Oil and Gas companies face a number of challenges that are unique to the industry, primarily due to the large number of facilities and sites involved, and the ever increasing reporting requirements being introduced by the various regulatory agencies.

Managing Corporate Risk and Planning for the Future

In order to reduce your company’s corporate risk and plan ahead for the evolving emissions reporting and reduction regulations, you need robust systems and processes that provide information you can rely on in order to make strategic decisions regarding your operations. This means, firstly, taking over the care and control of your company’s data by reducing your reliance on spreadsheets and consultants. Taking control of your company’s data reduces corporate risk and provides business continuity. This ensures that all current and historical data is secure and readily available in the event of changes in your consultants or your team.
Our Solutions: EMPOWER SuiteTM

Environmental and Regulatory Compliance

The Federal and Provincial regulatory landscape for the Oil and Gas industry is complex, and is constantly changing, creating a challenge to the industry due to the large number of facilities and sites involved. Compiling many data sets for all sites and facilities, performing calculations specific to each jurisdiction, and reporting out to multiple government bodies is now beyond the capability of a spreadsheet-based business process. As regulation moves from “best available data” to a requirement for third party verification, the industry has recognized the need to manage all pertinent data and reports through a robust data management system.

Our Solutions: EMPOWER SuiteTM

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Management

With the recent announcements made by the provincial and federal governments on carbon pricing and aggressive targets for methane reductions, the utilization of a comprehensive GHG inventory management system to manage and report on corporate greenhouse gases has become a necessity for all oil and gas companies. An accurate GHG inventory has become an important Key Performance Indicator for both companies and investors. With the global market now making decisions not based on price alone, but on GHG emissions levels as well, senior executives need accurate data on which to base financial and operational decisions.

Our Solutions: Emission ManagerTM, Fuel Flare Vent ManagerTM, Dehy ManagerTM

Methane Emissions Inventory Management

The Federal Government and the BC/AB Provincial Governments have announced their intention to introduce strict rules around methane emissions.
This creates a need for companies to accurately measure/estimate and manage their methane emissions from operations to reduce them by the government targets of 40-45% by 2025. This will require implementation of new processes and systems to inventory all methane emission sources, allowing verification of reductions achieved.
Our Solutions: EMPOWER SuiteTM

Unmetered Fuel, Flare, and Vent Estimation and Reporting

Regulators require that oil and gas companies have the necessary systems and processes in place to accurately measure and report volumetric data from their operations. This includes increased rigor in how unmetered fuel consumption, along with flared and vented volumes of natural gas are estimated and reported to government agencies. Establishing consistent, transparent, and auditable controls over the collection and reporting of this information has become increasingly burdensome for Operations, Measurement, and Production Accounting personnel, and requires systems and processes to manage this data.

Our Solutions: Fuel Flare Vent ManagerTM, Dehy ManagerTM

National Pollutant Release Inventory Reporting

The NPRI is Canada’s legislated, publicly-accessible inventory of pollutant releases to air, water, and land. For Oil & Gas companies the information required to perform the calculations necessary to generate emissions data is extensive, including the following:

  • Production accounting data
  • Asset information, including specifications for natural gas-fired combustion equipment (compressor engines, boilers, heaters, turbines, incinerators, flares)
  • Operating data, including load and utilization information
  • Compositional data for fuel, flared, and acid gases

Our Solutions: Emission ManagerTM, Dehy ManagerTM

Glycol Dehydrator Management

Companies in the oil and gas sector require a streamlined approach to managing glycol dehydrator operating and emissions data, in order to comply with a number of regulatory requirements, including the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 039: Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions from Glycol Dehydrators, which has served as the basis for requirements at other Canadian jurisdictions.
Our Solutions: Dehy ManagerTM

Fugitive Emissions Management

Oil and gas companies are required to have a formal Fugitive Emissions Management Program (FEMP) in place, and to have a planned rotation schedule for conducting fugitive emission surveys at their facilities. The reasons for this requirement are: to identify potential safety hazards; to identify natural gas leaks and initiate repairs to reduce the amount of emissions (including GHGs that are released into the atmosphere); and to minimize product losses, resulting in increased sales gas volumes and revenues. A large amount of data is collected through these fugitive surveys and, in order to effectively communicate the results, manage repairs, and prepare reports for senior management and regulators, companies require a robust and centralized data management system.

Our Solutions: Target TrackTM (from Target Emission Services)

Environmental Governance and Stakeholder Relations

If your company is interested in going beyond the minimum standard of environmental compliance then you are probably being tasked with reporting emissions data under any one or all of the following:

  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Reporting
  • CAPP Responsible Canadian Energy (RCE) Reporting
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Our Solutions: EMPOWER SuiteTM

Facility Licence Document Management

Timely access to facility application and licence information is critical for oil and gas companies to understand current operations and plan for the future. Some of the groups that require easy access to this information include Regulatory, Environment, Facility Engineering, Operations, and Land Management. The information contained in these documents is required for reviewing facility limits, planning for expansions, as well as for audits, inspections, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Our Solutions: Regulatory Document ManagerTM