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Emission Measurement: The Power of Reimagined Multiphase Flow Meters
Includes a Live Web Event on 10/23/2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
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Multiphase Flow Meters (MPFMs) have long been utilized in the oil and gas industry to measure the flow rate and composition of fluids that contain a mixture of oil, gas, and water. By replacing separators with MPFMs, companies have seen significant reductions in emissions and improvements in efficiency. However, with the pressing need to address the environmental impact of the industry, it is crucial to reimagine and expand the capabilities of MPFMs in order to create a data framework for the real-time measurement and capture of emissions.
With the current shortfall of reliable, real-time emission accounting methods, expanding the use of MPFMs and implementing a thorough real-time measurement capability in the production process, could provide a solution to monitor and reduce emissions from production, processing, and transportation activities in the oil and gas industry. By adapting MPFMs to measure not only the flow rate and composition of fluids, but also the emissions generated throughout the production process, the industry can take a proactive approach towards meeting environmental regulations and reducing their carbon footprint.
The expanded use of MPFMs could potentially allow companies to accurately measure and monitor emissions in real-time, thereby making it easier to detect and mitigate sources of emissions. This could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn would have a positive impact on the environment. Furthermore, this technology could provide a cost-effective solution for companies to meet regulatory requirements while improving their bottom line.
In conclusion, the oil and gas industry has an opportunity to reimagine and expand the use of MPFMs in creating a complete real-time data picture that will allow the industry to identify, assess and mitigate emissions. By taking advantage of this technology, companies can meet environmental regulations and reduce their carbon footprint, while simultaneously improving efficiency and profitability
This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction technical discipline.
All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Nicholas Pinto, Brendan Smith and Willow Z Liu and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Nicholas Pinto, Brendan Smith and Willow Z Liu.
Nick Pinto is a Sr. Product Manager for Baker Hughes’s Methane Emission Measurement & Detection product group within the newly formed Climate Technology Solutions growth area.
In this role he is responsible for managing both the existing technology solutions as well as the development of new solutions aimed at addressing requirements in the rapidly evolving space of emissions management. He works closely with major operators in the Oil & Gas and other industrial verticals, as well as state, national, and global regulatory agencies, and industrial standards organizations to better assist operators with technology solutions enabling their implementation of effective emissions management programs.
Prior to his current role, Nick spent nearly 10 years with Emerson in a variety of global Product Management and Business Development roles focusing on industrial safety and gas detection, gas quality analysis, gas compositional analysis and chromatography, and continuous emissions monitoring gas analysis.
Nick is based in Houston, TX and a graduate of University of Houston-Downtown (B.S.) and Texas A&M University (M.S.).
Brendan Smith is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at SeekOps. Leading up to the formation of SeekOps, Brendan conducted research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab where his focus was on laser spectroscopy applications, leveraging intelligent autonomous aerial systems for detection of methane leak anomalies. In 2017, Brendan spun-off his research from JPL and his graduate studies on unmanned systems conducted at the Mechatronics, Embedded Systems, and Automation (MESA) Lab at the University of California, Merced to tackle a large problem in oil & gas – methane emissions. SeekOps utilizes small unmanned aerial systems for effective and accurate gas emissions monitoring.
Brendan leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and software developers in the commercialization and new applications of the miniature tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) trace-gas sensors in the energy industry. SeekOps works with major Oil & Gas and Renewable or Biogas and Landfill customers to provide rapid, comprehensive, and cost-effective drone-based methane emission measurements globally.
Willow Z Liu
Bob Pearson (Moderator)
Bob Pearson, P. Eng., is an independent Petroleum Engineering Advisor. He has extensive experience includes Field Development Planning and Production Engineering for onshore, shelf and deep-water projects, as well as completions design for Conventional and Unconventional Wells.
After working for 13 years for major Operators (Shell International and Petro-Canada (now Suncor)), he has spent the last 40 years working as a consult with APA Petroleum Engineering and RPS Energy, as well as his own independent companies in Singapore, Australia & Canada. He currently dividing his time between Canada and the UK. He provides advisory and peer review services through Glynn Resources Ltd.
Bob Pearson has a BSc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K. and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA in Alberta, Canada. He joined the SPE in Aberdeen in 1975 and was the 2019-22 SPE Technical Director for Production & Facilities, as well as being a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer.
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