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

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.

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

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).

Forbes says “Credit the development of the Bakken oil shale fields in the western part of the state for much of that growth...

The study looks at six important factors:

  • Costs
  • Labor supply
  • Regulatory environments
  • Current economic climate
  • Growth prospects
  • Quality of life

My guess is "Labor Supply" is the only thing keeping North Dakota from being #1!

See the top 25 states for business at forbes.com

Bakken Job Fair Planned In Minot on June 26, 2013

Bakken Job Fair - Minot
Bakken Job Fair - Minot

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.

Oil and gas professionals will be able to speak with recruiting representatives from industry leading companies.

Pre-registration is recommended at www.dicecareerfairs.com where attendees will be able to find a list of participating companies in the weeks leading up to the event.

Admission is free and the Grand International Hotel is located at 1505 North Broadway in Minot, North Dakota.

About Rigzone

Rigzone, a Dice Holdings Inc. service, is a leading online resource for the oil and gas industry that delivers content, data, advertising and career services. Dedicated to bringing upstream oil and gas news and data, including in-depth information on exploration, drilling and production markets to organizations tackling the energy challenge, its online community of highly-skilled and experienced energy professionals is unmatched.

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North Dakota Employment Grew By 100,000+ Since 2000

ND Unemployment Rate By County

It's well documented that North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. A new report by the ND Department of Commerce provides details on why.

ND has added more than 100,000 jobs since 2000 or, put another way, has grown employment from 327,700 to 429,800 workers (30+%). There's no doubt, Bakken job growth has played a significant role.

Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “We have added over 70,000 new jobs in the past five years and as we continue to focus on greater economic diversification, we will see even more jobs created. These figures are evidence that our plan for economic growth is working and providing more jobs and opportunities for North Dakota families.”

It should be no surprise, but the lowest unemployment rates are found where the Bakken is being developed. Click on the North Dakota map above to see unemployment rates by county.