1.1MB)
2:30 – 3:00pm Modeling Cost-Effectiveness of Leak Detection and Repair at Well Production Sites
Tomás Carbonell, Environmental Defense Fund
3:00 – 3:30pm Improving Methane Emission Estimates for the Natural Gas Industry
Kristine Wiley, Gas Technology Institute
3:30 – 4:00pm Networking and Refreshment Break
4:00 – 4:30pm Measurements of Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites in the United States
David Allen, University of Texas (PDF) (27 pp, 1.6MB)
4:30 – 5:00pm Update on Colorado’s Oil and Gas Greenhouse Gas Rule
Mark McMillan, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division
5:00 – 5:45pm EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Update
Bruce Moore, US EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (PDF) (25 pp, 977KB)
5:45pm Closing Remarks

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

8:30am – 12:30pm Site Visit
Southwest Research Institute


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