Environmental regulators in the United States are calling for sharp reductions in methane emissions by natural gas producers. Better measurement approaches are needed to track how much natural gas is finding its way into the atmosphere and to locate the source of the emissions.
Ensuring personnel have the required safety equipment and the ability to complete their assigned jobs efficiently is critical to achieving a successful turnaround. The challenge was to find a way to improve productivity of short-duration tasks while providing workers with a continuous flow of breathing air to ensure their protection. The answer came in the form of the Air TreQ Blinder, a mobile unit that simultaneously provides both breathing air and air to be used by pneumatic tools.
To meet increasing demand safely, the oil and gas industry needs to remain focused on health, safety, and the environment, said 2015 SPE President Helge Hove Haldorsen. He spoke at the 2015 SPE E&P Health, Safety, and Environmental Conference—Americas on 16 March. Approximately 150 people gathered for a keynote lunch to listen to the SPE president talk about his ideas of exploration and production 2.0.