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Murphy Exploration and Production,
Gulf Coast Environmental Affairs Group,
American Petroleum Institute, and
U.S. EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 19, 2003

Improving Natural Gas Recovery and Reducing Methane Emissions
Using Best Management Practices and Partner Reported Opportunities
from Natural Gas STAR Partners

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8:30 – 8:45 Opening Remarks and Introductions – Chuck Bedell, Murphy; Bob Greco, API; and Roger Fernandez, USEPA
8:45 – 9:00 EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program: Natural Gas Production Companies and the Natural Gas STAR Program (MS Powerpoint, 146 KB)
9:00 – 9:30 Murphy’s Experience in Reducing Methane Emissions – Chuck Bedell, Murphy
  • Technologies/Practices Implemented
  • Methane emissions reductions and Cost Savings
  • Gaining Company Support
  • Data Collection and Management
9:30 – 9:45 API Climate Challenge Program (MS Powerpoint, 60 KB)– Bob Greco, API
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Best Operating Practices For Reducing Emissions (MS Powerpoint, 353 KB)
  • Collection of Lessons Learned and PROs on Operating Practices
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Industry Experience
10:45 – 11:30 Installing Plunger Lift in Gas Wells and Methane emissions reductions From Reciprocating Compressors(MS Powerpoint, 324 KB)
  • Overview of Presentation
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Industry Experience
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch
  • Working lunch beginning at 12:00
12:00 – 12:45 Composite Wrap (MS Powerpoint, 675 KB)
  • Overview of Presentation
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Industry Experience
12:45 – 1:30 Introduction to Online Tools (MS Powerpoint, 587 KB)
1:30 – 2:15 Company Reported Opportunities (MS Powerpoint, 265 KB) – Technologies
  • Collection of Lessons Learned and PROs on Technology Applications
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Industry Experience
2:15 – 3:00 Emerging Technologies
3:00 – 3:30 Concluding Remarks and Open Discussion – Chuck Bedell, Murphy, Bob Greco, API & Roger Fernandez, USEPA


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