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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – Optical Gas Imaging Workshop
This one day workshop will focus on using optical gas imaging (OGI) for leak detection. The morning session will provide an overview of the technology, testing and validation of the technology, how these technologies are currently used by operators, and other applications for OGI technologies within the gas industry. This session will also cover pros and cons of the technology and what to consider w​hen using it as one of your leak detection tools. The classroom session will be followed by a demo of various OGI technologies at the Methane Emissions Test and Evaluation Center (METEC) at CSU. (additional fee to attend)
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Workshop training location: Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 N. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO
  • Hands-on training location: METEC facility test site (approx. 3 miles from Powerhouse Energy Campus)
  • Workshop Agenda
 
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25
  • Conference location: Lory Student Center at CSU, 1101 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO
  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM - Exhibit set up
  • 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM - Registration and Information Desk
  • 7:30 - 10:00 AM - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks
  • Ron Snedic Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at GTIRon Snedic
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, GTI

8:15 - 8:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Is leak detection and mitigation a global or local market?

  • Bryan Willson, Executive Director, Energy Institute at Colorado State UniversityBryan Willson
    Executive Director, Energy Institute at Colorado State University

8:45 - 9:00 AM - Break


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Panel: Industry Efforts to Manage Methane
Hear from various industry partnerships and organization on voluntary efforts to address methane emissions.

  • Pamela Lacey, Chief Regulatory Counsel, AGAModerator: Pam Lacey, AGA
  • Tom Hutchins, Kinder Morgan
  • Matt Todd, API
  • Christy Woodward, COGA

10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break


10:15 - 11:15 AM

Panel: Adopting New Technologies

  • Why would your company implement new leak detection technologies?
  • What conditions must be met for new tech to be deployable?
  • What experience have you had assessing and/or deploying new technologies?
  • What could be "big ideas" and/or "disruptive and transformational" opportunities in this space?
 
  • Dan Zimmerle, Senior Research Associate, Energy Institute at Colorado State UniversityModerator: Dan Zimmerle, CSU
  • Riley Duren, JPL
  • Tom Hutchins, Kinder Morgan
  • Michael Farina, GE/Baker Hughes
  • Brad Morello, Shell

11:15 - 11:30 AM - Break


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Panel: Work Practice in Upstream and Midstream

  • Outline your LDAR approach.
  • Are you learning anything from your LDAR programs?
  • Have you changed any operational practices due to LDAR results? Did you measure the impact?
  • Has your program lead to significant cost or performance improvements? Or is it regulatory focus only?
 
  • Vanessa T. Ryan, Senior Adviser Shale Issues, ChevronModerator: Vanessa Ryan, Chevron
  • Matt Kolesar, XTO
  • Ann Smith, GSI Environmental Inc.
  • Angela Zivkovich, Anadarko

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Lunch


1:30 - 2:15 PM

Keynote Speaker

  • Vincent Chornet, Chief Executive Officer, Enerkem, Inc.Bill Ritter, Jr.
    Director, Center For The New Energy Economy (CNEE) at CSU and Former Colorado Governor
  • Following keynote, Bryan Willson, Executive Director, Energy Institute at Colorado State University will join Governor Ritter for a discussion regarding the power of collaborative partnerships.

2:15 - 2:30 PM - Break


2:30 - 3:30 PM

Panel: New Tech from a Regulator’s Perspective

  • What is the focus in your jurisdiction?
  • What is driving the focus on leak detection & mitigation? Safety? Environment? Climate change?
  • What is your org’s approach to accepting new technologies?
  • What are your biggest hopes or concerns about new technologies?
 
  • Joe von Fischer, Professor of Biology and Associate Department Chair, Energy Institute at Colorado State UniversityModerator: Joe von Fischer, CSU
  • Tim Taylor, CDPHE
  • Ed Charkowicz, California PUC
  • Jonathan Peress, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Julie Murphy, Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

3:30 - 3:45 PM - Break


3:45 - 5:15 PM

Panel: Vendor Showcase Presentations
Rapid fire, 5 minute presentation of technology developers.

Bryan Willson, CSU, moderates panel discussion as sponsors/exhibitors showcase their various technologies in real-world applications


5:15 - 6:30 PM - Networking Reception


6:30 - 8:30 PM - VIP dinner

 
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26
  • 7:30 - 11:00 AM - Registration and Information Desk
  • 7:30 - 10:00 AM - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks
  • Bryan Willson, Executive Director, Energy Institute at Colorado State UniversityBryan Willson
    Executive Director, Energy Institute at Colorado State University
  • Ron Snedic Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at GTIRon Snedic
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, GTI

8:45 - 9:15 AM

Keynote Speaker

  • Sharon Tomkins, VP, Customer Solutions & Strategy, SoCal GasSharon Tomkins
    Vice President, Customer Solutions and Strategy, SoCalGas

9:15 - 9:30 AM - Break


9:30 - 10:30 AM

Panel: Changing Work Practice in Distribution and Storage

  • What is your approach to leak detection?
  • What new technologies and sensors are you exploring for detection and monitoring for your system?
  • Have you changed any operational practices due to implementation of new technologies? Did you measure the impact?
  • Have you seen cost or performance improvements? Or is it a regulatory focus only?
 
  • Kristine Wiley, R&D Manager, Energy Delivery & Utilization at GTIModerator: Kristine Wiley, GTI
  • Ed Newton, SoCal Gas
  • Francois Rongere, PG&E
  • Rick Trieste, ConEd

10:30 - 10:45 AM - Break


10:45 - 11:45 AM

Results from Controlled Testing of New Solutions
2 speakers, 30 minutes each

  • What was tested in the R2 and Roundup protocols?
  • What are the common results from the testing?
  • What are the steps from current testing to a standardized protocol?
 

11:45 - 12:00 PM - Wrap up


12:00 PM - Adjourn general session participants


12:15 - 1:30 PM - Optional lunch for METEC site tour participants. Leave for METEC site from Lory Student Center (tour from 1:30-3:30pm)


12:15 - 1:30 PM - Optional lunch for Methane Solution Roundup participants


1:30 - 3:30 PM - Speed roundup sessions (producers, operators and vendor companies rotating between rooms – 45 minutes between switching, 15 minute break in between)


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Monday, September 24 - Optical Gas Imaging Workshop Agenda
 
Breakfast on your own

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome & Overview


9:15 - 10:00 AM

Optical Gas Imaging

  • Overview of Technology – how does it work? What are its limitations?
  • Applications: Describe methodology behind OGI surveys. Identify co-benefits, such as temperature scans of bearings or electrical equipment.
  • Advances in Technology – Overview of new camera types on market.

10:00 - 10:15 AM - Break


10:15 - 11:00 AM

Evaluation and Testing of OGI Technologies

  • How does OGI work / not work for leak detection
  • Testing Framework: How are OGI cameras tested? What are official standards?
  • Validation Study
  • Quantification Testing

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Operator Case Study

  • How are you using OGI in LDAR operations?
  • What is your backend system for tracking results?
  • What operational changes have you made as a result of OGI usage?

11:30 - 11:45 AM

OGI Efficacy Testing at METEC

  • Overview of how OGI testing is being done at METEC

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Q&A and open discussion


12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch in the Powerhouse classroom


12:45 - 1:00 PM

Depart to METEC site—Directions Will Be Provided


1:00 - 4:00 PM

OGI Technology Demonstrations

  • Hands-on demonstrations of OGI tools and technology (in collaboration with equipment vendors Heath, FLIR, FLUKE, and Rebellion)

4:00 PM

Field Session Concludes – return transportation to hotel and Powerhouse Energy Campus

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