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Natural Gas STAR Program

2012 Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop

April 10-12, 2012, Denver, CO

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time Agenda Item
8:30 – 1:00pm

Site Visits

  • Xcel Energy Marshall Compressor Station
  • Anadarko Production/Midstream Facility
2:00 – 5:00pm

Future of Gas STAR Roundtable

6:00 – 7:30pm

Registration & Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time Agenda Item
8:00 – 9:00am

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Area Opens

9:00 – 9:15am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45am

Keynote Presentation

  • Sarah Dunham, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs – U.S. EPA
9:45 – 10:30am

Centrifugal Compressor Wet Seal Degassing: An Alternative to Dry Seals for Reducing Emissions

  • Reid Smith, Environmental Advisor – BP
10:30 – 11:00am

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 – 11:30am

Accelerated Main Replacement Program

  • Jonathan Moe, Specialty Engineer - Xcel Energy
  • Michael Bruno, Project Manager – Xcel Energy
11:30 – 12:30pm

Total Emissions Reductions by Optimization of Compressor Utilization

  • Monica Paul, Optimization Manager – ONEOK
12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch and Award Ceremony

1:45 – 2:15pm

Reducing Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions

  • Jimmy Oxford, Area Manager – Targa Resources
  • Veronica Nasser, Manager – REM Technology, Inc.
2:15 – 2:45pm

Capture of Casinghead Gas

  • Clyde Finch, Senior Production Engineer – Citation Oil and Gas Corporation
  • Larry Richards, President and CEO – Hy-Bon Engineering
2:45 – 3:30pm

Gas Monetization via Emerging Mini-GTL Options

  • World Bank Project with Dr. Theo H. Fleisch, Director – Fuel Conversion Solutions, L.P.
3:30 – 4:00pm Networking and Refreshment Break
4:00 – 5:30pm

Panel Session: Innovative Options for Financing Emission Reduction Projects

5:30 – 5:45pm Close of Day One Sessions
6:00 – 7:30pm Networking Reception

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time Agenda Item
8:00 – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15am

Opening of Day Two

9:15 – 9:45am

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Update (Subpart W - Oil & Gas)

  • Margo Eaddy, Program Manager, Office of Air and Radiation – U.S. EPA
9:45 – 10:15am

Liquids Unloading Options for Natural Gas Wells

10:15 – 10:45am

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45 – 11:15am

Low-bleed and Zero-bleed Pneumatic Devices

  • Michael Miller, Principal Engineer – Xcel Energy
  • Gregory Giernoth, Global Product Manager – GE Energy Services
11:15 – 11:45am

Air Emissions Reduction Strategy

  • Javier Bocanegra – PEMEX Exploration and Production
11:45 – 12:00pm

Closing Remarks

12:30 – 5:00pm

Global Methane Initiative Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting

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