Emissions Management – Insights and Strategies from Pacesetting Organizations
Speakers 1&2 (Joint Presentation)
Title: AER Methane Reduction Updates – Economic Drivers to Act Now
Increased attention has been given over the last number of years from provincial regulators to ensure that oil and gas companies have the necessary systems and processes in place to accurately measure and report production data from their operations. This includes increased rigor in how combusted fuel gas, flared and vented (FFV) volumes of natural gas are estimated and reported to government agencies.
The new climate change regulations from the provincial and federal governments are now further elevating the need for more robust management of this data at the field level. Combusted fuel and flared gas volumes may result in significant financial costs to the company in the form of a Carbon Tax. Additionally, regulations for a reduction in methane emissions from targeted sources has been enacted further adding to the reporting burden of the organization.
Companies will need to start developing knowledge and processes in how the new regulations impact their day to day Operations.
This presentation will focus on initial steps that Oil & Gas Companies should do in order to achieve their AER Directive 060 Methane reporting requirements. As well, the presentation will discuss incentives of being an early adopter on methane reduction with the ability to convert carbon credits into revenue and further funding opportunities as part of a Methane Reduction program.
This presentation will also include a brief discussion regarding the changes to the definitions for FUEL, FLARE and VENT volumes and what adjustments will need to be made to accommodate these new definitions.
PaPascal Bonnet | Staff Production Measurement Analyst, Torxen Oil and Gas Ltd.
Pascal attended the University of Alberta with a major in genetics.
He spent 16 years in the analytical laboratory industry reaching the role as the Manager of Northern AB & BC Operations at Core Laboratories.
Pascal left the lab world in 2006 and joined CriticalControl for the role of Director of Measurement Solutions where some of his duties included “ProTrend” - Fluid Analysis & Measurement management software, Production Measurement Drawings services, and Pipeline Integrity Services.
Pascal left Critical in 2012 to join Cenovus Energy and then on to Torxen Oil & Gas for the role of Staff Production Measurement Analyst where he provides Measurement, EPAP, and Reporting support across all areas of the business.
Pascal has served on many industry and regulatory committees including:
- Directive 017 updates for AB, SK, and BC
- Alberta EPAP Stakeholders committee (Directive 076)
- Development of Directive 076 (EPAP) for SK
- CAPP Methane Task Force
- AER Methane Monitoring and Reporting Technical Committee (MMR) and development of Directive 060 Updates
- Board member of the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CSHM)
- Chair of Industry Measurement Group (IMG) Methane Subcommittee
Jo Jonathon Wasylik | Measurement Lead, Ops Engineering, CNRL
Jonathon has 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with much of that focused on sampling and analysis, fuel flare and vent reporting, oil measurement, and substantive and controls based production auditing. Jonathon graduated from the U of A with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences in 2002 and obtained his CAPPA Certificate from Mount Royal in 2007. Since 2012, Jonathon has held the position of Measurement Lead at Canadian Natural Resources. He has served as the president of the Industry Measurement Group (IMG) with both the Grande Prairie and Calgary chapters and has been an instructor at the Canadian Hydrocarbon Measurement School over the last 9 years. Jonathon was also the writer for the course materials for SAIT’s Measurement Certificate of Achievement in substantive and controls based audit practices.
Amid his day to day responsibilities at CNRL managing the measurement program including volumetric assurance and audits, corporate procedure and control development, facility maintenance and construction, and fuel flare and venting reporting, Jonathon has spent the last few years working with the AER and IMG in revising AER Directive 17, working with SK ER drafting and implementing Directive PNG 17 and PNG 76, and working with the B.C. OGC and IMG on revisions to OGS Measurement Guideline for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations. Recently, Jonathon held a position on the AER Measurement Monitoring and Reporting Technical Committee drafting section 8 of AER Directive 60 and is currently a member of the CSA Standards Technical Committee drafting the standards for low volume, low pressure metering.
Title: Technology trials for advanced GHG performance: Carbon, Capital and Collaboration
Kelly Parker| Senior Technical Advisor, COSIA
Kelly has recently joined COSIA as Senior Technical Advisor of their greenhouse gas environmental priority area. She has a background in all things carbon, including working in the GHG offsets market, assessing GHG technologies, and most recently helping Husky Energy with their carbon and broader sustainability strategy.
Title: Transforming to Compete in a Carbon Constrained World
Consider this, if major technology companies ran our businesses in oil & gas, they probably would run them very differently than we do today. Instead of generic commodities they would see brand potential. Instead of documents they would see data. Instead of manual processes they would see automation, machine learning & artificial intelligence. Instead of emissions they would see products. Instead of government regulation they would see opportunity for invention. What if we were not oil & gas companies attempting to use technology, but instead we were technology companies focused on perfecting oil & gas operations? It is time to change everything!
Cory Bergh | VP Financial & Information Services, NAL Resources
Mr. Bergh is Vice President, Financial & Information Services and is the Executive Sponsor for NAL’s Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Reduction strategies. Mr. Bergh joined NAL in June 2007 and during his career at NAL, he steadily moved between management roles and serving as Manager, Production Accounting from October 2010 to June 2012 and was Manager Financial Planning and Analysis from June 2007 to October 2010. Mr. Bergh earned Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. Prior to joining NAL, Mr. Bergh developed his financial skills in the venture capital industry at Launchworks Inc. and Heritage Partners, a Western Canadian real estate developer.