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Program for International Science-Technical Seminar Methane to Markets: the Theoretical and Practical Aspects for Oil and Gas Complex

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October 29-31, 2008 (Wednesday Friday)

October 29, 2008 (Wednesday)
9:00 Coffee  (bld. Е, 2nd floor)
Presidium: R.O. Samsonov, A.G Ishkov, S.Waltzer, M.Evans, O.B.Pluzhnikov, B.F.Reutov, S.I.Kozlov, V.N.Bashkin
10:00 Opening
VNIIGAZ General Director R.O. Samsonov
EPA Program manager of Natural Gas Star Program S.Waltzer
10:10 - 10:30 Welcoming speeches by:
B.F. Reutov Chief of Unit (Russian Federal Agency for science and innovations)
A.I. Ishkov - Deputy Director of Department of Gas Transportation, Underground Storage and Utilization Chief of Directorate for Energy-saving and Environment (JSC Gazprom)
O.B. Pluzhnikov - Chief of Unit (Ministry for economic development of the Russian Federation)
10:30 - 11:15 Overview: Methane to Markets Partnership and Resources for Natural Gas Companies (PDF) (19 pp, 425K)
Suzie Waltzer and Meredydd Evans
11:15 - 11:30 Experience in measuring methane emissions at Gazprom's facilities. Testing standards and methods.
G.S. Akopova
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee-break (bld. Е, 2nd floor)
12:00 - 13:30 Panel Discussion:
Methane Leak Screening and Measurement Techniques
12:00 - 12:45 Methane to Markets Experience with Methane Leak Detection and Measurement Technologies (PDF) (25 pp, 552K)
Larry Richards and Milton Heath
12:45 - 13:00 Framework of the greenhouse gas controlling system ("Gazprom dobycha Yamburg").
A.K. Arabskiy, G.A. Yariguin, G.S. Akopova
13:00 - 13:15 Greenhouse gases originated from raw extraction and processing ("Gazprom dobycha Astrakhan").
E.V. Kudryavtseva
13:15 - 13:30 General discussion
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Panel Discussion:
Methane Emissions Reduction at Compressor Stations
15:00 - 16:15 Natural Gas STAR Recommended Technologies and Practices for Reducing Methane Emissions for Reducing Methane Emissions from Compressors (PDF) (60 pp, 957K)
Donald Ray Robinson
16:15 - 16:30 Technical solutions aimed at reducing auxiliary gas consumption at compressor stations.
S.V. Sal'nikov, V.A. Shyurovskiy
16:30 - 16:45 Methane mitigation during natural gas dehydration (PDF) (17 pp, 207K)
Donald Ray Robinson
16:30 - 17:00 General discussion
October 30, 2008 (Thursday)
9:30 - 17:00 Panel Discussion:
Methane Leak Reduction in Gas Pipelines
9:30 - 10:45 Natural Gas STAR Recommended Technologies and Practices for Reducing for Reducing Methane Emissions from Transmission Pipelines (PDF) (42 pp, 922K)
Donald Ray Robinson
10:45 - 10:55 Operating maintenance of gas pipelines. Standards, technologies and tests.
V.V. Kharionovskiy
10:55 - 11:05 Industrial safety on gas pipelines.
V.S. Safonov
11:05 - 11:15 General discussion
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee-Break
11:30 - 13:00 Panel Discussion:
Methane Leak Reduction in Gas Distribution
11:30 - 12:15 Natural Gas STAR Recommended Technologies and Practices for Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Distribution (PDF) (41 pp, 828K)
Milton Heath
12:15 - 12:25 Field inspection results on methane emissions at gas distribution stations.
N.U. Krouglova, M.M. Pirilova
12:25 - 12:35 Methane leak appraisal at "Gazprom transgaz Surgut" facilities.
A.V. Trofimov, E.V. Dorokhova
12:35 - 12:50 Russian experience in reducing methane leaks in gas distribution systems. 
V.H. Berdin
12:50 - 13:00 General discussion
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Panel Discussion:
Underground Gas Storage and Methane Leaks
14:30 - 14:50 Underground storage leaks: Mitigation leaks from pumps and other equipment and Lessons from carbon capture and storage (PDF)(10 pp, 143K)
Larry Richards
14:50 - 15:10 Industrial emissions utilization into geological structures.
G.N. Ruban
15:10 - 15:20 Reduction of CO2 emissions during associated gas disposal.
N.V Popad'ko
15:20 - 15:30 Discussion
15:30 - 17:00 Panel:
Investments in Practical Methane Emissions Reduction
15:30 - 15:50 Opportunities for Methane Emissions Reductions in Natural Gas Production and Processing: Brief Overview,
Donald Ray Robinson
15:50 - 16:10 Key Considerations for Successful Programs,
Meredydd Evans and Suzie Waltzer
16:20 - 16:30 Experience in greenhouse emissions reducing at Gazprom's facilities.
G.S. Akopova
16:30 - 16:40 System of environmentally efficient and resource-saving technologies in production and transmission preparation of hydrocarbons at Urengoy field: experience and prospects.
G.A. Lanchakova, S.V. Sorokin, O.P. Kabanov, V.A. Stavitskiy, N.A. Tsvetkov
16:40 - 16:50 Discussion
16:50 - 17:00 Closing of seminar
EPA Program manager of Natural Gas Star Program S.Waltzer
VNIIGAZ General Director R.O. Samsonov
17:00 Gala dinner (VNIIGAZ hotel restaurant, 1st floor)
October 31, 2008 (Friday)
9:00 - 15:00 Visit to compressor station of "Gazprom transgaz Moscow". Demonstration of equipment and methods applied by Natural Gas Star partners for methane leak detection and appraisal at compressor stations.
(VNIIGAZ transfer)


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