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SRC showcases emissions technology testing facility at GPS

SRC will be at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, June 7-9, sharing more about new initiatives for industry. To interview one of our experts at GPS (pre or post show), please contact Rebecca Gotto directly to set something up.

The Reality:
Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges we face today. In order to sustain oil and gas production, new technologies will be required to meet increasingly stringent regulations and public expectations associated with industrial GHG emissions.

The Challenge:
While carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is a major concern, there is also an increased need to focus on and address methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Industry is seeking effective and scalable new technologies that can be used to reduce emissions in line with emerging regulations. In addition, GHG technology developers need a lower cost route to validate and commercialize their emissions reduction technologies.

The Solution:
The first of its kind in North America, the Centre for the Demonstration of Emissions Reductions (C-DER) is a test and verification facility at the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to help industry manage and reduce their GHG emissions. When fully operational, C-DER will be able to test, verify and demonstrate new GHG emissions-reducing technologies with a specific focus on methane (CH4) in the petroleum industry, but also hydrogen sulfide (H2S) as well as mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx) from oil and gas and other industries.

Since C-DER is enhancing and expanding on already existing capabilities at SRC, some services, such as GHG emissions detection, analysis and monitoring, will be made available to industry and government immediately. Additional capabilities and services will be developed and made available as the C-DER platform expands and evolves. Examples of such anticipated future capabilities include a fully integrated test facility where new emissions technologies can be hosted and tested at up to full-scale commercial size and scope, and under realistic real-world operating conditions. In order to conduct field testing and verification in actual operating environments, a mobile facility is also planned that can be connected to sources such as wells, tanks or production batteries and will work with equipment attached to operating wells.