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March 2023

Catalytic Oxidizer Performance Test

While the use of catalytic type heater pads is not new in the oil industry, the use of those catalytic pads to mitigate Surface Casing Vent Flows (SCVF) has not been tested before. This project was intended to test the robustness of this technology’s ability to destruct methane and to test the durability of the design and operation of this technology on an actual SCVF.

March 2022

Scoping Study for a Clean Combustion Technology Showdown

Clean combustion technology includes enclosed combustors and incinerators which combust methane into emissions which have a lower impact on global warming. The objective of this desktop study is to gather information to identify knowledge gaps and vet and assess which clean combustion technologies warrant testing as part of a further field demonstration.

April 2022

Electrical Generation Technology Showdown

Gas-to-power technologies can reduce GHG emissions in the oil and gas sector by combusting methane waste gas streams to convert methane to carbon dioxide. Electrical production performance and process parameters were measured and data was analyzed to determine methane destruction efficiencies and to compare gas feed rates at various electrical loads.

June 2022

Ventsentinel® Flow Metering

Existing meters for measuring greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions have been insufficiently accurate or prohibitively expensive. As a result, there is little information on flow rates from a variety of sources. New metering technologies, such as those offered by Ventbuster Instruments Inc. were tested to help fill this technological gap.

May 2022

Field Trial: Using Nitrogen as Instrument Gas for Pneumatic Devices

This report provides an overview of the Kathairos liquid nitrogen-based instrument gas system technology, as well as a detailed explanation of the installation, operations, costs and emissions reductions associated with the field trial. The units reliably and efficiently eliminated all greenhouse gases associated with the routine venting of methane from pneumatic devices, while not generating any onsite emissions of their own.

August 2021


The successful trial was performed over a 3-month period. The EGAS was proven to be a cost effective solution to compress sour fluids. The EGAS compressor reduced annulus pressure by 177 psi, which caused the majority of gas production to flow up the annulus. By separating the gas out of the liquid stream in the wellbore, it can readily be conserved at surface. Lastly, installation costs, equipment rental, and fuel costs over the 3-month trial were on budget.

March 2021


This successful field-trial project installation of the the tri-phase pump reduced upstream pipeline pressure by 250 psi. This reduction in pressure is the same as what a Satellite Facility would have achieved, however the tri-phase pump allows conservation of all produced gas volumes, whereby a Satellite Facility would have required volumes to be flared.

July 2021

Enclosed Combustor Testing at TC Energy

Two enclosed vapour combustors were installed at a compressor station owned by TC Energy for a period of one month. The Cube 1000 was employed to destroy natural gas emissions from the dry gas seal primary vent while the emissions from gas hydraulic actuators were directed to the Cube 500.

March 2022

Methane Destruction for Pipeline Blowdowns

The use of portable incineration technology is one potential option for abating the emissions associated with this residual volume of gas. By converting the methane that would otherwise be vented to atmosphere into carbon dioxide by means of combustion, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with pipeline blowdowns can be significantly reduced.

March 2023

Compressor Station (CS) and Equipment Blowdown Feasibility Study

This report investigates practical compressor station modifications in Canada’s gas natural gas transmission industry which can be implemented to eliminate or reduce methane emissions during planned and unplanned gas blowdown events in order to achieve Environment and Climate Change Canada’s objectives under its proposed regulatory framework for reducing oil and gas methane emissions.

March 2023

Dry Gas Seal to Utility Gas Booster Compressor Skid

The scope of the pilot project is to procure and install a Booster Compressor equipment package skid that will capture and recompress the DGS Primary Vent gas and inject it into the onsite, lower pressure, Utility Gas system. The Utility Gas system supplies Fuel Gas for the existing on-site primary power generator and boilers. This pilot project was still underway when this report was written and will be completed in December 2023.

March 2023

Dry Gas Seal to Power Generator Feasibility Study

One significant opportunity for methane emissions reduction is to implement vent capture systems on our centrifugal compressor dry gas seal (DGS) primary vent emissions. TC Energy is therefore piloting different DGS primary vent conservation solutions at select compressor stations.

May 2023

Catalytic Oxidizer Field Test

Teine Energy Ltd. Has committed considerable resources to the reduction of methane and GHG emissions since 2018. However, lower gas volume wells still remain a problem with limited solutions outside of a conventional combustor. The Metan Group has developed a catalytic oxidizer, in collaboration with Etter Engineering designed to oxidize low rate methane (Natural Gas) volumes.

May 2023

Zero Emission CHOPS Monitoring Project

SRC has conducted a site energy assessment by installing energy meters and climate stations (data loggers), generating data for a microgrid design. A microgrid design incorporates other renewable generation, increases energy efficiency, and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, the gathered data was analyzed for other optimization opportunities.

May 2023

Clean Combustion Technology Showdown Phase 2

SRC completed a showdown of enclosed combustors installed in difficult methane mitigation applications. SRC visited three sites with existing enclosed combustors treating low-pressure, intermittent, tank and pneumatic vents, measured process parameters into and out of the units, determined their methane destruction efficiencies, and collected qualitative information on the installations.

March 2023

Mitigation of Methane from Tanks

This study explores methane mitigation from tanks, which are a significant methane source in Canada. The study identifies root causes of tank emissions, which helps to inform mitigation options. It is likely that root causes which result in fluctuating, intermittent emissions, contribute to a large portion of the tank methane inventory.

April 2023

Controlled Tank Investigations

Multiple combinations of wired and wireless monitoring of existing controlled tank top equipment, including replacement of some overpressure protection technologies, were deployed to help industry continuously monitor emissions from near atmospheric controlled tanks and to make informed decisions associated with the business impact of lost fugitive and vented emissions.

July 2023

Arolytics Optimized Leak Detection Program for Tanks and Other Key Equipment

Arolytics has developed a research-based modelling platform to predict leaks from equipment and optimize leak inspection schedules using a variety of detection technologies.

April 2023

Accurate Methane Emissions Measurement and Quantification from Petroleum Storage Tanks – Computational Model

Currently, there is a need in the Canadian Oil and Gas industry for a broader and more accurate software package to provide an accurate modelling and estimation of methane emissions that could be used by all the industry players to estimate and report methane that is emitted by storage tanks and other Oil and Gas infrastructure.

March 2023

Electrical Generation Technology Demonstration – Phase 3

Four gas-to-power (electrical generation) technologies were instrumented as part of this project, to provide operational data over an extended time. The units have been operated by their owners continuously for over a year. The gas-to-power units were instrumented in early 2023 by SRC to collect process data for this report, although only three units supplied data within sufficient time for this report.

March 2023

St. Fx / UofC Methane Emission Technology Deployment

This study determines the levelized costs of methane abatement technologies based on 2022 Alberta oil and gas production site performance and operations. Facility and technology data was acquired from the public domain to explore the availability and quality of data within these categories.

March 2023

Methane Emissions in Stationary Engine Exhaust and Best Management Practices for Mitigation

Methane slip from stationary natural gas engines is not well understood. Stationary natural gas engines are widely used in oil and gas production and electricity generation. New regulations by Environment and Climate Change Canada are being considered to limit methane slip. Field tests are required to define both the quantity of methane slip and what dictates the volume that is produced.

August 2023

Emissions Web Portal / APP for Tank Venting Investigations & Mitigation Practices

This incorporates algorithms and technological solutions to seamlessly sift through and efficiently capture real-time raw data from tanks and to analyze solutions using a vendor company directory. The portal features multiple tabs, each designed with a specific objective. Some tabs showcase technology solutions, highlighting the various technological measures available to reduce emissions and offering users insights into the best options for their operations.

March 2023