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Regulations

Technology

Episode
54
How the SCOTUS EPA Decision Impacts Energy Producers

Digital Roughnecks host, Mark Smith, interviews Brian Kromer & MaryBeth Clifford from Step2Compliance about the impact of the Supreme Court EPA decision, that seeks to limit the EPA's authority to regulate emissions outside of legislative oversight.

Step2Compliance tracks and handles compliance for 1,300+ regulations that impact oil & gas operators, so they are experts on regulations.

In this episode, we discuss the potential impact on energy producers

  • The impact on the upcoming EPA OOOOb/c regulations
  • The impact & changes coming to EPA Subpart W
  • The probability of removing or adding any oil & gas regulations
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Blockchain

Automation

Episode
53
Differentiated Gas: Nothing But Hot Air Without These Five Criteria

Differentiated Gas: Nothing But Hot Air Without These Five Criteria

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently posted an article called "Differentiated Gas: Nothing But Hot Air Without These Five Criteria."

You can see it here: https://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/2022/05/19/differentiated-gas-nothing-but-hot-air-without-these-five-criteria/

In this episode of Digital Roughnecks, I review the article and provide my analysis of EDF's five criteria and how they can be satisfied (or not) with today's methane monitoring technology.

Since the first criteria is "Needs to meet regulatory requirements," I also refer to a previous episode of Digital Roughnecks, where I analyze the upcoming EPA OOOO b/c & CDPHE regulations. You can find that episode here: https://www.cleanconnect.ai/podcasts/epa-emissions-update-oooob-c

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Automation

Video

Blockchain

Episode
52
3 Steps to Automate Carbon Tracking & Reporting

Mark outlines a proven 3-step strategy for monitoring, measuring, and monetizing your carbon.  Mark will present actual case studies from clients and show you how you can automate compliance, increase the market value of your company, and increase revenue.

The following video was recorded at the Carbon Tracking & Reporting conference in March 2022 in Houston.

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Midstream

Technology

Video

Episode
51
How energy companies can prepare for the new required SEC ESG reporting

If you’re part of a publicly traded energy company or you have ESG investors, then this episode is designed for you.

Arooshi Dahiya has helped dozens of publicly traded companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and Europe with their mandatory ESG reporting.  


The SEC recently published it’s 500-page proposed regulation called, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors


Arooshi presents a summary of the new rules and explains what Energy companies must do to comply with the new disclosure rules.

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Midstream

Technology

Video

Episode
50
Behind the scenes of ESG for Energy online summit

If you’re an oil & gas professional who needs to do a live webinar or online summit, then this episode is designed just for you.


The ESG for Energy online summit was held live on March 17, 2022.  In this episode, Mark Smith goes behind the scenes of the conference with the producer, Russ Johns of the Pirate Syndicate.


We show you:

  • The technology platforms we used for the online summit.
  • The steps you need to do to manage a live webinar or online summit.
  • The pros & cons of running your own online event.
  • How you can use the recorded content for ongoing marketing initiatives.

If you’re interested in seeing the replay of the online summit, you can get instant access to all of the content by clicking here: https://esgforenergy.com.

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Video

Midstream

Technology

Episode
49
New Methane Intensity Standard Could Be a Game Changer

In this episode, Thomas Fox, the founder of Highwood Emissions Management, describes a brand new methane intensity calculation standard called Veritas.  

The proposed standard, called “Veritas: a GTI (Gas Technology Institute) Gas Measurement & Verification Initiative” was co-developed by natural gas producers, non-profits, and academics to replace the current formula-based calculations with actual calculations of methane intensity.

The goal of Veritas is to have their methane intensity methodology adopted by various voluntary & regulatory groups including RSG standards. EPA, and other regulators.

In this episode, Thomas details:

  • What problems the new methane intensity measurement methodology aims to fix.
  • The benefits of adopting this new methodology vs. the current methane intensity formulas from NGSI & others.
  • The organizations behind the proposed standard.
  • How the standard fits into the oil & gas ecosystem.
  • The approximate adoption timeline of the new standard.

If adopted, this proposed methane intensity methodology will impact every oil & gas producer.

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Midstream

Technology

Video

Episode
48
New GPA RSG Proposed Standard

In this episode, I interview Andrew Parker from SPL-Inc, Director of ESG & General Manager, SPL-Inc.


We discuss:

  • Why GPA Midstream association decided to create an RSG (responsibly sourced gas) standard.
  • What GPA members.
  • How to get more information about the GPA RSG standard at the ESGforEnergy.com online summit.
  • How you can get involved with the new GPA RSG standard.

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Midstream

Technology

Video

Episode
47
Why Situational Awareness is the Key to LDAR and ESG

In this episode, I interview Craig O’Neill, who is the Director of Business Development for Teledyne-FLIR’s OGI (optical gas imaging) division.


Craig & I discuss:

  • Why OGI is the standard method for EPA LDAR inspections (OOOOb/c, Appendix K)
  • The importance of AI-assisted situational awareness to being able to remotely diagnose & fix problems.
  • How continuous OGI (with AI) will impact the future of LDAR & ESG reporting.
  • How to transition from NetZero Pledges to NetZero Proof.

This is a preview to what Craig & I will be showing you at our upcoming Online summit on March 17, 2022 called ESG for Energy. You can register free here: ESGforEnergy.com


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Episode
46
The Impact of ESG on Operators
How Triple Crown Energy Increased Market Value by Decarbonizing.


In this episode, I interview Ryan Keys, President of Triple Crown Energy, a medium-sized EMP in the Permian Basin.  
Ryan talks about Triple Crown’s ESG (environment, social governance) journey and discusses:

  • Why Triple Crown goes after a 0.2% methane intensity goal.
  • What Triple Crown achieved a 90% reduction in emissions.
  • How hitting their methane intensity goal increased market value.
  • What revenue premiums & carbon credits are available to producers.
  • How quickly the industry is moving toward “decarbonizing”

This episode is a “preview” to the live case study that Ryan and his Triple Crown team are going to provide to registered attendees of the ESG for Energy online conference on March 17, 2022.


You can register for free here: ESGforEnergy.com

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