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