Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Emissions Management: Applicable Codes, Standards, Practices & Methodologies

About this training course

This 3-day technical course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding on the applicable codes, standards governing emissions testing and management within the industry, and best practices for achieving your emissions management goals. It includes a review of the types of equipment used in the field, and provides guidance on emissions testing, the installation and maintenance of emissions reduction equipment, and tips on troubleshooting any problems that may be encountered.

The objective of this course is to aid personnel working in the oil and gas industry in implementing and maintaining optimal emissions testing and management programs within new and existing facilities. This includes understanding the applicable codes and standards, best practices, and the types of equipment available to mitigate emissions. After the completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a generalized understanding of emissions testing, standards, and related topics
  • Understand the leak detection and repair (LDAR) process
  • Examine EPA, API, AER, DOT, CER, ASEAN rules and requirements and testing procedures
  • Review the equipment used in mitigating emissions
  • Identify the regulations, emissions sources, equipment, and components of a LDAR program
  • Evaluate testing equipment used in emissions management
  • Assess the performance specifications for Federal and Local reference methods

The course is generally aimed at personnel who are involved in Emissions Management within the Oil, Gas & Energy Industries either upstream, midstream or downstream operations team members. This course will also greatly benefit the following groups but not limited to:

  • Facility, Operations, Production, Process, Instrumentation engineers, technicians, technologists, and teams
  • Reliability, Maintenance specialists, supervisors, Specialists and team members
  • Operations engineer and operations support group
  • Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) specialists and managers
  • Basic or Foundation
  • Intermediate

Course Overview:

This highly informative training will cover the following:

  • History of emissions and testing
  • Terms and definitions
  • Industry practices and implementation
  • Types of equipment
  • Manufacturing process improvements
  • Packing manufacturers’ current technologies towards emission
  • Improvements for the future
  • Current industry practices, codes, regulations applicable in ASEAN and Global regulations
  • 101 Methods of Measurement of Emissions Methods
  • Problems, installation, and maintenance troubleshoot and tricks

Case studies and Exercises: The training course uses real life examples and case studies to explain the setup, preparation, implementation, and operational activities required to successfully complete detection and reducing emissions during operations from a safety perspective in avoiding a methane GHG leak, maintenance and enable cost savings. This training will stimulate independent thinking, improve learning and allow discussion among participants.

Case Studies

The case studies proposed for this course will include:

  • A group exercise to consider minimum requirement for emissions management for safety of a plant.
  • Generic plan for the implementation of Methane and GHG Emissions requirements towards maintenance management system. Examples shown on various computer software systems.
  • Implementation of “Emissions Management Plan” with examples for the Oil and Gas Industry.


Various quizzes can be expanded or arranged to suit the group/interests and topics covered but will generally include the following topics:

  • 101 Emission monitoring methods, types and location where they are implemented successfully.
  • Safety requirements within emissions management systems.
  • Process methane and GHG hazards mitigation, applicable operations management tools components and applicable regulations.

Course delivery:

This course is limited to a maximum of 40 participants only.

This course is also available through our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) format.

As an accomplished subject matter expert, your course leader is an alumnus from University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and has served over 30 years in engineering and project management roles for Operating and Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication and Construction (EPFC) companies. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Engineering in Fluor Enterprises and before that in senior engineering roles in Enerplus and Cenovus Energy Inc.

His experience in domestic and international projects related to the design, fabrication, construction, installation, commissioning and asset integrity management include corrosion control in pipelines from custom designed high pressure-temperature, critical, severe and lethal service applications in the oil refining, sulfur recovery, heavy oil upgrading, thermal heavy oil production, LNG, petrochemical, synthetic fuels, nuclear power, mining, GTL, water and waste water treatment and materials industries.

His passion has led him to publish over 200+ technical papers and presentations in globally reputed magazines such as Gas Process Industry, Pumps & Systems, Valve World, Flow Control, Inc., Valve Magazine, Chemical Engineering, Hydrocarbon Processing, LNG Magazine, Pipeline World, Uptime, Asset, & Hydrocarbon Engineering. These papers were published within United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia and he has presented these technical papers in the interest of sharing engineering knowledge and industry best practices. His knowledge of materials engineering design and specifications of various equipment has led to voluntary participation in various industry standard committees namely ISO, API, CSA, CNS, GPS, SPE, Valveworld, & Schulich School of Engineering.

Highlighted work experience:

  • Shell Inc (Transchem Group)
  • Fluor Enterprises Inc
  • Crane Energy Group
  • Velan Inc
  • Cenovus Energy Inc
  • Enbridge Inc

Highlighted positions:

  • Chairman of Calgary Executive Branch, APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) (2011 to 2018)
  • Chairman Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas 2018
  • Chairman of Canada LNG – committee ‘Centre of Operations and Technical Excellence’ and TES for 2015
  • Member of Canadian Nuclear Society
  • American Petroleum Institute on Standards (2004 onwards)
  • Task Force Chair for API609, active task force member on API624, 621, 608, 600, 603, 623, 599, 6D, 6FA, and 6A
  • Member of API653 Tanks for petroleum products
  • Vice Chairman Standards Council of Canada (2011–present)
  • Member of International Standards Organization

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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