CSUR Technical Webinar - Methane Emissions Management: Updated Regulations, Technologies, and Funding Programs

Start: Tuesday, June 01, 2021 at 13:00

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This session will discuss the converging factors driving action in methane emissions management in Canada's oil and gas sector. Facing a new set of regulations, producers are looking for low-cost compliance tools. The solutions are available, and with continued collaboration between these organizations and others Canada can continue to drive emissions reduction activities through innovation and action.  

About Milos' presentation: To meet the goal set out by the Provincial Government and achieve equivalency with the Federal Government, the AER developed and updated regulatory requirements to regulate methane emissions. The requirements address the primary sources of methane emissions from Alberta's upstream oil and gas industry: fugitive emissions and venting, which includes emissions from compressors, pneumatic devices, and glycol dehydrators. The requirements also focus on improved measurement, monitoring, and reporting of methane emissions. This presentation will discuss the regulations, the updates and touch on what this will mean for future compliance. 

About Jackson's presentation: The Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance will discuss how its members are positioned to service regulatory compliance activities in methane management. With a focus on detection, quantification, and mitigation, MELA technology and service providers support industry with their reduction ambitions and can help companies unlock the multiple government funding mechanisms in existence today. Jackson will discuss this funding landscape in detail and further discuss some of the innovative initiatives ongoing today where organizations throughout the eco-system are collaborating to drive world class performance.  


Milos Krnjaja
Milos Krnjaja, Professional Engineer (P.Eng), has been active in the oil and gas sector for over 20 years, working on assets throughout Canada for various companies and currently working with the Alberta Energy Regulator focussing on air emissions and methane regulations. Milos graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in chemical engineering. Milos has spent several years evaluating oil and gas operations for energy usage and opportunities for air emission reductions. Milos has taken numerous emission reduction projects from conception to execution. 

Jackson Hegland
Jackson is the Executive Director of the Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance: an industry association composed of methane reduction technology and service providers from throughout Canada and the United States.  He is also President of Modern West Advisory, a strategic consulting firm working with oil and gas industry, government, and clean technology providers on emission reduction & management activities. He is a partner with Carbon Connect International (with offices in Calgary, AB and Fontainebleau, France) and the Director of Aspenwood Innovation in Princeton, NJ. Jackson has over 14 years of experience as an oil and gas professional building carbon management and ESG strategies, collaborating with industry and government on climate change policy design, and evaluating & executing greenhouse gas emission reduction projects throughout Western Canada and the US. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Environmental Economics.

About MELA: The Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance members consist of businesses that develop, manufacture, or deploy commercial technologies to reduce methane emissions across the spectrum of the oil and gas industry needs. From detection, measurement and repair of methane leaks, to emissions at the well-head, at gathering stations, in processing, and in transmission and distribution, MELA members provide the services, solutions, and data critical to sound methane emissions management and policy. Through strategic partnerships, innovation, and collaboration, MELA is a partner in methane emissions reduction practices throughout North America's oil and gas industry. 


10:00 – 10:50     Technical Presentation
10:50 – 11:00     Q&A


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Limited availability. Registration will close on May 31, 2021 at 15:00.