The Honeywell Encino Emissions Monitoring and Reporting Roundtable is a free interactive forum providing a unique opportunity to engage and challenge experts in gas detection technologies, environmental regulations, and emissions management techniques. A live demonstration of gas cloud imaging (GCI) technology will clearly visualize its benefits for the industry. Additional small group discussions will help encourage deeper understanding of the critical emissions and regulatory issues faced by operators, providing invaluable insight to develop improved solutions and services. Lastly, the included lunch and afternoon happy hour provide excellent opportunities to network and build long-lasting relationships in the industry.
Environmental compliance and emissions reductions are increasingly important issues in the oil and gas industry, as stricter government regulations emerge and more industry leaders commit to greenhouse gas emission goals. Environmental compliance is a key aspect of oil and gas project operations, especially with regulators increasingly active in demonstrating effective intervention. As the current administration reshapes the regulatory landscape, new innovations are required for the industry to keep pace and move forward confidently. In this roundtable event, Honeywell Rebellion and Encino Environmental Services will introduce new technologies and service models to help upstream operators better identify, quantify, and manage fugitive emissions. A critical challenge for the industry is how to manage leak detection and repair (LDAR) for methane emissions, which commonly deploys workers to manually inspect sites periodically using handheld detectors to identify leak sources and arrange repairs. However, this protocol has drawbacks due to its high labor-intensity, susceptibility to human error, and low inspection frequency. A more effective approach is a new class of technology called gas cloud imaging (GCI), which addresses many of the gaps in the current methodology. Leveraging this automated technology enables continuous emissions monitoring, more effective safety and asset monitoring, EPA-compliant data reporting, and data support against compliance risks.
The Honeywell Encino Emissions Monitoring and Reporting Roundtable is a free interactive forum providing a unique opportunity to engage and challenge experts in gas detection technologies, environmental regulations, and emissions management techniques. A live demonstration of gas cloud imaging (GCI) technology will clearly visualize its benefits for the industry. Additional small group discussions will help encourage deeper understanding of the critical emissions and regulatory issues faced by operators, providing invaluable insight to develop improved solutions and services. Lastly, the included lunch and afternoon happy hour provides excellent opportunities to network and build long-lasting relationships in the industry.
Honeywell Rebellion is a solution provider of intelligent emissions monitoring systems for the oil & gas industry. Our award-winning Gas Cloud Imaging (GCI) system uses proprietary hyperspectral imaging technology coupled with physics-enhanced artificial intelligence to detect and quantify gas emissions in real-time from as far as a mile away. The system provides actionable videos of gas leaks as they occur and tracks the resulting plume as it moves throughout a facility. Alert levels are programmed directly into the system allowing for a fully automated process. The GCI system can detect up to 30 different gases and is compatible with all major DCS and alarm systems. The self-calibrating hardware is typically more accurate at detecting leaks than traditional hardware, with future capabilities in development to estimate the total volume of gas emitted. The technology allows operators to identify and prioritize leaks, reducing time spent on investigation and deploying manpower more effectively to perform repairs. One of the biggest challenges facing the oil & gas industry today is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and complying with stricter environmental regulations. The GCI system helps meet this challenge by detecting and quantifying methane leaks as soon as they occur, allowing operations to prioritize and fix leaks faster than existing LDAR protocols. This results in significant reduction in fugitive emissions and associated compliance risks. With just a small number of GCI systems, an entire facility can be monitored continuously for methane emissions compliance. One of the advantages of this technology is its versatility: it can be used for wells, pipelines, plants and other oil and gas facilities. Because of its wide detection range and area coverage, multiple wells and tank batteries can be monitored using a single strategically placed GCI system. For upstream operators, detecting and preventing gas leaks improves safety, reduces compliance risks, and enables achieving greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Encino Environmental Services is a comprehensive provider of advanced air emissions monitoring systems for the Oil & Gas industry. Encino uses proprietary data collection systems to support operators with their ESG and regulatory compliance needs. In addition to traditional emissions management services like stack testing and LDAR, Encino is proud to offer an the latest in Continuous Emissions Monitoring technology using Honeywell Rebellion’s GCI cameras. EPA’s ongoing oversight of day-to-day facility operations has made it difficult to keep up with site monitoring, let alone comply with tightening regulations, while also demonstrating improved environmental performance to shareholders and investors. Encino’s support in deploying continuous monitoring systems, monitoring the data, and providing analyses helps operators manage their assets while minimizing environmental risks. Encino’s personnel have years of experience in the O&G industry, and understand the challenges of weather, terrain, remoteness, and difficulties deploying technology in the Oil Patch. Each staff member has spent years in the field managing air quality programs, including permitting, implementing and reporting against greenhouse gas inventories, engine testing, and OOOO/OOOOa compliance. Encino knows clients need efficient, dependable, and affordable solutions for maintaining compliance and improving ESG. We are excited to be able to deliver a CEMS program that not only identifies leaks, but speciates and quantifies them as well, so operators can make informed decisions about their air quality programs.
While restrictions are loosened our main priority is safety! It is still pertinent for attendees' safety to utilize Honeywell's Thermo Rebellion all attendees as they check-in will have their temperature checked. During the check-in process, a disclosure waiver must be signed is required as attendees enter the room.
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Dr. Robert Kester is the President of Honeywell Rebellion (formerly Rebellion Photonics) is the inventor of its Gas Cloud Imaging (GCI) systems and technologies. As author of over 10 publications, 6 patents (and 6 more pending), Robert focuses on decisions that affect the technical integrity of the products and oversees Strategic Direction, Operational management, Development and Deployment of Honeywell Rebellion products. As a member of the Executive Board of Directors, his work leading the company in Innovative Engineering Design, Sales Management Leadership and Product Development has catapulted the success of the company in ground-breaking solutions for the detection of explosive gas leaks and cloud imaging. Additionally, Dr. Kester has procured key research grant funding for product development and is a frequent keynote speaker at business and technology conferences around the world, including the most recent Innovation Award at the World Gas Conference 2018: Emissions Detection and Mitigation from the Technical and Innovation Center. Dr. Kester has a Bachelor of Science in Laser Optical Engineering Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology, a MS in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, and a Doctorate in Bio-Engineering degree from Rice University.
Mr. Karolys is the Global Sales Manager of Honeywell Rebellion. In his role, he is responsible for the sales and growth of Rebellion Gas Cloud Imaging and ThermoRebellion. With more than three decades in the Digital Transformation, general and Oil and Gas Industry. Marcel has held a variety of executive and sales roles leading global sales teams in multi-industry markets. Prior to Honeywell, Marcel worked in the Oil & Gas segment specializing in Multiphase Pumping Technology, Automation, and Advanced Process Control. He also led several Sales and Marketing leadership roles in the Handheld Computer, Portables, Electrical Manufacturing and Oilfield Supply and Services markets. Marcel earned his B.S. in Technology from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Kennedy Western University.
Kunlun Ouyang is Offering Management Director for Honeywell Rebellion. He is responsible for supporting the development and commercialization of the Honeywell Rebellion portfolio. Kunlun joined Honeywell in 2014 and has undertaken various strategy and marketing roles across Honeywell businesses and regions. Prior to joining Honeywell, he spent his earlier career in the management consulting and aerospace industries. Kunlun’s global experience plus technical and business background allow him to bring a unique perspective to the Rebellion business.
Whitney Hornby is Global Offering Manager for Honeywell Rebellion Gas Cloud Imaging systems. She is responsible for all new product development within the Honeywell Rebellion portfolio. Whitney joined Honeywell in December of 2006 with the BW Portables line of business. She has taken her industry knowledge and experience over the years to help develop innovative gas products Currently with the Honeywell Rebellion fixed gas portfolio she is guiding the innovation of exciting new technologies to solve big industry problems.
Mr. Whaling is the CEO of Encino Environmental Services, an environmental emission monitoring, measuring, and reporting firm. He is based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Whaling has over 40 years’ experience in energy and private equity enterprises. As CEO of Encino, he leverages his business expertise to set strategy and guide the management team. In addition to leading Encino, Mr. Whaling serves as a Senior Advisor to BP Energy Partners, counseling the private equity firm which focuses on control investments across the natural gas value chain. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Encino. Prior to joining BP Energy Partners, Mr. Whaling was the Co-Founder and CEO of Parkman Whaling a Houston-based energy investment banking advisory firm. From 2001 to 2007, he was Chairman and CEO of Laredo Energy, which he co-founded. Prior to this, Mr. Whaling was Chairman and CEO of Monterey Resources, which was acquired by Texaco. In addition to his long and distinguished career in the Energy industry, Mr. Whaling spent seven years as an energy-focused investment banker at Lazard Freres & Co., and CS First Boston. He also served as director of several public energy companies including Brigham Explorations (NYSE: BEXP) and Complete Production Services (NYSE: CPX). He began his career with the Ryder Scott Company as a Petroleum Engineer. Mr. Whaling holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Etheridge is founder and Chief Technical Officer of Encino Environmental Services. He is based in Houston, Texas. Mr. Etheridge has 20 years of experience in environmental management for energy sector operations. As the Chief Technical Officer of Encino, he is responsible for to delivering turnkey compliance and project management services focusing on air quality, subsurface investigations, and special projects for the energy sector. Mr. Etheridge’s areas of expertise include regulatory applicability screening and permitting of new developments and acquisitions for exploration and production assets, corporate environmental audit lead for global management systems, remediation and project management, source evaluation for new source performance standards and national emission standards for hazardous air, emergency response and crisis management, expert witness testimonies, and as an environmental resource for due-diligence efforts. Prior to founding Encino, Mr. Etheridge served as Environmental Team Lead for ConocoPhillips’s Gulf Coast Business Unit. Prior to joining industry, he was the Technical Account Manager for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Emissions Cap and Trade group. Mr. Etheridge is versed in a variety of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reference Methods for air quality sampling and source evaluation. He also has a B.S. Bioenvironmental Sciences from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Mrs. Moore is Chief Business Officer of Encino Environmental Services. She is based in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Moore has over 20 years of upstream and midstream oil and gas experience. As the Chief Business Officer of Encino, Mrs. Moore is responsible for conducting corporate development activities, as well as project management for continuous emission monitoring projects. Her experience includes management of HSE-IT projects to integrate operational systems with HSE data management systems, regulatory applicability screening and permitting for oil and gas assets, source evaluation for new source performance standards and national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, as well as audit/due diligence support. Prior to joining Encino, Mrs. Moore was Environmental Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. She also served as Environmental Team Lead at Chevron Corporation’s Midcontinent Business Until from 2011 to 2014. Before joining Chevron, she was responsible for field support and corporate management of air, waste and water programs at Plains All American. She received B.S.’s in Poultry Science and Environmental Management from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.