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16th Annual Natural Gas STAR Implementation Workshop

San Antonio, TX - October 19-21, 2009

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Monday, October 19

10:30am – 4:30pm Leak Detection and Measurement Demonstration at Southwest Research Institute’s Metering Research Facility
6:00 – 8:00pm Registration & Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 20

8:30 – 9:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jerome Blackman, Natural Gas STAR Program Manager, US EPA (PDF) (21 pp, 410K)
10:00am – 12:00pm Plenary Session
10:00 – 10:30am Keynote
Jeffrey A. Fisher, Senior Vice President – Production, Chesapeake Energy
10:30 – 11:00am Short Term Impact of Methane Emissions on Climate Change
Rafe Pomerance, President, Clean Air-Cool Planet (PDF) (24 pp, 356K)
11:00 – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:00pm Analyzing Corporate Profitability of Methane Emissions Reduction Projects
Jameel Alsalam, Climate Change Economist, US EPA (PDF) (16 pp, 354K)
12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:15pm Natural Gas STAR Award Ceremony & Photos
Jerome Blackman and Carey Bylin, Natural Gas STAR Program Managers, US EPA
2:15 – 5:15pm Concurrent Technology Sessions
2:15 – 5:15pm Production Concurrent Session
2:15 – 5:15pm Processing Concurrent Session
2:15 – 5:15pm Transmission and Distribution Concurrent Session
4:15 – 5:15pm Barriers to Emission Reductions in Transmission and Distribution Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 21

8:30 – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am Opening of Day Two
Carey Bylin, Natural Gas STAR Program Manager, US EPA
9:00 – 10:45am Climate Change/GHG Update Panel
9:00 – 10:15am Panel Discussion: Climate Legislation, EPA Endangerment Finding, EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule, and Other Important Developments Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry
Paul Gunning, Chief, Non-CO2 Programs Branch, US EPA (PDF) (28 pp, 278K)
Question & Answer Session
10:15 – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:30pm Quantification and Measurement Panel
10:45am – 12:30pm Panel Discussion: Quantification and Measurement of Fugitive and Vented Methane Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry Question & Answer Session
12:30pm Lunch

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