Best Practices in Pipeline Leak Detection Workshop-Colorado

FORT COLLINS, CO., Sep. 7, 2016-- --Red Hen Systems, LLC (RHS), in cooperation with the National Energy Technology Laboratory-Department of Energy (NETL), is hosting a Best Practices in Pipeline Leak Detection Workshop about methane emissions on September 27, 2016 from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm at the Best Western PLUS Crossroads Inn & Conference Center in Loveland, Colorado.

Colorado State University, NETL, Environmental Defense Fund, Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA), Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), Colorado Public Utilities Commission, University of Wyoming, Minnich & Scotto, Inc. and RHS will share their expertise, and discuss effective practices in leak detection, data collection and analysis, and regulatory compliance in panel discussions with Q&A.

To register, visit Admission is $49/person. Discounts are available for members of COGA, Gas Producers Association, Denver Petroleum Club, Rocky Mountain Pipeliners Club, and students. To obtain the association and student discount code please send an email to

Pipeline Leak Detection Agenda

8:00 a.m.- Registration

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.- Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.- Introduction to symposium and presenters

9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.- Panel 1-Top down methane emissions patrols: performing aerial pipeline patrols from a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft 

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.- Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Panel 2-Bottom-up methane emissions patrols: performing pipeline patrols for methane from a vehicle

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.- Lunch

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.- Panel 3-Midstream and Gathering Lines: potential for coming regulations

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.- Break

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.- Panel 4-Flux: gas flow rate     

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.- Break

3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.- Panel 5-Regulatory compliance: overview and best practices

4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.- Summary and wrap-up

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.- Happy hour and networking

For more information about the workshop, visit the Best practices in Pipeline Leak Detection website, or contact Magaly Mori Beeton, 970.493.3952. For media requests, please contact Ellen Skinner, 970.344.6290.

Three Colorado companies are sponsoring the workshop: Blackeagle Energy Services, Palmers DCS, and Churchill Navigation. Blackeagle Energy Services provides engineering, procurement, and construction management services to oil and gas companies, Palmers DCS is a nationally recognized 40-year supplier of electrical control solutions, and Churchill Navigation is a worldwide developer of augmented reality mapping systems.
Red Hen Systems, LLC, offers a dual method service to detect pipeline methane emissions. It collects the data streams and images from a truck, UTV or helicopter using a closed diode laser, a high-resolution optical gas imaging camera, an anemometer, an altimeter, a color video camera, environmental data, and other sensor equipment. Through a video mapping system (VMS-333), the collected data is embedded into video and later displayed, along with findings, on a map. The company was founded in 1997.

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