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Flare Gas Measurement Package Brings Oil & Gas Companies into Compliance with Federal Mandate – Press Release

Thermal Instrument Company Offers a Complete Reliable Flare Gas Flow Measurement

Reliable, Low Cost Flare Gas Metering for Emissions Reporting

Pennsylvania-based Thermal Instrument Company, a 55 year old designer and manufacturer of industrial precision made thermal mass flow meters, has recently launched its flare gas flow measurement system for use in the upstream oil & gas exploration areas. This flare gas flow metering package brings companies into mandated monitoring compliance on flared emissions as stated by state and federal regulatory agencies. This Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule, 40 CFR Part 98, Subpart W is pertinent to reporting requirements and data collection for the upstream oil & gas exploration industry.

In March, 2014, the U.S. EPA published some proposed revisions to this 40 CFR Part 98, Subpart W to include general applicability, revised calculation methods and reporting requirements for specified emission sources within the source category, and some other changes to monitoring standards. Additionally, a Subpart OOOO (Quad O) has become another EPA standard for upstream & midstream gas exploration emissions compliance that must be met.

There are a small handful of oil & gas exploration companies taking the proactive approach early on to engineer the flow monitoring instrumentation onto the well pad site for monitoring the mass flow exiting the flare. At this point, the EPA has defined January 1, 2015 as a technically feasible date when the proposed revisions will be effective for this mandated monitoring and recording of flow exiting the flares at oil & gas exploration well sites.

In cooperation with a major gas exploration company in the Texas area of the Eagle Ford Shale formation, Thermal Instrument Company enhanced and completed their total flow monitoring system. Even with changes in gas composition, the flow monitoring system from Thermal Instrument Company was very repeatable and accurate and the customer was amazed at the less than five minute start-up time. The system can vary from just the flow measurement design to the whole package including solar panels, totalization module, and battery management hardware.

For more information on this flare gas flow system, contact Thermal Instrument Company at (215) 355-8400.


Bakken Rig Count – 175 – Bakken Shale Pushes Up Marathon Income in 2013 – February 7, 2014

NDIC notes around 192 rigs are active in North Dakota, but around 19 of those are in the process of moving in and rigging up
Marathon Oil Bakken Map

Marathon Oil Bakken Acreage Map | Click to Enlarge

The Bakken-Three Forks rig count decreased by one rig to 175 rigs running over the past week. The NDIC notes around 192 rigs are active in North Dakota, but around 19 of those are in the process of moving in and rigging up.

In recent Bakken news, Marathon Oil’s Bakken production helped drive the company’s North American E&P segment income to $529 million in 2013, compared to $382 million in 2012.

Read moreMarathon Oil’s Bakken Production Drives North American E&P Income Up 38%

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Bakken Job Market Expected to Boom in 2014 – Again

From Pumpers to Railroad Workers, the Job Market Looks Strong

Oil and gas operators in the Bakken are on a hiring frenzy as they look to fill long-term positions.

Investments have shifted from exploration to development and that means more full-time positions are coming open with the major operators and service companies. That means even more Bakken Jobs in 2014 – Search HERE. [Read more…]


Forbes Ranks North Dakota 2nd for Business and Credits the Bakken – Video

Labor Supply Is Likely the Only Thing Keeping ND Out of the Top Spot

Forbes has ranked the state of North Dakota second for business. The study credits the Bakken Shale for North Dakota’s promising economic metrics.

When looking at the economy alone, North Dakota tops the list. The state can boast about the following annual averages over the past five years: 3.7% job growth, 3.8% income growth, 7.9% gross state product growth, and 3.6% unemployment (just 2.7% today). [Read more…]


Miracle of the Bakken Oil Boom – Video

People On The Ground In Places Like ND Make This Country Great!

There are more locals staying in North Dakota and more people moving in as Bakken job growth continues.


Bakken Job Fair Planned In Minot on June 26, 2013

Oil & Gas Professionals Wanted at Bakken Career Fair
Bakken Job Fair - Minot

Bakken Job Fair | Click to Enlarge

Rigzone is hosting a Bakken Oil & Gas Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Grand International Hotel in Minot, North Dakota. [Read more…]


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