Flaring and emissions are key public issues for oil and gas production. The expansion of flaring in Texas has alarmed many, including those in the industry. However, solutions are emerging to reduce flaring and emission from oil and gas production. The Flaring & Emissions Reduction Roundtable (FERR) is a focused one-day event developed to highlight successful and emerging technologies with the goal to speed adoption. The scope will include gas emissions reduction methods and technologies associated gas recovery systems from both tanks and flare systems and with flare and production monitoring technologies. Energy conversion technologies for gas-to-wire, gas-to-liquids are of interest as well as transportation solutions such as CNG and infrastructure improvement. New "tankless pad” development strategies that reduce pad storage liquids will be highlighted as well as operational changes that yield a lower carbon footprint. The event has been structured to be a highly interactive roundtable with end-user presentations supported by vendor exhibitions and emerging technologies sessions.
FERR is an interactive forum, emphasizing case study examples and field-proven technologies. By engaging, and sometimes challenging the speakers, audience members play a crucial role in facilitating the exchange of information. Brief, PowerPoint presentations help speakers set the stage, but it is the extended, interactive discussions that tease out and explore critical issues.