Q&A with Gobind N. Khiani on achieving emissions management goals

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We sat down with Gobind N. Khiani to talk about his upcoming course Emissions Management: Applicable Codes, Standards and Practices and why the timing is right for this crucial course.

Khiani is a 25-year industry expert in emission management regulations and environmental climate change. He has participated in emission management and production development initiatives for COSIA, world leading alliances between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Climate Change Canada.

This half-day technical course is focused on understanding the applicable codes and standards governing emissions testing and management in Alberta and Canada, and best practices for achieving emissions management goals.

It includes a review of the types of equipment used in the field, and provides guidance on emissions testing, the installation and maintenance of emissions reduction equipment, and tips on troubleshooting any problems that may be encountered.

1. What makes this course unique or a “must-do”? 

This course encompasses Emissions 101. It is made up of lessons that meet the objectives of understanding of generalized outline of emissions, testing, standards, and related topics as well as understanding of LDAR, EPA, AER and CER requirements and testing procedures, and equipment used in mitigating emissions.

2. What will the participant take away from this course?

Corporations will save money by course participants being able to apply concepts of emissions management, regulations and codes. They will learn where to apply for available government grants towards energy efficiency methods which will improve plant performance to meet current industry requirements on emissions. Learning and improving knowledge is always an important aspect of sharpening one’s skills. Further keeping updated to current technological tools is the key to success.

3. Who should take this course?  

This course is ideal for professionals looking for knowledge on emissions, testing, standards, including expanding their understanding of leak detection and quantification techniques used in mitigating emissions. New professionals in the industry without a technical or engineering background will also benefit from this.

4. Why is the timing right for this course? 

Canada is striving to meet its environmental commitments, rebuild the economy, and create a lower carbon economy. Reducing methane and other greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector is an important part of getting there. By working together with the industry, through the new $750 million Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), it will help onshore and offshore oil and gas companies by providing funds to invest in green solutions to reduce GHGs and retain jobs in the sector. Therefore, reading and writing internal corporate technical standards, reviewing design on emission reduction requirements, and providing value engineering solutions tailored to individual plant or facilities or pipeline, tank farm or compressor station network is important at this time.

Register for Emissions Management: Applicable Codes, Standards and Practices on June 3 here.

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