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An operational model for flaring, methane and CO2 emissions management

How no company has mastered it all yet - but here's a way it can be done
Thomas Fox
» President
» Highwood Emissions Management LLC

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Managing emissions is an operational activity, not a technology. It safe to say that no oil and gas company has yet mastered all of the components.

In our webinar on June 16 we’ll hear from a technology start-up based in Calgary and Houston, Highwood Emissions Management, which has got the closest we have seen to providing an operating model together with digital technology for doing it.

Good management of emissions would ideally mean:

  • You make good use of available technologies to monitor for methane leaks, perhaps including sniffers, cameras, aerial / drone, satellite, and you have a means of integrating this data
  • You have a leak detection and repair program which manages work to fix leaks, including simulating how much emission will be avoided by each repair job, so you can prioritise and predict future emissions
  • Your final methane emission data aligns with data from external sources including satellite or aerial surveys done by others, as are increasingly seen
  • You can gather and integrate data about your direct CO2 emissions Scope 1 and 2
  • You are gathering data from suppliers, and have a plan to steadily improve it (upstream Scope 3)
  • You are assessing downstream Scope 3 emissions
  • All of the above is brought together to show you are on a path to net zero (or other target)
  • All of the above can be viewed and verified by others
  • You understand and can make use of the various standards and voluntary certification schemes

Highwood’s offering builds on a leak detection and repair simulation software built by the company founder as part of a PhD thesis 7 years ago, now available open source.

You can hear more and join the discussion about how to do it better on June 16.


15:00 Karl Jeffery - editor
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introducton

Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

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15:10 Thomas Fox - President
Highwood Emissions Management LLC

Methane Emissions - Insights and Pragmatism (Title TBC)

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Thomas Fox is president of Highwood Emissions Management. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Calgary Centre for Smart Emissions Sensing Technologies, where he held a Vanier scholarship. He holds a M.Sc. from McGill University in satellite remote sensing and agricultural land-use and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science. From 2017-2020, Thomas led the invention of the Leak Detection and Repair Simulator (LDAR-Sim), an open-source software product designed to evaluate emerging leak detection technologies, methods, programs, and policies.

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15:45 David Bamford - Director
Future Energy Partners Ltd

Q&A followed by Close no later than 1615

David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

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