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Remote and Onsite Direct Measurements of Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production

Citation:

Brantley, H., E. Thoma, William Squier, AND A. Eisele. Remote and Onsite Direct Measurements of Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production. In Proceedings, 108th Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association, Raleigh, NC, June 23 - 26, 2015. US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, 5 pg, (2015).

Impact/Purpose:

This is an extended abstract for the 108th Annual Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association, June 23-26, 2015, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. This paper discusses direct and remote measurments of emissisions from upstream

Description:

Environmentally responsible oil and gas production requires accurate knowledge of emissions from long-term production operations1, which can include methane, volatile organic compounds, and hazardous air pollutants. Well pad emissions vary based on the geologically-determined composition of the product, production rates, age of the well, production equipment design, and maintenance states of systems and emission control devices. Well pad emissions can be difficult to measure and model due to the large number of potential sources. This extended abstract expands current knowledge of VOC and HAP well-pad emissions through comparison of several studies spanning a variety of measurement approaches. New data from an EPA onsite study and a series of remote mobile surveys are compared with four previous onsite studies.

URLs/Downloads:

AWMA-EXTENDED-ABSTRACT-BRANTLEY-551_033015.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 117.123 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Product Published Date: 06/26/2015
Record Last Revised: 07/19/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 316070