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Air emissions modeling advances for oil and gas production facilities

A perfect storm has dramatically changed the way oil and gas production facilities are designed and permitted for air quality compliance.
Air quality regulations have been strengthened due to rule changes in the Clean Air Act (40 CFR 60, Subpart OOOO), drastically reducing the allowed emissions of VOCs from well sites. These changes were made along with new regulations of Green House Gas emissions (40 CFR 98, Subpart W). Due to the more stringent and complex permitting regime, it is now important to accurately predict VOC emissions rates from oil and condensate tanks. More complex well site designs which often include flares, vapor recovery towers, and vapor recovery compressors are now commonplace. This calls for design-class process simulation tools.

Along with more stringent rules, the shale revolution has caused the number of wells drilled in the US to sky-rocket. Each of these new wells requires a permit with emissions estimates, dramatically increasing the work load for compliance. Along with the calculation requirements for permits, annual inventory reports are also required for a variety of emissions sources and contaminants. Examples include Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Flashing Losses, as well as Working, Breathing, and Loading Losses from storage tanks. New and flexible simulation programs are therefore necessary to keep up with changes to calculation requirements.

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